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New Documents Added to Chinese Cultural Revolution Collection

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966–76), as Harvard scholar Roderick MacFarquhar has pointed out, was a watershed event in the history of the People's Republic of China, the defining decade of half a century of communist rule. The incremental materials contain documents relating to revolutionary activities in the Beijing and Shanghai areas and Mao Zedong’s directives to party members and the Red Guards against his political rivals.

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Americans for Tax Reform (Heartland Institute Collection, Box 9, Folder 4, Hoove

Hoover Archives expands collection on free-market thought

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Hoover Archives is now the home of the Heartland Institute collection, one of the largest and most comprehensive libraries of antiregulation and free-market issuances in the United States.

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Helena Paderewska Memoirs Discovered in the Hoover Archives

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Not long ago the Hoover Archives received the papers and memorabilia of the US musician and military intelligence officer Ernest Schelling. Found during initial sorting of the materials was a tattered manila envelope containing two unsigned typewritten copies of a text in English ending with “Riond Bosson, Morges, Switzerland, May 29, 1920.”

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Mieczysław Rakowski's Diaries Open for Research

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

With the twenty-fifth anniversary of the peaceful revolution that swept Eastern Europe approaching, Hoover Archives has made available for research the papers of Mieczysław Rakowski (1926–2008), Poland's top communist intellectual, and for many years the editor in chief of the Polish United Worker's Party (PUWP) organ Polityka, perhaps the most open and sophisticated weekly in all the Soviet bloc.  Rakowski was prime minister during 1988–89, the last year of the communist regime in Poland before the takeover of the government by the Solidarity opposition.

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The Chains of Fear by Nikolai Narokov.

Nikolai Morshen papers now in Hoover Institution Archives

Monday, January 13, 2014

Nikolai Nikolaevich Marchenko, a Russian émigré writer best known under the pen name Nikolai Morshen, taught Russian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey and wrote poetry in his spare time. His father, Nikolai Vladimirovich Marchenko, pen name Nikolai Narokov, is known for two novels: Mogu! and Mnimye velichiny, translated into English as The Chains of Fear (Chicago: Regnery, 1958).

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Herbert Hoover Jr. in 1928, Berton W. Crandall photographs, Box 3, Item 61, Hoov

Herbert Hoover Jr. papers, including declassified Top Secret materials on Suez Canal crisis, now open

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Hoover Archives is pleased to announce the opening of materials relating to the government service of Herbert Hoover Jr., the son of President Herbert Hoover. This recently declassified set of papers documents Hoover's time as undersecretary of state during the Eisenhower administration, covering the period 1954 to 1957. Among the issues addressed are US base rights in the Philippine Islands, US/Israeli relations, the Suez Canal crisis, and foreign policy in the Middle East more broadly.

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Kost Bondarenko

The Hoover Institution acquires the papers of Ukrainian political consultant Kost Bondarenko

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The origins of the current Ukrainian political turmoil lie in the country's recent path of development, and in particular the electoral contests that resulted in the Orange Revolution of 2004 and the election of Viktor Yanukovych as Ukrainian president in 2010. The Hoover Institution has recently acquired an important collection of papers that help to document this period and will be useful to all researchers seeking to understand the state of Ukrainian politics today.

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A partial list of Riga precincts before the 1990 elections to the Supreme Soviet

Pro-Soviet Baltic “Interfront” Collection Added to Hoover Archives

Friday, December 13, 2013

The 1988-1991 movement for national independence in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia was resisted not only by Moscow, but it also had to contend with strong local opposition. Several pro-Soviet organizations emerged in reaction to growing popular demands for national sovereignty and independence in the Baltic region. 

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Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory reads Oswald’s pocket dictionary

Lee Harvey Oswald documents donated to Hoover Library and Archives

Friday, November 8, 2013

Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory has donated the pocket-sized English-Russian dictionary that Lee Harvey Oswald used in Russia to the Hoover Institution Archives.

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Flag of the Russian Federation.

New communist political ephemera from the Russian Federation in the Hoover Archives

Monday, October 7, 2013

A February 2013 public opinion poll of citizens in the Russian Federation found that 36 percent of respondents considered the Soviet political system better than all others, a 7 percent rise over last year. Such data should make researchers want to analyze more closely the political development of the Russian Federation since 1991, in particular the continuing appeal of the Soviet form of government among a growing sector of the population.

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