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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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Douamont cemetery near Verdun, 1932
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Marshal Pétain Photograph Collection Acquired By Hoover Archives

Monday, April 25, 2016

Hoover Archives has acquired a collection of 830 photographs related to the life and career of Philippe Pétain (1856-1951), who was Marshal of France during World War I and Chief of State of France's Vichy government during World War II.

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Czech and Slovak volunteers in France, August 1914
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Czechoslovak Legion Photo Album Acquired By Hoover

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hoover Archives has acquired a rare album of photographs of the Czechoslovak Legion in France: volunteer units composed predominantly of émigré Czechs, as well as some Slovaks, fighting on the side of the Entente powers during World War I. The unbound album with thirty-eight photos belonged to a soldier of the first autonomous Czech army unit created in France, the Twenty-First Czechoslovak Rifle Regiment.

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Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Russian watercolor artist Anatole Efimoff lived, taught, and painted in Shanghai
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Hoover Acquires The Collection Of Celebrated Russian Watercolor Artist Anatole Efimoff

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hoover Library & Archives recently acquired the papers of Anatole Efimoff (1897–1981), which provide a classic representation of a Russian refugee’s life in the Far East.

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Eugene Levitsky, military officer of the Russian Civil War
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Hoover Archives Acquires Significant Additions To The Eugene Levitsky Papers

Thursday, March 31, 2016

In 1974 Hoover Archives acquired a brief autobiographical writing, composed by Eugene Levitsky, a Russian military officer, concerning a Russian civil war battle. This March the Archives was able to supplement that writing with additional writings, printed matter, and photographs related to Russian military operations during World War I and to the Russian Revolution to give it greater context and hence increase its value for researchers.

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William Patrick Clark with former president Ronald Reagan (William Patrick Clark papers, box 170)
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Hoover Acquires The Papers Of William Patrick Clark, Trusted Aid Of President Reagan

Thursday, March 24, 2016

This week Hoover Library & Archives opened the papers of William Patrick Clark, one of former US president Ronald Reagan’s most trusted advisers. During a long career of public service, Clark served as a US deputy secretary of state, national security adviser, and secretary of the interior.
 

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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

Thursday, March 10, 2016

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

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Stanford alumnus Mr. Moses Li and Hoover Library & Archives director Eric Wakin finalize Mr. Li’s donation
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Stanford Alumnus Moses Li Donates Chiang Kai-shek Transcript To Hoover Library & Archives

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Last week Mr. Moses Li, Stanford alumnus, CEO and President of the CUA (Holding) USA LLC, CUA (Holding) HKG, Ltd., the Sino-America Medical Foundation, and Moses Li Medical Education Foundation, donated the first volumes of a full forthcoming series of the Transcript of the Collection of President Chiang Kai-shek: Chronological Events to Hoover Library & Archives. The transcript donated by Mr. Li supplements the Chiang Kai-shek diaries held at Hoover, which form the most frequently consulted collection in the Archives.

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Austro-Hungarian Imperial Naval Academy cadets visiting Egypt, c. 1912
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Rudolf Von Kaschnitz’s Austro-Hungarian Navy Photos And Documents Added To The Archives

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hoover Archives has acquired the papers of Rudolf Freiherr Kaschnitz von Weinberg, an Austro-Hunagrian naval officer during World War I. The collection includes certificates, naval records, printed matter, photographs, paintings, and medals and memorabilia relating to Austro-Hungarian submarine operations during the war.

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Hoover Co-Hosts Conference On Peruvian Politics And History

Monday, January 25, 2016

This week, Hoover Institution Library & Archives joined Stanford Center for Latin American Studies to host the conference “The Shining Path: Maoism and Violence in Peru.” This two-day event brought together renowned scholars, archivists, students, and journalists to discuss the Shining Path guerilla movement in Peru, and the vicious war that engulfed the country between 1980 and 1992.

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