On August 22 Hoover research fellow Elizabeth Cobbs delivered a talk based on her research on the First World War Women’s Signal Corps, the first female unit in the United States Army, as part of the Library & Archives’ ongoing History & Policy lecture series. Cobbs is the author of the recent book The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers, for which she conducted research in the collections at Hoover.
The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are pleased to announce the launch of their new and updated website (http://www.hoover.org/library-archives). Offering more than one hundred pages of new content, the website better enables visitors to discover the six thousand archival collections and nearly one million library volumes held at Hoover.
The Hoover Institution Press released The Crusade Years--a never-before-published parallel volume to Herbert Hoover’s Freedom Betrayed from the Hoover Institution Archives–edited by historian George H. Nash. This work recounts Hoover’s postpresidential family life, his myriad philanthropic interests, and his “crusade against collectivism” after he left the White House.
The papers of H. H. Kung, a confidant of Chiang Kai-shek, his brother-in-law, and the patriarch of one of the “four big families” of Nationalist China, opened at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives today, January 19, 2010.
In August 1989, hundreds of East German visitors poured across the border from communist Hungary to Austria and freedom. As one of the earliest cracks in the barrier between the East and West, this milestone event foreshadowed the lifting of the Iron Curtain...
STANFORD—Next year marks the seventieth anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. “Shattered Peace,” an exhibition by the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, chronicles the events leading up to the war by drawing on their rich holdings.