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History Matters: A Fellow Makes Sense Of China’s Present Through Its Past

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Glenn Tiffert, a Visiting Fellow, is among a new breed of historians who are marshalling digital technologies and the tools of data science to probe the past.  A specialist on twentieth-century China, he received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and taught at the University of Michigan...

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‘Forward Ever’: Post-Colonial Capitalism And Socialism In Ghana, 1957-1966

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

On March 6, 1957, the first African socialist revolution commenced. With an estimated population of six million, the tiny new country, Ghana, captivated the globe’s attention. Its first prime minister, Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972), confidently claimed that Ghana would “show that after all the black man [wa]s capable of managing his own affairs.”

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Panel Discussion On The Vietnam War Opens New Exhibition

Monday, June 4, 2018

On Thursday, May 31, Hoover Library & Archives marked the opening of the exhibition We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam with a panel discussion about Vietnam War-era politics and journalism.

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Jerzy Kwiatkowski at the State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin
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485 Days At Majdanek By Jerzy Kwiatkowski

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin (Poland) was founded in November 1944 on the grounds of the former German concentration camp. Our mission is to commemorate the victims, preserve the relics and document the history of the camp.

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Polish Scholar Researching Ignacy Jan Paderewski In The Hoover Archives

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tomasz Schramm, professor of political history of the 19th and 20th centuries at the University of Poznań in Poland, has gone through Hoover’s extensive materials on Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860−1941), pianist and statesman.  He was particularly interested in documentation on Paderewski’s crucial contributions to the recovery of Poland’s independence, the one hundredth anniversary of which is celebrated this year.

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Taiwan Former President Ma Ying-jeou Visits The Hoover Institution Library And Archives

Friday, April 27, 2018

As part of his visit to the Stanford campus, former president of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou (second from left) visited the Hoover Institution Library and Archives on April 11, 2018, where he was shown items related to the history of modern China and Taiwan.

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Hoover’s Rare Materials Illuminate A Forgotten Theater Of Fighting In WWII

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

There were many important battles in World War II (WWII) which occurred in the European and Asian theatres, respectively. However, there was also another important theatre of battle in WWII which is still not well known: Africa.

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Eriks Jekabsons’ Magnum Opus On American Assistance To Latvia Released In Riga

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Professor Eriks Jekabsons of the University of Latvia, a historian who has worked at the Hoover Institution several times during the past decade, has written an 800-page monograph on relations between Latvia and the United States, with special emphasis on the American aid to that country during 1918−22. The publication is based mostly on documentation found in the Hoover Archives and is richly illustrated with photographs from Hoover holdings.

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Deadline Extended For The Summer Workshop On Authoritarianism And Democratic Breakdown

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University is pleased to announce that the deadline for applications for the Summer 2018 Workshop on Authoritarianism and Democratic Breakdown has been extended to April 19, 2018.

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Upcoming Exhibition: We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam

Friday, April 6, 2018

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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