During a recent archival reconnaissance expedition to Latvia, in advance of yet another Hoover digitization project in the countries of the former USSR, Stanford history professor Amir Weiner came across an account of a 1967 visit to Stanford by Aleksandrs Drizulis, a high Soviet Communist Party official and historian. The following text is from Drizulis’s presentation to party activists on April 18, 1968.
As recently announced in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, the inventory for the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) records is now available online. The collection consists of the association's conference materials, publications, project files, correspondence, and meeting minutes, all relating to higher education in the United States.
More than two hundred fifty audiotapes in the Milton Friedman papers are available for listening after having been digitized by Hoover's audio lab. The earliest, recorded in 1961, captures a debate between Friedman and Senator Joseph Clark on the proper role of the federal government in which Friedman frames his argument around a critique of John F. Kennedy's inaugural address.
From the introduction to the exhibit "The Battle for Hearts and Minds: World War II Propaganda" currently on display at the Hoover Institution, by Dr. George H. Nash.
Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.
Andrzej Paczkowski, professor of history in the Political Studies Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and his country’s most respected authority on Communism, is in residence in the Hoover Tower during the month of May. He is surveying and exploring Hoover’s extensive research collections on modern Poland. Paczkowski’s historical works, some of which have been translated into English (The Black Book of Communism, and The Spring will be Ours: Poland and the Poles from Occupation to Freedom), are well known to specialists. Much less is known about the Polish historian’s past as one of the underground archivists of “Solidarity,” the premier pro-democracy movement in all of the former Soviet Bloc, and about his important role in building Hoover’s Polish collections.
Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California
Hardin Blair Jones papers, 1949–76
Iraq Memory Foundation issuances, 2003–8
Hiẓb al-Ba'th al-'Arabī al-Ishtirākī records, 1968–2003
Sidney D. Drell miscellaneous papers, 1966–2000
Eastern European Oral History Project interviews, 1999–2001
Eleanor Bisbee papers, 1891–1958
On Thursday, April 19, 2012, a five-member delegation from the Estonian Parliament, including Marko Mihkelson, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee; Sven Mikser, chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Estonia; Kadri Simson; Imre Sooäär; and Birgit Leppik, secretary, visited the Hoover Institution Library and Archives to examine materials from the Baltics, mainly Estonia. All are members of the Foreign Affairs Committee, which oversees Estonia’s relations with other states and international organizations and maintains contacts with foreign affairs committees of the parliaments of other countries. Andrus Viirg, director of Enterprise Estonia Silicon Valley, joined members of the delegation on their visit.
The Hoover Institution and the National Archives of Estonia have signed an agreement of cooperation for digitizing and sharing records pertaining to Estonia. The first project will be Hoover Archives’ acquiring copies of selected groups of records of the NKVD and of its successor, the KGB of the former Estonian SSSR.
A delegation from the Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China visited the Hoover Archives on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Led by Ambassador Chongli Guo, director general of the Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the delegation included researchers Sulin Zhang and Mitao Wang. Consul Zhen Liu and Vice Consul Zhouzhou Bian of the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco accompanied the delegation.