US Military Mission to Armenia Photographs, Envelope I, Hoover Institution Archives

Rare publication from the First Republic

Belgian tapestry in Leuven (Photo by Dirk Pauwels)

Artwork celebrates Commission for Relief in Belgium

Warren Christopher Papers, Box 17, Hoover Institution Archives

United States Secretary of State, 1993–97

The new archives reading room on April 15, 2014

More space for researchers and digital equipment


women and the great war

Women and the Great War

Thursday, November 6, 2014 to Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, Women and the Great War, will open Thursday, November 6, 2014, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus, and run through Saturday, March 21, 2015.

baltic conference

War, Revolution and Freedom: the Baltic Countries in the 20th Century

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 to Friday, October 10, 2014
Stauffer Auditorium, Hoover Institution

"War, Revolution and Freedom: the Baltic Countries in the 20th Century" is an international conference presented by Stanford University and the Hoover Institution featuring a keynote address by Vaira Viķe-Freiberga, President of the Club of Madrid, Former President of Latvia.


Library & Archives Rolls Out New Website

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are pleased to announce the launch of their new and updated website ( Offering more than one hundred pages of new content, the website better enables visitors to discover the six thousand archival collections and nearly one million library volumes held at Hoover.

Press Releases
The Red Guard agitates against a leader of factory in Guangzhou City, ca. 1967. (Chinese Pictorial Collection, Envelope mJ, Hoover Institution Archives)

Communist Chinese Political Movement Collection Now Open

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Hoover Institution Library and Archives are pleased to announce the opening of the Communist Chinese Political Movement Collection

Poster Collection, RU/SU 2156, Hoover Institution Archives.

Hoover Archives Summer Workshop 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014

Hoover's Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes studies the history and development of totalitarian regimes in order to understand why they came into being, how they work, and the sources of their durability. By bringing scholars together who study the different regimes, the workshop promotes the comparative study of modes of personal dictatorship, of institutions of coercion and repression, and of the economic and social consequences of totalitarian rule. The workshop's principal resources are the unique and fast- growing holdings of the Hoover Archives on totalitarian regimes in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.


Archivists Capture Evidence in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thanks to the foresight of curatorial staff at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, a suspicious blog post  tying the Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash was preserved before it was quickly deleted from the Russian social media website VKontakte. The post, in which rebels boasted of shooting down a Ukrainian army transport plane, was allegedly authored by an activist and spokesman for Igor Girkin (Strelkov), the self-proclaimed minister of war of the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic.

Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives by Hoover fellow Paul Gre

Gregory awarded grant for documentary Women of the Gulag

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hoover fellow Paul Gregory and Russian American filmmaker Marianna Yarovskaya have been awarded a challenge grant of $75,000 for their documentary film Women of the Gulag.