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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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April Fools’ Day in the Archives

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hoover archivist Sarah Patton finds a delightful and telling World War II-era April Fools' Day joke among the recently declassified papers in the John Marshall Raymond papers.

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Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Russian watercolor artist Anatole Efimoff lived, taught, and painted in Shanghai
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Hoover Acquires The Collection Of Celebrated Russian Watercolor Artist Anatole Efimoff

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hoover Library & Archives recently acquired the papers of Anatole Efimoff (1897–1981), which provide a classic representation of a Russian refugee’s life in the Far East.

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Eugene Levitsky, military officer of the Russian Civil War
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Hoover Archives Acquires Significant Additions To The Eugene Levitsky Papers

Thursday, March 31, 2016

In 1974 Hoover Archives acquired a brief autobiographical writing, composed by Eugene Levitsky, a Russian military officer, concerning a Russian civil war battle. This March the Archives was able to supplement that writing with additional writings, printed matter, and photographs related to Russian military operations during World War I and to the Russian Revolution to give it greater context and hence increase its value for researchers.

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Anatol Shmelev
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Anatol Shmelev Named Inaugural Robert Conquest Curator For Russian And Eurasian Collections

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

This month, Hoover Library & Archives (L&A) director Eric Wakin announced that Anatol Shmelev would be honored as the inaugural Robert Conquest Curator for Russia and Eurasia at the L&A.  Currently, Shmelev is a research fellow, curator of the Russia and Eurasia Collection, and archivist for the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Collection at Hoover L&A.

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The War That Must Never Be Fought, edited by Secretary Shultz and Ambassador James Goodby
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Hoover Institution’s The War That Must Never Be Fought Argues for Nuclear Free World

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press announced that The War That Must Never Be Fought, edited by Secretary Shultz and Ambassador James Goodby, is available online at Hooverpress.org. This collection of essays challenges outdated deterrence theories, reexamines notions from the Cold War, and asserts that a world without nuclear weapons is in the best interests of the United States.  

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Michael Franc, former policy director and counsel to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, will be the new director of Washington, DC, Programs for the Hoover Institution.
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Hoover Institution Announces New Washington, DC, Director

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Stanford

The Hoover Institution is pleased to announce that Michael Franc, former policy director and counsel to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, is the new director of Washington, DC, programs for the Hoover Institution. Franc, who will also serve as a research fellow, will oversee the Hoover’s Washington, DC, research and outreach initiatives to promote ideas and scholarship in our nation’s capital.

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Thomas Gilligan, business school dean at University of Texas, will lead Stanford's Hoover Institution

Friday, February 20, 2015

Thomas W. Gilligan, dean of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, will be the next director of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University, Stanford President John Hennessy announced.

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Hoover Institution's Shelby Steele: How America's Past Sins Polarized Our Country
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Hoover Institution's Shelby Steele: How America's Past Sins Polarized Our Country

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Stanford

The Hoover Institution announced today the release of Senior Fellow Shelby Steele’s latest book, Shame: How America’s Past Sins Polarized Our Country, on race in America. 

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Ronald Reagan: Decisions of Greatness, the latest work of Martin and Annelise Anderson
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In Ronald Reagan: Decisions of Greatness, Martin and Annelise Anderson shed light on Reagan’s efforts to ensure a world free from nuclear weapons

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press today released Ronald Reagan: Decisions of Greatness, the latest work of Martin and Annelise Anderson. This book offers new perspectives on one of President Ronald Reagan’s greatest accomplishments: persuading the Soviets to reduce their nuclear arsenals and end the Cold War.

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