Digital Projects


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Interviews of Radio Free Europe Polish Service Employees Digitized

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Audiocassette recordings of interviews of former Polish employees of Radio Free Europe (RFE) have been digitized by Hoover's audio lab for preservation and access.


Library & Archives Roll Out New Website

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are pleased to launch their new and updated website. With more than one hundred pages of new content, collection materials are easier to find by regional and topical pages. News items are better integrated across the site, while the strong visual design highlights the depth and breadth of materials in Hoover collections.


Archivists Capture Evidence in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thanks to the foresight of curatorial staff at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, a suspicious blog post  tying the Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash was preserved before it was quickly deleted from the Russian social media website VKontakte. The post, in which rebels boasted of shooting down a Ukrainian army transport plane, was allegedly authored by an activist and spokesman for Igor Girkin (Strelkov), the self-proclaimed minister of war of the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic.


Digitized World War I Documents Available through Partnership with Adam Matthew

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Thousands of pages of World War I materials in the Hoover Library and Archives were digitized by Adam Matthew for inclusion in The First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment, a digital resource that brings together archival materials from repositories in Europe and the United States.

Michael A. McFaul

Michael McFaul’s Interviews with Russian Leaders Digitized

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

One hundred and thirty sound recordings of interviews with Russian political leaders from 1991 to 2002 have been digitized for preservation and access by Hoover’s audio lab. The interviews were conducted primarily by...

Server room by Torkild Retvedt (Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0)

Hoover Signs Digital Storage Agreement with Stanford ITS

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Stanford Information Technology Systems (ITS) is the new storage site for the archives’ eighty-two terabytes of digital historical materials under an agreement signed in April. Those materials cover a wide range of twentieth-century history, including digitized World War II radio broadcasts and film footage, digital copies of Soviet KGB files, and born-digital photographs of US National Guard units deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Lee Edwards (Image courtesy of the Heritage Foundation)

Lee Edwards’s Interviews of Conservative Luminaries Digitized

Friday, May 2, 2014

Audio interviews of William F. Buckley, Steve Forbes, Milton Friedman, Newt Gingrich, Barry Goldwater, Edwin Meese III, and Ronald Reagan are among the 470 audiotapes dating from the 1960s to the 2000s that have been digitized for preservation and access by Hoover’s audio lab.

Solidarnosc High Noon Poster

Labor Organization NSZZ Solidarność Audiotapes Digitized

Friday, April 25, 2014

Five hundred and thirty audiotapes of meetings of the Polish Solidarność trade union have been digitized for preservation and access by Hoover’s audio lab. The Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union Solidarity, formed in 1980 under the leadership of Lech Wałęsa, became a pro-democracy and anticommunist political and social movement. Its recordings, which comprise the NSZZ Solidarność Records at the Hoover Archives, offer an inside look at labor, economic, and political conditions in Poland during the pivotal period from 1980 to 1991.

Hitler’s burned and bombed mountain-side home in the Bavarian Alps, the Berghof,

Amateur Color Films from World War II Now Available

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thanks to a 2013 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation, five unique amateur films from the William P. Miller papers have been preserved. Those films, made from approximately 1943 to 1945, feature footage of the North African and European theaters during World War II.

Thumbnails from videotapes (clockwise from top right): Reagan ad "Foreign Policy

Videos from Reagan's 1976 Presidential Run Now Online

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Three campaign ads from Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful presidential primary run in 1976, and four press-conference-style meetings of Governor Reagan with high school students, have been added to California Light and Sound.