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A Wealth of Ideas: Revelations from the Hoover Institution Archives

Developed from Hoover fellow Bertrand M. Patenaude's book of the same name, the exhibit draws on the Hoover Institution Library and Archives' vast trove of rare historical documents and artifacts. A Wealth of Ideas tells the story of the institution, its treasures, its evolving role in the history of Stanford University.

The subject matter is epic in scale, covering the great wars, revolutions, political and intellectual movements, and personalities of the twentieth century. The impressive cast of characters includes many of the most influential figures of the age, among them Woodrow Wilson and Leon Trotsky, Friedrich von Hayek and Henry Ford, Karl Popper and Joseph Goebbels, Chiang Kai-shek and Boris Pasternak, and Bertrand Russell and Milton Friedman.

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 19, 2022 10:00 AM
Black and white photograph of a vaccination clinic run by the ARA Russian Unit's medical program, circa 1922
Bread + Medicine: Saving Lives in a Time of Famine
Discover the American Relief Administration's efforts to stem the tide of disease during the catastrophic famine of 1921 in Soviet Russia and Ukraine… Lou Henry Hoover Gallery, Hoover Tower
Friday, November 4, 2022 9:00 AM
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Japanese Diaspora Initiative Workshop
The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University is hosting the second annual Japanese Diaspora Initiative (JDI) Workshop on… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Thursday, November 17, 2022 8:30 AM
Foundations of Long Run Prosperity
Sustaining Economic Growth: Fall 2022 conference of the Working Group on the Foundations of Long-Run Prosperity
The Hoover Institution hosts Sustaining Economic Growth: Fall 2022 Conference Of The Working Group on the Foundations of Long-run Prosperity on… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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