Merian Caldwell Cooper would be a top candidate for the "Most Interesting Man in the World." Although Cooper is known for his 1933 production of King Kong, there were many more interesting episodes in his life in addition to that iconic movie. Indeed, in the words of the film historian Richard Schickel, “his career was larger than life.” Expelled from Annapolis in his senior year for advocating air power, a view the navy frowned on, in 1916 he joined the Georgia National Guard and served with General Pershing’s expedition against Pancho Villa.
The Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966–76), as Harvard scholar Roderick MacFarquhar has pointed out, was a watershed event in the history of the People's Republic of China, the defining decade of half a century of communist rule. The incremental materials contain documents relating to revolutionary activities in the Beijing and Shanghai areas and Mao Zedong’s directives to party members and the Red Guards against his political rivals.
Fifteen motion picture films of candidates campaigning for major political offices in California's 1962 and 1966 elections are now available on California Light and Sound. Each candidate was filmed as they spoke to Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) employees and answered their questions during the company's nonpartisan lunchtime voter education program. See the complete list of the digitized films, from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company Motion Picture Film collection, below.
The Hoover Archives is now the home of the Heartland Institute collection, one of the largest and most comprehensive libraries of antiregulation and free-market issuances in the United States.
- Memoirs of King Kong Director and War Hero at Hoover
- Letters and diaries of Chinese political activist Lin Zhao opened at the Hoover Institution Archives
- Ernest Schelling’s Papers and Memorabilia Come to Hoover
- Baltic States 1939–1945
- Revolutions in Eastern Europe: The Rise of Democracy, 1989–1990 (Coming Soon)
- Wojtek, the Bear of Monte Cassino
- Libya: Italian Colonial Postcards from the 1920s to the 1940s
- Chile’s Chicago Boys and Latin America’s Other Market Reformers
- Vaclav Havel Correspondence Open for Research
- The history of the Hoover Carillon