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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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Plan of the camp theater (Jan Jasiewicz Papers, Hoover Institution Archives)
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Drama Behind Barbed Wire: Theater In Oflag VIIA

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Hoover Institution Archives has recently acquired the papers of Jan Jasiewicz, a Polish officer imprisoned in Germany during World War II. Jasiewicz was one of the organizers of the prison camp theater, as well as its archivist and chronicler. The collection includes hand-painted announcements, programs, costume designs, detailed lists of participants, and photographs taken by German guards.

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New Finding Aid: The Alfred Connor Bowman Papers

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hoover's newly described Alfred Connor Bowman Papers offer reports, correspondence, diaries, photographs, and a sound recording detailing the tensions in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region at the end of World War II.

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Soviet Censorship in Latvia: Rare Lists of Banned Publications Acquired

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hoover Archives has acquired internally distributed confidential lists of Latvian, German and Russian books to be confiscated in Soviet-occupied Latvia per orders of GLAVLIT, the Main Administration for Literary and Publishing Affairs.  With printed notes on front wrappers translating to “For official use” and “Distributed by list.”  Among the titles to be removed are numerous publications of the Latvian avant-garde, but also books by Russian émigrés published in Riga.

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Silas Palmer fellow Xiang Zhai

Silas Palmer Fellows Introduce Their Research

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In 2015, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives provided research support grants to forty scholars from Stanford and beyond. Five scholars share their research (and what they found!) after visiting the Hoover Institution Archives reading room this summer.

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Silas Palmer fellow Michał Przeperski (2015)
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Silas Palmer Fellow Researches Final Years Of Communist Poland

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Michał Przeperski, a doctoral candidate in the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences, received a research support grant from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives this year. He is currently working on a political biography of  Mieczysław F. Rakowski, the second-to-last prime minister of communist Poland, whose papers are held at Hoover.

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