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A dollar bill carried aboard and signed by the members of the bombing crew on July 1, 1946 (Beth Flippen Scheel collection, box 1)

Hoover marks the seventieth anniversary of the Bikini Atoll nuclear tests with the release of rare sound recordings

The mile-long Merefa-Kherson bridge on the Dnieper River in Dniepropetrovsk (Dnipro), was the longest reinforced concrete arch bridge in Europe.  This is how it looked under repair in September 1941, after it was blown up by the retreating Red Army.  Two

Hoover acquires two new photograph albums from Operation Barbarossa

“Germany 1936: Events Worth Visiting in the Olympic Year” (German Subject collection)

Hoover acquires new materials from the 1936 Olympics

During Herbert Hoover’s administration (1929-1933), the size of national forests expanded by more than two million acres, and the land designated for national parks and monuments increased by forty percent. Hoover also lobbied tirelessly for expanding the

Hoover Archives celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service with an article about Herbert Hoover's expansion of our nation's parks

Participants of the 2016 Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes

Hoover fellow and Stanford historian Norman Naimark addresses the 2016 Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes
 

Map showing Soviet naval activities off Inchon Bay, January 1954.

Hoover Archives acquires espionage files from post-World War II Japan

Hoover preserves and makes available new footage of Churchill's 1940s travel in Cuba

Student delegates from the Stanford US-Russia Forum view documents and photographs from Russian collections at Hoover Archives

Students from Stanford's US-Russia Forum Visit Hoover Archives

The Hoover digitization team built this copy stand using inexpensive materials and DIY improvisation.

Hoover imaging specialists design new approaches to the digitization of rare artifacts

Chief of State Pétain greets his supporters, Vichy, May 1944

Hoover Archives acquires the family photographs of Philippe Pétain, Marshal of France

Anatol Shmelev is named the inaugural Robert Conquest Curator of Russian and Eurasian Collections

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Joseph D. Dwyer, Hoover fellow Robert Conquest, and Hoover fellow and Curator for European Collections Maciej Siekierski

Remembering Joseph Dwyer

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Joseph D. Dwyer, a distinguished curator and Slavic bibliographer at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives for three decades, died earlier this month in Asheville, North Carolina, at the age of seventy-five.  Two of his colleagues and friends, Anatol Shmelev, Robert Conquest Curator for Russia and Eurasia, and Maciej Siekierski, Curator of the European Collections, recall the course of his professional career and contributions.

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Institute For Humane Studies Lectures Now Available Online

Thursday, July 20, 2017

More than fifty lectures by economists, historians, and other academics at the Institute for Humane Studies from 1961 to 1977 are now available online.

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Brigitte Stepanov is a doctoral candidate in French Studies at Brown University.
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Silas Palmer Fellow Examines Colonialism And Cruelty In 1960s Algeria

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Silas Palmer fellow Brigitte Stepanov conducted research that sought to analyze cruelty and cruel events – in their various manifestations – in Algeria in the 1960s in an effort to understand what constituted cruelty in the time leading to, during, and shortly after Algeria’s revolution for independence. This project studied Algerian and French perspectives on violence, terror, and oppression in Algeria in an aim to study cruel practices not only specifically in that geographical region, but in colonial contexts more generally, and to see how they may be changed to more effectively bring about conflict mediation and resolution.

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Introducing Aeon!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Starting Fall 2017, the Hoover Library & Archives will be implementing Aeon, our new library and archives request system. This system will replace our current paper registration and request forms for both the library and archives reading rooms.

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Presidents Boris Yeltsin of Russia and Aleksander Kwaśniewski of Poland greet Polish diplomats at the Kremlin.  Ciosek is fifth man from the left.  Moscow, April 1996
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Hoover Archives Acquires Papers Of Poland’s Ambassador To Russia, Stanisław Ciosek

Friday, July 7, 2017

Hoover’s Polish archival collections, the largest and most comprehensive holdings on twentieth-century Poland outside Poland, now include the papers of another key figure in the process of transforming of the country from a Soviet satellite ruled by an authoritarian communist regime into an independent democratic republic.  Stanisław Ciosek’s papers and photographs document mostly the years 1980–96, his tenure as minister of labor as well as a Central Committee and Politburo member, endeavoring to contain the rise of the Solidarity trade union movement, followed by nearly seven years of work for his erstwhile adversaries as the new Poland’s ambassador to Moscow.

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