Jean McElwee Cannon

Jean McElwee Cannon

Curator for North American Collections
Biography: 

Jean M. Cannon is Curator for North American Collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University, where she specializes in acquisitions, education, exhibitions, and scholarly publications. She received a PhD in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus on WWI poetry and fiction, and holds a BA in English from Duke University. Prior to her current position, she was the Literary Collections Research Associate at the Harry Ransom Center, where she co-curated the 2014 exhibition The World at War, 1914-1918. She was also the curator of Hoover’s 2017 exhibition, Weapon on the Wall: American Political Posters of WWI. Cannon has also worked extensively in book publishing and advertising and as a freelance writer and editor.

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Bridge of Spies

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 16, 2015

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.

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