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Eric Wakin, the Robert H. Malott director of the Hoover Insitution Library & Archives, delivered the keynote lecture at Hoover Hometown Days in West Branch, Iowa on August 8, 2015

Eric Wakin delivers keynote address for Herbert Hoover's 141st birthday

Polish troops at a shooting range.

Hoover Archives has received a collection of nearly five hundred photographs taken in Iraq during 2005–6 by Maciej Milczanowski, one of Hoover Library & Archives’ 2015 Silas Palmer Fellows. 

Nikita Khrushchev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, and Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet premier, on board the cruiser Ordzhonikidze, April 1956 (Voenno-Morskoĭ Flot Photographs, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

New Soviet collection revives a Cold War mystery

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Hoover archivist Sally DeBauche processed the papers of Robert E. McCarthy, former aide to Ronald Reagan
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Papers Of Robert E. McCarthy, Former Aide To Ronald Reagan, Now Open For Research

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Robert E. McCarthy papers, originally acquired in 1997, have recently been opened for research. The collection contains a briefing book and meeting minutes from McCarthy’s service on Ronald Reagan’s presidential transition team.

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The Falls confer with Hoover librarian Paul Thomas
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Senegalese Digital Initiatives Delegation Explores Hoover Archives

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dr. Babacar Fall, a fellow at The Nantes Institute for Advanced Study in France, and also the Chair of the History and Geography Department at Cheikh-Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, and Oumar Tall, a digital archivist at the National Archives of Senegal, visited the Hoover Institution Archives on April 13th. The Falls were visiting Stanford campus for a conference entitled "African Colonial Employees Project Workshop: A Digital Archive Initiative," and toured Hoover collections and technology labs.

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Imre Pozsgay with President George H. W. Bush, Washington, 1989
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In Memoriam Imre Pozsgay (1933-2016)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hoover fellow and Library & Archives senior curator for European collection Maciej Siekierski remembers Imre Pozsgay, whose collection is at Hoover.

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Historian Frank Dikötter Discusses Mao And The Legacy Of China’s Cultural Revolution

Monday, April 11, 2016

On March 31, Hoover Library & Archives hosted a talk by Frank Dikötter, chair professor of humanities at the University of Hong Kong and the author of Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, which won the 2011 Samuel Johnson Prize, Britain's most prestigious book award for non-fiction. Dikötter’s lecture, entitled “China’s Cultural Revolution,” discussed the dramatic events of the rise and fall of China’s Red Guard in the 1960s, and the legacy of China’s Cultural Revolution in terms of twentieth-century history as well as current events.

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Czech and Slovak volunteers in France, August 1914
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Czechoslovak Legion Photo Album Acquired By Hoover

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hoover Archives has acquired a rare album of photographs of the Czechoslovak Legion in France: volunteer units composed predominantly of émigré Czechs, as well as some Slovaks, fighting on the side of the Entente powers during World War I. The unbound album with thirty-eight photos belonged to a soldier of the first autonomous Czech army unit created in France, the Twenty-First Czechoslovak Rifle Regiment.

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