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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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Hoover Provides Access To Newly Declassified Documents

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Government records from collections at Hoover Library & Archives have recently been declassified. The collections were created by diplomatic, military, and other government officials.

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Hoover Fellow Mark Harrison Publishes Narratives Of Everyday Life In The Soviet Police State

Monday, February 1, 2016

This week the Hoover Institution Press releases One Day We Will Live without Fear by Hoover fellow and University of Warwick professor of economics, Mark Harrison.  A collection of stories that tells what daily life was like for people under the regime of the Soviet police state, the book draws from Communist Party and secret police records housed at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, the book describes how people became entangled in the workings of Soviet rule.

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Visiting Scientists View Eritrea Collection At Hoover Archives

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Dr. Nathaniel J. Dominy and Dr. Erin E. Butler, renowned husband-wife scientists visited the Hoover Archives to view the Eritrea collection on January 27, 2016. Dr. Dominy’s connection with Eritrea is through his breakthrough research on mummified baboons from ancient Egypt which confirmed that the region of the “Land of Punt: the Land of Gods for the ancient Egyptians” was located in most of Eritrea and eastern Ethiopia.

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Hoover Honors Cold War Scholar Robert Conquest

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

On Monday, January 25th, Hoover Institution fellows and affiliates joined to celebrate the life and career of Robert Conquest, a preeminent Cold War scholar who became an expert on the abuses of the Soviet regime under Stalin. Conquest, who died on August 3, 2015, spent 28 years as a Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and was curator of the Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States Collection of Hoover Library & Archives between 1981 and 2007. A collection of his papers is held at Hoover Library & Archives.

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Chen Bulei, Chiang Kai-shek’s confidential assistant from the mid-1920s to the late 1940s.
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Hoover Opens Personal Diaries Of Chen Bulei, The Generalissimo’s Confidential Assistant

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hoover Library & Archives has recently acquired and made available the personal diaries of Chen Bulei. Chen Bulei (1890–1948) was Chiang Kai-shek’s confidential assistant, a position in which he put into words the policies of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the government under Chiang.

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