Among the numerous collections concerning France, many relate to its experiences in the two world wars, including US military operations in the country. For World War II, there are papers of prominent Vichy government officials and collections documenting the French resistance movement. Other collections cover the Algerian war, the presidency of Charles de Gaulle, and the student revolt of May 1968.

Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, FR 1462

Learn about the French diplomat and his role in inception of the Council of Europe


Georges Albertini Papers

French politician and publisher; founder, Association d'Études et d'Informations Politiques Internationales

Jacques Benoist-Méchin Papers

French author and historian; secretary of state, 1942

Robert D. Burhans Papers

Colonel, United States Army; member, First Special Service Force

World War II Subject Collection

Miscellaneous materials

French Subject Collection

Miscellaneous materials

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France Archival Collections     France Library Materials

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

Heinz, Grete, and Agnes F. Peterson. The French Fifth Republic, Establishment and Consolidation (1958-1965): An Annotated Bibliography of the Holdings of the Hoover Institution.Hoover Institution Bibliographical Series, 44. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1970.

Heinz, Grete, and Agnes F. Peterson. The French Fifth Republic, Continuity and Change, 1966-1970: An Annotated Bibliography. A Sequel to The French Fifth Republic, 1958-1965. Hoover Institution Bibliographical Series, 54. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1974.

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

“Do not forget that they can return,” February 3, 1924, cover of La Ligue by R.

Rare French Periodicals Added to the Hoover Library

Friday, July 6, 2012

The library has acquired complete sets of two rare French periodicals: La Ligue and Celsius, neither of which is listed in American library catalogs; they are available only in the Bibliothèque National in Paris. The acquisition of these two titles by Hoover enhances the strength of the library’s French holdings on the themes of war, revolution, and peace.

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Papers of Ambassador Jacques Leprette now available for use at the Hoover Institution Archives

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The papers of French diplomat Jacques Leprette (1920–2004), acquired in 2005 and newly processed and available for research use in the Hoover Institution Archives, document the life and distinguished diplomatic career of a man who proudly served the French government yet was an equally ardent citizen of Europe and friend of the United States.



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