To Benefit Mankind: Celebrating the Centennial of the Nobel Prize 1901-2001

Friday, January 25, 2002 to Monday, July 29, 2002
documentary exhibit

documentary exhibit
A documentary exhibit on Nobel Prize winners based on the holdings of the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Archives and History Office, and the Stanford University Archives.

A documentary exhibit on Nobel Prize winners based on the holdings of the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Archives and History Office, and the Stanford University Archives.

The Hoover War Library, later the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, began collecting in 1919, the year that the Treaty of Versailles officially ended the First World War. Therefore, it is not surprising that materials on peace, including recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, should be abundant in the Hoover collections. In addition, some papers of laureates in literature and the sciences are also in the Hoover collections.

In 1969, the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel was established, a subject discipline that complemented the collecting goals of the archives. Three of these Nobel laureates are currently senior fellows at Hoover, many others have been associated with Hoover in the past, and the papers of several Nobel Prize-winning economists are housed in the archives and included in the exhibit.

Additional exhibit cases highlight some of the many laureates connected with Stanford University and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Read an article related to the exhibit, published in the Hoover Digest.

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