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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

Monday, January 25, 2016

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

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On January 14th, Hoover Archives added its third piece of the Berlin Wall to its permanent collection. The most recently acquired segment of the wall was the gift of Joan and Michael Green.
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Hoover Archives Acquires Its Third Piece Of The Berlin Wall

Thursday, January 21, 2016

On January 14th, Hoover Archives acquired its third piece of the Berlin Wall as a gift from donors Joan and Michael Green. As an iconic symbol of the fall of Communism, the piece of the Berlin Wall will enhance Hoover’s already strong holdings related to the Cold War and its aftermath.

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Krstulović addressing his fighters, Svilaja range (Dinaric Alps), Croatia, 1942
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Farewell To Dalmatia: Vicko Krstulović Papers Come To Hoover

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Hoover Library & Archives acquired another major collection pertaining to Yugoslavia, the Vicko Krstulović Papers.  Krstulović (1905−88) was a Croat communist and partisan commander during World War II in Dalmatia, the historic region along the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. 
 

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Estonian national song festival in 1938
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Estonian Documents Received By The Archives

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Hoover Archives has received a significant increment to its Estonian Subject Collection, including dozens of imprints and materials documenting life in Estonia in the twentieth century, beginning with the final years of the Russian empire, through the two decades of independence, World War II, nearly half-century of Soviet occupation, and the struggle for independence in the 1980s. Various personal documents, official issuances, election materials, photographs, leaflets, all help illustrate the changing political, social, and cultural environment of at least three generations of Estonians.
 

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“Sailed with a kiss” (Soviet Union. Voenno Morskoǐ Flot Photograph Collection, Box 2)
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“Sailed With A Kiss:” More Soviet Navy Photos Added To The Archives

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Hoover Archives Soviet Navy photographs collection (Soviet Union. Voenno Morskoǐ Flot Photographs) nearly doubled in size with a new increment from a source in Poland, a former member of the Soviet-led military alliance of the Warsaw Pact.  The black-and-white photographs, most from the 1960s and 1970s, cover all the Soviet fleets: Pacific, Northern, Baltic, Black Sea, and the Caspian Flotilla.

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Stefan Olszowski with Fidel Castro, Havana, 1984 (Stefan Olszowski papers, Box 3)
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More Of Polish Foreign Minister’s Papers Received By Hoover Archives

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hoover Library & Archives has received an addition to its Stefan Olszowski papers. Olszowski had a stellar career in communist Poland.  He served as the propaganda chief of the party in the late 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s. He was foreign minister twice in 1971–76 and 1982–85.  In-between those terms, he served as ambassador to East Germany and acted as the party’s central committee secretary for ideology and media.  In the Polish politburo he represented a hard line pro-Soviet orientation, advocating the suppression of the Solidarity independent trade union movement.

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Polish troops at a shooting range.
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Iraq Through The Lens Of A Silas Palmer Fellow

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hoover Archives has received a collection of nearly five hundred photographs taken in Iraq during 2005–6 by Maciej Milczanowski, one of Hoover Library & Archives’ 2015 Silas Palmer Fellows.   Professor Milczanowski, who now directs the International Security Department of the University of Information, Technology, and Management in Rzeszów, Poland, was a captain with the Polish contingent of the Multinational Force Iraq.

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Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmieście near the Church of the Holy Cross, circa September 1944
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Central Europe In Ruins: More World War II Photographs Received By The Archives

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Hoover Archives has received 208 original black-and-white photographs taken between 1943 and 1945 in Germany and the occupied territories. The photos are a gift from History San Jose (HSJ), Silicon Valley’s largest and most comprehensive historical organization, which acquired them along with the papers of the late John H. Drieger. 

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Lindon Bates, Jr., also known as "Rox"
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Lindon Bates, Jr. “Hero Of The Lusitania” Collection Comes To The Hoover Archives

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A new collection of materials relating to Lindon “Rox” Bates, Jr., a first-class passenger on the Lusitania’s final crossing in 1915, is now open to the public at the Hoover Archives.

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Major D’Annunzio, the Italian Great War ace, on a National Chicle Company chewing gum card.
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Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Publications And Autographs Acquired By Hoover Archives

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Archives has added a small but valuable Gabriele D’Annunzio collection to its world-famous World War I holdings.  D’Annunzio (1863–1938) was an Italian poet, novelist, playwright, and nationalist who, though not directly involved in the fascist movement, had a strong impact on the ideology of Benito Mussolini.

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