Featured L&A News & Events

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Bread + Medicine: Saving Lives In A Time Of Famine

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Not By Bread Alone: America's Fight Against Starvation In Europe, 1919–1923
November 10, 2022

with Mary Elisabeth Cox

via Hoover Daily Report

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In the Room Where It Was Taped
October 12, 2022 with Jean McElwee Cannon

via Hoover Digest

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Class Visits & Curatorial Support

The Library & Archives offer a wide variety of instruction opportunities, both face-to-face, and online. We value collaboration in designing relevant and engaging learning experiences for learners of all types. For Stanford faculty interested in integrating L&A materials into their class, please see below. 

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Workshops & Events

Learn more about current and upcoming workshops and events of interest to researchers and students.

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Class Visit/Tour Requests

Interested in having your class visit our collections? Please contact us at least 30 days in advance of your requested date to discuss how the Hoover Institution Library & Archives materials can support and enhance your teaching and research. 

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Research Guides

These guides are created by Library & Archives staff to help you! They provide helpful resources, strategies for research, and tutorials.

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Collections Portal

The Library & Archives holds more than one million volumes and over six thousand archival collections documenting war, revolution, and peace in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Browse our Collections Portal to learn more.

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Student Internships

The Library & Archives offer competitive opportunities for students to participate in important work at the Hoover Institution and for research.

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Contact Us

For special inquiries please contact us.

Fellowships & Grants

The Hoover Institution encourages research in the library and archives through the special opportunities below. We suggest you explore them all to find the best fit for you and your research goals, as they each have their own requirements and application process.

Exhibitions

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives exhibits their collection materials in the rotunda and two galleries at the front of Hoover Tower. Learn what is currently on view in Hoover Tower and discover past and online exhibitions.

Exhibitions

ARA administering the tetra-vaccine to children, Petrograd, 1922

Bread + Medicine: Saving Lives in a Time of Famine

September 19, 2022–April 28, 2023

 

Discover the American Relief Administration's efforts to stem the tide of disease during the catastrophic famine of 1921 in Soviet Russia and Ukraine in this new exhibition on display in the Lou Henry Hoover Gallery on the first floor of Hoover Tower.

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Hoover@100: Ideas Defining a Century

Ongoing

 

In this centennial exhibition, learn the history of the Hoover Institution while seeing a showcase of documents and artifacts centered around the ideas of peace, freedom, and education—ideas that are embodied in the lives of Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou Henry, and that drove the Institution’s collecting and the work of its eminent fellows in its first one hundred years.

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Past Exhibitions

Since 1921, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives has been displaying its collections to the public to spark curiosity and encourage research. View the last 24 years of past exhibitions to discover just some of the topics to be found in the L&A collections.

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Online Exhibitions

Discover the online companions to our exhibitions via the Online Exhibitions portion of HISTORIES (Hoover Institution Stories). Included are a range of projects from subject matter portals to digital stories, slideshows, and more.

HISTORIES: Hoover Institution Stories

The Hoover Institution Stories, or HISTORIES, emerge from the collections of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the fellows, staff, and researchers who study them. They are an assortment of digital experiences intended to spark curiosity in some of the most important material on war, revolution, and peace of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These stories bring to light a vast array of topics in new and readily accessible ways to encourage the study and discoveries that can happen in repositories such as Hoover.

 

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Fanning the Flames: Propaganda in Modern Japan

Explore this resource rich online portal focused on the propaganda of modern Japan. Gathered together by the staff of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and subject matter specialists from around the world, it features digital stories, videos, interactives, and digitized collections.

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On the Record, Life Lessons from George P. Shultz

In honor of the remarkable legacy of George P. Shultz, the Hoover Institution is pleased to reflect on some of the most important points in his rich life—where every quote is George Shultz at his best and on the record.

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Civil Discourse: Highlights from Firing Line

Discover the public affairs television show that featured conversations between host William F. Buckley Jr. and the world's leading figures in politics, entertainment, journalism, and academia from 1966–1999.

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