Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.
Charles F. Kettering Foundation records, 1933–84
The records of this American philanthropic foundation relate to research in international affairs, science, education, and urban affairs. Correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, and audiovisual materials are available.
Charles Andrew Willoughby papers, 1945–61
The reports, correspondence, and printed matter of Major General Willoughby, chief of intelligence for the U.S. Army forces in the Far East from 1941 to 1951, relate to the World War II campaigns of General Douglas MacArthur in the Pacific, the Richard Sorge espionage case, anticommunism, cold war defense, and Japanese rearmament.
Harold H. Fisher papers, 1917–74
Fisher was an American historian who directed the Hoover Institution from 1943 to 1952. His collection of correspondence, printed matter, and photographs relates to the Soviet Union, the San Francisco conference that organized the United Nations, the civil war in Spain, Herbert Hoover and the American Relief Administration, and the history of Finland.
Aubrey Wray Fitch papers, 1900–1982
This collection contains photocopied correspondence, personnel records, and photographs relating to U.S. naval aviation, especially in the Pacific theater during World War II. Admiral Fitch was commander of air forces in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1944 and deputy chief of naval air operations from 1944 to 1945.
Joseph Conard and Josephine Whitney Duveneck collection, 1940–46
These pamphlets, newsletters, reports, and letters were collected to document conditions in the Japanese relocation camps in the United States during World War II. The collection was given to the Hoover Institution by Conard and Duveneck of the American Friends Service Committee in San Francisco.
Lin Zhao papers, 1958–82
Written in prison, the letters and diaries of this Chinese poet and dissident concern political prisoners in China. The collection also includes photographs and posthumous rehabilitation materials.