Letter From The Director
Eric Wakin, director of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, introduces Stephen Kotkin
Letter From The Director

February 2019: Updates From the Director's Desk

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Friday, February 22, 2019

This month we celebrate honors earned by two scholars—one senior and one just beginning—but both connected to the Hoover Library & Archives.

Featured Articles
Featured Articles

75th Anniversary Jan Karski Medal Awarded to Hoover Curator Maciej Siekierski

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Dr. Maciej Siekierski, Curator of the European Collections of the Hoover Institution, has been awarded the Medal of the 75th Anniversary of Jan Karski's Mission.

News and Events
Franz Georg Lassner the first director of Hoover Library & Archives
News and Events

Remembering Franz Lassner

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Franz Georg Lassner, the first director of Hoover Library & Archives, died last week at his home in Cape May, New Jersey.

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Kyle Duchynski Honored for Research at Hoover

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Stanford sophomore Kyle Duchynski was honored at a ceremony on January 24th for winning an Introductory Seminars Excellence Award for his project “The Forgotten Fight: The Failings of the Allied Intervention in Siberia,” completed in the Winter 2017–2018 Introductory Seminar

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Hoover Hosts Roundtable Discussion on US-Taiwan-China Relations

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Last month the Library & Archives hosted a panel on “The Taiwan Relations Act and Forty Years of U.S.-Taiwan-China Triangular Relations,” featuring Research Fellow Alice Miller and Distinguished Visiting Fellow Elizabeth Economy

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Satellite Reading Room for Digital Content Opens in Hoover DC Office

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Friday, February 22, 2019

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the Hoover Institution Washington, DC office are pleased to announce the opening of a satellite reading room for digital content at the Hoover DC office.

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Hoover's Firing Line Collection Featured on New Podcast about Robert F. Kennedy

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Friday, February 22, 2019
Clips from Hoover's popular Firing Line collection were recently featured on the Crimetown podcast The RFK Tapes––a series that investigates the life, death, and legacy of Robert F. Kennedy.
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A New Exhibition Showcases Posters from China's Cultural Revolution

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Friday, February 22, 2019

A new Stanford exhibition displays propaganda posters from Mao Zedong’s rule in China, offering a window into the country’s chaotic and bloody Cultural Revolution of 1966–1976.

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Silas Palmer Fellow Samuel Clowes Huneke Featured in Stanford News

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Stanford News recently featured the research of Samuel Clowes Huneke, a doctoral candidate in history at Stanford and a 2018 Silas Palmer fellow at Hoover.

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Hoover Archivist Issayas Tesfamariam Publishes Tigrinya Textbook

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Hoover archivist Issayas Tesfamariam has published Let's Speak Tigrinya: A Multidimensional Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Tigrinya as a Foreign Language with the National African Languages Resource Center (NALRC)

Publications
Publications

New Publications Featuring Hoover Collections Friday, February 22, 2019

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are uses 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.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

March 14, 2019
History and Policy Talk: John Dunlop and David Satter discuss the February 2015 murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov

September 24, 2019
History and Policy Talk: Heath Lee discusses her recent book The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home from Vietnam

The Library & Archives reading room will be closed to researchers from December 24, 2018, to the early months of 2020. During this period, our collections and our public services will be unavailable, but our collecting, exhibition program, digitization projects, and other activities will continue. Read more about the temporary closure here.

Featured Researchers

Visiting researcher Stipe Kljaic consulted collections related to political emigrants and dissidents who, after leaving communist Yugoslavia, lived in the USA. Kljiac is participating in an international research project to create a comprehensive on-line database (digital registry) of existing collections on the history and forms of cultural opposition to the ruling regime in the former European communist states, in order to make these various sources easily accessible and more visible to the wider public.

Lyudmila Shpileva, Senior Librarian at the New York Public Library, visited Hoover to investigate the letters and private library of Ivan Petrushevich. Petrushevich was a Ukrainian journalist, writer, translator, political activist, and public figure. Read about Shpileva's research here.