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


Herbert Hoover and Poland

An American Friendship: Herbert Hoover and Poland

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 to Monday, August 1, 2005

Photographs from the exhibition "An American Friendship: Herbert Hoover and Poland," which the Hoover Institution opened in the Royal Castle in Warsaw on November 15, 2004.

Wieder frei

Free Again! Liberation and Sovereignty: Austria, 1945-1955

Tuesday, May 3, 2005 to Saturday, August 20, 2005

Exhibition of Austrian posters in co-operation with the Austrian National Library and historic photographs by eminent Austrian photographer Erich Lessing. The Third Man (1949) Screening of the classic film noir thriller in the exhibit pavilion

chinese history

Unlocking Chinese History: New Initiatives of the Hoover Archives

Thursday, February 17, 2005 to Saturday, April 9, 2005

The Hoover Institution's interest in China dates back to Herbert Hoover's work in Tientsin, China, where he served as a mining engineer in 1899 and was caught up in the Boxer Rebellion. During the early years of the twentieth century Hoover obtained books on Chinese history for Stanford University, while his wife, Lou Henry Hoover, collected blue-and-white porcelain.


Hoover Institution Presents New Modern China Archives and Special Collections

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The Hoover Institution today unveiled its new Modern China Archives

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Archivist Offers a Look at a Day in the Life of the Hoover Archives

Monday, November 29, 2004

'A Day in the Life of the Hoover Archives,' a presentation by Hoover research fellow and project archivist Anatol Shmelev, November 4 and 5, offered a rarely seen look into the internal workings of the Hoover Library and Archives.