For over 100 years, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives has served as a platform for a vibrant community of scholars and a broad public interested in the meaning and role of history. We collect, preserve, describe and make available collections for research and discovery.

Our collections contain the most important materials on war, revolution, and peace and social, political, and economic change in the modern era. We preserve records of enduring value through proactive care and conservation practices to maintain long term access. Access to our collections for research and scholarship (onsite and online) is free to the public. We build connections to our collections by sparking curiosity and we welcome audiences to explore and learn what the Library & Archives has to offer.

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Our collections contain rare and unique library materials and archives that include posters, photographs, texts, sound recordings, moving images, and art and memorabilia.

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Hoover Institution Library & Archives 2023 Year in Review

Hoover Institution Library & Archives 2023 Year in Review

A retrospective of highlights from the past year encompassing exciting new collections, engaging…

December 20, 2023

Featured Events

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February 12, 2024 to August 11, 2024
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Un-Presidented: Watergate and Power in America
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September 10, 2024 to September 11, 2024
Kay Udea leading a discussion during the Second international workshop on Japanese diaspora 2022
Third International Workshop On Japanese Diaspora
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November 29, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT
Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative
L&A Book Talk: “Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative” By Jennifer Burns
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June 28, 2023 to December 20, 2023
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Dynamic Design: Transforming Posters at Hoover
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October 25, 2023 12:00 PMPT
Poster Collection US 3743 - Liberte
Posters As Art / Posters At War
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November 3, 2023 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PT
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#AskAConservator Day 2023
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July 31, 2023 to August 4, 2023
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Library & Archives Summer Workshop 2023 | Modern China And Taiwan
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August 14, 2023 to August 25, 2023
2022 Authoritarianism workshop participants
Library & Archives Summer Workshop 2023 | Authoritarianism and Democratic Breakdown

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