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

via The Carillon
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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Hoover Holdings Added to the Library of Congress National Registry of Recorded Sound!

via The Carillon
Monday, April 9, 2018

Every year, the Library of Congress adds twenty-five sound recordings to its National Recording Registry of historical documents that showcase “the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage.”

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Hoover Acquires the Collection of WWII Battlefield Artist Natale Bellantoni

via The Carillon
Monday, April 9, 2018

Adding to its extensive documentation of the Pacific theater of World War II, Hoover Archives has acquired the collection of watercolor artist and US Navy Seabee Natale Bellantoni, who served in the South Pacific from 1943-45. 

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Letter From The Director

April 2018 Updates From the Director's Desk

by Eric Wakinvia The Carillon
Monday, April 9, 2018
Spring brings both warm weather and warm praise for the collections and research at Hoover Library & Archives.
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Hoover Partners with the National Library of Latvia to Describe Cold War-era Broadcasts

via The Carillon
Monday, April 9, 2018

The National Library of Latvia (NLL) hosted an event on February 15 to celebrate the completion of a project with Hoover Archives to describe more than 280 historic Latvian Service Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty broadcasts.

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Silas Palmer Fellow Nnamdi Igbokwe Explores Nigeria's "Capitalist Militician"

via The Carillon
Monday, April 9, 2018

In March Silas Palmer fellow Nnamdi Igbokwe, a PhD Candidate in Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University, visited Hoover to research for a book project on the history of corruption in Nigeria.

Photo of Mieczysław Rakowski and Czesław Kiszczak, circa 1987 (Mieczysław Rakowski, Hoover Institution Archives)
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New Research on the Rakowski Diaries

via The Carillon
Monday, April 9, 2018

Ewa Syska and Anna Idzikowska-Czubaj, two doctoral students from the Institute of History of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, have just completed  research on one of Hoover Archives’ premier East European collections, the Mieczysław F. Rakowski Papers, and more specifically on Rakowski’s voluminous “political diaries,” detailing nearly four decades (1958−96) of his career in Communist Poland and life in the first years after its demise in 1989.

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Hoover Archives Materials Added to American Association of Public Broadcasting

via The Carillon
Monday, April 9, 2018

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH Boston to “preserve for posterity the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years,” added 6,203 audiovisual recordings from the Hoover Library & Archives to its Online Reading Room.

War Crimes Trials and Investigations
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A New Approach to War Crime Investigation

via The Carillon
Monday, April 9, 2018
Dr Mary Elisabeth Cox, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a junior research fellow at Brasenose College at the University of Oxford, has published a new study as part of a multidisciplinary group focused on war crimes studies based at the University of Oxford.
Marian Spychalski with Nikita Khrushchev, Moscow, November 1962
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New Papers of Marian Spychalski, Founding Father of Communist Poland, Now Available at Hoover Archives

via The Carillon
Monday, April 9, 2018

A large increment of papers and photographs related to Marian Spychalski, one of the most prominent Polish politicians of the 1944-1968 period, has now been added to the Spychalski collection at Hoover.

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