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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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We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam Panel
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Overseas Weekly Exhibition Opens with Panel of Vietnam War Journalists and Scholars

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

On Thursday, May 31, Hoover Library & Archives marked the opening of the exhibition We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam with a panel discussion about Vietnam War-era politics and journalism. 

Letter From The Director

June 2018: Updates From the Director's Desk

by Eric Wakinvia The Carillon
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Summer brings a busy schedule of exciting events and programs to the Library & Archives.

Dorota Niedziałkowska, PhD at the State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin
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Hoover Partners with Polish Museum for the Study of Rare Memoir from WWII

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

This month Dr. Dorota Niedziałkowska, a publishing specialist and curator at the Exhibition Department of the State Museum at Majdanek, Poland, visited Hoover Archives to study rare typescripts of 485 Days at Majdanek, a memoir written by Polish lawyer and industrialist Jerzy Kwiatkowski, who was incarcerated at the concentration camp in Majdanek during World War II.

Professor of history at the University of Hawaii and a Hoover visiting fellow Yuma Totani discusses the Shigemitsu Sketchbooks.
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Professor Yuma Totani Explores Hoover's Newly Acquired Tokyo Trial Sketchbooks

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

On May 8, Hoover Library & Archives welcomed Yuma Totani, professor of history at the University of Hawaii and a Hoover visiting fellow, who discussed her work on the recently acquired sketchbooks of Shigemitsu Mamoru, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Japan during World War II.

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New Publications Featuring Hoover Collections

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Thursday, June 14, 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.

The Story of Alexander Kerensky at Hoover Featured in Sandstone & Tile
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The Story of Alexander Kerensky at Hoover Featured in Sandstone & Tile

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hoover research fellow and Stanford historian Bertrand Patenaude has published "The Russian Revolution Comes to Stanford" in the latest edition of Sandstone & Tile. The article tells the fascinating history of Alexander Kerensky, the charismatic head of the Russian Provisional government of revolutionary Russia who would ...

How Mozambique Learned to Vote: Visiting Scholar Elizabeth Banks Featured in Hoover Digest
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Voting in Mozambique: Visiting Scholar Elizabeth Banks Featured in Hoover Digest

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Elizabeth Banks, a recent participant in the Hoover Institution Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes and a doctoral candidate in history at New York University, published an article entitled "How Mozambique Learned to Vote" in the latest edition of Hoover Digest.

Frustrated Ambition General Vicente Lim and the Philippine Military Experience
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New Publications Featuring Hoover Collections

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Thursday, May 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.

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Hoover's Ba'ath Party Archives Featured in New Study of Islam and Insurgency in Iraq

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Former Hoover visiting fellow Samuel Helfont, a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, has published Compulsion in Religion: Sadam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq, the product of hundreds of hours of research in the Ba'ath Party archives held at Hoover.

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Firing Line is Back!

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

PBS has announced that a new version of Firing Line, the William F. Buckley-hosted public-affairs television show it aired from 1966-99, will premiere in June.

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