A considerable portion of the Taiwan collections are from the Chinese Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang (KMT), and KMT officials active between the 1970s and 2000s, when democratization and economic development policies were shaped. Also available are campaign materials of the Democratic Progressive Party, in power from 2000 to 2008, and English-language materials by and about Westerners and foreign entities who engaged with Taiwan around VJ Day.
Chinese military and political leader and former head of state of the Republic of China
Party records of the KMT
Human rights activist and opponent of Chiang Kai-shek and KMT rule in post-1949 Taiwan
Lieutenant general, Republic of China army; director, General Political Warfare Department, 1975–83
Colonel, Republic of China army; aide-de-camp to General Oskar Munzel; military adviser to Chiang Kai-shek
Taiwanese political activist
Governor of Taiwan, 1962–69, and minister of defense, 1969–72
Admiral, US Navy; unofficial adviser to Chiang Kai-shek, 1950–51
US geographer and author, Farm-plot dispersal, Lu-liao Village, Taiwan
Writer and diplomat
Secretary to Chiang Kai-shek, 1926–49
Photographs and postcards of Taiwan, 1868–1949
US-Taiwan development agency, 1964–72
Most of the items described in these guides are now available at the East Asia Library at Stanford University or Stanford Auxiliary Libraries (SAL 1 & 2). Please check Stanford's online libraries catalog for exact locations.
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.