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Nikolai Nikolaevich Glebov-Putilovskii (1883–1948)  Foto-ocherk po istorii Velikoi Oktiabr’skoi revoliutsii (1917–1920 g.g.) [A Photographic Essay on the History of the Great October Revolution, 1917–1920]  Peterburg: Gos. Tip. 1920  Hoover Institution Li

THE CROWN UNDER THE HAMMER: RUSSIA, ROMANOVS, REVOLUTION

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion and Cantor Arts Center

Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917, the exhibition The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution examines the political, social, and cultural upheavals that transformed Russia in the final decades of the Romanov dynasty and the first years of Soviet Communism. Jointly organized by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the Cantor Arts Center, this dual-site exhibition features a wide variety of art objects and documentary materials, including oil paintings by Russian masters of the 18th and 19th centuries, books from Russian Imperial libraries, early Soviet graphics, posters, photographs, film, and rare archival documents.

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Weapon On The Wall: American Posters Of World War I

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 to Saturday, September 2, 2017
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

The exhibition Weapon on the Wall: American Posters of World War I opens Wednesday, April 5, and runs through September 2, 2017. The exhibition is open to the public, free of charge, Tuesday–Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus.

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Unpacking History: New Collections At The Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 to Saturday, February 25, 2017
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

A new exhibition, Unpacking History: New Collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, celebrates the variety, range, and historical significance of Hoover’s holdings by featuring rare and intriguing items from select collections acquired in recent years. The exhibition opens Tuesday, September 27, 2016, and runs through February 25, 2017.

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Glimpses: British Visions Of War & Peace

Thursday, June 2, 2016 to Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Hoover Tower Rotunda

In a new exhibition entitled Glimpses: British Visions of War & Peace, a selection of topics on 20th century British history demonstrates the richness and variety of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives’ holdings on modern Britain. The exhibition was produced by the students in a Stanford History Department class taught by Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History emeritus, in the spring quarter of 2016.

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William F. Buckley Jr. and Malcolm Muggeridge on the set of Firing Line (Firing Line Broadcast records, box 110)
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Civil Discourse: William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line, 1966–1999

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 to Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives exhibition Civil Discourse: William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line, 1966–1999 commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of William F. Buckley Jr.’s legendary television program.  Television’s longest-running political talk show with a single host, Firing Line featured William F. Buckley Jr., a conservative and recognized master of debate, in conversation with many of the most remarkable—and often the most radical—public figures of his day.

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Double Exposure: Russia's Secret Police under the Last Tsars

Thursday, October 29, 2015 to Saturday, March 12, 2016
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

A new exhibition, Double Exposure: Russia’s Secret Police under the Last Tsars, is based on one of the most extraordinary collections held in the Hoover Library & Archives: the records of the Paris headquarters of the Russian Imperial secret police, known as the Okhrana. The Okhrana collection, consisting of once-secret files and photographs of many of the most wanted Russian revolutionaries of the early twentieth century, documents the tsarist government's surveillance of its political enemies throughout Europe, including many who would become leading figures of the Soviet regime after 1917—most notably Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin. Presenting a wide array of documents and artifacts drawn directly from the Okhrana police files and other related collections, Double Exposure traces the antecedents of the methods of surveillance and terrorism that continue to impact the world we live in today.

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Boris Pasternak in 1956
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Rare Doctor Zhivago Materials Displayed In Hoover Tower For Largest Ever Boris Pasternak Conference

Monday, September 28, 2015 to Friday, October 2, 2015

From September 28 through October 2, Stanford will host the international conference “Poetry and Politics in the Twentieth Century: Boris Pasternak, His Family, and His Novel Doctor Zhivago,” the largest ever dedicated to this Nobel Prize–winning twentieth-century Russian writer. An exhibition of Doctor Zhivago rare first editions from Hoover and Stanford as well as the private collection of Paolo Mancosu will be displayed in the Hoover Tower during the conference.

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Poster Collection, UK 524, Hoover Institution Archives
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Remember The Lusitania! Discoveries From The Shipwreck

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 to Sunday, May 24, 2015
Hoover Tower Rotunda

One hundred years ago, on May 7, 1915, the British luxury liner RMS Lusitania sank off the southern coast of Ireland after being torpedoed by a German submarine. Nearly twelve hundred of the men, women, and children on board perished, provoking a firestorm of international condemnation. On the centennial of the Lusitania disaster, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is mounting a short-term exhibition in the Hoover Tower rotunda. Remember the Lusitania! Discoveries from the Shipwreck will showcase artifacts retrieved from the wreck together with photographs, posters, documents, medals, and maps from Hoover's collections.

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Women and the Great War

Thursday, November 6, 2014 to Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, Women and the Great War, will open Thursday, November 6, 2014, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus, and run through Saturday, April 25, 2015.

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Revolutions in Eastern Europe: The Rise of Democracy, 1989–1990

Revolutions in Eastern Europe: The Rise of Democracy, 1989–1990

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 to Saturday, September 20, 2014
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, Revolutions in Eastern Europe: The Rise of Democracy, 1989–1990, will open on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus and run through Saturday, September 20, 2014.

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