Simon Starow ("Miron Dolot") in 1960

Ukrainian History Collection Grows with Papers of Simon Starow ("Miron Dolot")

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Simon Starow, also known under his literary pseudonyms S. Starko and Miron Dolot, was a Ukrainian language instructor at the Army Language School at the Presidio in Monterey, California. He is better known by his pseudonym Miron Dolot, under which he published Execution by Hunger on the famine of 1932–33 in Ukraine. The materials in his collection include draft manuscripts and research materials for his publications, including Execution by Hunger. Other topics include the Winter War in Finland, Ukrainian émigrés (especially displaced persons), Ukrainian national identity, the history of Kievan Rus, Christianity in Ukraine, and Ukraine under Soviet rule.

Ernest M. Allison Papers, Hoover Institution Archives
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Hoover Acquires Papers of American Aviator in China

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Hoover Archives recently acquired the papers of Ernest M. “Allie” Allison (1894–1976), an American aviator who helped advance China’s burgeoning aviation industry when that country faced a Japanese invasion and struggled with internal turmoil. Much of the collection documents Allison's years in China (intermittently between 1929 and 1949) when he served as chief pilot, operations manager, and vice-president-elect of the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) and an adviser to the Aeronautical Commission.

Norman David Hanwell Papers, Hoover Institution Archives

Papers on Chinese Political Economy Open for Research

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The papers of Norman David Hanwell (1909–41), a scholar of the Chinese political economy, are now available for research at the Hoover Institution Archives. The collection includes Hanwell’s unpublished manuscripts, published writings, personal correspondence, research notes, and clippings relating to China in the 1930s. 

Suellen Zima Papers, Hoover Institution Archives

Letters from the Tiananmen Generation

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Suellen Zima Papers, a collection of letters and photographs of an English teacher who taught at Nanjing University, China, are now available at the Hoover Institution Archives. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, arranged chronologically, between Zima and her students of the so-called Tiananmen Generation. The letters, dated 1989–2013, provide details of students’ lives during China’s transition to a market-oriented economy. In these letters, the students express their aspirations and struggles during a period when China was undergoing significant economic changes.

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Hoover Expands Collections on Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sergio d’Angelo was an Italian journalist and a member of the Italian Communist Party who worked in the Soviet Union in the late 1950s. He also helped the Italian publisher Feltrinelli find new works by Soviet authors that might attract a Western audience. D’Angelo’s small but significant collection covers his acquaintance with Boris Pasternak and his role in getting  Doctor Zhivago published in the West. 

Hans Schumann's escape, August 15, 1961 (Berlin: Checkpoint Charlie Album, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

Hoover Acquires Checkpoint Charlie Album

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hoover’s European collections have added a valuable item to its holdings, an album of thirty-five mounted photographs documenting the history of Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War.  Covering the years 1946 to 1989, the album was printed in 1990 from contemporary and earlier negatives, showing the wall, important moments in the wall’s history, noted visits to the wall by Willy Brant, JFK, Ronald Reagan, and others and other images of the Cold War icon and its context.

Japanese Modern History Manuscript Collection, Box 97, Hoover Institution Archives

New Japanese Materials Reveal Complicated History

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Can Japan and China find a way to reduce the risk of conflict and prevent continuing hostilities that could last decades? No one is certain, but, as Harvard University scholar Ezra Vogel argues, the history between the two countries has overshadowed the present and future of Japan-China relations. That history, as Hoover’s recently acquired increments to the Japanese Modern History Manuscript Collection reveal, was more complicated than people imagine. 

Edward Rozek Papers, Box 74, Folder 13, Hoover Institution Archives

Papers of Conservative Thinker Edward Rozek Now Available

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Hoover Archives is pleased to announce the opening of the Edward Rozek papers that document the life and work of the Polish-born US political scientist and conservative thinker. Highlights of the collection include his unpublished memoirs, correspondence with key individuals within the conservative movement, and audio recordings from the Institute for the Study of Comparative Politics and Ideologies featuring Sidney Hook, Edward Teller, Walter Judd, and others.

US Military Mission to Armenia Photographs, Envelope I, Hoover Institution Archives

Unique Armenian Newspaper Discovered in Hoover Library

Friday, September 5, 2014

The microfilming staff at Hoover recently came across an unmarked box of microfilm that presented them with difficulty:  a copy of a newspaper from World War I published in the Armenian script. With the help of colleagues at Stanford and UCLA, Hoover discovered that no other copies of this serial appear to be available elsewhere. We are proud that the Hoover Library has again added an item unique to its collection.

The Red Guard agitates against a leader of factory in Guangzhou City, ca. 1967. (Chinese Pictorial Collection, Envelope mJ, Hoover Institution Archives)

Communist Chinese Political Movement Collection Now Open

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Hoover Institution Library and Archives are pleased to announce the opening of the Communist Chinese Political Movement Collection