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.

Online Exhibitions
Bread + Medicine: Saving Lives in a Time of Famine

Uncover the story of America's medical relief campaign in Soviet Russia and Ukraine during the catastrophic famine of 1921–23.

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Fanning the Flames: Propaganda in Modern Japan

Explore this resource rich online portal featuring digital stories, videos, interactives, and digitized collections.

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The Battalion Artist: A Sailor’s Journey through the South Pacific

Embark on a unique journey of discovery through the Pacific theater of World War II with Natale Bellantoni, a US Navy Seabee known as the battalion artist of the 78th.

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Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century

Explore a centennial celebration of the stories and artifacts that make the Hoover Institution the preeminent public policy and archival research center that it is today.

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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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Voices from the Archives
Japanese American Internment, 1942–1946

Discover the history of Executive Order 9066 and its impact on Americans of Japanese ancestry, as voices emerge from the archives to teach us about this dark chapter of American history.

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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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Student Projects
The Female Image in Chinese Propaganda: The New Marriage Law and The White-Haired Girl

Explore research by Hoover Student Fellow Sharon Du about the depictions of women in the early Chinese Communist Party regime using the collections from the Library & Archives.

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Forgetting Lizzie Bach: Pennsylvania to Petrograd . . . and Back?

Daniel Wu ('23) shares the story of the only American woman to fill a regular ARA staff position in Soviet Russia during the 1921–23 famine.

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Famine Fleet: American Relief to Russia in 1891–92

American relief to starving Russia was not a new concept in 1921. Olga Ovcharskaia explores the aid that came before the American Relief Administration and how these humanitarian efforts continued to impact US-Soviet relations in the 20th century.

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Isadora Duncan's Bolshevik Days

Sorcha Whitley (’23) reveals why famed dancer Isadora Duncan ventured to Russia during their 1921 famine in this new digital story from Hoover Library & Archives.

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