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Library & Archives Year in Review

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Library & Archives enjoyed a year of significant changes and new initiatives. In 2014, we acquired exciting new collections, made improvements to our physical and digital infrastructure, and, most importantly, guided thousands of researchers and visitors as they explored our collections.

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World War I Pictorial Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives

New Descriptions of World War I Collections Available Online

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New finding aids to twenty World War I collections are now available through the Online Archive of California

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From left to right: Stanford freshmen Cameron Van de Graaf, Sam Premutico, Elise Kostial, and Program in Writing and Rhetoric Fellow Ethan Plaut

Stanford Students Explore the "Dark Side of Rhetoric" at the Hoover Archives

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Hoover Institution Archives at Stanford is a wonderful place to study 20th–century propaganda; a recent Program in Writing & Rhetoric course, Propaganda: The Dark Side of Rhetoric, brought Stanford students to Hoover to examine its rich collections and to select items for further study. Of the many essays submitted for the course, here are three stellar examples that provide excellent analyses of the arguments, logical and illogical, verbal and visual, that one finds in propaganda. They also provide a detailed and intimate look at just a few of the millions of items contained in Hoover's stacks.

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Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, US 3442b

They Shall Not Perish: Being Lady Liberty, Five Dollars at a Time

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Undergraduate students from Stanford's Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) selected materials from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives' propaganda collections for a class assignment. This essay by Stanford freshman Sam Premutico, selected by PWR fellow Ethan Plaut, describes an item from the Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection and explains "how funds were raised to support victims of the Armenian genocide by placing the audience squarely in a savior’s shoes."

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Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, US 1183

Liberty Bonds and Justice for All

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Undergraduate students from Stanford's Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) selected materials from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives' propaganda collections for a class assignment. Three stellar essays, selected by PWR fellow Ethan Plaut, expose materials at the archives and help "to persuade readers to reconsider precisely how they are being persuaded." Elise Kostial's essay, about a poster from Hoover's collections, exposes false analogies between Lady Justice and Lady Liberty in a poster promoting the sale of war bonds.

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North American Forum Annual Meeting Addresses Competitiveness, Trade, Energy and Security Issues

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Washington, DC

The North American Forum, a community of Canadian, Mexican, and US thought leaders who work to advance a shared vision of North America and to contribute to regional solutions among the three neighbors, held its tenth annual meeting in Washington, DC, during November 13-15. 

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In This Arab Time, by Ajami
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In In This Arab Time, Ajami marries historical analysis and personal perspective to inform thinking on current Middle East struggle

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press today released In This Arab Time, by the late Fouad Ajami, Hoover Institution senior fellow. In this collection of thought-provoking essays, Ajami  brings into focus the current struggles of the Middle East through detailed historical analysis and a personal perspective immersed in the literature of the time and place.

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Stan Polovets Joins the Board of Overseers at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Russian-born Businessman and Philanthropist will Support the Strengthening of Hoover’s Analytical Capabilities and Development of Soviet Dissident Archives

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Across the Great Divide: New Perspectives on the Financial Crisis

In Across the Great Divide: New Perspectives on the Financial Crisis, Taylor and Baily Bring Forth Differing Viewpoints to Examine the Financial Crisis of 2008 and How to Avoid Future Crises

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Hoover Institution Press and Brookings Institution today released Across the Great Divide: New Perspectives on the Financial Crisis, edited by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow John Taylor and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Martin Neil Baily. 

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Hoover Institution Golden State Poll Finds Brown Headed for Reelection; Voters Withholding Support for Affirmative Action and Several Initiatives on the November Ballot

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

With the 2014 election just one week away, the Hoover Institution’s Golden State Poll finds California governor Jerry Brown holds a seventeen-point lead over his Republican challenger, businessman Neel Kashkari. Voters’ support for Brown on Election Day, however, hovers slightly below a bare majority, at 48 percent; 16 percent of self-identified registered voters were still undecided about whom to support for governor.

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