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Letter From The Director
Letter From The Director

July 2019: Updates From the Director's Desk

by Eric Wakinvia The Carillon
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Happy Independence Day to the many patrons and friends of the Hoover Library & Archives. As we look forward to the Independence Day holiday, we celebrate the many collections at Hoover that help us better understand war, revolution, peace, and human freedom.

Featured Articles
Featured Articles

Hoover Panel Discusses the Life and Legacy of Li Rui

via The Stanford Daily
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

In April the Library & Archives convened a symposium titled “From Old Guard Communist to Party Critic: Li Rui, His Life and His Legacy." Li Rui’s 100-year life saw him move from young revolutionary in the 1930s...

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Hoover Library & Archives Featured on C-SPAN

via The Carillon
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

See the treasures of the tower, Herbert Hoover's office, and hear the stories of how the world's most amazing artifacts related to war, revolution, and peace came to the Hoover Institution.

News and Events
News and Events

Hoover Visiting Fellow Publishes Groundbreaking Work on WWI Famine

via The Carillon
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Hoover Visiting Fellow Dr. Mary Elisabeth Cox, a professor of history at Brasenose College at Oxford University, has published Hunger in War & Peace: Women and Children in Germany, 1914–1924.

Linda Bernard, Deputy Archivist of the Library & Archives,
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Celebrating Forty Years of Service

via The Carillon
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

This spring Linda Bernard, Deputy Archivist of the Library & Archives, was recognized by Stanford for forty years of service at the university.

Herbert S. Klein, Hoover's Curator for Latin American collections at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile
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Curator Herbert S. Klein Honored in Chile

via The Carillon
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Herbert S. Klein, Hoover's Curator for Latin American collections, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate at a ceremony at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

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Hoover Screens the Award-winning Documentary Women of the Gulag

via The Carillon
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

In June Hoover hosted a screening of and panel discussion about the award-winning documentary film  Women of the Gulag, a project based on Hoover fellow Paul Gregory’s Hoover Press book of the same name.

Dr. Michał Przeperski recieving the Professor Alina "Inka" Brodzka-Wald  competition, presented at the headquarters of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw
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Silas Palmer Fellow Dr. Michal Przeperski Wins Award for a Dissertation on Hoover's Rakowski Diaries

via The Carillon
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Dr. Michał Przeperski, a Silas Palmer fellow in 2015, won the second place award in the Professor Alina "Inka" Brodzka-Wald  competition, presented at the headquarters of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw...

AFRICAN VISIONARIES by Agnes Ofosua Vandyck (Editor), Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu (Translator), Eva Maria Asante (Translator)
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New Publications by Hoover Archivist Issayas Tesfamariam

via The Carillon
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Congratulations to Hoover archivist and African history scholar Issayas Tesfamariam, whose article "Abraham P. Hannibal: Against All Odds" was recently published in African Visionaries(2019), edited by Agnes Ofosua Vandyck and Molly Nyagura.

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The Legacy of Tiananmen Square, Thirty Years Later

via The Carillon
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

​In June Payson J. Treat Fellow in Contemporary Asia Michael R. Auslin presented a talk entitled "The Legacy of Tiananmen Square at 30" at Hoover's Johnson Center in Washington, DC.

Publications
Publications

New Publications Featuring Hoover Collections Friday, July 02, 2019

via The Carillon
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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

Hoover in the Media

Wall Street Journal article on China and censorship featuring Hoover Visiting Fellow Glenn Tiffert

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Herbert Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover

Stanford News article featuring the life of Lou Henry Hoover

We're Moving

Staff members at Hoover have been busy moving collections offsite in preparation for the building of the new George P. Shultz Building on Hoover campus. Pictured above is Stanford Auxiliary Library 3, our new state-of-the-art storage facility for collection materials.

Classes Continue

Though the Library & Archives is undergoing a significant renovation project, we continue to host classes for the Stanford and local community. Above, students from Jelena Batinic's class "Resistance and Collaboration in Hitler's Europe" investigate materials from WWII Germany.

Upcoming Events

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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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

via The Carillon
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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December 2018: Updates From the Director's Desk

via The Carillon
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

via The Carillon
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.
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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
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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.

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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.

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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.
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Historian Lisa Blaydes in Stanford News

via The Carillon
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

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.

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