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Herbert Hoover (right) and Horace Albright (left) were friends and fishing companions long before Albright became director of the National Park Service in 1929. As an assistant to National Park Service director Stephen Mather during World War I, Albright

Herbert Hoover and the Great Outdoors

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 25th marks the one-hundred-year anniversary of America’s National Park Service, a federal bureau of the United States Department of the Interior dedicated to the preservation of America’s most beautiful parks and most significant national monuments. In the early years of the park service, one of the bureau’s biggest supporters was another transplanted westerner, Herbert Hoover, who moved from Iowa to Oregon at the age of eleven, and spent his childhood largely out of doors: hiking, horseback-riding, swimming, and—his particular favorite—fishing. During his presidency national forests were expanded by more than two million acres, and land designated for new national parks and monuments increased by forty percent. Hoover also laid the groundwork for eastern parks that would be established after his term as president, including the Great Smoky Mountains, Shenandoah, and Everglades parks.

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Visiting students from Columbia University with Anatol Shmelev, curator of the RFE/RL collection and Robert Conquest Curator for Russian and Eurasian Collections, as well as Jack Doran, Project Archivist for RFE/RL corporate records, and Natalia Reshetova
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Hoover Welcomes Visiting Students From Columbia University

Monday, August 22, 2016

This month Hoover Library & Archives welcomes a group of Columbia University students participating in the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) research fellowship at Columbia’s European Institute. The visiting students will spend a week consulting Hoover’s extensive Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty collection.

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Hoover IP2 2016 Summer Teaching Institute

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

One student summed up two weeks at the Hoover IP2 Summer Teaching Institute on the Politics and Economics of Regulation as “absolutely amazing. One of the highlights of my year.” The twenty student participants—all with an eye toward their futures as policy makers—are judicial interns, US congressional and legislative agency staff, law and public policy students, and advanced graduate students in economics, law, and political science.

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Klaus Mühlhahn of the Free University of Berlin
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Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On China

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The fourth annual Hoover Institution workshop on China, entitled Transition and Transformation: China in the Twentieth Century, was held from August 1 to August 10. This year, the workshop was cosponsored with the Seminar of East Asian Studies, Free University of Berlin and featured eight speakers from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and China, all of whom analyzed political, economic, social, and institutional factors leading to the transformation of China in the past century.

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“Germany 1936: Events Worth Visiting in the Olympic Year” (German Subject collection)
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The Olympics Of Eighty Years Ago: Hoover Archives Acquires Materials From The 1936 Berlin Games

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

With the start of the Rio Olympics approaching, the Hoover Library & Archives have coincidentally acquired German publications promoting and documenting the games of the XI Olympiad held in Berlin in 1936.  These imprints, full of attractive drawings and high-quality photographs, now added to the German Subject Collection, complement an excellent collection of images from the Berlin games already available in Hoover Archives’ Erich Knapp Papers

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Energy Efficiency by James Sweeney
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Hoover Institution Energy Efficiency Reports Big Benefits From Americans’ Wiser Use Of Energy

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press, in conjunction with the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, released Energy Efficiency: Building a Clean, Secure Economy, by James Sweeney, which shows how the United States has quietly but steadily learned to use energy far more efficiently virtually everywhere.

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Hoover Institution Releases Warriors and Citizens

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press released Warriors and Citizens, an extensive analysis of the most comprehensive survey of American public attitudes about military issues since 1998. 

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Blueprint For America Outlines Nonpartisan Road Map For 2017

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press released Blueprint for America, a nonpartisan road map outlining basic policies that should be priorities for the next president and Congress. 

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Hoover Institution Golden State Poll: Clinton +13 Over Sanders; Harris, Sanchez Lead Senate Field

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

With California’s June 7 primary only a week away, a new poll of California voters conducted by the Hoover Institution Golden State Poll finds Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with large leads in their respective primaries but cautionary signs lay ahead and good news for Democratic U.S. Senate hopefuls Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez.

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Hoover Institution Releases Study Highlighting Unfunded Liabilities Of State And Local Governments

Monday, April 11, 2016
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution Press today released Hidden Debt, Hidden Deficits – a data-rich study by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Joshua Rauh -- that calls attention to the fact that almost no state or local government is running a balanced budget, with the reality being that runaway pension costs are consuming state and local budgets.

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