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December 17, 2013

The Hoover Institution acquires the papers of Ukrainian political consultant Kost Bondarenko

Kost Bondarenko

The origins of the current Ukrainian political turmoil lie in the country's recent path of development, and in particular the electoral contests that resulted in the Orange Revolution of 2004 and the election of Viktor Yanukovych as Ukrainian president in 2010. The Hoover Institution has recently acquired an important collection of papers that help to document this period and will be useful to all researchers seeking to understand the state of Ukrainian politics today.

December 16, 2013

Professor Matthew Johnson: "Wartime Origins of China's Propaganda State"

Professor Matthew Johnson spoke about

From August 5 to August 15, 2013, the conference “Revisiting Modern China at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives” was conducted at Stanford University. Professor Matthew Johnson spoke on “Wartime Origins of China's Propaganda State” on August 6.

December 13, 2013

Pro-Soviet Baltic “Interfront” Collection Added to Hoover Archives

A partial list of Riga precincts before the 1990 elections to the Supreme Soviet

The 1988-1991 movement for national independence in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia was resisted not only by Moscow, but it also had to contend with strong local opposition. Several pro-Soviet organizations emerged in reaction to growing popular demands for national sovereignty and independence in the Baltic region. 

December 4, 2013

Latvian Ambassador Visits the Hoover Archives

Latvian ambassador Andris Razāns and Latvian honorary consul Līga Hoy look at La

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.

November 20, 2013 | Hoover Institution

Sound Recording Available for Bengt Jangfeldt's Talk on Raoul Wallenberg

Bengt Jangfeldt speaks at the Hoover Institution
Image credit: Steve Gladfelter

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.”

November 12, 2013

Hoover Archives Reading Room Renovation to Begin November 25

Hoover Tower.
Image credit: Janet Chang

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 relocated 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.

November 8, 2013

Lee Harvey Oswald documents donated to Hoover Library and Archives

Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory reads Oswald’s pocket dictionary
Image credit: Hoover Archives

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.

November 4, 2013

Hoover Archives Cohosts the Symposium “The Soong Family and the Development of Modern China” in Shanghai

Eric Wakin delivers remarks at the opening of the Fudan symposium.
Image credit: Yu Rong

The symposium “The Soong Family and the Development of Modern China,” cosponsored by the Hoover Institution Archives, the Shanghai City Government, and Fudan University, was held in Shanghai, China, between November 1 and 3, 2013.