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Photograph of woman in Belgium

New descriptions for seventeen World War I collections now available

The "Big Four" of the conference (from left):  Anthony Eden of the United Kingdom, Edward Stettinus Jr.  of the United States, Vyacheslav Molotov of the Soviet Union, and T.V. Soong of China (Andrew Roy De Metriff Papers, Hoover Institution Archives)

Hoover marks 70th anniversary of the UN Charter with new collection

Radio Free Europe identity card of Andrzej Czechowicz (Andrzej Czechowicz Papers, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

Papers of Radio Free Europe's communist mole include unpublished autobiography

Pasternak Family Digital Archives (Hoover Institution Library and Archives)

New collection exposes gaps in the Iron Curtain

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A cipher message found in the possession of Rudolf Abel (James B. Donovan Collection, Box 7, Folder 53-15)

New Steven Speilberg Film Starring Tom Hanks Dramatizes A Story of Espionage From Hoover Archives

Thursday, July 2, 2015

In October 2015, Dreamworks Pictures will release Bridge of Spies, a cinematic thriller based on the life of James Donovan, a lawyer-turned-hostage negotiator whose archive is housed at Hoover Library & Archives. Directed by Steven Speilberg, written by Matt Charman and Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring Tom Hanks, the film tells the story of a Brooklyn-based lawyer who, during the height of the Cold War, undertook the unpopular job of defending suspected Russian spy Rudolf Abel—and then, after Abel was convicted, negotiated the KGB agent’s exchange for an American U2 pilot captured by the USSR.

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"The Effect of Government on the Economic System," by Howard B. Bishop, 1934 (Mark Sullivan Collection, Box 32, Folder 5)

A New View of the New Deal: Gilder Lehrman History Teachers Discuss Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Poetic Opposition

Thursday, July 2, 2015

On June 25, high school teachers from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History visited the Hoover Library & Archives to view materials related to the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the economic and political policies before and during World War II. Hoover’s rich holdings in this area of study—spanning from the collection of Raymond Moley, the speechwriter who coined Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s famous program, to Mark Sullivan, a journalist fiercely opposed to what he termed the “The Roosevelt Road to Ruin”—illuminate the vast complexity of responses to FDR’s ambitious domestic relief program.

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Winston Churchill in Cuba

Grant Awarded to Preserve World War II Era Color Films

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Films from the Frederick L. Anderson Collection held at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives will be preserved and made available online thanks to a 2015 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

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Bruce Caldwell delivered the keynote at the second annual Hoover Institution Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy
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Bruce Caldwell Delivers Keynote Address On Hayek For Library & Archives Workshop On Political Economy

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On Friday, June 24, the second annual Hoover Institution Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy hosted a public lecture by renowned scholar Bruce Caldwell, professor of economics at Duke University and director of Duke's Center for the History of Political Economy. Caldwell is the author of Beyond Positivism: Economic Methodology in the 20th Century, and for the past two decades his research has focused on the writings of Austrian Nobel Prize-winning economist and social theorist Friedrich Hayek, whose papers are housed at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

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United Nations Conference on International Organization Proceedings, Box 2, Folder 5 (Hoover Institution Archives)
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Hoover Archival Photographs Featured At Lecture Delivered By United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Monday, June 29, 2015

On Friday, June 26th, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon spoke in Stanford’s Encina Hall in commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the U.N. at the 1945 San Francisco Conference. Just next door, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building, The Hoover Institution Library & Archives house the United Nations Conference on International Organization Proceedings Collection, which includes sound recordings of conference events recorded by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), photographs and contact sheets depicting delegates and scenes at the conference, and printed copies of the Charter of the United Nations.

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