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The Politics Of Literary Cartography: Visualizing Russian Identity During World War I, Revolution, And Civil War (1914-1922)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

During fall 2017 Scholar Research Support from the Hoover Institution allowed me access to diaries and imaginative literature written during World War I and the Russian civil war, as well as memoirs written directly after. I used these forms of testimony to understand complex shifts in geo-political identity among ordinary literate Russians at a time when Russia as a country and an empire was crumbling.

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Dr. Hsiao-Ting Lin receives Kingstone Award
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Curator Hsiao-ting Lin Honored For Recent Publications On Modern China

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This month Hoover Library & Archives congratulates Dr. Hsiao-ting Lin, Curator for Modern China, whose book Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan (Harvard University Press, 2016) received the 2017 Kingstone Award for Most Influential Book of the Year in Taiwan. 

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Professor Jan Szumski, of the Polish Academy of Science
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Polish Fulbright Scholar Working In The Hoover Library & Archives

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Professor Jan Szumski, of the Polish Academy of Science and the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, and a Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley during the current academic year, has been a frequent visitor to the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.  A Sovietologist and Russia expert, his research has recently focused on the treatment of the Polish minority in the Soviet Union beginning in 1917 and ending in 1991.

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Silas Palmer Fellow Wisam Alshaibi Provides Insight into the Historical Origins of De-ba’thification in Iraq

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Silas Palmer Fellow Wisam Alshaibi shares his experiences researching in the Kanan Makiya papers at Hoover Archives.

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"United we stand” Komorowski leaflet from the Polish presidential election of 2010
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Former Polish President Bronisław Komorowski Visits The Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

On December 14, 2017, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives hosted Bronisław Komorowski, Poland’s president from 2010 until 2015.  Komorowski, a historian, was interested in learning more about Hoover’s world-famous Polish holdings, the largest and most-comprehensive documentation on modern Poland outside Poland. 

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Silas Palmer Fellow Katy Doll Examines U.S. Psychological Warfare During The Korean War And Vietnam War

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The pages of the June 1952 “Life and Times in the First Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Group” display a convivial group working at their craft. In the illustrated yearbook, pages of photographs show American military men (and a few women as civilian support staff) smiling at the camera, cheering on...

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Hoover Represented At Annual Fort Ross Dialogue In San Francisco

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The 6th annual Fort Ross Dialogue took place in San Francisco Presidio Club on October 14−16. This day-long Russia-US conference is named after the historical settlement of Russian pioneers in what today is California. The Dialogue took place on the 150th Anniversary of the sale of Russian America to the United States.

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Collecting The Revolution: Hoover Scholars Discuss The History Of Russian Art At Hoover

Thursday, November 30, 2017

On November 10-11, Hoover scholars and staff participated in the annual conference of the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies (ASEES) in Chicago. They discussed Hoover’s rich holdings of art, photography, books, film, and documents related to the Russian Revolution. 

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Hoover Archives Staff and Scholars Discuss Cold War Broadcasting at Recent Library Of Congress Conference

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Cold War Communication Project (CWCP), an outgrowth of the Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force and the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, organized and sponsored two panels at the Woodrow Wilson Center and another at the Library of Congress November 2-3, 2017.

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Hoover intern Theresa Berger in the stacks of Hoover Archives
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Public Service, Processing, and Preservation: Intern Theresa Berger at Hoover Archives

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Theresa Berger, a graduate student in Library & Information Science concentrating in Archival Studies, reflects on a year working in Hoover Archives.

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