Andris Razāns, Latvia’s ambassador to the United States, visited Stanford University on December 2, 2013. As part of his visit, Ambassador Razāns came to the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, where he was shown materials from the Latvian collections of the Hoover Institution Archives.
Swedish author and historian Bengt Jangfeldt spoke on October 22, 2013, to a packed Stauffer auditorium, at the Hoover Institution, on the heroic actions and tragic fate of the young Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Jews in Hungary during World War II, including a member of the audience (as well as the late Tom Lantos, a former member of Congress from California). The sound recording of his talk is now available: “Raoul Wallenberg’s Fate, 1945–47: A Diplomatic Failure.”
Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.
The Hoover Archives Reading Room will undergo remodeling, beginning November 25, 2013 through February 2014. The Hoover Library and Archives will be closed November 25–29, reopening on Monday, December 2, with the archives temporarily located to the Hoover Library Reading Room in the Hoover Tower. During the renovation, the library and archives’ hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; service and paging may be limited or disrupted.
Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory has donated the pocket-sized English-Russian dictionary that Lee Harvey Oswald used in Russia to the Hoover Institution Archives.