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Introducing the Guide to the Hoover Institution Archives Motion Picture Films

Proofs of advertisements from the Crusade for Freedom Advertising Council's "Truth Dollar" campaign, 1954  (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc. Corporate Records, Box 2236, Folder 1)

Significant updates to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Records

James B. Donovan Collection, Hoover Institution Archives

New Steven Spielberg film starring Tom Hanks dramatizes espionage story from the Hoover Archives

Firing Line Broadcast Records, Box 110, Hoover Institution Archives

A new documentary from Magnolia Pictures features the famed 1968 political debate between Firing Line host William F. Buckley Jr. and novelist Gore Vidal

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Hoover Library & Archives And Citizen Film Collaboration Featured On National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered”

Monday, July 20, 2015

On July 17th, National Public Radio host Robert Siegel interviewed eighty-nine-year-old violinist Stuart Canin. Canin holds the distinction of being a World War II veteran, a former concert master of the San Francisco Symphony, and the subject of the forthcoming documentary The Rifleman’s Violin, which tells the dramatic story of Canin’s musical performance, given at the age of 19, for Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill during the July 1945 Potsdam Conference. A collaboration between Hoover Library & Archives and Citizen Film, The Rifleman’s Violin tells the remarkable story of how the young GI bearing a “$2, cigar-box violin” came to play Pugnani and Tchaikovsky in front of the most powerful men in the world. 

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Magnolia Pictures And Academy Award-Winning Director Morgan Neville Release New Documentary About William F. Buckley Jr.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

On July 31, Magnolia Pictures and directors Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) will release Best of Enemies, a film based on the famous 1968 political debate between leftist writer and polemicist Gore Vidal and conservative TV host William F. Buckley Jr. The archive of William F. Buckley’s thirty-three-year-long television series Firing Line is among the most used collections at Hoover Library & Archives; it includes broadcasts, transcripts, and administrative files, some of which illuminate the notorious animosity between Buckley and Vidal.

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New Descriptions of US and Canada Collections Now Available

Monday, July 13, 2015

New finding aids to fifteen collections from the US and Canada are now available through the Online Archive of California. Highlights include an FBI agent's research on "subversives" in the US during the Cold War, memorabilia from Herbert Hoover's presidential campaigns, and poetry by a Canadian satirist.

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Eritrean Liberation Front members, 1968 (Jack Kramer Papers, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)
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New Descriptions of African Collections Now Available

Thursday, July 9, 2015

New finding aids to eight collections documenting social and political conditions in Africa are now available through the Online Archive of California. Highlights include sound recordings of interviews with Organisation Armée Secrète (OAS) leaders from the Algerian war for independence, speeches from the Eritrean People's Liberation Front, and photographs of the French colonial administrator Félix Éboué.

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Proofs of advertisements from the Crusade for Freedom Advertising Council's "Truth Dollar" campaign, 1954  (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc. Corporate Records, Box 2236, Folder 1)
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Hoover Archives Adds Significant Updates to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Collection

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A major update to the Hoover Institution’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) corporate and broadcast records is now available for use.

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