The text on the English version of this handout is “Muslims live and practice in

Digital Images from Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan at Hoover Archives

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Born-digital photographs depicting US National Guard units deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and images of leaflets and flyers distributed in those countries, are available for research at the Hoover Archives.

Austrian, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, and Soviet Russian cards and stamped envelop

A Philatelic History of the ARA: the Arthur H. Groten Collection

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Hoover Archives has received a collection of documents, postcards and letters connected with the work of the American Relief Administration. Herbert Hoover organized and directed the ARA, providing assistance to millions of displaced and hungry victims of World War I. The collection, consisting mostly of stamped postal requests and acknowledgements from individuals and private organizations assisting in the American aid effort, covers the entire period of the ARA’s operation in Central and Eastern Europe, from its early 1919 start in Austria, Hungary and Poland, until the summer of 1923, the end of the American mission in Moscow.

Igor Aleksandrovich Dashkevich

Hoover Institution acquires papers of Igor Dashkevich

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Igor Aleksandrovich Dashkevich was a political activist from Saint Petersburg who was involved in establishing independent trade unions and independent political and trade union publications during and immediately after the collapse of the Soviet system.

General Wang Sheng inspecting Nationalist Chinese troops in the 1960s.

Hoover Opens Papers of Kuomintang Leader

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Hoover Institution Library and Archives recently acquired the personal papers of Wang Sheng (1917–2006), best known for his relationship with Chiang Ching-kuo, the son of Chiang Kai-shek and president of the Republic of China (Taiwan) between 1978 and 1988.

Edmund Osmanczyk (right) with Polish premier Mieczyslaw Rakowski in the mid-1980

Edmund Osmanczyk Papers Come to Hoover

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The papers of Polish journalist, writer, politician, and Silesian activist Edmund Osmanczyk (1913–1989) have been added to the Hoover Institution Archives. Osmanczyk’s life was rather atypical for his generation of Polish intellectuals; unlike most others, who were either killed or had to leave the country, he survived the war and forty-five years of communism, and died in free Poland.

Dmitri Shalikashvili in Polish uniform, c. 1930, photo courtesy of the Central M

Major Shalikashvili and the KGB: Hoover Georgian Archives Expand

Monday, October 8, 2012

For a country located on the strategic frontier of Europe and Asia, with a proud history going back to the fourth century AD, Hoover Archives' holdings on Georgia are modest compared to some of our other international collections, such as those on Russia, Germany, or Poland. Our Georgian collection is expanding, however, thanks to recent initiatives. One such effort involves digitizing the records of the security police and those of the Ministry of the Interior of Soviet Georgia; the other concerns the Dmitri Shalikashvili papers, our most comprehensive and best-known source on Georgian history.

Early Chinese communist publications in the Shanxi-Chahar-Hebei Border Region in

Hoover Acquires Rare Historical Materials Relating to Early Chinese Communist Activities in North China

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Hoover Institution Library and Archives have recently acquired the personal papers of Sha Fei (1912–50), a well-known Chinese communist photographer in the 1930s and the 1940s. Born in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, Sha joined the Nationalist Revolutionary Army under Chiang Kai-shek in 1925, working as a military radio operator in Southwest China. He then left the Kuomintang Army to become a professional photographer in the 1930s. In October 1937, Sha Fei joined the Chinese Communist Red Army and became a journalist, editor, and photographer in the communist-governed Shanxi-Chahar-Hebei Border Region in North China.

Jones on motorcycle. (Paul LeRoy Jones papers, Box 8, Hoover Institution Archive

Paul LeRoy Jones Papers Available for Research

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Paul LeRoy Jones was a US soldier who served under General Joseph Stilwell in the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II. With a background in radio communications and chemistry, Jones joined the Seventh Infantry Division of the United States Army in April 1941. During the war, Jones held a variety of jobs that required him to travel throughout the China-Burma-India Theater.

British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin in 1946, from the pages of the album of G

Album of photographs of UN Balkan Commission donated to Hoover Archives

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

George S. Scherbatoff (1897-1976), a US Navy commander during and after the Second World War, also served as a member of numerous naval and diplomatic missions, including the US delegation to the conference at Yalta in 1945. The donated album, which is entitled “Trip to Greece with the UN Balkan Commission, November 1947-May 1948,” contains many photographs of the commission’s activities that are described by accompanying notes.

Gomulka and Prime Minister Jozef Cyrankiewicz visit a summer camp for “youth act

Wladyslaw Gomulka Collection Opened for Research

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Hoover Archives has added a collection that documents the career of Wladyslaw Gomulka, a Polish communist leader and first secretary of the Polish United Workers’ Party from October 1956 to December 1970. The collection consists of Gomulka’s early memoirs, the interrogation file compiled during his imprisonment in 1951–54, transcripts of oral history interviews with his two secretaries, and other documents and photographs.