United States

The US collections provide rich coverage of domestic political, social, and intellectual movements in the modern era, as well as US foreign policy and engagement abroad, especially of the two world wars and American/Soviet relations during the Cold War. Other collecting strengths are émigré communities—particularly Eastern European groups—within the United States and international education. 

Herbert Hoover Subject Collection, Envelope SSS, Hoover Institution Archives

Explore his life and career

Warren Christopher Papers, Box 17, Hoover Institution Archives

United States Secretary of State, 1993–97

Firing Line Broadcast Records, Box 110, Hoover Institution Archives

Clips and transcripts from the William F. Buckley series


Herbert Hoover Papers

President of the United States, 1939–33

New Left Collection

Miscellaneous printed matter, 1963––2004

Warren Christopher Papers

US deputy attorney general, 1967–69; US secretary of state, 1993–97

William H. Rehnquist Papers

Chief justice, US Supreme Court, 1986–2005

Milton Friedman Papers

US economist; member of President’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, 1981–88

Edward Teller Papers

Assistant director, Los Alamos, 1949–52; director, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1954–75

Hugh Gibson Papers

US diplomat

Joseph Warren Stilwell Papers

US army general in China-Burma-India theater

Diane Ravitch Papers

US educator and author

Eric Hoffer Papers

US longshoreman and author

Bertram David Wolfe Papers

US author and representative to the Communist International, 1928–29

Paul Robert Hanna Papers

US educator; director, Stanford International Development Education Center, 1963–68

Libertarian Party of California Records

Election campaign materials, 1976–83

Firing Line Broadcasts

Television program hosted by William F. Buckley, 1966–99

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United States Archival Collections     United States Library Materials

Secretary of State Warren Christopher’s Papers Open at Archives

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Hoover Institution Archives is pleased to announce the opening of the Warren Christopher papers, which document the long career of this US statesmen and Stanford Law School alumnus. 

Herbert Hoover Jr. in 1928, Berton W. Crandall photographs, Box 3, Item 61, Hoov

Herbert Hoover Jr. papers, including declassified Top Secret materials on Suez Canal crisis, now open

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Hoover Archives is pleased to announce the opening of materials relating to the government service of Herbert Hoover Jr., the son of President Herbert Hoover. This recently declassified set of papers documents Hoover's time as undersecretary of state during the Eisenhower administration, covering the period 1954 to 1957. Among the issues addressed are US base rights in the Philippine Islands, US/Israeli relations, the Suez Canal crisis, and foreign policy in the Middle East more broadly.


Herbert Hoover, the graduate: have Stanford degree, will travel

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

As Stanford University sends off another graduating class into the world, students are faced with a bewildering array of questions: Should they continue on to graduate studies or immediately look for a job? Can a new graduate even find a job in this difficult economy? And what does the future hold in store for someone with a newly minted degree as he or she leaves “The Farm”?

Cover of transcript for “Ten Years of Firing Line: 1966–1976: Part I” (program number S0251), Firing Line broadcasts, Hoover Institution Archives.

Firing Line Transcripts on Hoover Website

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sixty Firing Line transcripts are available on Hoover’s Firing Line database, with more to come.


Commonwealth Club Radio Program Collection

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

More than two thousand sound recordings of speakers addressing the Commonwealth Club of California are housed at the Hoover Archives and described in a searchable database.



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