The Library & Archives reading rooms will be closed to researchers from December 24, 2018, to the early months of 2020. 

Dr. Maciej Siekierski, Curator of the European Collections of the Hoover Institution has been awarded the Medal of the 75th Anniversary of Jan Karski's mission

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the Hoover Institution Washington, DC office are pleased to announce the opening of a satellite reading room for digital content.

In the past year, the Library & Archives has honored and fulfilled our founder’s mission by continuing to acquire the world’s most significant archival materials on war, revolution, and peace

We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam

Rarely seen photographs take center stage for the Hoover Library & Archives’ new exhibition We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam

Stephen Kotkin Author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, Speaks at Hoover Institution

Scholars from across the globe to discuss authoritarian regimes and research with Hoover senior fellow and Princeton historian Stephen Kotkin 


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


Sunset Magazine, A Century of Western Living, 1898-1998

Tuesday, May 12, 1998 to Saturday, August 15, 1998

A Century of Western Living, 1898-1998, features posters, documents, photographs and memorabilia tracing one hundred years of the West's most successful magazine and its rich historic connections to Stanford University and Herbert Hoover.


The Art of Diplomacy: Creating American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century

Tuesday, October 21, 1997 to Tuesday, March 31, 1998

The exhibition features papers, letters, and photographs from influential diplomats and foreign policy makers, focusing on the most significant issues during their careers. The documents used in the exhibit come from the collections of the Hoover Institution Archives. Some of the diplomats in the exhibit are Hugh Gibson, Stanley Hornbeck, Robert Murphy, Edward Lansdale, Robert Hill, Henry Kissinger, and George Shultz.


Poetry in Revolution: The Pasternak Family Papers

Tuesday, July 15, 1997 to Saturday, September 27, 1997

At the core of this exhibit are the many unpublished letters that poet and novelist Boris Pasternak wrote to various family members during the 1920's and 1930s, a collection recently acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives. Portrait: Pasternak in the 1920's Many of the ideas expressed in these letters were later incorporated into passages of Dr. Zhivago. In addition to letters are rare editions of his poetry, so loved that they were copied by hand and passed from friend to friend when publication was difficult; sketchbooks of his father, Leonid Pasternak, the well-known Russian impressionist painter; and other materials from the rich cultural life of Russian émigrés of the period.


Forward to Victory: British Posters of the First and Second World Wars and Notes from the Underground: The Building of the London Sewers

Wednesday, May 14, 1997 to Monday, June 30, 1997

Two exhibits will be on display:

  • "Forward to Victory" and
  • "Notes from the Underground"

Exhibit components discuss the emergence of the profession of civil engineering, the relationship of disease to contaminated water, the evidence of social classes in the design of water closets, and the role Victorian values played in the sanitary reform debate.

Juan Domingo Perón portrayed on a 1950 calendar issued by the Argentine government.

Juan Domingo Perón Papers

The Hoover Institution Library and Archives have long collected materials relating to Peronism, a movement, founded by Argentine leader Juan Domingo Perón...