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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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German president Paul von Hindenburg and chancellor Adolf Hitler riding in the   1933 May Day parade in Berlin
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New German Materials Added To Hoover Archives

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Library & Archives have acquired a substantial collection of German photographs and other documents, mostly from the 1930s and the early years of the second world war.   These materials have been added to Hoover’s extensive German Subject Collection.

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Papers Of Radio Free Europe’s Polish Service Director Come To Hoover Library & Archives

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The papers of Marek Latynski (Łatyński), who worked for Radio Free Europe’s (RFE’s) Polish broadcast service for nearly two decades, are now available at Hoover Archives.

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Report from Heidelberg: Collection of Materials on Americans in Post–World War II Germany Donated to Hoover Archives

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The post-WWII papers of Colonel Robert J. Benford (1905–1990), commander of the US Army Air Forces Aeromedical Center in Heidelberg, have been donated to Hoover Archives.

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Michael Sadykiewicz speaking at a Communist Party meeting in Warsaw in mid-1956.  Colonel Wojciech Jaruzelski sits on the right-hand side of Sadykiewicz.
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Polish Military Expert’s Archive Donated To Hoover

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The papers of one of the most distinguished experts on Warsaw Pact affairs of the 1970s and 1980s have been added to the Hoover Archives.  The donor, Colonel Michael Sadykiewicz, author of several books, dozens of research papers, and reports, died in Warsaw late last year at the age of ninety-two.  His life and work were shaped by the turbulent history of East Central Europe during the past century.

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