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Jerzy Wiatr (right) with Wojciech Jaruzelski in the Polish parliament next to a bust of Ignacy Daszyński, Polish socialist politician, Warsaw, 1994
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The Papers Of Jerzy Józef Wiatr, Polish Social Scientist And Politician, Added To The Hoover Archives

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hoover has received the first tranche of papers of Jerzy Józef Wiatr, Polish sociologist and political scientist, an advisor to General Wojciech Jaruzelski, Communist Poland’s head of state.  Professor Wiatr was one of the chief ideologues of the ruling Polish United Workers’ Party during the 1980s, the final decade of its existence. 

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Group of Dutchmen and Allied aviators crossing the Pyrenees in February of 1944
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John Henry Weidner Papers Opening For Research In The Hoover Archives

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hoover Library & Archives is opening the John Weidner collection documenting one of the major efforts to resist the Nazis in Western Europe by organizing  the rescue of Jews from arrest, helping downed Allied fliers, and assisting resisters, civilians dodging the forced labor draft, as well as those wanting to join the Allies.

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Andrew Nagorski at the Berlin Wall, early 1990, shortly after it fell
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Andrew Nagorski Interviews Available In The Hoover Library & Archives

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Hoover Institution has acquired an oral history collection of 130 interviews, most of them with major political and cultural figures and dissident activists from Central and Eastern Europe, recorded between 1976 and 2008. Andrew Nagorski, an award-winning journalist and author...

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Count Mauro Tosti Valminuta,  Uruguay, 1925
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Italian Diplomat’s Scrapbooks Received By The Hoover Archives

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Two albums containing an eclectic mix of materials gathered by Mauro Tosti di Valminuta, one of Benito Mussolini’s trusted diplomats, were added to Hoover holdings.  The collection covers Tosti’s assignments from 1919 until 1933 in Europe and South America.  The albums offer interesting vignettes from the daily life of a career Italian foreign service officer.

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Bohuslav Pekárek’s Memoirs And Other Czechoslovak Legion Documentation Added To The Hoover Library & Archives

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Another significant increment of materials generated a century ago by the  Czechoslovak Legions on the Western Front and in Siberia has been added to the Hoover holdings.  Among the trove’s notable items, acquired from sources in Germany and Turkey, are the memoirs of a Czech Legionnaire, Bohuslav Pekárek, as well as a number of ephemeral publications and imprints.

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Andrzej Świdlicki, San Francisco, November 2017
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Andrzej Świdlicki’s Documentation On Radio Free Europe’s Polish Service Received By Hoover Archives

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Another substantial collection on the history of Radio Free Europe has been given to the Hoover Library & Archives.  Andrzej Świdlicki, now living in London, has donated his collection of documents, publications, personal papers and voice recordings from the many years he spent working for RFE Polish Service broadcasting from Munich.

 

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Miroslav Michael Djordjevich
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A Decade Of Illusions: Miroslav Michael Djordjevich’s Papers On The Disintegration Of Yugoslavia Donated To Hoover

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Hoover Library & Archives have received a rich collection of documentation on the former Yugoslavia in the final decade of the 20th century.  The papers are a gift of a prominent member of the Serbian diaspora, the American international banker and author of several books, including a 2016 two-volume work about American and European Union involvement in the Yugoslav conflict, Miroslav Michael Djordjevich.

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Hoover Institution Acquires Ashizawa Papers Highlighting The Hokubei Butokukai

Monday, June 4, 2018

The recently acquired Ashizawa papers highlight activities of Hokubei Butokukai (the North American Military Virtue Society), branch of the Dai Nippon Butokukai (the Great Japan Military Virtue Society) in California in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Patriotic Education Literature From The Russian Federation

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Since its inception, the Hoover Institution has collected materials on education from around the world, from the Russian Mass Education pamphlet collection focused on early Soviet educational and propaganda efforts through the enormous Hanna Collection on the Role of Education in Twentieth-Century Society, established in 1976. Soviet education was always of special interest, and the library continued to receive materials until the collapse of the USSR.

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Professor of history at the University of Hawaii and a Hoover visiting fellow Yuma Totani discusses the Shigemitsu Sketchbooks.
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Professor Yuma Totani Discussed Recently Acquired Shigemitsu Sketchbooks

Thursday, May 24, 2018

On May 8, Hoover Library & Archives welcomed Yuma Totani, professor of history at the University of Hawaii and a Hoover visiting fellow, who discussed her work on the recently acquired sketchbooks of Shigemitsu Mamoru, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Japan during World War II. 

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