The collections on Bulgaria, which began after the Balkan war of 1912, cover both world wars, more than four decades of communist rule, and the reemergence of an independent and democratic Bulgaria. Political ephemera documenting the democratic process after 1989 is more comprehensive than that from other Eastern European countries.

Dimitri Stanchov Papers

Bulgarian diplomat, 1906–24

Ferdinand I, Czar Of Bulgaria, Papers

Prince of Bulgaria, 1887–1908; czar of Bulgaria, 1908–18

Dora Gabensky Papers

Bulgarian American writer and journalist

Kyril Drenikoff Papers

Counselor to King Simeon II of Bulgaria; president, Bulgarian League for Human Rights

Bulgarian Subject Collection

Miscellaneous materials on Bulgaria


Duignan, Peter, ed. The Library of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1985.

Palm, Charles, and Dale Reed. Guide to the Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1980.


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Oswald’s Bulgarian Connection: The Spas Raikin Papers

The Hoover Archives has received the papers of Spas Raikin, a Bulgarian-American historian, and émigré anti-communist activist. His papers, contained in ninety-nine binders, document Raikin’s historical research and writing as well as Bulgarian émigré activities in the United States. Binder nr. 71, however, is different from the others. It documents an episode in Raikin’s life that has a place in world history: his meeting with Lee Harvey Oswald in the port at Hoboken, New Jersey on June 13, 1962, when Oswald was returning from the Soviet Union.

January 20, 2012
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