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French World War II poster

New Descriptions of World War II Collections Available Online

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New finding aids to eleven collections documenting World War II are now available through the Online Archive of California.

Norman David Hanwell Papers, Hoover Institution Archives

Papers on Chinese Political Economy Open for Research

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The papers of Norman David Hanwell (1909–41), a scholar of the Chinese political economy, are now available for research at the Hoover Institution Archives. The collection includes Hanwell’s unpublished manuscripts, published writings, personal correspondence, research notes, and clippings relating to China in the 1930s. 

Stephen Kotkin, Princeton professor and Hoover research fellow, discusses his new Stalin biography in Stauffer auditorium

Stephen Kotkin Presents New Biography of Stalin

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On Wednesday, January 28, in a talk sponsored by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Princeton professor and Hoover fellow Stephen Kotkin discussed his newly published book Stalin, Volume 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928. Based on extensive research, the book is the first volume of his trilogy on the life and times of the Soviet dictator. Kotkin's biography focuses on Stalin's role in the Russian revolution and his subsequent rise to power within the Bolshevik hierarchy. It also situates Stalin's political career in the wider context of Russian and world history.

Firing Line Broadcast Records, Box 136, Hoover Institution Archives

Updated Guide to Firing Line Broadcast Records Now Available

Friday, January 23, 2015

A major update to the Firing Line broadcast records finding aid is now available. In addition to the original videotapes of this long-running television show, the Firing Line collection includes extensive paper and photographic records related to the series; the updated finding aid now includes a detailed list of speakers who were invited on the show. All of the background files, publicity files, and transcripts for individual shows are grouped together by episode and linked to the program summaries in the Firing Line database.

Poland Słuzba Bezpieczeństwa Departament III Collection, Box 33, Envelope 2, Hoover Institution Archives

New Descriptions of Polish Collections Available Online

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New finding aids to eight collections from Poland are now available through the Online Archive of California. They include guides to collections on the Polish armed forces, the German and Soviet occupations of Poland, and the Radio Free Europe Polish Service.



Game Changers: Energy on the Move

Game Changers Explores a Cheaper, Cleaner, and More Secure National Energy System

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Hoover Institution and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) released the product of a multiyear collaboration:  Game Changers: Energy on the Move.

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Hoover Tower & Palms

The Hoover Institution Launches New Dynamic Website

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Hoover Institution is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed and significantly renovated website (

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May release of the Hoover Golden State Poll

Hoover Institution Golden State Poll Finds Open Race for Second in Gubernatorial Field; Sacramento and Voters’ Policy Priorities at Opposites

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The survey, administered by the survey research firm YouGov, sampled 1,000 Californians from May 7-19, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.99% for the full sample.

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In Retreat: America's Withdrawal from the Middle East

The Great Unraveling: The Remaking of the Middle East Examines the Malady of the Middle East

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Hoover Institution Press released The Great Unraveling: The Remaking of the Middle East, a series of essays by several distinguished Middle Eastern experts, all of whom are members of the Hoover Institution’s Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order. This thoughtful work grapples with the erosion of the old Middle Eastern order of states and the sweeping changes that have hit the Greater Middle East in the past few years.

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What Lies Ahead for America's Children and Their Schools

What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools Examines Prospects for Education Reform in the United States

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Hoover Institution Press released What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools,  an assessment by the Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education.  This profound work examines both the potential gains and the pitfalls that lie ahead for primary- and secondary-school education in the United States. 

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