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Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century

Thursday, October 10, 2019 to Friday, July 31, 2020

In celebration of its centennial, the Hoover Institution opens the exhibition Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century in Hoover Tower on October 10, 2019. Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the Hoover Institution started as a special collections library devoted to the acquisition and study of documents related to the First World War. 

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A Century Of Ideas: Labor And Capital Market Policy: From Ideas To Actions Over One Hundred Years

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Nowhere are good economic ideas more important for growth and stability than in labor and capital markets. Enormous technological, political, and demographic shifts in the past one hundred years have changed what is feasible and what works in practice. Panelists will discuss how ideas about the roles of government and private enterprise have changed, how good ideas stressing economic freedom can be advanced into action, and the influence of globalization on the ability of governments to apply good ideas to capital flows and immigration.


Past Events

The Art of Diplomacy: Creating American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century

Tuesday, October 21, 1997 to Tuesday, March 31, 1998

The exhibition features papers, letters, and photographs from influential diplomats and foreign policy makers, focusing on the most significant issues during their careers. The documents used in the exhibit come from the collections of the Hoover Institution Archives. Some of the diplomats in the exhibit are Hugh Gibson, Stanley Hornbeck, Robert Murphy, Edward Lansdale, Robert Hill, Henry Kissinger, and George Shultz.


Capital Formation and Economic Growth

Friday, October 10, 1997
Hoover Institution Stanford University

Poetry in Revolution: The Pasternak Family Papers

Tuesday, July 15, 1997 to Saturday, September 27, 1997

At the core of this exhibit are the many unpublished letters that poet and novelist Boris Pasternak wrote to various family members during the 1920's and 1930s, a collection recently acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives. Portrait: Pasternak in the 1920's Many of the ideas expressed in these letters were later incorporated into passages of Dr. Zhivago. In addition to letters are rare editions of his poetry, so loved that they were copied by hand and passed from friend to friend when publication was difficult; sketchbooks of his father, Leonid Pasternak, the well-known Russian impressionist painter; and other materials from the rich cultural life of Russian émigrés of the period.


Intellectual Capital- Business Strategy, Legal Protections, and Global Competitiveness

Thursday, June 19, 1997 to Friday, June 20, 1997
Stauffer Auditorium Hoover Institution, Stanford University Stanford, California

Almost 200 leaders in business and academe gathered June 19 and 20 at the Hoover Institution to discuss intellectual capital and its impact on business strategy, legal protections, and global competitiveness.


Forward to Victory: British Posters of the First and Second World Wars and Notes from the Underground: The Building of the London Sewers

Wednesday, May 14, 1997 to Monday, June 30, 1997

Two exhibits will be on display:

  • "Forward to Victory" and
  • "Notes from the Underground"

Exhibit components discuss the emergence of the profession of civil engineering, the relationship of disease to contaminated water, the evidence of social classes in the design of water closets, and the role Victorian values played in the sanitary reform debate.


Facing the Age Wave

Monday, March 3, 1997
Stauffer Auditorium Herbert Hoover Memorial Building Stanford University

Hoover Fellow David Wise led a roundtable discussion on Facing the Age Wave. The aging of the American population magnifies many issues of public concern, several of which were addressed in this symposium.


What's Gone Wrong In America's Classrooms? And How to Fix It

Monday, February 24, 1997 to Tuesday, February 25, 1997
Stauffer Auditorium Herbert Hoover Memorial Building Stanford University

Identifies key failures in modern American education and then show how parents, policymakers, and teachers can make changes that will raise the level of student performance


Congressional Elections in the Post WWII Era Continuity and Change

Friday, January 24, 1997 to Saturday, January 25, 1997
Lou Henry Hoover Building and Stauffer Auditorium Hoover Institution Stanford University