A new exhibition, Unpacking History: New Collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, celebrates the variety, geographic range, and historical significance of Hoover’s holdings by featuring rare and intriguing items from select collections acquired in recent years. Among the items on display are partisan journals from Afghanistan; propaganda leaflets disseminated during the Korean War; photographs by Chinese Communist Red Army photojournalist Sha Fei; the papers of an American housewife turned anti-communist author and celebrity; works by Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodksy; and ephemeral material from the 2014 armed conflict in Ukraine. Come and explore these new acquisitions to learn how Hoover documents social, political, and economic change around the world.

Unpacking History: New Collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives opens Tuesday, September 27, 2016, and runs through February 25, 2017. The exhibition is open to the public, free of charge, Tuesday–Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus. Parking on campus is free on Saturdays. For directions and parking, click here.


The exhibition will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 through Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 in observance of the Stanford Winter Closure.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 1, 2023 10:00 AM PT
Bread + Medicine
Hoover Book Club: Bread + Medicine: American Famine Relief In Soviet Russia, 1921–1923
In our latest installment, watch a discussion between Bill Whalen, the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Distinguished Policy Fellow in Journalism and … Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Thursday, June 1, 2023 4:00 PM PT
Taiwan, the United States, and the Hidden History of the Cold War in Asia Divided Allies
Book Talk: Divided Allies with Hsiao-ting Lin
On behalf of Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region and its National Security Task Force the Hoover Institution invites you to Book Talk: Divided Allies… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 4:00 PM PT
US and China Chess Pieces
A Fresh Start: Safeguarding People, Rights, and Research Amid US-China Competition
The Hoover Project on China’s Global Sharp Power, the Asian American Scholar Forum, and the Committee of 100 invite you to A Fresh Start:… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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