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“Germany 1936: Events Worth Visiting in the Olympic Year” (German Subject collection)
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The Olympics Of Eighty Years Ago: Hoover Archives Acquires Materials From The 1936 Berlin Games

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

With the start of the Rio Olympics approaching, the Hoover Library & Archives have coincidentally acquired German publications promoting and documenting the games of the XI Olympiad held in Berlin in 1936.  These imprints, full of attractive drawings and high-quality photographs, now added to the German Subject Collection, complement an excellent collection of images from the Berlin games already available in Hoover Archives’ Erich Knapp Papers

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Hoover Archives Acquires The Papers Of Janice Perlman

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hoover Archives has acquired the papers of Janice Perlman, whose award-winning book The Myth of Marginality was the first in-depth account of life in Brazilian slums.

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A hand-painted name day card for Karol Sidor from Slovak refugees in Austria for the feast of St. Charles Borromeo, Sidor’s patron saint, November 4, 1950
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Hoover Library & Archives Acquire A Major Slovak Collection: The Karol Sidor Books And Papers

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Hoover acquires the Karol Sidor papers, an important resource for the study of interwar Czechoslovak politics, the wartime Slovak state, and postwar Slovak emigration to North America. 

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Masthead illustration of the Solidarity logo: Solidarność
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A Corporal’s Letter To The General: Lech Wałęsa’s Famous 1982 Note To General Wojciech Jaruzelski Found In The Hoover Archives

Monday, July 11, 2016

The original copy of the most celebrated Polish letter of the 1980s has surfaced in the Hoover Institution Archives.  This three-sentence note by the Polish Solidarity trade union leader and the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Lech Wałęsa, was written from his internment to Poland’s communist prime minister, General Wojciech Jaruzelski. The letter was found in the miscellaneous papers of Poland’s last communist minister of the interior, general Czesław Kiszczak, which were received by Hoover in May of this year from the family of the minister, who died in November 2015.

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Hoover Library Acquires Collection Of Unique Russian Émigré Periodicals From South America

Friday, June 17, 2016

Hoover Library recently acquired a rare collection of Russian-émigré books, pamphlets, journals, and newspapers from South America. Hoover's holdings of Spanish-language Russian-émigré periodicals is currently the most comprehensive and extensive in the world.

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Map of the combined advance to Yaoundé in October 1915–January 1916
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The Great War In The Heart Of Darkness: Hoover Acquires General Joseph Aymerich’s Manuscript On The French Conquest Of Cameroon

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hoover has acquired manuscripts and maps created by Joseph Gaudérique Aymerich (1858–1937). As supreme commander of French Equatorial Africa at the beginning of World War I, Aymerich led French colonial forces into German Cameroon and by early 1916 had conquered it for France.

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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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