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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.”

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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...

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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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Hoover Joins Stanford University Libraries for a Celebration of the Baltic Republics

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Hoover Institution Library & Archives and Stanford Libraries have partnered to presentThe Baltic Way: History and Culture in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania 1918–2018.

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Ardeshir Zahedi Papers Now Available to Researchers!

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

The papers of Ardeshir Zahedi, Iranian statesman and the Shah’s last Ambassador to the United States, are now described and open for research.

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New Publications Featuring Hoover Collections

via The Carillon
Thursday, May 10, 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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Overseas Weekly Exhibition Opens May 24!

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Rarely seen photographs take center stage this month for the Hoover Library & Archives’ new exhibition We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam, which will run from May 24 to December 18, 2018, with an opening reception on May 31. 

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Hoover Holdings Shed New Light on the WWII History of Africa

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Friday, May 4, 2018

In a recent article on Hoover's website, archivist Issayas Tesfamariam explores the African theater of World War II.

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Letter From The Director

May 2018 Updates From the Director's Desk

by Eric Wakinvia The Carillon
Friday, May 4, 2018

May brings us the exciting openings of two exhibitions featuring unique material from Hoover's collections.

News and Events

Eriks Jekabsons' Magnum Opus on American Assistance to Latvia Released in Riga

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Professor Eriks Jekabsons of the University of Latvia, a historian who has worked at the Hoover Institution several times during the past decade, has written an 800-page monograph on relations between Latvia and the United States, with special emphasis on the American aid to that country during 1918−22.

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Mieczyslaw Jalowiecki Memoirs and Drawings Now Available Online

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Hoover Archives has digitized and made available to researchers the memoirs and drawings of Polish diplomat, agronomist, writer, and nobleman Mieczyslaw Jalowiecki.

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Stanford News Features Hoover's Ba'ath Party Archives

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Monday, April 9, 2018

On March 30 Stanford News featured the Ba’ath Party Archives at Hoover and the wide variety of researchers who have accessed the records. This treasure trove of insights into recent Iraqi history includes more than 10 million digitized page images and 1,500 video files collected from Iraq’s Ba’ath headquarters and other sources.

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Deadline Extended! Apply for the Zahedi Family Fellowship By May 25

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Hoover Library & Archives is partnering with Stanford's Program in Iranian Studies to offer the Zahedi Family Fellowship, a twelve-week residential fellowship focusing on the newly acquired Ardeshir Zahedi papers, which includes documents, correspondence, and photographs related to one of the best known Iranian diplomats of the last century. The deadline to apply for the fellowship is May 25.  Ardeshir Zahedi is featured in the photograph above, accompanied by Elizabeth Taylor.

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