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Read about the Library & Archives' 2016 events, exhibitions, and publications

A dollar bill carried aboard and signed by the members of the bombing crew on July 1, 1946 (Beth Flippen Scheel collection, box 1)

Hoover marks the seventieth anniversary of the Bikini Atoll nuclear tests with the release of rare sound recordings

“Germany 1936: Events Worth Visiting in the Olympic Year” (German Subject collection)

Hoover acquires new materials from the 1936 Olympics

During Herbert Hoover’s administration (1929-1933), the size of national forests expanded by more than two million acres, and the land designated for national parks and monuments increased by forty percent. Hoover also lobbied tirelessly for expanding the

Hoover Archives celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service with an article about Herbert Hoover's expansion of our nation's parks

Participants of the 2016 Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes

Hoover fellow and Stanford historian Norman Naimark addresses the 2016 Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes
 

Map showing Soviet naval activities off Inchon Bay, January 1954.

Hoover Archives acquires espionage files from post-World War II Japan

Hoover preserves and makes available new footage of Churchill's 1940s travel in Cuba

Student delegates from the Stanford US-Russia Forum view documents and photographs from Russian collections at Hoover Archives

Students from Stanford's US-Russia Forum Visit Hoover Archives

The Hoover digitization team built this copy stand using inexpensive materials and DIY improvisation.

Hoover imaging specialists design new approaches to the digitization of rare artifacts

Chief of State Pétain greets his supporters, Vichy, May 1944

Hoover Archives acquires the family photographs of Philippe Pétain, Marshal of France

Anatol Shmelev is named the inaugural Robert Conquest Curator of Russian and Eurasian Collections

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US Poster: The Strategic Nuclear Arms Race
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Research By Stephan Kieninger Explores The Reagan Administration’s Diplomacy

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Silas Palmer fellow Stephan Kieninger explores the legacy of Cold War nuclear policy and diplomacy.

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Smoke over Warsaw, a photograph from a Luftwaffe pilot’s album (World War II Pictorial Collection, Box fEC)
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Papers Of One Of Poland’s Top World War II Generals Donated To Hoover Archives

Monday, January 9, 2017

Documents, correspondence, and writings of General Wacław Stachiewicz (1894–1973), the chief of staff of Poland’s armed forces during 1935–39, have been received by the Hoover Archives.  Stachiewicz was largely responsible for Poland’s defensive preparations and the subsequent armed response to the invading armies of Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia in September 1939, the first month of World War II.

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Nazi Party Biography of Wilhelm Schmitz, Box 1, Folder 3, Theodore Abel papers, Hoover Archive
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Newly Digitized Nazi Biograms Now Available

Monday, January 9, 2017

Hoover Archives has digitized and made available more than 3,700 pages of autobiographical sketches written by members of the Nazi Party. The documents are from the Theodore Abel papers.The collection of this noted sociologist allows researchers incredibly valuable insight into the workings of authoritarian regimes and the ideological beliefs of their members.

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Silas Palmer research fellow Yuan Tian
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Silas Palmer Fellow And Former Hoover Research Assistant Uncovers The Rich History Of Medical Missions In China

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Silas Palmer research fellow and former Hoover research assistant Yuan Tian uses Hoover collections to uncover the history of European and North American medical missions to West China at the turn of the twentieth century.

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The Library & Archives 2016 in Review

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The year 2016 brought enormous expansion to Hoover Library & Archives’ digitization initiatives, outreach efforts, scholarship, and student engagement. In addition to adding new acquisitions to our collections, we organized well-attended exhibitions, events, and workshops that highlighted the richness of our holdings and the connections of history to policy. The year also yielded increased media coverage of our dynamic and diverse materials and programs.

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