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May 29, 2012

Francis Eugene Stafford Photograph Collection

Francis E. Stafford
Image credit: Francis E. Stafford

The Hoover Archives is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Francis Eugene Stafford photograph collection. The albums are a generous gift from Ronald E. Anderson (PhD, Stanford University, 1970) and family.

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August 17, 2011

Captain America blog post images

Poster Collection, US 1679

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June 6, 2011

Life and Death with Honor

Wojewoda Alfred Bilyk in his office

Images from the Papers of Wojewoda Alfred Bilyk.

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May 25, 2011

Voices of Hope: Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty

A 10-ton bell, symbol of Radio Free Europe
Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty fought communism by broadcasting news and features from Munich to countries behind the Iron Curtain. Despite jamming, acts of terrorism, and even opposition by some members of Congress, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty have remained on the air, broadcasting uncensored news since the early 1950s.

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May 19, 2011

Preserving the Milton Friedman Cassettes

After having been removed from its box, cassette 55 appears normal.

The Economics Cassette Series accounts for the vast majority of the audio recordings in the Milton Friedman papers. This series was a biweekly, subscription-based program that ran from 1968 to 1978. Instructional Dynamics Incorporated (IDI) produced the series, which served as a companion to Friedman's Newsweek columns of the same era. Each program contains an interview with Milton Friedman, recorded either in Chicago, Illinois, or Vermont, during which Professor Friedman comments on the economic issues of the day for approximately half and hour.

Due to their age, these cassettes are severely deteriorated. Specifically, adhesives used during manufacturing have broken down, thus leading to many problems. The first concerns the splice tape that holds the tape to the leader (the nonmagnetic, blank plastic at the beginning/end of each side). Failing adhesive on the sticky side of the splice tape is migrating to the top of the tape, making proper playback difficult. The next problem is the adhesive holding the felt pad on at the bottom of the cassette, which has often dried, loosening the pad (the key to successful playback and reproduction of all audible frequencies) from the cassette mechanism. As we strive to ensure proper preservation through digitization, we must address the aforementioned problems.

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April 29, 2011

Images from A Century of Change: China 1911–2011

Portrait of the Qing Imperial Family in 1909
Images from A Century of Change: China 1911–2011

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April 24, 2011

Take me out to the ball game slide show

Players don their uniforms for the Faculty-Seniors baseball game at Stanford Uni

The following are images of some of the baseball artifacts we found in the archives, ranging from photographs of early baseball games at Stanford University through documents showing the various ways that baseball has surfaced in wartime, humanitarian relief activities, and politics throughout the twentieth century.

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April 15, 2011

Images from Bohdan Kleczynski's Photo Album

Lieutenant Colonel  Bohdan Kleczynski (holding cane)
Images from Bohdan Kleczynski's Photo Album. Kleczynski Papers, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives.

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