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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

Visit Hoover's exhibition, The Crown Under the Hammer

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Hoover launches a new workshop featuring research in the Hoji Shinbun collection

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

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Read about U.S. Psychological Warfare during the Korean War and Vietnam War.

Merry Wartime Christmas 1941

Rudy Kikel’s German and American Christmas cards, and other wartime ephemera, have been added to the Hoover holdings.

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Hoover scholars and staff discuss radio preservation in Washington D.C.

A dollar bill carried aboard and signed by the members of the bombing crew on July 1, 1946 (Beth Flippen Scheel collection, box 1)

Hoover marks the seventieth anniversary of the Bikini Atoll nuclear tests with the release of rare sound recordings

The mile-long Merefa-Kherson bridge on the Dnieper River in Dniepropetrovsk (Dnipro), was the longest reinforced concrete arch bridge in Europe.  This is how it looked under repair in September 1941, after it was blown up by the retreating Red Army.  Two

Hoover acquires two new photograph albums from Operation Barbarossa

“Germany 1936: Events Worth Visiting in the Olympic Year” (German Subject collection)

Hoover acquires new materials from the 1936 Olympics

During Herbert Hoover’s administration (1929-1933), the size of national forests expanded by more than two million acres, and the land designated for national parks and monuments increased by forty percent. Hoover also lobbied tirelessly for expanding the

Hoover Archives celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service with an article about Herbert Hoover's expansion of our nation's parks

Participants of the 2016 Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes

Hoover fellow and Stanford historian Norman Naimark addresses the 2016 Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes
 

Map showing Soviet naval activities off Inchon Bay, January 1954.

Hoover Archives acquires espionage files from post-World War II Japan

Hoover preserves and makes available new footage of Churchill's 1940s travel in Cuba

Student delegates from the Stanford US-Russia Forum view documents and photographs from Russian collections at Hoover Archives

Students from Stanford's US-Russia Forum Visit Hoover Archives

The Hoover digitization team built this copy stand using inexpensive materials and DIY improvisation.

Hoover imaging specialists design new approaches to the digitization of rare artifacts

Chief of State Pétain greets his supporters, Vichy, May 1944

Hoover Archives acquires the family photographs of Philippe Pétain, Marshal of France

Anatol Shmelev is named the inaugural Robert Conquest Curator of Russian and Eurasian Collections

Read about the Library & Archives' 2016 events, exhibitions, and publications

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New and Updated Finding Aids Now Available

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hoover Archives has created or updated finding aids for eight collections. The collections include materials related to China, Vietnam, and the Middle East. Users can access these finding aids using the Online Archive of California.

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Polish Fulbright Scholar Working In The Hoover Library & Archives

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Professor Jan Szumski, of the Polish Academy of Science and the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, and a Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley during the current academic year, has been a frequent visitor to the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.  A Sovietologist and Russia expert, his research has recently focused on the treatment of the Polish minority in the Soviet Union beginning in 1917 and ending in 1991.

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The Hoover Library & Archives Year in Review

Friday, December 22, 2017

The year 2017 has seen amazing growth in the Library & Archives’ efforts to acquire, preserve, and make available the world’s most important materials on war, revolution, and peace across the globe. Digitization initiatives, exhibitions, events, workshops, scholarship, and educational programs continue to make our collections available to scholars, students, policy-makers, and a broad public interested in the meaning and role of history.

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Declassified Documents From Hoover Collections Newly Released And Online

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

More than 1,500 U.S. government records from thirty archival collections at Hoover were declassified and released online by Hoover in 2017. The collections were created by diplomatic, military, and other government officials.

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Silas Palmer Fellow Wisam Alshaibi Provides Insight into the Historical Origins of De-ba’thification in Iraq

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Silas Palmer Fellow Wisam Alshaibi shares his experiences researching in the Kanan Makiya papers at Hoover Archives.

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