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New descriptions for seventeen World War I collections now available

The "Big Four" of the conference (from left):  Anthony Eden of the United Kingdom, Edward Stettinus Jr.  of the United States, Vyacheslav Molotov of the Soviet Union, and T.V. Soong of China (Andrew Roy De Metriff Papers, Hoover Institution Archives)

Hoover marks 70th anniversary of the UN Charter with new collection

Radio Free Europe identity card of Andrzej Czechowicz (Andrzej Czechowicz Papers, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

Papers of Radio Free Europe's communist mole include unpublished autobiography

Pasternak Family Digital Archives (Hoover Institution Library and Archives)

New collection exposes gaps in the Iron Curtain

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Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
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New "Umbrella Revolution" Materials Document Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection at the Hoover Institution includes flyers, leaflets, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the pro-democracy political movement. These materials provide valuable evidence of a pivotal moment for the city’s democracy and its complicated relations with the Chinese mainland. 

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"Food is Ammunition--Don't Waste It," 1918
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Economic Historian Examines Herbert Hoover’s Role in World War I–Era Food Relief Efforts

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Last month Dr. Mary Cox, an economic historian at All Souls College, Oxford University, who will be a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution in the 2015-16 academic year, published a revealing study of the effects of malnutrition on German schoolchildren between 1914 and 1924. “Hunger Games: Or How the Allied Blockade in the First World War Deprived German Children of Nutrition and Allied Food Aid Subsequently Saved Them,” published in the spring edition of the Economic History Review, draws on newly discovered archival records to explore the lasting effects of the war and Allied shipping embargo on a generation of German schoolchildren who frequently went hungry in the war and postwar years.

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Firing Line with William F. Buckley
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The Hoover Institution Hosts A Rooftop Summer Series Dedicated To Firing Line

Monday, June 1, 2015
The Hoover Institution In Washington, DC

Throughout the summer months of 2015, the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C. will host a rooftop series dedicated to Firing Line, one of the most significant and lively broadcasts in television history. The Hoover Institution summer series will celebrate the lasting achievement of Firing Line by screening significant episodes, followed by speakers who will discuss the legacy of the show and the issues discussed by William F. Buckley, Jr. and his on-air guests. Attendees of the summer series are invited to enjoy dinner and drinks while watching Buckley’s ingenious interviews and discussing the diverse topics they raise. 

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Documents, photographs, and artifacts on display from Hoover's Juan Domingo Perón Papers

Juan Perón Archive Displayed at Stanford Production of Evita

Sunday, May 31, 2015

During May 28-30, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives joined the Stanford Theater & Performance Studies (TAPS) Department in presenting an exclusive, preshow exhibition of Perónist artifacts in celebration of TAPS’ production of the musical Evita in Memorial Auditorium. The display in the main lobby featured materials from Hoover’s Juan Domingo Perón Papers, which include correspondence Perón had with his supporters in Argentina during his years of exile, from 1955 to 1973.

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Porthole from the Lusitania's first-class deck, courtesy of Stanford alumnus Gregg Bemis (Photo by Rachel Bauer)

Owner of Lusitania Wreck Speaks at Hoover Library & Archives Exhibition Opening

Thursday, May 28, 2015

On May 20, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives hosted a special event featuring Gregg Bemis, a Stanford graduate (class of 1950) and current owner of the famed wreck of the British luxury liner RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sunk off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915. Bemis, a retired businessman, nautical history buff, and deep-sea diving enthusiast who, at the age of seventy-six, visited the underwater wreck in 2004, delivered a talk explaining his longtime fascination with the story of the famous ship

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