The finding aid to the Iris Chang papers in the archives has been expanded to include a description of the substantial increments added to the collection since it was originally received in 2004.
From 1935 to 1940, students from all over the United States participated in a contest to create posters inspired by the theme of Peace. The National Circulating Library of Students' Peace Posters, based in Philadelphia, sponsored the contest; in 1940, the winning posters were reproduced and sold as collectible, stamp-sized stickers. The sponsoring organization was founded by Nancy Babb, a Quaker who volunteered with the American Relief Administration's famine relief efforts in Russia in 1921.
For decades after his defeat by the Chinese Communists in 1949, Chiang Kai-shek relied heavily and almost exclusively on the United States to defend and consolidate his island redoubt, Taiwan, against the communist invasion. Under the facade of an ostensibly formidable US-Taiwan alliance during the cold war, however, Chiang would, from time to time, turn to his erstwhile enemies in World War II for military advice.
The collection contains minutes of meetings of the various political parties and groups to which Volkov belonged, as well as manifestos, programs, and other materials derived from social-democratic activity. A small but significant part of the collection concerns the emergence of the Leningrad Popular Front and related organizations during the perestroika period.
The Hoover Institution Library and Archives is home to art with enduring historic value that is both diverse in content and style. One such collection, the illustrations of Mieczyslaw Jałowiecki, were recently photographed by the Digital Imaging Lab so we could provide digital copies to our partner institutions in Lithuania and Poland.
The Maude Cleveland miscellany collection includes a world map that depicts our home state of California as an island. The map, likely printed in Amsterdam around 1750 and titled NIEUWE WERELD KAART, was created by Baron George Anson, a British admiral known for his circumnavigation of the globe and his oversight of the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War.
Building on its rich collections related to peacemaking and diplomacy, the Hoover Institution has now obtained audiocassettes of the proceedings of the national Conference on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED) held November 7-10, 1984. The conference brought together leading peace activists and political figures to discuss global challenges in security, institution building, conflict management, nuclear nonproliferation, and the role of public diplomacy in easing international tensions and improving international understanding.
In 1956, the Arctic, Desert, Tropic Information Center (ADTIC) of Air University conducted a survival test as part of a program to assess air force survival equipment. A crew from the air force was sent to the harsh conditions of the Panama jungle to simulate an emergency survival situation. Although the field test was scheduled to last two weeks, the group stayed in the jungle for only six days.
In the first eleven minutes of this film Herbert Hoover talks about the Hoover Library on War, Revolution, and Peace with Ray Henle, NBC news commentator. A Conversation with Herbert Hoover was filmed in 1960. It is among the holdings of the Manuscripts Division and University Archives at Stanford University.
Paul M.A. Linebarger had the international pedigree and double life of a John le Carré character. Born to Sun Yat-sen’s American adviser, Linebarger grew up in China, Germany, and the United States, spoke six languages, and received his doctorate at twenty-three. After teaching at Duke, he was hired by the US War Department to serve as the Far East Asian specialist of the Psychological Warfare branch.