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.
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.
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 Rana Mitter spoke about “China's Wartime History and Contemporary East Asia” on August 5. Mitter is a professor of the history and politics of modern China and a fellow at Saint Cross College, University of Oxford.
Swedish author and historian Bengt Jangfeldt spoke Tuesday to a packed Stauffer auditorium 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).
Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.
Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the United States, visited the Hoover Institution and toured its modern China collections on Thursday, October 10, 2013.
Jan Plamper’s The Stalin Cult: A Study in the Alchemy of Power has been named the outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia in the fields of literary and cultural studies awarded annually by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
A finding aid to the Yale Brozen papers is now available online. Those papers document the career of Yale Brozen, a professor of business economics at the University of Chicago from 1957 to 1987 and a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.