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Henry S. Rowen
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Nuclear Projects, Stalin's Daughter, And Post-War Reconstruction: New Finding Aids Now Available

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New finding aids to four collections are now available through the Online Archive of California. Highlights include interviews with Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilueva, the papers of Hoover senior fellow Henry S. Rowen, records from the Ethiopian Project Research and Assistance Group, and conference proceedings on post-war reconstruction in Europe.

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Prince Michel de Bourbon Parme Papers, Box 1
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Prince Michel De Bourbon Parme Papers Now Available

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Prince Michel de Bourbon Parme Papers, which contain extensive genealogical documentation of the royal house of Denmark, are now available in the Hoover Archives reading room. 

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George Koether (George Koether Papers, Box 19, Folder 4)
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Papers Of Free-Market Economist George Koether Now Available

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The personal papers of George Koether, now available for research, offer insights to the economic and political thought in the United States during the mid-twentieth century, as well reflecting Koether’s relationships with fellow economists such as Henry Hazlitt, Murray Rothbard, and Friedrich Hayek.

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The new archives reading room on April 15, 2014
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Newly Processed Collections Now Available At Hoover Archives

Monday, September 14, 2015

Five newly processed collections are now available in the reading room at Hoover Archives.

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New Finding Aid: The Alfred Connor Bowman Papers

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hoover's newly described Alfred Connor Bowman Papers offer reports, correspondence, diaries, photographs, and a sound recording detailing the tensions in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region at the end of World War II.

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Jacob Olidort, a fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, explains the Salafi ideology developed by Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Albani under the Ba'athist regime in Syria
Analysis and Commentary

Hoover Workshop Participant Jacob Olidort Promotes Access To The Richard P. Mitchell Collection Of Middle East Materials

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

During the recent Hoover Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes, participant Jacob Olidort, who received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University in June and is a fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, used his knowledge of the Middle East and Arabic to inventory Hoover’s Richard Paul Mitchell Collection. The archive—which originated from one of the most well regarded scholars in the field of Middle Eastern Studies—contains writings, newspapers, magazines, journals, books, and other printed matter relating to the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic culture and political movements, and conditions in Islamic countries. Olidort’s inventory will enhance the existing online finding aid for the collection and be of great value to current and future researchers interested in using the collection for their own projects.

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Walter Campbell Short

Walter Campbell Short Collection of Pearl Harbor Materials Now Available for Research

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The personal papers of Lieutenant General Walter Campbell Short are now open for research for the first time since the collection was acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1975. Lt. Gen. Short was commander of the US Army Hawaiian Department at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Immediately following the attack, Short was relieved of his command, reduced to the rank of major general, and forced to retire from the military. The papers include letters of support received after the Pearl Harbor attack, other personal correspondence, certificates, photographs, writings, clippings, and several scrapbooks documenting his military career before World War II.

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Paul Henze Papers, Box 68, Folder 9, Hoover Institution Archives

Records Declassified in Eleven Hoover Collections

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Government records from eleven collections at Hoover Library & Archives have recently been declassified.  Declassified materials include correspondence from former secretary of state George P. Schultz to Boutros Boutros-Ghali; memoranda and reports directed to commanding officers of the American occupation of Monschau during World War II; and documents related to terrorism and counterterrorism in 1950s Algeria.

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William Tonesk translating for General Dwight Eisenhower, Warsaw, 1945 (William John Tonesk Papers, Hoover Institution Archives)

New Finding Aids to Poland & Polish Émigré Collections Now Available

Monday, July 20, 2015

New finding aids to four collections relating to Poland and Polish émigrés are now available through the Online Archive of California. Highlights include case files from a Polish relief organization in Germany, documents about Radio Free Europe's 1993 closing of its Polish Service, and photographs of General Dwight Eisenhower in postwar Warsaw.

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Williamson M. Evers
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New Descriptions of US and Canada Collections Now Available

Monday, July 13, 2015

New finding aids to fifteen collections from the US and Canada are now available through the Online Archive of California. Highlights include an FBI agent's research on "subversives" in the US during the Cold War, memorabilia from Herbert Hoover's presidential campaigns, and poetry by a Canadian satirist.

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