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Eric Wakin, the Robert H. Malott director of the Hoover Insitution Library & Archives, delivered the keynote lecture at Hoover Hometown Days in West Branch, Iowa on August 8, 2015

Eric Wakin delivers keynote address for Herbert Hoover's 141st birthday

Polish troops at a shooting range.

Hoover Archives has received a collection of nearly five hundred photographs taken in Iraq during 2005–6 by Maciej Milczanowski, one of Hoover Library & Archives’ 2015 Silas Palmer Fellows. 

Nikita Khrushchev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, and Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet premier, on board the cruiser Ordzhonikidze, April 1956 (Voenno-Morskoĭ Flot Photographs, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

New Soviet collection revives a Cold War mystery

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Silas Palmer Fellow Sarah Mellors Examines the History of Birth Control in China

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Silas Palmer fellow Sarah Mellors, a doctoral student in history at the University of California, Irvine, describes her archival research on birth control practices in Republican and Communist China.

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Student delegates from the Stanford US-Russia Forum view documents and photographs from Russian collections at Hoover Archives
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Student Delegates Of Stanford’s US-Russia Forum Explore Rare Russian Artifacts At Hoover Archives

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

On April 21, forty student delegates from Stanford’s US-Russia Forum visited Hoover Archives to view rare artifacts from Hoover’s Russian and Eurasian collections, as well as material from Hoover’s extensive Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty collection. Guided by Anatol Shmelev, Hoover’s Robert Conquest Curator for Russian and Eurasian collections, the students engaged in a lively discussion of the history, provenance, and preservation of archival materials, and viewed the documents, posters, photographs, family albums, and film reels that make up the extensive Russia-related holdings at Hoover.

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Douamont cemetery near Verdun, 1932
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Marshal Pétain Photograph Collection Acquired By Hoover Archives

Monday, April 25, 2016

Hoover Archives has acquired a collection of 830 photographs related to the life and career of Philippe Pétain (1856-1951), who was Marshal of France during World War I and Chief of State of France's Vichy government during World War II.

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Hoover Archives Co-Hosts Screening Of A New Film On Second World War Resistance Fighter Jan Karski

Thursday, April 21, 2016
McMurtry Building, Stanford University

On April 21st, Hoover Library & Archives joins Stanford’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies to present a film screening of Karski and the Lords of Humanity, a new feature-length documentary about the life and remarkable experiences of Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski, whose archive is at Hoover.

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William F. Buckley Jr. and Malcolm Muggeridge on the set of Firing Line (Firing Line Broadcast records, box 110)
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Civil Discourse: William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line, 1966–1999

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 to Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives exhibition Civil Discourse: William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line, 1966–1999 commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of William F. Buckley Jr.’s legendary television program.  Television’s longest-running political talk show with a single host, Firing Line featured William F. Buckley Jr., a conservative and recognized master of debate, in conversation with many of the most remarkable—and often the most radical—public figures of his day.

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