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Letter From The Director
Letter From The Director

April 2019: Updates From the Director's Desk

by Eric Wakinvia The Carillon
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Happy spring to our many friends and supporters of the Library & Archives. This April we celebrate the acquisition of new materials to our renowned Russian collections; the milestone of adding more than 6,000 digital records to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting;

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Featured Articles

A Discussion of the Assassination of Boris Nemtsov and Russian Intelligence

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

On March 14, Hoover Library & Archives welcomed Hoover Senior Fellow John Dunlop and David Satter, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, for a talk entitled “Researching a Brazen Assassination: The February 2015 Murder of Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov.”

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Curator Maciej Siekierski Featured in Polish Review

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Polish Review recently featured an interview with Dr. Maciej Siekierski, Curator for European Collections at Hoover Library & Archives, one of the leading repositories of archival materials relating to Poland.

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News and Events

Hoover Publications to be Featured in Upcoming A Company of Authors Event

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

On April 27 Stanford Humanities Center will host its annual A Company of Authors event to mark and discus recent works published by Stanford-affiliated authors. This year a panel titled" War and Its Study"...

Gerald "Jack" Beadle
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Hoover Acquires the Diaries of WWI Sniper Jack Beadle

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover has acquired the diaries of Gerald "Jack" Beadle, a British-born WWI soldier who, after spending his youth in America, served as a sniper at Gallipoli and as an infantryman in the Middle East under the infamously...

Firing Line picture of William F. Buckley Jr.
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Hoover Collections Featured in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover has marked its fifth year of collaboration with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, an organization led by the Library of Congress and WGBH Educational Foundation with the mission to coordinate a national effort to...

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The Leonid Slutsky Collection: A Rare Window On Life in Soviet Penal Colonies

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover has acquired the collection of Leonid Slutsky, which contains a number of personal documents relating to his family members' careers in the USSR, as well as several rare and unique items relating to Soviet penal colonies.

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Hoover Acquires Rare Photographs of WWI Prisoner of War Camps

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover has acquired a WWI-era photograph album created by Frank George Ascherl, who in 1919 served as a United States Prisoner of War Escort, guarding German prisoners held in French and Belgian prisons such as Is-sur-Tille, Malancourt, Sampigny, Pagny-sur-Meuse, and Romagne sous Montfaucon.

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Hoover Acquires the Diaries of Vera Ziloti

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover has acquired the diaries (in fourteen books, covering 1920–23 and 1930–40) of Vera Pavlovna Ziloti, wife of pianist Alexander Siloti. Containing poignant reflections on Russian émigré life in New York City...

Todor and Andja Polich Room
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A View of Hoover's Todor Polich Room

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

This month Hoover Library & Archives' own Ognjen Kovacevic published ‘’Vuk sa Stenforda,’’ about the history of Todor and Andja Polich Room in the Lou Henry Hoover Memorial Building of the Hoover Institution, was published in...

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Publications

New Publications Featuring Hoover Collections Wednesday, April 11, 2019

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

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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April 22, 2019
A symposium on Li Rui, Chinese Communist Party critic and confidant of Mao

April 25, 2019
Library & Archives Director Eric Wakin presents treasures from the vault to the Stanford Historical Society

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
 

Hoover in the Media

Stanford News article featuring the life of Lou Henry Hoover

Don't miss the exhibition East Asia at Hoover: Collecting War, Revolution, and Peace, currently on display in the Hoover Tower rotunda!

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 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

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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)

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New Publications Featuring Hoover Collections Friday, December 28, 2018

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Friday, December 28, 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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John Henry Weidner Papers Opening For Research In The Hoover Archives

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Hoover Library & Archives has opened the John Weidner collection, which documents the activities of the Dutch-Paris escape network, a World War II transnational resistance group that organized the rescue of Jews from arrest by the Nazis and supported approximately 1,500 people hiding from Nazi persecution.

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Visiting Fellow Mary Cox's Research on Hunger Featured in the New Yorker

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Friday, December 28, 2018

The research of Hoover Visiting Fellow Mary E. Cox was recently featured in a New Yorker article by Adam Hochschild focused on the centenary of the First World War Armistice.

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Marking the Centenary of the Ceasefire

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Marking the centenary of the November 11, 1918 ceasefire that ended the First World War, Hoover senior fellow and Texas A&M history professor Elizabeth Cobbs (above, right) presented a poster from Hoover Archives to the Mayor of Chaumont, France ...

Professor Mark Ravina of Emory University
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Mark Ravina Discusses the Emergence of Nationalism in Japan

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Last month Emory University history professor Mark Ravina spoke at Stauffer Auditorium on the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Hoover Institution ...

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Congratulations to Undergraduate Researcher Kyle Duchynski

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Stanford sophomore Kyle Duchynski was recently selected for an Introductory Seminars Excellence Award for his project, “The Forgotten Fight: The Failings of the Allied Intervention in Siberia” for which he conducted primary research at Hoover Archives.

Jerzy Wiatr (right) with Wojciech Jaruzelski in the Polish parliament next to a bust of Ignacy Daszyński, Polish socialist politician, Warsaw, 1994
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The Papers Of Jerzy Józef Wiatr, Polish Social Scientist And Politician, Added To The Hoover Archives

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Hoover has received the first tranche of papers of Jerzy Józef Wiatr, Polish sociologist and political scientist, an advisor to General Wojciech Jaruzelski, Communist Poland’s head of state.

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Archivist Issayas Tesfamariam Discusses the Legacy of Artist Ficre Ghebreyesus

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Friday, December 28, 2018

In October Hoover archivist Issayas Tesfamariam presented a lecture–in three languages!–entitled "Ficre Ghebreyesus: A City with a River Running Through" at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.

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