Current Exhibitions

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives exhibits their collection materials in the rotunda and two galleries at the front of Hoover Tower. The entry rotunda and the Herbert Hoover Room currently feature the long-term exhibition Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century. The Lou Henry Hoover Room showcases our rotating exhibitions that change twice a year. It currently features the exhibition Un-Presidented: Watergate and Power in America, which opened February 12, 2024.

Beginning in January 2023, a free tour of the exhibitions will be offered every Thursday at 11:00 AM on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Watergate and Power in America
February 12–August 11, 2024

Fifty years ago, a political scandal reaching the highest levels of power in the United States government tested the foundations of American liberal democracy and its executive office. As the public and the media looked on in shock and sometimes outrage, the Watergate scandal brought felony accusations, senate hearings, sensational trials, and, eventually, the first ever resignation of an American president. Drawing on documents, illustrations, books, and photographs from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, the exhibition explores how the organs of a functioning democracy—including judicial processes, a free press, and legislative oversight—bring accountability and fight corruption even amongst the most powerful citizens of the nation.

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Ideas Defining a Century

Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the Hoover Institution started as a special collections library at Stanford University. Today it is a leading public-policy research center with a world-renowned Library & Archives, that houses many of the modern era’s most important material on war, revolution, and peace. 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.

Online Exhibitions

Discover our online exhibitions and related digital stories via our HISTORIES

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Past Exhibitions

Discover the trove of past exhibitions at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives since 1998

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