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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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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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Revolutions in Eastern Europe: The Rise of Democracy, 1989–1990

Revolutions in Eastern Europe: The Rise of Democracy, 1989–1990

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 to Saturday, September 20, 2014
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, Revolutions in Eastern Europe: The Rise of Democracy, 1989–1990, will open on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus and run through Saturday, September 20, 2014.

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Art and History: Treasures from the Hoover Library and Archives

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 to Friday, December 20, 2013

The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, Art and History: Treasures from the Hoover Library and Archives, opened Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus and runs through Friday, December 20, 2013.

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The Battle for Hearts and Minds: World War II Propaganda

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 to Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, The Battle for Hearts and Minds: World War II Propaganda, opened Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus and runs through Saturday, February 2, 2013.

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A Century of Change: China 1911–2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 to Saturday, February 18, 2012

On April 12, 2011, the Hoover Institution commemorated the hundredth anniversary of the 1911 revolution and the founding of the Chinese republic with the opening of an exhibition of photographs, posters, letters, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials from its library and archives, documenting those momentous events in Chinese history and the ensuing tumultuous century.

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Katyn: Politics, Massacre, Morality

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 to Saturday, January 29, 2011

After the the Soviet Union occupied Eastern Poland in September 1939, tens of thousands of Polish professional military officers and reservists, policemen, landowners, lawyers, doctors, educators, and civil servants—the political, social and intellectual elite of the area—were arrested. In the spring of 1940, the Soviet Communist Party Politburo ordered the execution of some 22,000 of those prisoners. The mass shootings, some of them carried out in the spring of 1940 in the Katyn forest near the Russian city of Smolensk, are remembered as the Katyn Forest Massacre.

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A Revolutionary Idea: Hoover Making History since 1919

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 to Saturday, October 23, 2010

In celebration of the Hoover Institution’s ninetieth anniversary, this exhibition of photographs, posters, memorabilia, audiovisual materials, documents, and books from its library and archives traces the Institution’s development from its origin in 1919 as a special collection at Stanford’s main library to the influential public policy and research institution that it is today.

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Shattered Peace: The Road to World War II

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 to Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This exhibition of documents, photographs, posters, books, and audiovisual materials from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives illustrates the diplomatic failures and the military actions that paved the way to World War II, highlighting the plight of civilians and the personal stories of witnesses.

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To Choose Freedom: Soviet Dissidents and Their Supporters

Monday, September 15, 2008 to Saturday, October 25, 2008

This exhibition of documents, photographs, posters, books, and audiovisual materials from the collections of the Hoover Institution Library and Archives illustrates the various aspects of the struggle for human rights in the Soviet Union from the 1960s onward.

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