Digital Collections

The Library & Archives Digital Collections Portal contains more than 55,000 digitized posters, photographs, texts, sound recordings, and moving images from Hoover collections, with new items frequently added. Some 44,000 in the public domain, or for which we have permission from the copyright holder, may be viewed on the internet. Items for which Hoover does not have the rights are described online and viewable in our reading room.

German poster of computer cards in the shape of a hand pointing at a man

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

Hoover Digitization Team Presents New Approaches to Preserving Special Collections

Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, US 2490

More than 33,000 digitized posters
 

Okhrana Records, Box 237, Grammatikov, Hoover Institution Archives

Mug shots of 1,700 "revolutionaries"

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Poster Collection

33,000 posters from more than eighty countries

Firing Line Broadcasts

350 television programs and 1,500 program transcripts

RFE/RL Broadcast Records

5,000 radio broadcasts to Eastern Europe and the Soviet bloc

Okhrana Records

Mug shots of 1,700 "revolutionaries" from the Russian Imperial Secret Police in Paris

Milton Friedman Papers

200 sound recordings by the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Die Sonderfahndungsliste G.B.

Gestapo arrest list for the German invasion of Britain in World War II

Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service Miscellaneous Records

500 US and Japanese radio broadcasts from World War II

United Nations Conference on International Organization Proceedings

Audio highlights from the founding conference of the United Nations in 1945

Jane Lathrop Stanford Miscellaneous Papers

200 colored photographs of Japanese scenes circa 1900

Founded in the tense, early days of the Cold War, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) played the role of a surrogate free press for the nations behind the iron curtain.

A sound recording from May 3, 1952, of retired admiral Harold B. "Min" Miller

Friday, October 24, 2008

A sound recording from May 3, 1952, of retired admiral Harold B. "Min" Miller was recently discovered in Hoover's Radio Free Europe archives...

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Digital Collection: Survey of Race Relations Records available online

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

In the early 1920s, a group of scholars set out to make a complete investigation of economic, religious, educational, civic, biological, and social conditions among the Chinese, Japanese, and other non-white residents of the Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada. Extension of the study into northern Mexico and Hawaii was contemplated as well.

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Digital Images of Hoover's China Posters Are Online; Russian and Soviet Posters to Follow

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Several hundred images of posters from China are available in a searchable catalog of the Hoover Archives poster collection. About three thousand posters from Russia and the Soviet Union are being scanned and added to the database in July. More than one thousand poster images are already online.

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William F. Buckley's Firing Line television series

Firing Line episodes available through Amazon Instant Video

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More than one hundred seventy programs from William F. Buckley’s Firing Line television series are now available on Amazon Instant Video, which offers instant streaming on compatible devices.

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William F. Buckley's Firing Line television series

Firing Line episodes available for the first time through Amazon Instant Video

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thirty-two programs from William F. Buckley’s Firing Line television series are now available on Amazon Instant Video, which offers instant streaming of the programs on compatible devices. Featured guests on those programs, which date from 1972 to 1999, include Newt Gingrich, Ronald Reagan, Thomas Sowell, Margaret Thatcher, Joan Baez, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

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Cover of a publicity handout, 1967

Firing Line clips are now available on Hoover’s website

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Clips of William F. Buckley’s Firing Line television series are now available on Hoover’s website and on YouTube.

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A dollar bill carried aboard and signed by the members of the bombing crew on July 1, 1946 (Beth Flippen Scheel collection, box 1)
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Hoover Marks The Seventieth Anniversary Of “Operation Crossroads” With The Release Of Rare Sound Recordings

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This week Hoover Library & Archives announces the public release of rare and unique sound recordings that document the July 1946 detonation of nuclear bombs on the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands—one of the most significant events in the history of nuclear energy. The recordings, part of Hoover’s United States Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service records, detail the preparation, process, and aftermath of the nuclear testing known seventy years ago as “Operation Crossroads.” Since the first detonation on July 1, 1946, the Bikini Atoll tests have become emblematic of the dawn of the nuclear age and the beginning of the Cold War.

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Mieczysław Jałowiecki capure setup with notes

Digitizing Mieczysław Jałowiecki's Illustrations

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Hoover Institution Library and Archives is home to art with enduring historic value that is both diverse in content and style. One such collection, the illustrations of Mieczyslaw Jałowiecki, were recently photographed by the Digital Imaging Lab so we could provide digital copies to our partner institutions in Lithuania and Poland.

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