New Finding Aids Posted Online

Friday, January 7, 2011
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Thomas H. Binford papers, 1940–67
This collection contains materials on the Java Sea campaign and other Pacific campaigns during World War II, Japanese war criminals, and U.S. attempts to prevent hostilities between China and Taiwan. Reports, printed matter, and photographs are available. Binford, a vice admiral in the U.S. Navy, commanded Destroyer Division 58 from 1941 to 1942.

John P. McKnight papers, 1924–45
A brigadier general in the U.S. Army, McKnight was a War Department observer attached to the Fifth Corps (V Corps) in 1944. His papers contain reports, notes, orders, and photographs relating to American military operations in Italy and France during World War II, especially to activities of the V Corps in Normandy after the D-day landings.

Seva Novgorodsev letters received, 1976–2004
Novgorodsev, a radio presenter at the British Broadcasting Corporation Russian Service, became famous throughout the former Soviet Union for creating the "Rok-posevy" music program and the "Sevaoborot" and "BibiSeva" chat shows. The collection consists of letters from listeners concerning social and cultural conditions, especially music, in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia.

Claude Paillat papers, 1863–2000
This French historian’s papers, the single largest collection relating to France at Hoover, are a substantial documentary resource on modern French history. They consist chiefly of research materials used by Paillat to write his books about France during the period between the end of World War I and the aftermath of World War II. There are also materials relating to the wars in Indochina and Algeria; to the local and regional history of 20th-century France; to the presidencies of Charles de Gaulle, Georges Pompidou, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, and François Mitterrand; and to French economic history.

Philip M. Powers collection, 1914–21
This collection of scrapbooks contains cartoons relating to World War I and the German revolution of 1918–19 that were collected by Powers from the German press, as well as a personal scrapbook of photographs, souvenirs, and miscellanea.

Hạmīd Shawkat collection, 1952–2001
Shawkat, a former student activist, collected printed matter issued by the Confederation of Iranian Students National Union and other Iranian student groups in Europe and abroad. The material concerns political conditions and civil liberties in Iran, focusing primarily on the rights of political prisoners; political opposition to the Pahlavi monarchy; the spread of Marxist-Leninist thought in Iran and among Iranian students abroad; and the aftermath of the coup d'état against Mohammad Mosaddeq.

M. Shu'ā'iyān writings, 1955–79
The writings of Shu'ā'iyān, an Iranian leftist, include manuscripts, typescripts, poetry, and notes relating to political conditions in Iran, the Jangal movement, and the career of Iranian premier Mohammad Mosaddeq. Also included are articles written by Shu'ā'iyān's comrades and a letter from Mosaddeq.