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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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Thousands of Rare Afghan Periodicals Now Available Online

Monday, June 27, 2016

This month, Hoover Library & Archives announce the launch of a database that will allow users access to Hoover’s Afghan Partisan Serials (APS) collection, one of the most significant collections of Afghan periodicals in the world. The APS, a major contribution to the preservation of Middle Eastern history, consists of a careful selection of more than four thousand individual issues of twenty-nine newspapers and journals published in Dari, Pushto, Arabic, and English.

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Hoover Material Featured In Forthcoming PBS Film American Reds

Friday, June 24, 2016

This month Twin Cities PBS and documentary filmmaker Richard Wormser announced the forthcoming release of American Reds, a documentary illuminating the history and legacy of the American Communist Party.  The program’s narrative is structured around interviews of prominent American Communists. American Reds is scheduled for public television broadcast and online viewing beginning in October 2016.

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Stanford history professor Jennifer Burns (left), organizer of the Hoover Workshop on Political Economy, and keynote speaker Michelle Nickerson (right), professor of history at Loyola University
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Historian Michelle Nickerson Delivers Workshop Keynote On Feminism, Activism, and Conservatism

Friday, June 24, 2016

On June 22, Michelle Nickerson, associate professor of history at Loyola University, delivered the keynote address for the 2016 Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy. Nickerson’s talk, entitled “Mothers of Conservatism,” addressed the grassroots activism of conservative women in Cold War Los Angeles and explored the impact of that activism on the emerging American right. 
 

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Hoover Research Fellow Maps the Paths of Cold War Czechoslovak Émigrés

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hoover research fellow Martin Nekola describes his work on documenting the experience of Czechoslovak exiles during the Cold War.

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Hoover Joins National Review Institute In Celebrating The Golden Anniversary Of William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line

Friday, June 17, 2016

In May and June, Hoover Library & Archives joined National Review Institute in hosting three fiftieth anniversary events in honor of William F. Buckley Jr.'s landmark television show, Firing Line. The events in Dallas, New York, and Washington DC coincided with Hoover's current exhibition, Civil Discourse: William F. Buckley Jr.'s Firing Line, 1966-1999, now on display in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion.

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