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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.”

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The Image of Old China: The Kemp B. Nye Papers
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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

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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

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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

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Hoover Library & Archives Reading Room Reopening 2020

Thursday, December 12, 2019

In preparation for the construction of the Hoover Institution’s new George P. Shultz Building, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives has been working over the past year on a project to relocate archival collection material housed in the Lou Henry Hoover (LHH) Building to secure off-site storage. 

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Buddhist Church Of San Francisco Entrusts Library & Archives With Collection

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Buddhist Church of San Francisco (BCSF), established in 1898, is the oldest Japanese American Buddhist church (temple) in the United States. The church and its key members played a leadership role in shaping the pre-WWII Japanese American community.

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Library & Archives Acquires Papers Of General Wojciech Jaruzelski

Monday, December 9, 2019

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives have obtained the papers of Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923–2014), first secretary of the Polish United Workers Party (1981–89), prime minister of Poland (1981–85) and head of state (1985–90).

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The Lisovoi Papers At The Hoover Institution: Final Chapter Of A Tragic Story

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Iakov Markovich Lisovoi (1882–1965) was a colonel on the general staff of the Russian Imperial Army, as well as a collector who amassed an enormous volume of materials on revolutionary Russia, which formed the basis for his traveling exhibits and lecture series in the 1920s and 1930s. He named his private collection the “Museum of Contemporary Events in Russia.”

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The Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection Becomes Global

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is excited to announce that the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection now has global coverage. We added twenty-one titles published in China, Korea, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand to the overseas Japanese newspaper digital collection.

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