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Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century

Thursday, October 10, 2019 to Friday, July 31, 2020

In celebration of its centennial, the Hoover Institution opens the exhibition Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century in Hoover Tower on October 10, 2019. Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the Hoover Institution started as a special collections library devoted to the acquisition and study of documents related to the First World War. 

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East Asia At Hoover: Collections Of War, Revolution, And Peace

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to Thursday, May 2, 2019
Hoover Tower Rotunda

In a new exhibit at the Hoover Tower rotunda, visitors will discover some of the rarest and important treasures of East Asia collected by the Hoover Library & Archives.

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We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam
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We Shot The War: Overseas Weekly In Vietnam

Thursday, May 24, 2018 to Saturday, April 20, 2019
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

Rarely seen photographs take center stage for the Hoover Library & Archives’ new exhibition We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam.  Exploring the interrelationships between art, journalism, and politics, the exhibition features photographs submitted to the Overseas Weekly’s Pacific edition–a military tabloid at once beloved by troops and reviled by the Pentagon for its controversial content. 

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Nikolai Nikolaevich Glebov-Putilovskii (1883–1948)  Foto-ocherk po istorii Velikoi Oktiabr’skoi revoliutsii (1917–1920 g.g.) [A Photographic Essay on the History of the Great October Revolution, 1917–1920]  Peterburg: Gos. Tip. 1920  Hoover Institution Li
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The Crown Under The Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to Friday, April 27, 2018
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917, the exhibition The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution examines the political, social, and cultural upheavals that transformed Russia in the final decades of the Romanov dynasty and the first years of Soviet Communism.

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Weapon On The Wall: American Posters Of World War I

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 to Saturday, September 2, 2017
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

The exhibition Weapon on the Wall: American Posters of World War I opens Wednesday, April 5, and runs through September 2, 2017. The exhibition is open to the public, free of charge, Tuesday–Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus.

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Tule Lake Relocation Camp (John D. Cook papers, Hoover Archives)

Voices from the Archives: Japanese American Internment, 1942–1946

Thursday, February 9, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017

Voices from the Archives: Japanese American Internment, 1942–1946, the newest small exhibit to be featured in the Hoover Tower rotunda, commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of presidential Executive Order #9066 on February 19, 1942. 

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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.

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Glimpses: British Visions Of War & Peace

Thursday, June 2, 2016 to Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Hoover Tower Rotunda

In a new exhibition entitled Glimpses: British Visions of War & Peace, a selection of topics on 20th century British history demonstrates the richness and variety of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives’ holdings on modern Britain. The exhibition was produced by the students in a Stanford History Department class taught by Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History emeritus, in the spring quarter of 2016.

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William F. Buckley Jr. and Malcolm Muggeridge on the set of Firing Line (Firing Line Broadcast records, box 110)
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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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Double Exposure: Russia's Secret Police under the Last Tsars

Thursday, October 29, 2015 to Saturday, March 12, 2016
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

A new exhibition, Double Exposure: Russia’s Secret Police under the Last Tsars, is based on one of the most extraordinary collections held in the Hoover Library & Archives: the records of the Paris headquarters of the Russian Imperial secret police, known as the Okhrana. The Okhrana collection, consisting of once-secret files and photographs of many of the most wanted Russian revolutionaries of the early twentieth century...

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Boris Pasternak in 1956
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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.

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