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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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The Hoover digitization team built this copy stand using inexpensive materials and DIY improvisation.

Hoover Digitization Team Presents New Approaches to Preserving Special Collections

Monday, April 11, 2016

On April 9th, Hoover Library & Archives imaging specialists delivered a presentation entitled “Democratizing Digitization” at the annual meeting of the Society of California Archivists held in Santa Rosa, California. Russell Rader, Digital Materials Manager, and Daniel Jarvis, Digitization Production Supervisor, provided fellow archivists from California institutions an overview of Hoover’s recent efforts to build a low-budget quick capture station, and its use in digitizing Hoover's Okhrana collection.
 

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Historian Frank Dikötter Discusses Mao And The Legacy Of China’s Cultural Revolution

Monday, April 11, 2016

On March 31, Hoover Library & Archives hosted a talk by Frank Dikötter, chair professor of humanities at the University of Hong Kong and the author of Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, which won the 2011 Samuel Johnson Prize, Britain's most prestigious book award for non-fiction. Dikötter’s lecture, entitled “China’s Cultural Revolution,” discussed the dramatic events of the rise and fall of China’s Red Guard in the 1960s, and the legacy of China’s Cultural Revolution in terms of twentieth-century history as well as current events.

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Czech and Slovak volunteers in France, August 1914
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Czechoslovak Legion Photo Album Acquired By Hoover

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hoover Archives has acquired a rare album of photographs of the Czechoslovak Legion in France: volunteer units composed predominantly of émigré Czechs, as well as some Slovaks, fighting on the side of the Entente powers during World War I. The unbound album with thirty-eight photos belonged to a soldier of the first autonomous Czech army unit created in France, the Twenty-First Czechoslovak Rifle Regiment.

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April Fools’ Day in the Archives

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hoover archivist Sarah Patton finds a delightful and telling World War II-era April Fools' Day joke among the recently declassified papers in the John Marshall Raymond papers.

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Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Russian watercolor artist Anatole Efimoff lived, taught, and painted in Shanghai
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Hoover Acquires The Collection Of Celebrated Russian Watercolor Artist Anatole Efimoff

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hoover Library & Archives recently acquired the papers of Anatole Efimoff (1897–1981), which provide a classic representation of a Russian refugee’s life in the Far East.

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