Science & Technology

Overview

Many of these collections relate to the development of nuclear weapons, nuclear power plants, nuclear regulatory frameworks, and to debates about nuclear technology in the United States and abroad. Other collections document citizen diplomacy between scientists in the United States and the Soviet Union, particularly campaigns to aid the Soviet dissident physicist Andrei Sakharov.

Edward Teller Papers

US physicist; assistant director, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1949–52; director, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1954–75

Harold Melvin Agnew Motion Picture Film

Member, Los Alamos Laboratory

Vitalii Leonidovich Kataev Papers

Russian engineer; Soviet defense industry official

Sidney D. Drell Miscellaneous Papers

US physicist; chair, International Conference in Honor of Andrei Sakharov

Paul J. Flory Papers

US chemist; activist for dissident scientists

Dixy Lee Ray Papers

Chairman, United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1972–75

Scientists For Sakharov, Orlov And Shcharansky Records

International organization for the promotion of human rights of scientists in the Soviet Union

Jesse C. Johnson Papers

Director, Division of Raw Materials, United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1950–63

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Conference on Andrei Sakharov and the Conscience of Humanity

A two-day conference honoring physicist and Nobel Peace Prize–winner Andrei Sakharov was held at the Hoover Institution during December 10–11, 2014. Convened by former secretary of state George P. Shultz and physicist Sidney Drell, it drew a wide range of distinguished participants—from scientists, historians, and journalists to religious figures, military leaders, entrepreneurs and diplomats—as well as Professor Tatiana Yankelevich, daughter of Elena Bonner, Sakharov’s wife and also a staunch defender of human rights.

December 10, 2014
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Harold Melvin Agnew

Harold Melvin Agnew, a participant in the Manhattan Project and member of the scientific crew that flew alongside the Enola Gay to measure the yield of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, died Sunday at his home in Solana Beach, California, at age ninety-two.

October 02, 2013
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Book by Taubman highlights five cold warriors, including three Hoover fellows, and their quest to ban nuclear weapons

The Partnership, by Philip Taubman, a former Hoover media fellow and former New York Times reporter and now a consulting professor at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation, cites a January 2007 opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal that “captured both the long-term vision of a world free of nuclear weapons and a set of more immediate steps to reduce nuclear dangers.” The ideas about how to disarm our nuclear establishment evolved over many years of detailed work, but The Partnership gives much credit for building support to ban nuclear weapons as well as providing hope that the world could be free of nuclear weapons to the 2007 Wall Street Journal op-ed. Click here to read the full review

January 10, 2012
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HOOVER APPOINTMENT Sidney Drell Appointed Hoover Institution Senior Fellow

December 02, 1998
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Hoover Fellow Edward Teller Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

July 23, 2003 WASHINGTON, D.C.
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Edward Teller, Hoover Senior Research Fellow, Dies at Age 95

September 10, 2003 STANFORD
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President Bush Honors Hoover Fellow Edward Teller with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Hoover fellow Edward Teller has been awarded the nation's highest civil honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Teller and ten other distinguished Americans, including Hoover overseer James Q. Wilson, were honored in a ceremony at the White House on July 23.

July 25, 2003 WASHINGTON, D.C.
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Hoover Acquires Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov, and Sharansky Records

The Hoover Institution Archives at Stanford University has recently received a large set of papers from the human rights organization called SOS, Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov, and Sharansky.

June 15, 1998 STANFORD
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