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Hans Schumann's escape, August 15, 1961 (Berlin: Checkpoint Charlie Album, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

Hoover Acquires Checkpoint Charlie Album

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hoover’s European collections have added a valuable item to its holdings, an album of thirty-five mounted photographs documenting the history of Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War.  Covering the years 1946 to 1989, the album was printed in 1990 from contemporary and earlier negatives, showing the wall, important moments in the wall’s history, noted visits to the wall by Willy Brant, JFK, Ronald Reagan, and others and other images of the Cold War icon and its context.

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Alternative guide produced by the Stanford chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), 1969.  On the cover, Stanford University is depicted as an octopus grasping for money with its tentacle (New Left Collection, Box 46, Hoover Institution Archive

New Left Collection: Updated Finding Aid and Reorganization

Friday, November 21, 2014

The New Left Collection, the largest resource in the archives on radical movements in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s, has been reorganized and provided with a revised finding aid.  Materials on the same subject that were formerly dispersed throughout the collection have been brought together, and the contents of the entire collection are more fully described.

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Japanese Modern History Manuscript Collection, Box 97, Hoover Institution Archives

New Japanese Materials Reveal Complicated History

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Can Japan and China find a way to reduce the risk of conflict and prevent continuing hostilities that could last decades? No one is certain, but, as Harvard University scholar Ezra Vogel argues, the history between the two countries has overshadowed the present and future of Japan-China relations. That history, as Hoover’s recently acquired increments to the Japanese Modern History Manuscript Collection reveal, was more complicated than people imagine. 

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National Fellow alum Henry Nau on his recent book Conservative Internationalism

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Students of international relations are familiar with the big three theories: realism, liberalism, and constructivism.  But, argues former Hoover national fellow Henry Nau, those theories are insufficient to describe accurately significant foreign policy leaders, namely, US presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Polk, Harry Truman, and Ronald Reagan. 

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The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry, by Hoover fel

In The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry, Davenport and Lloyd Highlight a Back-to-Basics Approach for Reviving the Conservative Movement

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Stanford

Hoover Institution Press released The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry, by Hoover research fellow David Davenport and Pepperdine professor of public policy Gordon Lloyd.

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Hoover Golden State Poll

Hoover Institution Golden State Poll Finds Californians Still Lacking Economic Confidence

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Stanford

Despite their state’s ongoing recovery, Californians continue to lack confidence in their personal finances and job mobility, according to the newly released Hoover Institution Golden State Poll.  The survey also found that voters were divided on fracking and unsure about the effects of California’s climate change law.

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Chiang Kai-shek Diaries

Hoover Institution is seeking clarity on the ownership of the Chiang family diaries and papers

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Stanford

The Hoover Institution of Stanford University is working diligently to seek clarity on the ownership of the Chiang family diaries and papers on deposit at the Hoover Institution. The Institution has filed an interpleader action (a process by which a party asks a court to determine the ownership interests of property with multiple claimants) to enlist assistance from the Court. The Hoover Institution is not adverse to any party but has determined this as the appropriate next step after being unable, for several years, to resolve competing ownership claims.

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Observations on the Financial Crisis by Keith Hennessey and Edward Lazear

Five Years Later, Observations on the Financial Crisis Offers Insiders’ Perspectives on the Events Leading Up to the Financial Crisis of 2008 and Its Immediate Aftermath

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Stanford

Hoover Institution Press today released Observations on the Financial Crisis, an essay in which Keith Hennessey and Edward Lazear draw on their experiences in the Bush White House to offer nineteen observations key to understanding the current financial crisis. Hennessey and Lazear highlight a number of generally overlooked points and correct popular misinterpretations of policy decisions made during the last year of the Bush administration and the first few months of the of the Obama administration.

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Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives by Hoover fellow Paul Gre

In Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives, Gregory highlights the tragedy among women during one of the most egregious dictatorships of the twentieth century

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Stanford

Hoover Institution Press released Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives by Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory, a profound work that relied heavily on material in the Hoover Archives.

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