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Past Exhibits

Sidney Hook

Sidney Hook (1902-1989)

Tuesday, October 1, 2002 to Friday, November 1, 2002

American philosopher Sidney Hook, an outspoken participant in many of the principal political debates of this century, was best known for his vigorous defense of political and academic freedom and his stand against totalitarianism in all forms.


Enter the Dragon: The History of China in the Twentieth Century

Friday, September 27, 2002 to Sunday, March 9, 2003

An Exhibition Documenting the History of China during the Twentieth Century


Eric Hoffer's The True Beliver: Manifestations in Mass Movements

Friday, February 22, 2002 to Thursday, June 27, 2002

This exhibit, which was researched and prepared by students in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric, an undergraduate writing program at Stanford, seeks to connect the theories of social philosopher Eric Hoffer with real-world movements, using materials from the Hoover Institution Archives.

documentary exhibit

To Benefit Mankind: Celebrating the Centennial of the Nobel Prize 1901-2001

Friday, January 25, 2002 to Monday, July 29, 2002

A documentary exhibit on Nobel Prize winners based on the holdings of the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Archives and History Office, and the Stanford University Archives.

First Radio

Voices of Hope: The Story of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (1)

Tuesday, April 24, 2001 to Friday, December 28, 2001

This exhibit, organized on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Radio Free Europe's first full schedule of broadcasting to Czechoslovakia in 1951, covers the history of the radios and some of the broad themes in the Radios' programming over the years.

Joseph Brodsky

Remembering Joseph Brodsky: 1940–1996

Wednesday, February 28, 2001 to Thursday, May 24, 2001

The exhibit Remembering Joseph Brodsky: 1940–1996 continues in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion. It includes books (many of which are special editions), manuscripts, and photographs, some never before published.

Ukrainian student

Ten Years of Freedom 1989–1999

Sunday, September 17, 2000 to Saturday, December 30, 2000

The Collapse of Communism and the Transition to Democracy


A Romanoff Album

Friday, January 29, 1999 to Friday, July 23, 1999

Rare letters, diaries, photographs, and artifacts of Imperial Russia.


Merrill's Marauders: General Stilwell's Infantry Fighting World War II in Burma, 1944

Tuesday, October 6, 1998 to Thursday, December 31, 1998

The exhibit will showcase information regarding General Stilwell's infantry fighting in Burma, in 1944





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