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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

“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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Paolo Mancosu: Zhivago’s Secret Journey

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Hoover Institution Press released Zhivago’s Secret Journey, by Paolo Mancosu, a breakthrough contribution to the study of the esteemed Russian Nobel laureate Boris Pasternak. 

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The marketplace in Čačak in the early twentieth century; drawing by Dragan Ćirković  (Časlav Nikitović Papers, Box 1)
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Yugoslav Minister’s Papers Donated To The Library & Archives

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The papers and books of Chaslav Nikitovich (Časlav Nikitović), Serb politician and minister of agriculture of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, recently arrived at the Hoover Institution.  The papers are the third major archival collection pertaining to the former Yugoslavia that has been added to Hoover holdings in the past three years, the other two being the literary archives of the prominent dissident Milovan Djilas and the papers of the Partisan leader and communist politician Vicko Krstulović.

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Dr. Felix Boecking, lecturer in modern Chinese political and economic history at the University of Edinburgh
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New Perspectives On Land Reform In The People’s Republic Of China

Monday, August 29, 2016

Dr. Felix Boecking, a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and a participant in Hoover's 2016 Workshop on Modern China, discusses his research on land reform and his use of Hoover's

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Silas Palmer fellow Paul Behringer is a Ph.D candidate in the history department at American University in Washington, DC.
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Silas Palmer Fellow Explores The Effect Of Foreign Interventions In Civil Wars

Monday, August 29, 2016

Silas Palmer fellow Paul Behringer uses Hoover collections to investigate whether foreign intervention in civil war facilitates increased violence or movement toward peace.

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Herbert Hoover (right) and Horace Albright (left) were friends and fishing companions long before Albright became director of the National Park Service in 1929. As an assistant to National Park Service director Stephen Mather during World War I, Albright
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Herbert Hoover And The Great Outdoors

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 25th marks the one-hundred-year anniversary of America’s National Park Service, a federal bureau of the United States Department of the Interior dedicated to the preservation of America’s most beautiful parks and most significant national monuments. In the early years of the park service, one of the bureau’s biggest supporters was another transplanted westerner, Herbert Hoover, who moved from Iowa to Oregon at the age of eleven, and spent his childhood largely out of doors: hiking, horseback-riding, swimming, and—his particular favorite—fishing. 

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