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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.”

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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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!

A medic area designed by Food Machinery Corporation. July 28, 1969
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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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October 2018: Updates From the Director's Desk

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Friday, October 5, 2018
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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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.

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New Publications Featuring Hoover Collections

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Tuesday, July 17, 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

Uncovering the Catholic History of the Cold War

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

On June 12 University of Maryland professor of history and former Hoover visiting fellow Piotr Kosicki delivered a lunchtime History & Policy talk entitled "The Illusion of a Just Society: How Catholic Experiments with Communism and Nationalism Shaped the Twentieth Century."

Miroslav Michael Djordjevich
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Miroslav Michael Djordjevich’s Papers On The Disintegration Of Yugoslavia Donated To Hoover

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Library & Archives has received a rich collection of documentation on the former Yugoslavia in the final decade of the twentieth century.

Hearing on the Long Arm of China
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Visiting Fellow Glenn Tiffert Investigates Chinese Censorship Using New Data Tools

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Marshalling digital technologies and the tools of data science to probe the past, Hoover visiting fellow Glenn Tiffert, a specialist on twentieth-century China, is currently studying Chinese censorship and influence operations, and finalizing a book manuscript on the birth of the PRC legal system.

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