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Read about the Library & Archives' 2016 events, exhibitions, and publications

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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Hoover Library Acquires Collection Of Unique Russian Émigré Periodicals From South America

Friday, June 17, 2016

Hoover Library recently acquired a rare collection of Russian-émigré books, pamphlets, journals, and newspapers from South America. Hoover's holdings of Spanish-language Russian-émigré periodicals is currently the most comprehensive and extensive in the world.

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Hoover Provides Housing Solutions For Horizontal Storage Of Cracked Phonograph Discs

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hoover’s creative solution for the horizontal storage of cracked phonograph discs has recently been featured on the website of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), one of the leading professional associations for archivists dedicated to the preservation of audio recordings. Hoover’s housings, designed by archivists Brandon Burke and Rayan Ghazal, are quickly becoming one of the most significant open source solutions to conservation and space considerations among recording sound archives nationwide, and were recently featured in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society.

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RFE/RL Corporate Records, Box 100, Folder 39, Hoover Institution Archives
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Hoover’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Russian Service Archive Now Available Online

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hoover’s extensive Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Russian Service (Radio Svoboda) holdings are now available through an online database built in collaboration with the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA).

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James C. Myers, Tech. 5 993rd Army Signal Corps
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Tales Of The South Pacific: James C. Meyers Letters, 1943-1945

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hoover Archives has completed processing the letters of James C. Myers, a Tech. 5 with the 993rd Army Signal Corps stationed in the Pacific from 1943-1945.

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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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