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The Ubiquitous Mr. Hoover

by Lisa Millervia Behind the Scenes
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

There it was, nested in a notebook between Miss Anna R. Elderkin in Coeur d'Alene and Miss Frances Hoyt of Los Angeles: "Herbert Hoover, 623 Mirada, Stanford University." And I wasn't even looking for it.

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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.

“Nameh Parsi”

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Confederation of Iranian Students

by Samira Bozorgivia Behind the Scenes
Sunday, April 4, 2010

As long as archivists keep processing new collections, the tale of a single historical event or personage is never quite put to rest, which was certainly my experience when processing the Hamid Shawkat collection.

Wayne Holder papers, Box 8, Hoover Institution Archives.

Culture Shock

by David Jacobsvia Behind the Scenes
Thursday, December 17, 2009

In organizing and describing materials in archives such as ours, with collections from all over the globe, the exotic can sometimes seem routine. One gets used to working with documents in any number of languages and photographs that depict unusual scenes in distant places.

Hero Land

Hero Land

by Elizabeth Konzakvia Behind the Scenes
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Working with Hoover's poster collection, I came across a poster with a striking image of a bazaar and "Hero Land" in a huge typeface reminiscent of a movie poster, illustrated by J. Carl Mueller. As I noticed similar posters, I began to wonder, what was Hero Land?

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.”


In Behind the Scenes: Stories from the Library & Archives, archivists and librarians from the Hoover Archives will share what makes their work interesting, provide surprising answers to questions from patrons, and fill the readers in on the mysteries of, curiosities in, and treasures from the Hoover Library and Archives.