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Letter From The Director
Letter From The Director

December 2019: Updates From the Director's Desk

by Eric Wakinvia The Carillon
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Happy holiday greetings to all of the supporters and friends of the Hoover Library & Archives!

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Our Reading Room Reopens February 3, 2020!

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

In preparation for the construction of the Hoover Institution’s new George Shultz Fellows Building, the Library & Archives has worked over the past year on a project to relocate archival collection material housed in the Lou Henry Hoover (LHH) Building to secure offsite storage.

Hoover deputy director Eric Wakin (right) moderated the discussion.
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Hoover Hosts Event to Discuss the Life and Legacy of Chiang Ching-kuo, Former President of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Hoover Library & Archives hosted a special event on December 17, 2019, to discuss the life and legacy of Chiang Ching-kuo and to announce the opening of his diaries at Hoover in February 2020.

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The Year in Review

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

The year 2019 was busy and memorable here at Hoover Institution Library & Archives. As we celebrated the centennial year of our founding, the Library & Archives spent 2019 formulating strategies for the future, enhancing capacity for state-of-the-art preservation...

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Significant New Materials Added to the Wojciech Jaruzelski Papers

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives have obtained an increment to the papers of Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923–2014)

Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection
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Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection Goes Global

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Library & Archives is excited to announce that the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection now has global coverage.

Simon Ertz, Hoover Centennial Librarian for Collection Analysis
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Russian and Slavic Scholars: Welcome to Hoover!

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

For one hundred years, Hoover Library & Archives has been a scholarly hub for the study of Russian, Slavic, and Eurasian history.

Al-Ahram Newspaper
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Al-Ahram, Egypt's Newspaper of Record, Now Available Online

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Hoover and East View Information Services are pleased to announce the release of the digital archive of Al-Ahram, Egypt’s...

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Congratulations to Hoover Senior Fellow Norman Naimark

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Hoover senior fellow and historian Norman Naimark has been honored by having his latest publication...

Dirk Wouters (above, left), Belgian Ambassador to the United States, and Belgian consulate affiliate Wim Sohier (right)
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Welcome to the Ambassador of Belgium!

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

This month Dirk Wouters (above, left), Belgian Ambassador to the United States, and Belgian consulate affiliate Wim Sohier (right) visited Hoover Tower.

Colonel Warren Cook - Jean Cannon and General Jim Mattis
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Happy Birthday, Marines!

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

On November 11, 2019, Library & Archives staff members, patrons, and guests, joined Hoover's National Security Affairs Research Fellows ...

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In the Galleries

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Hoover's centennial exhibition is now open in the Hoover Tower rotunda!

Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century  runs through July 31, 2020. The exhibition is free and open every day, 10 am–4 pm. Closed for major holidays, Stanford home football games, and campus winter closure.

In the Media

Listen to Hoover fellow Bertrand M. Patenaude discuss Alexander Kerensky's time at Hoover in this podcast from the Stanford and the Twentieth Century series
Focus Taiwan news article about Hoover's recently acquired Chiang Ching-kuo diaries

This year has been one of the busiest in L&A history, as staff members moved thousands of newspapers from the Lou Henry Hoover Building to offsite storage. Hoover's holdings have headlines from across the world and in almost every language imaginable. Here are a few fast facts from this year's move:

  • 31,996 items rehoused into 18,980 boxes

  • 18,668 boxes moved

  • 90 countries represented

  • 4,051 titles

  • Dates range from 1850 to 2013

  • Rehousing lasted from September 2018 through October 2019

  • 61 finding aids created

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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.

Samuel Huneke
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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 ...

Kyle Duchynski
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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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