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

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

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

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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Allan Stam Discusses The Importance Of Leadership

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On Tuesday, May 10, Allan Stam gave a talk titled "Why Leaders Fight" as part of the Hoover Library & Archives History & Policy Lecture Series. Stam, a professor and dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, focuses on the dynamics of armed conflict between and within states, with an emphasis on war durations and outcomes as well as mediation and alliance politics.

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Mary Churchill Soames christening the B-17 bomber “Stage Door Canteen.” Also pictured: Sir Laurence Olivier (left), Vivien Leigh, and Frederick Anderson. [ Frederick Anderson papers, Reel 24]
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Hoover Preserves 1940s Color Films Featuring Winston Churchill, Vivien Leigh, And Sir Laurence Olivier

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Films from the Frederick L. Anderson Collection at the Hoover Library & Archives were preserved recently with funding from a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. The three films were shot by Frederick Anderson, a US Air Force major general during World War II, and include scenes of bomb damage, as well as footage of Winston Churchill and his wife in Cuba, Winston Churchill’s daughters Mary Churchill Soames and Sarah Churchill, and actors Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.

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Map showing Soviet naval activities off Inchon Bay, January 1954.
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Hoover’s New Japanese Materials Explore The Cold War’s Intricate Landscape In Northeast Asia

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Hoover Archives recently acquired Japanese archival materials relating to a Tokyo-based, allegedly private-funded think tank called the Continental Affairs Research Institute (Tairiku Mondai Kenkyujo). Hoover’s Continental Affairs Research Institute Collection includes correspondence between the Japanese government and the institute and analysis of and intelligence reports on Soviet Russia, China, and Mongolia from the early 1950s to the 1960s.
 

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Datong Society Of UC-Berkeley Visits Hoover Archives

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

On May 2, the Datong Society of China Studies at University of California, Berkeley visited Hoover Archives. Under the guidance Hsiao-ting Lin, Hoover co-curator for Asian collections, and Tianyi Dong, Director of External Affairs for the Datong Society, the interdisciplinary academic group viewed valuable artifacts from Hoover’s Chinese collections, including documents and photographs, the Chiang Kai-shek diaries, and artifacts related to the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

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Silas Palmer Fellow Sarah Mellors Situates International Population Planning Within Cold War History

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Silas Palmer fellow Sarah Mellors, a doctoral student in history at the University of California, Irvine, explores population planning efforts in the 1960s in China and India through the lenses of international humanitarian aid and Cold War politics.

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