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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

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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

Library & Archives Director Delivers Keynote at Hoover Hometown Days in Iowa

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

On August 8, Eric Wakin, the Robert H. Malott director of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, was the keynote speaker at the annual Hoover Hometown Days festivities in West Branch, Iowa. He spoke about Herbert Hoover and the founding and history of the Hoover Institution and the connections between Stanford and West Branch. The celebration was hosted by the Hoover Presidential Foundation and held on the front lawn of the Hoover Presidential Library Museum.

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Hoover Archives Acquires the Letters and Photographs of Acclaimed Potsdam Conference Musician Stuart Canin

Monday, August 31, 2015

This week, Hoover Library & Archives acquired the collection of Stuart Canin—a World War II veteran, former concert master of the San Francisco Symphony, and the subject of the forthcoming documentary The Rifleman’s Violin, which tells the dramatic story of Canin’s musical performance, given at the age of nineteen, for Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill during the July 1945 Potsdam Conference. The materials, now available in the Hoover Library & Archives reading room, include the young GI’s letters written to his parents during the Potsdam Conference, and photographs taken in Berlin and other European cities during Canin’s years of service.

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Hoover Institution Acquires Records of Society of Russian Veterans of the First World War

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hoover Library & Archives have acquired the records of The Society of Russian Veterans of World War I in Los Angeles (cataloged under its Russian name as Obshchestvo russkikh veteranov Velikoĭ voĭny v gorode Los Anzhelose), an organization founded in 1925 to unify the veteran officers and soldiers of the Russian Imperial and White armies who had moved to Southern California at the end of the Russian civil war. The records include the organization’s bulletins, correspondence, and flyers, as well as members’ papers detailing their lives and achievements.

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Hoover Fellow Uncovers Evidence of KGB Counter-Intelligence in Hoover’s Lithuanian Archives

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Working in conjunction with colleague Inga Zaksauskiene of Vilnius University, economic historian and Hoover research fellow Mark Harrison recently published an article entitled “Counter-intelligence in a Command Economy” in the latest edition of the Economic History Review. Drawing from the Lietuvos ypatingasis archyvas (Lithuanian Special Archive) at Hoover and the KGB archives in Vilnius, Zaksauskiene and Harrison provide the first in-depth description of the KGB as a market regulator in the Soviet economy of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Stanford Undergraduate Shares Her Experiences Working in the Hoover Archives

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Stanford undergraduate Loralee Sepsey, an archives intern who will receive her BA in English literature and creative writing in 2018, reflects on her experience of working in the Hoover Archives during the past year.

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