Picture of Nationalist Chinese special unit stationed on the island of Saipan

The discovery of new archival materials brings findings and interpretation to modern Chinese history.

Sketch by Nat Bellantoni, 1943. Natale Bellantoni Papers, Hoover Institution Archives

In remembrance the Second World War, we are pleased to present a new series of HI Stories, The Battalion Artist: A Sailor’s Journey Through the South Pacific

In efforts to expand to online audiences, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives’ proudly present “HI Stories.”

Picture of Nationalist Chinese special unit stationed on the island of Saipan
The Image of Old China: The Kemp B. Nye Papers

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives has acquired Kemp B. Nye's manuscript illustrating his experiences in China and the Pacific War.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Staff are returning to work and offering remote reference services to researchers

Chiang Ching-kuo George Shultz

We are pleased to pleased to announce that copies of the diaries of Chiang Ching-Kuo will be available for scholars

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is excited to announce that the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection now has global coverage

In celebration of its centennial, the Hoover Institution opens the exhibition Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century in Hoover Tower on October 10, 2019


Masuo Kitaji’s hand-illustrated Japanese translation Bibles acquired by Hoover

New Harold Agnew material reveals the history of the Hiroshima bombing

Herbert Hoover Subject Collection, Envelope SSS, Hoover Institution Archives

Explore the life and career of the 31st president


Andrzej Dudzinski’s Art Received by Hoover Archives

Friday, September 21, 2007

Andrzej Dudzinski, a prominent and critically acclaimed contemporary Polish artist, has donated a large collection of his original graphic works to the Hoover Institution. The materials provide an extensive sampling of Dudzinski’s thirty years of work in the United States as an illustrator, cartoonist, and graphic commentator.


New Finding Aids Posted Online

Friday, September 7, 2007

New Finding Aids Available.


Hoover Institution Workshop Studies the Archives’ Holdings on the Soviet Union and Communist Party

Friday, August 17, 2007

Each summer during the past five years Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory has led the Hoover Soviet Archives Workshop at the Hoover Institution to study its unique archival holdings on the USSR and Communist party.

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Soviet Archives Summer Workshop 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007 to Friday, August 3, 2007

Hoover's Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes studies the history and development of totalitarian regimes in order to understand why they came into being, how they work, and the sources of their durability. By bringing scholars together who study the different regimes, the workshop promotes the comparative study of modes of personal dictatorship, of institutions of coercion and repression, and of the economic and social consequences of totalitarian rule. The workshop's principal resources are the unique and fast- growing holdings of the Hoover Archives on totalitarian regimes in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.


Hoover Institution Library and Archives Modernize Their Preservation Program for the Twenty-first Century

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Each year, thousands of researchers from around the world visit the Hoover Institution Library and Archives to examine their vast store of materials. From the political cartoons of Louis Raemaekers from World War I to the recordings of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) broadcasts during the cold war to the tapes of William F. Buckley Jr.'s Firing Line television series, more than 5,000 separate collections of historical documents are housed in the library and archives. Each collection plays a vital role in understanding the history of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.