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Linda Bernard

Linda Bernard is the deputy archivist at the Hoover Institution.

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Nicolas and Lascelle Meserve de Basily

A Room Alive with Memories

by Dennis L. Bark, Linda Bernardvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Every painting and object in the Nicolas de Basily Room tells a story. Together their story is a search for lost time. By Dennis L. Bark and Linda Bernard.

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Hugh Gibson’s diaries documenting Herbert Hoover’s 1946–47 food mission are now available online

by Linda Bernardvia Behind the Scenes
Thursday, September 30, 2010

With the tragic earthquakes in Haiti and Chile earlier this year, and the recent floods in Pakistan, we are reminded once again of the primacy of food in relief operations for people in distress, whether suffering from natural or man-made catastrophes.

Herbert Hoover (right) and Hugh Gibson

An Impressive Mission

by Linda Bernardvia Behind the Scenes
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Who’d think there’d be a connection between Julia Child and Herbert Hoover? Indeed, after seeing the summer hit Julie & Julia (loved it, saw it twice), I plunged into Child’s memoirs, My Life in France, in which she recalled that Hoover had “impressed everyone on a recent swing through Europe.”