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More Audiovisual Materials about California Digitized and Online

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Eleven more historic California recordings from Hoover collections have been digitized for California Light and Sound, a project of the California Preservation Program. The recordings shed light on Herbert Hoover, Ronald Reagan, Proposition 13, the San Francisco Giants, the proposed peripheral canal, and the construction of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART).

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Lee Edwards' audio interviews

Sound Recordings about Hoover Library and Archives Digitized

Thursday, October 11, 2012

More than twenty audiotapes exploring the relevance and roles of collection materials in the Hoover Library and Archives have been digitized by Hoover’s audio lab for both preservation and access.

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Himmler Sound Recordings Digitized

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

More than two dozen audiotapes in the Heinrich Himmler papers have been digitized by Hoover’s audio lab for both preservation and access. Many are Himmler’s speeches to police and military leaders, including Volksgrenadier officers, SS Panzerkorps commanders, Waffen SS commanders, and Ordnungspolizei leaders. Two tapes with voices in English may be from a bugged meeting of British and American POWs in a German camp. Some recordings are fragmentary; although most were recorded in 1943 and 1944, one tape is from 1940.

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Lee Edwards' audio interviews

Interviews from the Herbert Hoover Oral History Program Digitized

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Newly digitized sound recordings of oral history interviews with people who knew Herbert Hoover are now available. The recordings complement and add to the bulk of the collection, which consists of transcripts of interviews with political leaders, businessmen, military officers, journalists, writers, physicians, secretaries, aides, friends, and associates of Herbert Hoover, relating their recollections of him in various capacities.

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Tarsaidze Papers Digitized

Eugene Lyons’s Sound Recordings Digitized

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tape and disc recordings of Russian American journalist and author Eugene Lyons are now available for listening, having been digitized in Hoover's audio lab. Most are speeches by Lyons about conditions and events in the Soviet Union and the communist influence in the United States, with several recordings focusing on communism in Hollywood. Another is a spoken letter to a Polish youth on the meaning of Polish ethnicity in the United States and the nature of oppression in the two countries. The recordings, which date from the 1940s to the 1960s, are part of the Eugene Lyons papers.

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Milton Friedman Sound Recordings Digitized

Milton Friedman Sound Recordings Digitized

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More than two hundred fifty audiotapes in the Milton Friedman papers are available for listening after having been digitized by Hoover's audio lab. The earliest, recorded in 1961, captures a debate between Friedman and Senator Joseph Clark on the proper role of the federal government in which Friedman frames his argument around a critique of John F. Kennedy's inaugural address.

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Johan Laidoner, circa 1925 (Hoover Institution Archives, Franciszek Charwat Pape

Documenting Soviet Crimes in Estonia

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Hoover Institution and the National Archives of Estonia have signed an agreement of cooperation for digitizing and sharing records pertaining to Estonia. The first project will be Hoover Archives’ acquiring copies of selected groups of records of the NKVD and of its successor, the KGB of the former Estonian SSSR.

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Tarsaidze Papers Digitized

Sound Disc Recordings in Tarsaidze Papers Digitized

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Recordings of music and the spoken word in the papers of Alexandre Georgievich Tarsaidze, a GeorgianAmerican author and public relations executive, have been digitized by Hoover's audio lab. Among those recordings are undated interviews in English with Tarsaidze and others and a memorial service for the Russian imperial family and other victims of communist terror held in Belgium in 1968. The guide to the Tarsaidze papers contains a list of the sound recordings.

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Latvian Oral History Project Recordings Digitized

Latvian Oral History Project Recordings Digitized

Monday, December 12, 2011

Twenty-one audiocassette recordings of interviews with Latvian officials, opinion makers, and cultural figures have been digitized for preservation and access by Hoover’s audio lab. The Latvian Oral History Project interviews were conducted in 1999–2000 by David Jacobs of the Hoover Archives to document political and social conditions, as well as cultural trends, in Latvia at the time. Each interviewee was asked a set of questions designed to elicit information on leading issues of the day in a country that had become independent again in 1991, following the breakup of the Soviet Union.

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Sound Recordings of Arch Puddington's Interviews Digitized

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

After serving as assistant director of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in the New York office from 1985 to 1993, Arch Puddington wrote Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (University Press of Kentucky, 2000). His research material for the book represents the bulk of the Arch Puddington collection at Hoover. Ninety sound recordings in the collection, consisting chiefly of Puddington's interviews of RFE/RL staffers, have been digitized for preservation and access by Hoover's audio lab.

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