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Dorothy Kilian in Moscow, 1986

Papers of peace activist Dorothy Kilian now open

Pasternak Family Digital Archives (Hoover Institution Library and Archives)

New collection exposes gaps in the Iron Curtain

Berlin: Checkpoint Charlie Album, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives

Hoover acquires "Checkpoint Charlie" album

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New Documents Added to Chinese Cultural Revolution Collection

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966–76), as Harvard scholar Roderick MacFarquhar has pointed out, was a watershed event in the history of the People's Republic of China, the defining decade of half a century of communist rule. The incremental materials contain documents relating to revolutionary activities in the Beijing and Shanghai areas and Mao Zedong’s directives to party members and the Red Guards against his political rivals.

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Thumbnails from PG&E films (clockwise from top left): Ronald Reagan, 1966; Georg

Campaign Speeches by California Political Candidates in the 1960s Now Online

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fifteen motion picture films of candidates campaigning for major political offices in California's 1962 and 1966 elections are now available on California Light and Sound. Each candidate was filmed as they spoke to Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) employees and answered their questions during the company's nonpartisan lunchtime voter education program.  See the complete list of the digitized films, from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company Motion Picture Film collection, below.

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Americans for Tax Reform (Heartland Institute Collection, Box 9, Folder 4, Hoove

Hoover Archives expands collection on free-market thought

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Hoover Archives is now the home of the Heartland Institute collection, one of the largest and most comprehensive libraries of antiregulation and free-market issuances in the United States.

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Street protest in Warsaw, Poland, June 1989 (Erazm Ciołek Papers, Hoover Institu

Revolutions in Eastern Europe Exhibition Opening on March 11

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, Revolutions in Eastern Europe: The Rise of Democracy, 1989–1990, will open on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus and run through Saturday, August 16, 2014.

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Portrait of Helena Paderewska. Józef Orłowski, Helena Paderewska: na piętnastole

Helena Paderewska Memoirs Discovered in the Hoover Archives

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Not long ago the Hoover Archives received the papers and memorabilia of the US musician and military intelligence officer Ernest Schelling. Found during initial sorting of the materials was a tattered manila envelope containing two unsigned typewritten copies of a text in English ending with “Riond Bosson, Morges, Switzerland, May 29, 1920.”

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