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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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John O’Sullivan Discusses Robert Conquest’s Influence on Margaret Thatcher

A Tribute To Robert Conquest

Friday, February 5, 2016

On Monday, January 25th, Hoover Institution fellows and affiliates joined to celebrate the life and career of Robert Conquest, a preeminent Cold War scholar who became an expert on the abuses of the Soviet regime under Stalin. Conquest, who died on August 3, 2015, spent 28 years as a Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and was curator of the Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States Collection of Hoover Library & Archives between 1981 and 2007. A collection of his papers is held at Hoover Library & Archives.

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Hoover Provides Access To Newly Declassified Documents

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Government records from collections at Hoover Library & Archives have recently been declassified. The collections were created by diplomatic, military, and other government officials.

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Hoover Fellow Mark Harrison Publishes Narratives Of Everyday Life In The Soviet Police State

Monday, February 1, 2016

This week the Hoover Institution Press releases One Day We Will Live without Fear by Hoover fellow and University of Warwick professor of economics, Mark Harrison.  A collection of stories that tells what daily life was like for people under the regime of the Soviet police state, the book draws from Communist Party and secret police records housed at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, the book describes how people became entangled in the workings of Soviet rule.

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Visiting Scientists View Eritrea Collection At Hoover Archives

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Dr. Nathaniel J. Dominy and Dr. Erin E. Butler, renowned husband-wife scientists visited the Hoover Archives to view the Eritrea collection on January 27, 2016. Dr. Dominy’s connection with Eritrea is through his breakthrough research on mummified baboons from ancient Egypt which confirmed that the region of the “Land of Punt: the Land of Gods for the ancient Egyptians” was located in most of Eritrea and eastern Ethiopia.

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Hoover Co-Hosts Conference On Peruvian Politics And History

Monday, January 25, 2016

This week, Hoover Institution Library & Archives joined Stanford Center for Latin American Studies to host the conference “The Shining Path: Maoism and Violence in Peru.” This two-day event brought together renowned scholars, archivists, students, and journalists to discuss the Shining Path guerilla movement in Peru, and the vicious war that engulfed the country between 1980 and 1992.

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