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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

Meet the international group of scholars studying Hoover's collections

Firing Line Broadcast Records, Box 110, Hoover Institution Archives

Magnolia Pictures documentary explores a famous feud

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The Red Army in north China launched its “spiritual mobilization movement” at the early stage of the Sino-Japanese War, ca. 1938 (Sha Fei Papers, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

New Finding Aids to Asia Collections Available Online

Monday, December 15, 2014

Finding aids to a number of collections from China, Vietnam, and Korea are now available through the Online Archive of California

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Sidney Drell at the Conference on Andrei Sakharov and the Conscience of Humanity, December 2014
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Conference on Andrei Sakharov and the Conscience of Humanity

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 to Thursday, December 11, 2014

A two-day conference honoring physicist and Nobel Peace Prize–winner Andrei Sakharov was held at the Hoover Institution during December 10–11, 2014. Convened by former secretary of state George P. Shultz and physicist Sidney Drell, it drew a wide range of distinguished participants—from scientists, historians, and journalists to religious figures, military leaders, entrepreneurs and diplomats—as well as Professor Tatiana Yankelevich, daughter of Elena Bonner, Sakharov’s wife and also a staunch defender of human rights.

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Hoover Expands Collections on Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sergio d’Angelo was an Italian journalist and a member of the Italian Communist Party who worked in the Soviet Union in the late 1950s. He also helped the Italian publisher Feltrinelli find new works by Soviet authors that might attract a Western audience. D’Angelo’s small but significant collection covers his acquaintance with Boris Pasternak and his role in getting  Doctor Zhivago published in the West. 

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Hans Schumann's escape, August 15, 1961 (Berlin: Checkpoint Charlie Album, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

Hoover Acquires Checkpoint Charlie Album

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hoover’s European collections have added a valuable item to its holdings, an album of thirty-five mounted photographs documenting the history of Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War.  Covering the years 1946 to 1989, the album was printed in 1990 from contemporary and earlier negatives, showing the wall, important moments in the wall’s history, noted visits to the wall by Willy Brant, JFK, Ronald Reagan, and others and other images of the Cold War icon and its context.

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