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Dorothy Kilian in Moscow, 1986

Papers of peace activist Dorothy Kilian now open

Pasternak Family Digital Archives (Hoover Institution Library and Archives)

New collection exposes gaps in the Iron Curtain

Berlin: Checkpoint Charlie Album, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives

Hoover acquires "Checkpoint Charlie" album

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Dorothy Kilian in Moscow, 1986
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Dorothy Kilian Papers Document Citizen Diplomacy in the Cold War

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This important addition to the archives’ collections on peace and citizen diplomacy reflects Dorothy Kilian’s work on US-Soviet relations and peacekeeping activities from 1977 to 1988. During this time, Ms Kilian was based in Pasadena, California, where she participated in peacekeeping efforts through her church and several local and national peace organizations. The scope of her work included youth peacekeeping education, women in peacekeeping, US-Soviet relations and citizen exchanges, Soviet religion and the relationship between faith and peace, SALT and nuclear arms proliferation, and national security, as well as human rights.

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Charles King speaking at Politics & Prose in Washington, DC, 2014 (Image courtesy of Taylordw via Wikimedia Commons)
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Hoover Acquires Charles King Papers on Moldova

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The materials in this collection reflect Professor King’s research on the history of Moldova in the twentieth century. They include his research notebooks, dating back to his work in Moldovan archives and libraries in 1993 and 1994, and other materials (notes, newspaper clippings, typed copies of archival documents, and reproductions of archival photographs). Much of this material was used in by Professor King in preparing his book The Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture.

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Richard Cornuelle (Richard Cornuelle Papers, Box 2, Folder 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

Papers of Libertarian Thinker Richard Cornuelle Now Available

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The personal papers of the classical liberal thinker and author Richard C. Cornuelle are now open for research at the Hoover Archives. The papers detail the life and career of Cornuelle, a student of Ludwig von Mises and an early Ayn Rand supporter. 

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Communist Chinese Political Movement Collection, Box 7, Hoover Institution Archives

People's Commune Materials Added to Communist Chinese Political Movement Collection

Monday, April 6, 2015

The historical materials that Hoover has recently been added to the Communist Chinese Political Movement Collection concern the People’s Commune in North China. Those materials, covering the period from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, reveal the commune development in that part of China, including local political movements, agricultural productivity, disaster rescue and relief, marriage and cultural lives, and the commune’s rudimentary judicial activities.

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Hoover War Library Reading Room in Stanford’s Main Library

Eight Stanford Students Awarded Silas H. Palmer Fellowships

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Silas H. Palmer fellowship competition. Eight Stanford students will receive an award of $2000 to support their research based on Hoover's collections.

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