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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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Silas Palmer research fellow Yuan Tian
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Silas Palmer Fellow And Former Hoover Research Assistant Uncovers The Rich History Of Medical Missions In China

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Silas Palmer research fellow and former Hoover research assistant Yuan Tian uses Hoover collections to uncover the history of European and North American medical missions to West China at the turn of the twentieth century.

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The Library & Archives 2016 in Review

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The year 2016 brought enormous expansion to Hoover Library & Archives’ digitization initiatives, outreach efforts, scholarship, and student engagement. In addition to adding new acquisitions to our collections, we organized well-attended exhibitions, events, and workshops that highlighted the richness of our holdings and the connections of history to policy. The year also yielded increased media coverage of our dynamic and diverse materials and programs.

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Payson Dennis Carter
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Hoover Archives Acquires Papers Of Payson Dennis Carter

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Hoover Archives has acquired the papers of Payson Dennis Carter.  Carter was an American who worked in the USSR as a communications (telegraph and telephone) engineer between 1933 and 1937, helping lay lines between Moscow and Leningrad. As a member of the Friends of the Soviet Union after his return, “Comrade Carter” was active in speaking to church groups in “the heart of southern reaction” in the U.S.

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General Czesław Kiszczak (first from left) arrives at the airport in Holguín, Cuba
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General Czesław Kiszczak’s Fraternal Visit And Safari In Cuba

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Hoover Institution Archives has received a large volume of personal papers and photographs from the estate of Czesław Kiszczak (1923–2015), Communist Poland’s last minister of the interior and head of security.  Included is an album of photographs documenting Kiszczak’s 1986 visit to Cuba.  The album, given to him by his hosts contains vignettes of Cuba’s tourist attractions in the waning years of the Soviet Bloc.  The Kiszczak photographs and papers will be processed and made available for research in early 2017.

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New Finding Aids Available For Hoover Archives Collections

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New finding aids to six collections at Hoover Archives are now available through the Online Archive of California.

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