The DVDs of thirty-five additional programs from William F. Buckley’s Firing Line television series are now available on Amazon.com. Featured guests on those programs, which span thirty years from 1966-1996, include Tom Wolfe, Roy Cohn, Barry Goldwater, Robert Vaughn, Robert Dole, and Arianna Huffington.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.
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.
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.