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A column of Soviet prisoners of war on the march, Ukraine, late summer 1941
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German Soldiers’ Photographs From The Front

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Hoover Library & Archives acquired a trove of four hundred photographs taken by unknown German soldiers during the early years of World War II.  The collection is housed in two albums; most of the photographs are from the opening phases of Operation Barbarossa, the code name for the German invasion of its erstwhile Soviet ally, that began on Sunday, June 22, 1941.

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Chiang Kai-shek (right) visited Bai's hometown residence in Guilin during World War II. Throughout their lives the two maintained a love-hate relationship.
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Hoover Acquires The Personal Papers Of General Bai Chongxi, A Prominent Military Leader In Republican China

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hoover has acquired the papers of Bai Chongxi (1893–1966), chief of staff of the Nationalist Revolutionary Army under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek.

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The bottom part of a June 30, 1944, Ustaše document.  The signature on the right is that of the Poglavnik of the Independent State of Croatia, Ante Pavelić; on the left is that of the minister of the armed forces, Ante Vokić.  Above the date is the Ustaše
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Hoover Library & Archives Acquire Documents from the Office of Ante Pavelić, Leader of Ustaše Croatia during World War II

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Hoover Institution has received a group of original documents of the Poglavnik (head of government) of the Ustaše regime of the Independent State of Croatia, a quasi-protectorate of Hitler’s Germany and Mussolini’s Italy.  The collection focuses on official appointments and commendations made by the order of Poglavnik Ante Pavelić (1889–1959) and his subordinates.

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New Documentation Relating To “Project A” Of The Manhattan Project Donated To Hoover Archives

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The family of Harold Agnew, a scientist instrumental to Project Alberta (“Project A” ) of the Manhattan Project, recently donated new material relating to the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima during World War II to the Hoover Institution Archives. These new items complement the original camera footage of the bombings (the only known moving images of the event in existence), which was donated to Hoover by Agnew in 1980. The entire collection is open and available for research as part of the Harold Agnew papers.

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Hoover Acquires The Papers Of Tom Killion

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hoover Archives has acquired the papers of Tom Killion, a leading scholar on the history of Eritrea.

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The mile-long Merefa-Kherson bridge on the Dnieper River in Dniepropetrovsk (Dnipro), was the longest reinforced concrete arch bridge in Europe.  This is how it looked under repair in September 1941, after it was blown up by the retreating Red Army.  Two
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Italian Bridges In The Ukraine

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Hoover Library & Archives have acquired two photo albums of Stefano Braccio, a lieutenant in the engineer combat battalion of the Italian Expeditionary Corps participating in the German invasion of the Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa).  The albums provide a complete visual record of his unit’s operation in the Ukraine, from the crossing of the Soviet frontier in July 1941 to the end of Italian troops’ participation on the Eastern Front in February 1943, after the Axis forces’ defeat at Stalingrad.

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Presidents Boris Yeltsin of Russia and Aleksander Kwaśniewski of Poland greet Polish diplomats at the Kremlin.  Ciosek is fifth man from the left.  Moscow, April 1996
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Hoover Archives Acquires Papers Of Poland’s Ambassador To Russia, Stanisław Ciosek

Friday, July 7, 2017

Hoover’s Polish archival collections, the largest and most comprehensive holdings on twentieth-century Poland outside Poland, now include the papers of another key figure in the process of transforming of the country from a Soviet satellite ruled by an authoritarian communist regime into an independent democratic republic.  Stanisław Ciosek’s papers and photographs document mostly the years 1980–96, his tenure as minister of labor as well as a Central Committee and Politburo member, endeavoring to contain the rise of the Solidarity trade union movement, followed by nearly seven years of work for his erstwhile adversaries as the new Poland’s ambassador to Moscow.

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The End Of Prague Spring In Bratislava: Jānis Sīkstulis Photo Archive Acquired By Hoover Library & Archives

Monday, June 5, 2017

Hoover Archives has acquired the collection of Jānis Sīkstulis. Jānis Sīkstulis was in Bratislava, the second-largest city of the country and capital of Slovakia, when the Warsaw Pact forces invaded and occupied it to stop “counterrevolution” and to make sure that the country remained in the Soviet bloc. 

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Unpublished Milton Friedman Letters Come To Hoover

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hoover Library & Archives has received a never before published cache of letters written between Hoover fellow and Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, his wife and collaborator Rose Friedman, and New York publisher William Jovanovich of Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich, Inc.

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Shultz Cabinet Chair Comes to Hoover

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hoover Library & Archives has added a remarkable piece of memorabilia to the collection of Hoover Senior Fellow and former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz: Mr. Shultz’s cabinet chair, which bears plaques for the four different US cabinet positions Mr. Shultz held from the 1960s to the 1980s.

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