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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 

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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

Explore the life and career of the 31st president

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Stanford Student Wins Award For Project Based On Hoover Archives.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Sophomore Kyle Duchynski won an Introductory Seminars Excellence Award for his project “The Forgotten Fight: The Failings of the Allied Intervention in Siberia” completed in the Winter 2017-2018 Introductory Seminar, The Soviet Union and the World: Views from the Hoover Archives (HISTORY 23N).

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Hoover Hosts Roundtable Discussion Commemorating The 40th Anniversary Of The Taiwan Relations Act

Thursday, January 17, 2019

In April 1979, president Jimmy Carter signed the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) after the breaking of diplomatic relations between the United States and Taiwan. The act allows for a special authority created specifically for Taiwan known as the American Institute in Taiwan to serve as a de facto embassy, and provides for Taiwan to be recognized under...

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The Library & Archives Year In Review 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018
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In a 1957 article entitled “Words to Live By,” our founder, Herbert Hoover, reflected on the purpose of the Hoover Institution and its world-renowned Library & Archives, writing, “The Hoover Tower is more than a library . . . it is a laboratory for the study of human relationships on a world-wide scale.”

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Silas Palmer Fellow Examines 20th Century Monetary Aid in China

Thursday, December 20, 2018

China, throughout the 20th century, experienced uncertainty and revolution that resulted in radical changes in government. During this time, China also experienced frequent natural disasters (floods and earthquakes) and famines. The effect of these disasters on China’s large population was devastating; people perished, lost their crops, had their houses destroyed, and fled from their homes. 

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Visiting Filipino Scholar Rediscovers Hoover’s Archival Sources On Japanese Presence In Prewar Davao

Monday, December 17, 2018

The archival materials and documentary sources at the Hoover Library & Archives were brilliantly enriching as they provided a platform for my independent research for “A Reexamination of the Japanese Migrant Settlement of Davao in the Interwar Period through Images and Text: A Colonial Discourse Analysis.”

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