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Hoover preserves and makes available new footage of Churchill's 1940s travel in Cuba

Map showing Soviet naval activities off Inchon Bay, January 1954.

Hoover Archives acquires espionage files from post-World War II Japan

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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The Falls confer with Hoover librarian Paul Thomas
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Senegalese Digital Initiatives Delegation Explores Hoover Archives

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dr. Babacar Fall, a fellow at The Nantes Institute for Advanced Study in France, and also the Chair of the History and Geography Department at Cheikh-Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, and Oumar Tall, a digital archivist at the National Archives of Senegal, visited the Hoover Institution Archives on April 13th. The Falls were visiting Stanford campus for a conference entitled "African Colonial Employees Project Workshop: A Digital Archive Initiative," and toured Hoover collections and technology labs.

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Imre Pozsgay with President George H. W. Bush, Washington, 1989
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In Memoriam Imre Pozsgay (1933-2016)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hoover fellow and Library & Archives senior curator for European collection Maciej Siekierski remembers Imre Pozsgay, whose collection is at Hoover.

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The Hoover digitization team built this copy stand using inexpensive materials and DIY improvisation.

Hoover Digitization Team Presents New Approaches to Preserving Special Collections

Monday, April 11, 2016

On April 9th, Hoover Library & Archives imaging specialists delivered a presentation entitled “Democratizing Digitization” at the annual meeting of the Society of California Archivists held in Santa Rosa, California. Russell Rader, Digital Materials Manager, and Daniel Jarvis, Digitization Production Supervisor, provided fellow archivists from California institutions an overview of Hoover’s recent efforts to build a low-budget quick capture station, and its use in digitizing Hoover's Okhrana collection.
 

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Historian Frank Dikötter Discusses Mao And The Legacy Of China’s Cultural Revolution

Monday, April 11, 2016

On March 31, Hoover Library & Archives hosted a talk by Frank Dikötter, chair professor of humanities at the University of Hong Kong and the author of Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, which won the 2011 Samuel Johnson Prize, Britain's most prestigious book award for non-fiction. Dikötter’s lecture, entitled “China’s Cultural Revolution,” discussed the dramatic events of the rise and fall of China’s Red Guard in the 1960s, and the legacy of China’s Cultural Revolution in terms of twentieth-century history as well as current events.

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Czech and Slovak volunteers in France, August 1914
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Czechoslovak Legion Photo Album Acquired By Hoover

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hoover Archives has acquired a rare album of photographs of the Czechoslovak Legion in France: volunteer units composed predominantly of émigré Czechs, as well as some Slovaks, fighting on the side of the Entente powers during World War I. The unbound album with thirty-eight photos belonged to a soldier of the first autonomous Czech army unit created in France, the Twenty-First Czechoslovak Rifle Regiment.

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