Library and Archives
Library and Archives

Library and Archives: Exhibits

November 16, 2006 to February 20, 2007

Russian Rarities: Hoover Library's Russian Art Collection

Mir iskusstva (The World of Art)

The Hoover Institution Library contains a small (some five hundred titles) but significant collection of books and periodicals on Russian art, architecture, and culture, most of which were purchased by Professor Frank A. Golder in 1925 during one of his collecting trips to the Soviet Union.

The exhibit is in the Rotunda of the Hoover Tower. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free of charge.

September 19, 2006 to December 15, 2006

A Tear in the Iron Curtain: The Hungarian Uprising of 1956

A Tear in the Iron Curtain: The Hungarian Uprising of 1956

This exhibit, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising, contains rare materials from the Hoover Archives, photo essays by Erich Lessing, and the documentary film “Starting Over in America: The Story of the Hungarian 56ers” by Sally Gati.

June 28, 2006

Jews and Russian Revolutions

In conjunction with the centenary of the Russian revolution of 1905, an international conference, "Jews and Russian Revolutions," is being held at Stanford during November 6-7, 2005.

January 31, 2006 to May 6, 2006

A Wealth of Ideas: Revelations from the Hoover Institution Archives

A Wealth of Ideas

Developed from Hoover fellow Bertrand M. Patenaude's book of the same name, the exhibit draws on the Hoover Institution Library and Archives' vast trove of rare historical documents and artifacts. A Wealth of Ideas tells the story of the institution, its treasures, its evolving role in the history of Stanford University.

September 14, 2005 to December 16, 2005

Revolutionary Eye


The life and work of East German artist and activist Wolfgang Janisch are documented in this exhibition with posters, photographs, and footage from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives.

June 1, 2005 to August 1, 2005

An American Friendship: Herbert Hoover and Poland

Photographs from the exhibition "An American Friendship: Herbert Hoover and Poland," which the Hoover Institution opened in the Royal Castle in Warsaw on November 15, 2004.

May 3, 2005 to August 20, 2005

Free Again! Liberation and Sovereignty: Austria, 1945-1955

Wieder frei! (Free again!)

Exhibition of Austrian posters in co-operation with the Austrian National Library and historic photographs by eminent Austrian photographer Erich Lessing. The Third Man (1949) Screening of the classic film noir thriller in the exhibit pavilion

February 17, 2005 to April 9, 2005

Unlocking Chinese History: New Initiatives of the Hoover Archives

Unlocking Chinese History

The Hoover Institution's interest in China dates back to Herbert Hoover's work in Tientsin, China, where he served as a mining engineer in 1899 and was caught up in the Boxer Rebellion. During the early years of the twentieth century Hoover obtained books on Chinese history for Stanford University, while his wife, Lou Henry Hoover, collected blue-and-white porcelain.

September 28, 2004 to January 6, 2005

Voices of Hope: The Story of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (2)

Workers release hydrogen balloons carrying Free Europe Press literature from a l

This exhibit celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Radio Free Europe's first full schedule of broadcasting to Czechoslovakia in 1951. Four additional radio services quickly followed: to Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. Radio Liberty began broadcasting to the Soviet Union in 1953. The purpose of the Radios was the same: to provide a free press for the Soviet Union and countries of Eastern Europe where the media were controlled by totalitarian governments.

July 1, 2004 to January 1, 2005

Ronald Reagan Collections at the Hoover Institution Archives

Ronald Reagan

The Hoover Institution Archives holds collections that document an important period in Ronald Reagan's career.