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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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Map of the combined advance to Yaoundé in October 1915–January 1916
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The Great War In The Heart Of Darkness: Hoover Acquires General Joseph Aymerich’s Manuscript On The French Conquest Of Cameroon

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hoover has acquired manuscripts and maps created by Joseph Gaudérique Aymerich (1858–1937). As supreme commander of French Equatorial Africa at the beginning of World War I, Aymerich led French colonial forces into German Cameroon and by early 1916 had conquered it for France.

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Allan Stam Discusses The Importance Of Leadership

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On Tuesday, May 10, Allan Stam gave a talk titled "Why Leaders Fight" as part of the Hoover Library & Archives History & Policy Lecture Series. Stam, a professor and dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, focuses on the dynamics of armed conflict between and within states, with an emphasis on war durations and outcomes as well as mediation and alliance politics.

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Mary Churchill Soames christening the B-17 bomber “Stage Door Canteen.” Also pictured: Sir Laurence Olivier (left), Vivien Leigh, and Frederick Anderson. [ Frederick Anderson papers, Reel 24]
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Hoover Preserves 1940s Color Films Featuring Winston Churchill, Vivien Leigh, And Sir Laurence Olivier

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Films from the Frederick L. Anderson Collection at the Hoover Library & Archives were preserved recently with funding from a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. The three films were shot by Frederick Anderson, a US Air Force major general during World War II, and include scenes of bomb damage, as well as footage of Winston Churchill and his wife in Cuba, Winston Churchill’s daughters Mary Churchill Soames and Sarah Churchill, and actors Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.

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Map showing Soviet naval activities off Inchon Bay, January 1954.
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Hoover’s New Japanese Materials Explore The Cold War’s Intricate Landscape In Northeast Asia

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Hoover Archives recently acquired Japanese archival materials relating to a Tokyo-based, allegedly private-funded think tank called the Continental Affairs Research Institute (Tairiku Mondai Kenkyujo). Hoover’s Continental Affairs Research Institute Collection includes correspondence between the Japanese government and the institute and analysis of and intelligence reports on Soviet Russia, China, and Mongolia from the early 1950s to the 1960s.
 

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Datong Society Of UC-Berkeley Visits Hoover Archives

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

On May 2, the Datong Society of China Studies at University of California, Berkeley visited Hoover Archives. Under the guidance Hsiao-ting Lin, Hoover co-curator for Asian collections, and Tianyi Dong, Director of External Affairs for the Datong Society, the interdisciplinary academic group viewed valuable artifacts from Hoover’s Chinese collections, including documents and photographs, the Chiang Kai-shek diaries, and artifacts related to the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

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