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Women Of The Gulag: A Documentary Film Screening

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Women of the Gulag is based on Paul Gregory’s Hoover Press book of the same name. Directed by Russian American film maker Marianna Yarovskaya, the film tells the compelling and tragic stories of five remarkable women—among the last survivors of the Gulag, the brutal system of repression that devastated the Soviet population during the Stalin years.


Unpacking History: New Collections At The Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 to Saturday, February 25, 2017
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

A new exhibition, Unpacking History: New Collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, celebrates the variety, range, and historical significance of Hoover’s holdings by featuring rare and intriguing items from select collections acquired in recent years. The exhibition opens Tuesday, September 27, 2016, and runs through February 25, 2017.

William F. Buckley Jr. and Malcolm Muggeridge on the set of Firing Line (Firing Line Broadcast records, box 110)

Civil Discourse: William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line, 1966–1999

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 to Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives exhibition Civil Discourse: William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line, 1966–1999 commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of William F. Buckley Jr.’s legendary television program.  Television’s longest-running political talk show with a single host, Firing Line featured William F. Buckley Jr., a conservative and recognized master of debate, in conversation with many of the most remarkable—and often the most radical—public figures of his day.

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Rare Doctor Zhivago Materials Displayed In Hoover Tower For Largest Ever Boris Pasternak Conference

Monday, September 28, 2015 to Friday, October 2, 2015

From September 28 through October 2, Stanford will host the international conference “Poetry and Politics in the Twentieth Century: Boris Pasternak, His Family, and His Novel Doctor Zhivago,” the largest ever dedicated to this Nobel Prize–winning twentieth-century Russian writer. An exhibition of Doctor Zhivago rare first editions from Hoover and Stanford as well as the private collection of Paolo Mancosu will be displayed in the Hoover Tower during the conference.

Poster Collection, UK 524, Hoover Institution Archives
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Remember The Lusitania! Discoveries From The Shipwreck

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 to Sunday, May 24, 2015
Hoover Tower Rotunda

One hundred years ago, on May 7, 1915, the British luxury liner RMS Lusitania sank off the southern coast of Ireland after being torpedoed by a German submarine. Nearly twelve hundred of the men, women, and children on board perished, provoking a firestorm of international condemnation. On the centennial of the Lusitania disaster, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is mounting a short-term exhibition in the Hoover Tower rotunda. Remember the Lusitania! Discoveries from the Shipwreck will showcase artifacts retrieved from the wreck together with photographs, posters, documents, medals, and maps from Hoover's collections.

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"Perón in Exile" Conference

Monday, February 9, 2015 to Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Room 101, Lou Henry Hoover Building

On February 9 and 10, 2015, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in coordination with Stanford’s Center for Latin American Studies will host an international bilingual conference on “Juan Domingo Perón in Exile” based on the Perón Papers at the Hoover Archives under the direction of Hoover’s Herbert S. Klein and Professor José Carlos Chiaramonte of the University of Buenos Aires. 

Sidney Drell at the Conference on Andrei Sakharov and the Conscience of Humanity, December 2014
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Conference on Andrei Sakharov and the Conscience of Humanity

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 to Thursday, December 11, 2014

A two-day conference honoring physicist and Nobel Peace Prize–winner Andrei Sakharov was held at the Hoover Institution during December 10–11, 2014. Convened by former secretary of state George P. Shultz and physicist Sidney Drell, it drew a wide range of distinguished participants—from scientists, historians, and journalists to religious figures, military leaders, entrepreneurs and diplomats—as well as Professor Tatiana Yankelevich, daughter of Elena Bonner, Sakharov’s wife and also a staunch defender of human rights.


Women and the Great War

Thursday, November 6, 2014 to Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, Women and the Great War, will open Thursday, November 6, 2014, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus, and run through Saturday, April 25, 2015.

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Centenary of the Commission for Relief in Belgium Celebrated in Washington

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Washington, DC

The Belgian embassy in the United States celebrated the centenary of Herbert Hoover's Commission for Relief in Belgium this October. Featuring a number of distinguished panelists and guests, including Margaret Hoover and the historian George Nash, this event honored Hoover's incredible contribution to World War I relief.

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War, Revolution and Freedom: The Baltic Countries in the 20th Century

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 to Friday, October 10, 2014
Stauffer Auditorium, Hoover Institution

"War, Revolution and Freedom: the Baltic Countries in the 20th Century" is an international conference presented by Stanford University and the Hoover Institution featuring a keynote address by Vaira Viķe-Freiberga, President of the Club of Madrid, Former President of Latvia.