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Belgian women, rescued by US aid during World War I, thanked Americans by sending messages made from traditional lace and needlework. Lou Henry Hoover gathered those fragile reminders of a historic humanitarian moment.
As World War I raged, posters encouraged, enticed, and even shamed young Americans into joining the great conflict.
A lifelong outdoorsman, Herbert Hoover praised nature as a font of inspiration, relaxation, and American values. Naturally, Hoover played an energetic role in developing America’s national parks.
The 1946 nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll were a shocking introduction to the perils of the atomic age. Rare artifacts and records tell the story.
Where have you gone, William F. Buckley? A new Hoover exhibit highlights unforgettable exchanges with America’s most public intellectual.
Historic posters show how World War I combatants wove the beautiful game into images, and memories, of a far-from-beautiful war.
The Hoover Archives holds the papers of James Donovan, the key figure in a celebrated Cold War spy swap. Now a new Steven Spielberg film, starring Tom Hanks as Donovan, tells Donovan’s story.