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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;

Featured Articles
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.”

Maciej Siekierski
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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.

News and Events
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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December 2018: Updates From the Director's Desk

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Happy holidays to our many patrons, supporters, and friends at the Library & Archives.

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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.

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2018 Workshop on Authoritarianism and Democratic Breakdown

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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.
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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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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.

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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.

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