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Ksawery Grocholski prison photos, 1946

Communist Justice: Hoover Archives Acquires the Trial Papers of Count Ksawery Grocholski

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The daughter of Polish patriot Ksawery Grocholski, has donated to the Hoover Archives a complete, multivolume set of the trial documents of her father that she recently received from the Institute of National Remembrance, which administers the former Security Archives of Poland.

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Pavel Litinov in the early 1970s

Hoover Archives Acquires New Soviet-era Dissident Papers

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Hoover Archives recently acquired two significant collections, the papers of Aleksandr Esenin-Vol’pin and of Pavel Litvinov, both of whom were notable Soviet dissidents.

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Jānis Jahimovičs’ Popular Front of Latvia identification card nr. 34, c. 1990
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Hoover Archives Acquires The Papers Of Latvian Dissident Janis Jahimovičs

Monday, October 3, 2016

Hoover Archives has acquired the papers of Jānis Jahimovičs, a Latvian educator and Communist who, after the Prague Spring in 1968, became a dissident and human rights activist.  The Jakimovičs Papers include personal documents, photographs, diaries, memoirs, poetry, a notebook with materials on the poet and singer Vladimir Vysotskii, legal documents, and numerous samizdat materials.  As a source on Latvia in the years of Soviet occupation, it complements the documentation in the Mavriks Vulfsons Papers, the Boris Ravdin Collection (Ravdin was a friend of Jahimovičs), and the recently received selected digitized records of the Latvian SSSR KGB, which will be fully processed and made available to researchers before the end of 2016.

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Quemoy Artillery Shell Presented To Hoover Archives

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

On September 26, 2016 one of the numerous artillery shells that the Chinese Communists had dropped on Quemoy Island in 1958 arrived at Hoover as a gift from the Taiwanese government. Joseph Ma, director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, presented the artillery shell at a ceremony at Hoover to Eric Wakin, the Robert H. Malott Director of the Library & Archives. The artillery shell, which will join the pieces of the Berlin Wall as part of Hoover’s unique holdings on the Cold War, will be displayed at the new exhibit entitled Unpacking History: New Collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.  The exhibition opens on September 27, 2016 and runs until February 25, 2017.

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The marketplace in Čačak in the early twentieth century; drawing by Dragan Ćirković  (Časlav Nikitović Papers, Box 1)
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Yugoslav Minister’s Papers Donated To The Library & Archives

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The papers and books of Chaslav Nikitovich (Časlav Nikitović), Serb politician and minister of agriculture of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, recently arrived at the Hoover Institution.  The papers are the third major archival collection pertaining to the former Yugoslavia that has been added to Hoover holdings in the past three years, the other two being the literary archives of the prominent dissident Milovan Djilas and the papers of the Partisan leader and communist politician Vicko Krstulović.

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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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