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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

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

Participants in the 2015 Hoover Institution Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes

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Hoover Fellow Uncovers Evidence of KGB Counter-Intelligence in Hoover’s Lithuanian Archives

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Working in conjunction with colleague Inga Zaksauskiene of Vilnius University, economic historian and Hoover research fellow Mark Harrison recently published an article entitled “Counter-intelligence in a Command Economy” in the latest edition of the Economic History Review. Drawing from the Lietuvos ypatingasis archyvas (Lithuanian Special Archive) at Hoover and the KGB archives in Vilnius, Zaksauskiene and Harrison provide the first in-depth description of the KGB as a market regulator in the Soviet economy of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Stanford Undergraduate Shares Her Experiences Working in the Hoover Archives

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Stanford undergraduate Loralee Sepsey, an archives intern who will receive her BA in English literature and creative writing in 2018, reflects on her experience of working in the Hoover Archives during the past year.

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Hoover Library Acquires Rare Underground Magazine of Army Special Forces

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Hoover Library recently acquired a rare print run of The Resister: a far-right dissident magazine purportedly published by the “Special Forces Underground,” a clandestine group of radical extremists in the Green Berets, an elite fighting unit within the US Army.

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Jacob Olidort, a fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, explains the Salafi ideology developed by Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Albani under the Ba'athist regime in Syria
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Hoover Workshop Participant Jacob Olidort Promotes Access To The Richard P. Mitchell Collection Of Middle East Materials

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

During the recent Hoover Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes, participant Jacob Olidort, who received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University in June and is a fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, used his knowledge of the Middle East and Arabic to inventory Hoover’s Richard Paul Mitchell Collection. The archive—which originated from one of the most well regarded scholars in the field of Middle Eastern Studies—contains writings, newspapers, magazines, journals, books, and other printed matter relating to the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic culture and political movements, and conditions in Islamic countries. Olidort’s inventory will enhance the existing online finding aid for the collection and be of great value to current and future researchers interested in using the collection for their own projects.

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Walter Campbell Short Collection of Pearl Harbor Materials Now Available for Research

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The personal papers of Lieutenant General Walter Campbell Short are now open for research for the first time since the collection was acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1975. Lt. Gen. Short was commander of the US Army Hawaiian Department at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Immediately following the attack, Short was relieved of his command, reduced to the rank of major general, and forced to retire from the military. The papers include letters of support received after the Pearl Harbor attack, other personal correspondence, certificates, photographs, writings, clippings, and several scrapbooks documenting his military career before World War II.

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