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Eric Wakin, the Robert H. Malott director of the Hoover Insitution Library & Archives, delivered the keynote lecture at Hoover Hometown Days in West Branch, Iowa on August 8, 2015

Eric Wakin delivers keynote address for Herbert Hoover's 141st birthday

Polish troops at a shooting range.

Hoover Archives has received a collection of nearly five hundred photographs taken in Iraq during 2005–6 by Maciej Milczanowski, one of Hoover Library & Archives’ 2015 Silas Palmer Fellows. 

Nikita Khrushchev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, and Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet premier, on board the cruiser Ordzhonikidze, April 1956 (Voenno-Morskoĭ Flot Photographs, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

New Soviet collection revives a Cold War mystery

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During her visit Haben Girma examined the sandals worn by fighters of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (E.P.L.F.). As members of the E.P.L.F., two of her paternal uncles had died fighting for the independence of Eritrea.
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Activist Haben Girma Visits Hoover Archives

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Haben Girma, an Eritrean-American, the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and White House’s “Champion of Change” honoree visited Hoover Institution Archives on January 13, 2016. During her visit, Haben was able to touch and feel items from Hoover’s Eritrea Subject Collection.

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Graduate intern Jason Hiller digitized rare Nazi news reels from Hoover's Universum Film AG (UFA) collection during the summer of 2015.
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A Study In Cinematic Propaganda

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Jason Hiller, a 2015 graduate intern at Hoover Institution Library & Archives, shares his experiences digitizing a collection of rare Nazi news reels.

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Krstulović addressing his fighters, Svilaja range (Dinaric Alps), Croatia, 1942
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Farewell To Dalmatia: Vicko Krstulović Papers Come To Hoover

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Hoover Library & Archives acquired another major collection pertaining to Yugoslavia, the Vicko Krstulović Papers.  Krstulović (1905−88) was a Croat communist and partisan commander during World War II in Dalmatia, the historic region along the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. 
 

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Research Fellow And Curator For Latin America Herbert S. Klein Awarded Distinguished Service Award At Recent Conference for Latin American History

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Herbert S. Klein, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and curator of the Latin America Collection in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, is the 2015 recipient of the Conference on Latin American History’s Distinguished Service Award. The award marks Klein’s long engagement in the field of Latin American studies across a career during which he has published twenty-six books and 165 articles.

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Estonian national song festival in 1938
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Estonian Documents Received By The Archives

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Hoover Archives has received a significant increment to its Estonian Subject Collection, including dozens of imprints and materials documenting life in Estonia in the twentieth century, beginning with the final years of the Russian empire, through the two decades of independence, World War II, nearly half-century of Soviet occupation, and the struggle for independence in the 1980s. Various personal documents, official issuances, election materials, photographs, leaflets, all help illustrate the changing political, social, and cultural environment of at least three generations of Estonians.
 

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