hoover-library-archives [at] stanford.edu
PLEASE NOTE: In preparation for a significant construction and renovation project that will prepare the Hoover Institution for its second century of activities, the Library & Archives reading room will be closed to researchers until the early months of 2020. During this period, our collections will be unavailable, but our collecting, exhibition program, and other activities will continue. Staff will continue to respond to reference inquiries and process duplication orders during this time and can scan a limited amount of material on researchers' behalf.
Please review the answers to frequently asked questions about the Library & Archives prior to contacting the faculty. The most common issues can be resolved by following the instructions below. If you have questions after following these instructions, contact support by calling or filling out our support form here.
Our preferred citation for archival material is [Identification of item], Collection name, Box no., Folder no. or title, Hoover Institution Archives. Additional information can be found here
No. We are open to the public, free of charge.
Suggestions about where to stay can be found here. Many hotels offer a Stanford discount, so be sure to mention Stanford when making your reservations.
Yes. Anyone coming into the reading rooms needs to register with Aeon.
Yes. Researchers can connect to the Stanford Visitor network. The reading room has outlets located at tables throughout the room.
Use one word searches if possible, and be sure to try alternate spellings of names. If you use more than one search word, enclose the words in quotation marks.
A variety of reasons, the main one being copyright: since our collections are 20th and 21st century, the majority of the material is still covered under copyright, and in most cases the Hoover Institution Library & Archives does not own the copyright to the material in its holdings.
Please review information about rights and permissions here hoover-library-archives [at] stanford.edu for further assistance.
Copyright law and staff limitations only allow us to send limited amounts of material free of charge. We do not offer photocopies as a duplication option at this time. Consider hiring a research assistant to visit the archives on your behalf if you are interested in a large amount of material.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Stanford’s winter closure (two weeks at the end of December/beginning of January that include Christmas and New Year’s Day)
Yes. Please see our Fellowships page