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Tao Xisheng in the 1950
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Defectors In The Midst Of War

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Marco Polo Bridge Incident of July 1937 marked the beginning of the second Sino-Japanese War that would last for the next eight years. For the four and half years before Pearl Harbor, Nationalist China under Chiang Kai-shek fought a lone and bitter war with the Japanese.

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Papers Of Communist Poland’s Ambassador To The USSR Received

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Selected papers of Jan Ptasiński (1921–2015), career Polish communist security officer, party functionary, and diplomat, have been added to the holdings of the Hoover Archives.  The papers pertain to Ptasiński’s tenure as ambassador to Moscow during 1968−71.

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Hoover Institution Acquires Papers Of Pavel Krushevan And Elena Kontsevich

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Pavel Aleksandrovich Krushevan (1860-1909) was a lawyer, a journalist, and a Duma deputy. He is considered one of the chief architects of the Kishinev pogrom of 1903, which erupted after a series of newspaper articles by Krushevan purporting to describe the murder of a local boy and attributing the act to Jews. Krushevan was the first owner and publisher of the St. Petersburg newspaper Znamia (August/September 1903), one of the leading black hundred publications of the time.

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Collection Of World War II Christmas Cards Donated To The Hoover Archives

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Rudy Kikel’s albums of German and American Christmas cards, as well as other wartime ephemera, have been added to the Hoover holdings.

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Czechoslovak Legion marching band, Vladivostok, 1920
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Rare Czechoslovak Legion Publications Acquired By The Hoover Library & Archives

Friday, November 17, 2017

A substantial collection of photographs and publications of the Czechoslovak Legions on the Western Front and in Siberia has been added to the Hoover holdings. The most valuable part of the collection is made up of Czech brochures and periodicals published in Siberia and the Far East during 1918–20.

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Hoover Archives Acquires Steven Grant Papers

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hoover Archives has opened the collection of Steven Grant, an expert on Russian culture and history who worked for the United States Information Agency from 1980 until 2004, serving as Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer at the US embassy in Moscow from 1982-85.

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A column of Soviet prisoners of war on the march, Ukraine, late summer 1941
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German Soldiers’ Photographs From The Front

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Hoover Library & Archives acquired a trove of four hundred photographs taken by unknown German soldiers during the early years of World War II.  The collection is housed in two albums; most of the photographs are from the opening phases of Operation Barbarossa, the code name for the German invasion of its erstwhile Soviet ally, that began on Sunday, June 22, 1941.

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Chiang Kai-shek (right) visited Bai's hometown residence in Guilin during World War II. Throughout their lives the two maintained a love-hate relationship.
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Hoover Acquires The Personal Papers Of General Bai Chongxi, A Prominent Military Leader In Republican China

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hoover has acquired the papers of Bai Chongxi (1893–1966), chief of staff of the Nationalist Revolutionary Army under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek.

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The bottom part of a June 30, 1944, Ustaše document.  The signature on the right is that of the Poglavnik of the Independent State of Croatia, Ante Pavelić; on the left is that of the minister of the armed forces, Ante Vokić.  Above the date is the Ustaše
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Hoover Library & Archives Acquire Documents from the Office of Ante Pavelić, Leader of Ustaše Croatia during World War II

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Hoover Institution has received a group of original documents of the Poglavnik (head of government) of the Ustaše regime of the Independent State of Croatia, a quasi-protectorate of Hitler’s Germany and Mussolini’s Italy.  The collection focuses on official appointments and commendations made by the order of Poglavnik Ante Pavelić (1889–1959) and his subordinates.

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New Documentation Relating To “Project A” Of The Manhattan Project Donated To Hoover Archives

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The family of Harold Agnew, a scientist instrumental to Project Alberta (“Project A” ) of the Manhattan Project, recently donated new material relating to the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima during World War II to the Hoover Institution Archives. These new items complement the original camera footage of the bombings (the only known moving images of the event in existence), which was donated to Hoover by Agnew in 1980. The entire collection is open and available for research as part of the Harold Agnew papers.

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