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Hoover Library & Archives Reading Room Temporary Closure In 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019

In anticipation of a significant construction and renovation project that will prepare the Hoover Institution for its next century of activities, the Library & Archives reading rooms will be closed to researchers from December 24, 2018, to the early months of 2020.

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Andrew Nagorski at the Berlin Wall, early 1990, shortly after it fell
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Andrew Nagorski Interviews Available In The Hoover Library & Archives

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Hoover Institution has acquired an oral history collection of 130 interviews, most of them with major political and cultural figures and dissident activists from Central and Eastern Europe, recorded between 1976 and 2008. Andrew Nagorski, an award-winning journalist and author who spent more than three decades as a foreign correspondent and editor for Newsweek, donated the original cassette tapes of his interviews, which have now been digitalized and can be accessed at the Hoover Archives. They will also be soon available online at: https://digitalcollections.hoover.org/search/nagorski

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Silas Palmer Fellow Andrea Wright Examines Development Of The Oil Industry And Labor On The Arabian Peninsula And Iran

Thursday, September 13, 2018

My research examines the development of the oil industry on the Arabian Peninsula and Iran from 1908 to the present. Using archival and ethnographic materials, I ask how labor relations in the oil industry shaped contemporary understandings of rights, citizenship, and state sovereignty.

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A medic area designed by Food Machinery Corporation. July 28, 1969

We Shot the War Exhibit Takes Spotlight in NY Times Article

Thursday, August 30, 2018

For more than four decades, Art Greenspon kept his recollections of photographing the Vietnam War for Overseas Weekly tucked away deep in his memory, as inaccessible as the images themselves.

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Alsos Mission Films Now Available For Streaming

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hoover Archives has digitized and made available several reels of film from the Boris T. Pash papers on its recently revitalized YouTube channel.

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The Art Of Diplomacy: Communication, Heritage And Technology In 1970’s Iran

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

From 1967-1977, Iran hosted one of the most experimental festivals in modern history. The Shiraz Arts Festival (or Jashn-e Honar-e Shiraz in Persian) invited musicians, dancers, dramatists, and filmmakers from all over the world to perform on ancient and modern sites around the historic city of Shiraz. 

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Silas Palmer Fellow Joseph Seeley
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The Benefits Of Uncertainty--Reconstructing Northeast Asia's Contested Pasts And Futures

Thursday, August 16, 2018

One of the most challenging tasks a historian faces is to recapture the "future-blindness" of historical actors. Major historical events like the outbreak of World War II or the fall of the Soviet Union seem inevitable in retrospect, but for people in the past the future was just as unknowable and murky as it is now.

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Denise Ho (left) and Michael Auslin (right) in the workshop.
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Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On Modern China

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The sixth annual Hoover Institution Workshop on Modern China, entitled “War and Revolution in Modern China: A Long View from the Twenty-First Century,” was held through July 30 and August 3, 2018.

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State Is Family: State-Sponsored Filiality and China’s Empire-to-Nation Transformation

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The relationship between family and state was central to China’s empire-to-nation transformation. My book project, State Is Family, explores this fundamental relationship with a specific focus on the legalized cult of filiality and its modern appropriation.

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Historian Of America’s Polish Diaspora Visits The Hoover Library & Archives

Thursday, July 19, 2018

There are about ten million Americans of Polish descent living in the United States and interest in the history of that community is growing in Poland.  Professor Joanna Wojdon of Wrocław University is one of Poland’s top specialists in Polish American studies.

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