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Letter From The Director
Letter From The Director

October 2018: Updates From the Director's Desk

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The summer of 2018 has been a season of expanding scholarship, exhibitions, acquisitions, and publications at the Library & Archives. We have hosted conferences and workshops, including our first ever Silas Palmer Fellowship Conference, and have seen our curators and workshop participants publish groundbreaking books and articles based on research in our collections.
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We Shot the War Exhibition and Publication Featured in The New York Times and Daily Mail

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Friday, October 5, 2018

The recent Hoover Press publication We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam was featured last month in a New York Times article by photographer and author Finbarr O’Reilly, and was also featured in the Daily Mail.

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Hoover Hosts the First Ever Silas Palmer Conference!

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Friday, October 5, 2018

On August 9th Hoover Library & Archives welcomed former Silas Palmer fellows for a conference celebrating the diverse and dynamic research that has resulted from the fellowship program, now in its fifth year.

News and Events
News and Events

2018 Workshop on Authoritarianism and Democratic Breakdown

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In July the Library & Archives hosted its annual Workshop on Authoritarianism and Democratic Breakdown, which brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss authoritarian regimes and research in the Hoover Institution’s reading rooms.

Denise Ho (left) and Michael Auslin (right) in the workshop.
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Hoover Hosts the Sixth Annual Workshop on Modern China

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Friday, October 5, 2018

The sixth annual Hoover Institution Workshop on Modern China, entitled “War and Revolution in Modern China: A Long View from the Twenty-First Century,” was held from July 30 to August 3, 2018.

 An Economic and Demographic History of São Paulo
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Congratulations to Curator Herbert S. Klein!

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This summer Herbert S. Klein, Curator for Latin American collections and research fellow at Hoover Library & Archives, published two new volumes on Latin American history.

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Film Footage from Boris Pash Papers Now Available for Streaming

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Hoover Archives has digitized and made available several reels of film from the Boris T. Pash paperson its recently revitalized YouTube channel.

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Hoover's Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection Featured in New Hoover Press Publication

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Hoover Press has just published historian Andrew Way Leong's Roots of the Issei, a complex and nuanced picture of the Japanese American community in the early twentieth century: a people challenged by racial prejudice and anti-Japanese immigration laws trying to gain a foothold in a new land while remaining connected to Japan.

Lisa Blaydes is a National Fellow 2012-13 at the Hoover Institution.
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Historian Lisa Blaydes in Stanford News

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Friday, October 5, 2018

A recent article in Stanford News featured the research of Dr. Lisa Blaydes, a former Hoover National Fellow, associate professor of political science in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences, and author of State of Repression: Iraq under Saddam Hussein.

Andrzej Świdlicki, San Francisco, November 2017
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Andrzej Świdlicki’s Documentation on Radio Free Europe’s Polish Service Received by Hoover Archives

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Another substantial collection on the history of Radio Free Europe has been donated to Hoover Library & Archives.  Andrzej Świdlicki, now living in London, has donated his collection of documents, publications, personal papers, and more than 400 voice recordings from the many years he spent working for RFE Polish Service broadcasting from Munich.

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Bohuslav Pekárek’s Memoirs and Czechoslovak Legion Documentation Added to the Archives

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Another significant increment of materials generated a century ago by the Czechoslovak Legions on the Western Front and in Siberia during World War I has been added to the Hoover holdings.

Andrew Nagorski at the Berlin Wall, early 1990, shortly after it fell
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Andrew Nagorski Interviews Now Available

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Hoover has acquired an oral history collection of 130 interviews, most of them with major political and cultural figures and dissident activists from Central and Eastern Europe, recorded between 1976 and 2008.

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Hoover Travels to the Taiwan Strait!

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Friday, October 5, 2018
Eric Wakin, Robert H. Malott Director of the Library & Archives, and Hsiao-ting Lin, Research Fellow and Curator of Modern China Collections at Hoover, recently visited Taiwan on the sixtieth anniversary of the 1958 Taiwan Strait Crisis to discuss archival cooperation.
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Play Ball . . . Hoover-Ball!

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Staff members at the Library & Archives were recently sent a wonderful gift from colleagues at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa–our very own Hoover-Ball set!

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Publications

New Publications Featuring Hoover Collections Friday, October 05, 2018

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Friday, October 5, 2018

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are uses as raw materials for publications around the world. Here are a selection of the  new publications released this past month that utilized the Hoover collections as a resource.

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October 5
 
Speaker: Roger Steffens, Bronze Star Vietnam War veteran.

October 10

Join us for a a joint reception for East Asia at Hoover: Collecting War, Revolution, and Peaceand the East Asian Library's "Hand and Eye: Contemporary Reflections of East Asian Ceramic Traditions" exhibit. The reception is held in the Hoover Tower rotunda and admission is free. Find more details and RSVP here.

Library & Archives Reading Room Temporary Closure in 2019

In anticipation of a significant construction and renovation project that will prepare the Hoover Institution for its next century of activities, the Library & Archives reading rooms will be closed to researchers from December 24, 2018, to the early months of 2020.

Read more about the temporary closure here.

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New Publications Featuring Hoover Collections Friday, October 05, 2018

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Friday, October 5, 2018

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are uses as raw materials for publications around the world. Here are a selection of the  new publications released this past month that utilized the Hoover collections as a resource.

News and Events

2018 Workshop on Authoritarianism and Democratic Breakdown

via The Carillon
Friday, October 5, 2018

In July the Library & Archives hosted its annual Workshop on Authoritarianism and Democratic Breakdown, which brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss authoritarian regimes and research in the Hoover Institution’s reading rooms.

Denise Ho (left) and Michael Auslin (right) in the workshop.
News and Events

Hoover Hosts the Sixth Annual Workshop on Modern China

via The Carillon
Friday, October 5, 2018

The sixth annual Hoover Institution Workshop on Modern China, entitled “War and Revolution in Modern China: A Long View from the Twenty-First Century,” was held from July 30 to August 3, 2018.

 An Economic and Demographic History of São Paulo
News and Events

Congratulations to Curator Herbert S. Klein!

via The Carillon
Friday, October 5, 2018

This summer Herbert S. Klein, Curator for Latin American collections and research fellow at Hoover Library & Archives, published two new volumes on Latin American history.

News and Events

Film Footage from Boris Pash Papers Now Available for Streaming

via The Carillon
Friday, October 5, 2018

Hoover Archives has digitized and made available several reels of film from the Boris T. Pash paperson its recently revitalized YouTube channel.

News and Events

Hoover's Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection Featured in New Hoover Press Publication

via The Carillon
Friday, October 5, 2018

Hoover Press has just published historian Andrew Way Leong's Roots of the Issei, a complex and nuanced picture of the Japanese American community in the early twentieth century: a people challenged by racial prejudice and anti-Japanese immigration laws trying to gain a foothold in a new land while remaining connected to Japan.

Lisa Blaydes is a National Fellow 2012-13 at the Hoover Institution.
News and Events

Historian Lisa Blaydes in Stanford News

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Friday, October 5, 2018

A recent article in Stanford News featured the research of Dr. Lisa Blaydes, a former Hoover National Fellow, associate professor of political science in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences, and author of State of Repression: Iraq under Saddam Hussein.

Andrzej Świdlicki, San Francisco, November 2017
News and Events

Andrzej Świdlicki’s Documentation on Radio Free Europe’s Polish Service Received by Hoover Archives

via The Carillon
Friday, October 5, 2018

Another substantial collection on the history of Radio Free Europe has been donated to Hoover Library & Archives.  Andrzej Świdlicki, now living in London, has donated his collection of documents, publications, personal papers, and more than 400 voice recordings from the many years he spent working for RFE Polish Service broadcasting from Munich.

News and Events

Bohuslav Pekárek’s Memoirs and Czechoslovak Legion Documentation Added to the Archives

via The Carillon
Friday, October 5, 2018

Another significant increment of materials generated a century ago by the Czechoslovak Legions on the Western Front and in Siberia during World War I has been added to the Hoover holdings.

Andrew Nagorski at the Berlin Wall, early 1990, shortly after it fell
News and Events

Andrew Nagorski Interviews Now Available

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Hoover has acquired an oral history collection of 130 interviews, most of them with major political and cultural figures and dissident activists from Central and Eastern Europe, recorded between 1976 and 2008.

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