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.
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.
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Patenaude's book of the same name, the exhibit draws on the Hoover Institution Library and Archives' vast trove of rare historical documents and artifacts.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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Hoover Institution Archives holds collections that document an important period in Ronald Reagan's career.
In twentieth-century Russian literature Boris Pasternak stands out as a great metaphysical poet, as evidenced by his verse collection My Sister, Life, written during the revolutionary years.