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The collections cover peace movements in the United States and Europe during World War I and the interwar period. Among them are the papers of pacifist Alice Park and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Alfred Fried. The library holds many rare pamphlets issued by peace organizations. Other archival collections concern disarmament and peace movements in the Vietnam War era.

Irwin Abrams Papers

US educator; director, foreign service training, American Friends Service Committee, 1943–46

George Davis Herron Papers

Unofficial adviser to President Woodrow Wilson

Guenter Lewy Collection

Miscellaneous materials related to pacifist groups in the United States and Germany

World Without War Council Records

US nonprofit organization that  promoted peace

Fellowship Of Reconciliation Records

US nondenominational pacifist organization

Wolfgang Janisch Papers

East German artist and peace activist

Alice Park Papers

US pacifist and feminist; member, Henry Ford Peace Ship expedition, 1915

Peace Subject Collection

Miscellaneous materials

Alfred Hermann Fried Papers

Austrian pacifist; winner, Nobel Peace Prize, 1911

David Starr Jordan Papers

US educator and pacifist; president, Stanford University, 1891 –1913

Rosika Schwimmer Papers

Hungarian pacifist and feminist

L&A Peace Materials in Searchworks

Library materials and archival collections


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The Hoover Tower Observation Deck And Carillon Named In Memory Of Lou Henry Hoover

The Hoover Tower’s Observation Deck and carillon were named in memory of Lou Henry Hoover, Stanford University graduate, philanthropist, trailblazer for women, and the wife of America’s thirty-first president, Herbert Hoover.

November 18, 2021 Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA
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East Asia At Hoover: Collections Of War, Revolution, And Peace

In a new exhibit at the Hoover Tower rotunda, visitors will discover some of the rarest and important treasures of East Asia collected by the Hoover Library & Archives.

August 15, 2018
Glimpses: British Visions Of War & Peace

In a new exhibition entitled Glimpses: British Visions of War & Peace, a selection of topics on 20th century British history demonstrates the richness and variety of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives’ holdings on modern Britain. The exhibition was produced by the students in a Stanford History Department class taught by Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History emeritus, in the spring quarter of 2016.

June 2, 2016
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The history of the Hoover Carillon

Herbert Hoover recognized that the carillon that chimed from the Belgian Pavilion of the 1939 New York World's Fair would be the most appropriate crowning symbol for the library building he was planning for Stanford.

May 1, 2002
Featured Find: Peace Posters

From 1935 to 1940, students from all over the United States participated in a contest to create posters inspired by the theme of Peace. The National Circulating Library of Students' Peace Posters, based in Philadelphia, sponsored the contest; in 1940, the winning posters were reproduced and sold as collectible, stamp-sized stickers. The sponsoring organization was founded by Nancy Babb, a Quaker who volunteered with the American Relief Administration's famine relief efforts in Russia in 1921.

May 15, 2013
Conference on Peace Research, Education and Development proceedings
Conference on Peace Research, Education and Development sound recordings in the Hoover Archives

Building on its rich collections related to peacemaking and diplomacy, the Hoover Institution has now obtained audiocassettes of the proceedings of the national Conference on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED) held November 7-10, 1984. The conference brought together leading peace activists and political figures to discuss global challenges in security, institution building, conflict management, nuclear nonproliferation, and the role of public diplomacy in easing international tensions and improving international understanding.

April 29, 2013
Tower of Peace

In his 1970s radio addresses, Ronald Reagan often featured a “desk-clearing day,” where he would tackle a few different, smaller issues in one sitting. In the same spirit, here’s a Hoover Archives’ desk-clearing blog.

August 08, 2012
Recordings of Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Digitized by Hoover Archives

The sound recordings of Rigoberta Menchú that formed the basis of her autobiographical book, I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala (London: Verso, 1983), are digitized and available for immediate access at the Hoover Archives.

April 27, 2010
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Shattered Peace: The Road to World War II

This exhibition of documents, photographs, posters, books, and audiovisual materials from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives illustrates the diplomatic failures and the military actions that paved the way to World War II, highlighting the plight of civilians and the personal stories of witnesses.

January 13, 2009
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