Issayas Tesfamariam


Issayas Tesfamariam is the head of Hoover's Library and Archive's microfilming.

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Hoover Archives Acquires the Papers Of Roy Pateman

by Issayas Tesfamariamvia Behind the Scenes
Monday, May 2, 2016

Hoover Archives has received the papers of Dr. Roy Pateman, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the author of the popular book, Eritrea: Even the Stones Are Burning. 

Cover from the Persian publications microfilm survey
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"Lost" Publications Found During Microfilm Survey

by Issayas Tesfamariamvia Behind the Scenes
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Acquired through purchases, gifts, collaborations, or filmed in-house, Hoover’s microfilm holdings are many and varied. During a recent survey, mysterious reels of uncataloged publications were identified. What surprising and singular titles did we find?

Eritrean Liberation Front members, 1968 (Jack Kramer Papers, Hoover Archives)

Right Place, Wrong Reasons: Discovering a Rare Sound Recording from Eritrea

by Issayas Tesfamariamvia Behind the Scenes
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In the late 1960s, Jack Kramer, now a retired journalist, donated his papers to the Hoover Institution Archives. The papers include letters between Jack Kramer and well-known personalities in the political landscape of Eritrea’s independence movement, as well as a rare sound recording, which is the focus of this post.