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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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Visiting students from Columbia University with Anatol Shmelev, curator of the RFE/RL collection and Robert Conquest Curator for Russian and Eurasian Collections, as well as Jack Doran, Project Archivist for RFE/RL corporate records, and Natalia Reshetova
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Hoover Welcomes Visiting Students From Columbia University

Monday, August 22, 2016

This month Hoover Library & Archives welcomes a group of Columbia University students participating in the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) research fellowship at Columbia’s European Institute. The visiting students will spend a week consulting Hoover’s extensive Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty collection.

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Klaus Mühlhahn of the Free University of Berlin
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Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On China

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The fourth annual Hoover Institution workshop on China, entitled Transition and Transformation: China in the Twentieth Century, was held from August 1 to August 10. This year, the workshop was cosponsored with the Seminar of East Asian Studies, Free University of Berlin and featured eight speakers from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and China, all of whom analyzed political, economic, social, and institutional factors leading to the transformation of China in the past century.

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“Germany 1936: Events Worth Visiting in the Olympic Year” (German Subject collection)
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The Olympics Of Eighty Years Ago: Hoover Archives Acquires Materials From The 1936 Berlin Games

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

With the start of the Rio Olympics approaching, the Hoover Library & Archives have coincidentally acquired German publications promoting and documenting the games of the XI Olympiad held in Berlin in 1936.  These imprints, full of attractive drawings and high-quality photographs, now added to the German Subject Collection, complement an excellent collection of images from the Berlin games already available in Hoover Archives’ Erich Knapp Papers

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Participants of the 2016 Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes
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Professor Norman Naimark Cites Hoover As "The Most Interesting Archive In The World"

Thursday, July 28, 2016

On July 27th, Norman Naimark, a senior fellow at the Hoover and Freeman-Spogli Institutes and Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of Eastern European Studies at Stanford, delivered a talk entitled "Before the Cold War: Europe and Stalin, 1944-49." Professor Naimark's talk was the keynote address of the Hoover Library & Archives 2016 Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes, which brings together scholars from across the world who use Hoover collections to study dictatorship and the global effects of totalitarian states.  Naimark, who has researched at Hoover for nearly fifty years, claimed Hoover to be "the most interesting archive in the world."

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China, Hong Kong, And Macao Postal Services Release Stamps Featuring Photographs From Hoover Archives

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The China, Hong Kong, and Macao postal services have announced the release of a new set of commemorative stamps that celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), the first president of the Republic of China. The stamps feature images from Hoover’s Joshua Powers collection.

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