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The Four Horsemen of the Audio Lab

by Jim Samvia Behind the Scenes
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When the Hoover Tower was under construction as part of the SESI project, we were able to give our audio infrastructure and systems a good, hard look.  We decided we could rebuild them (we have the technology) or at least significantly modify them. 

Tower of Peace

by Jim Samvia Behind the Scenes
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

In his 1970s radio addresses, Ronald Reagan often featured a “desk-clearing day,” where he would tackle a few different, smaller issues in one sitting.  In the same spirit, here’s a Hoover Archives’ desk-clearing blog.

A Note On Hoover History

by Jim Samvia Behind the Scenes
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Recently, the Hoover Tower’s exterior was cleaned and thus brought closer to how it looked when it opened in 1941. The interior? Not even close. After all, we don’t have a radio room any more.

Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover broadcasts a plea to the nation

Herbert Hoover and the Great Mississippi Flood

by Jim Samvia Behind the Scenes
Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Mississippi River is expected to crest at 57.5 feet at Vicksburg today, a foot above the record 1927 “Great Mississippi Flood.” In April that year the river broke through the levees, submerging vast expanses of farmland and destroying the homes of more than one million people.