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Letter From The Director
Letter From The Director

October 2019: Updates From the Director's Desk

by Eric Wakinvia The Carillon
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

This autumn the Library & Archives extends warm wishes to our many supporters, and also to faculty and students returning to campus for the academic year.

Featured Articles
Featured Articles

Ardeshir Zahedi Publication Now Available!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

This month Hoover Library & Archives teamed with Hoover Press to publish A Window into Modern Iran: The Ardeshir Zahedi Papers at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, which showcases...

News and Events
News and Events

Welcome to Heath Lee, author of The League of Wives!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

On September 24th Hoover Library & Archives welcomed author and curator Heath Lee, author of The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Back Home.

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Hoover Acquires New Papers on the Chernobyl Disaster

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hoover has acquired the papers of Soviet journalist Alla Yaroshinska, who in 1990 was appointed to a commission of inquiry into the Soviet Chernobyl disaster, collected a large amount of material on the subject, and used some of it in a report to the European Parliament at that time.

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Hoover Leads Panels on WWI Humanitarian Aid at Austrian Symposium

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Last month Hoover historians and fellows participated in a symposium entitled "Post World War I Aid in Austria and Central Europe."  Held in Vienna ...

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Hoover Acquires the Papers of Major General Harry L. Gilchrist

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Hoover Institution has acquired the papers of Major General Harry Lorenzo Gilchrist (1870–1943), a surgeon who during WWI served as the medical director of the AEF Chemical Warfare Division, which entailed frequent visits to the front and allied hospitals.

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Hoover Acquires the Paper of Renowned Author and Historian Tang Zhenchang

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hoover Library & Archives recently acquired the personal papers of Tang Zhenchang (1922–2002), a celebrated Chinese intellectual whose areas of interest encompassed history, journalism, cinema, screenwriting, and literature.

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Hoover in the Media

 

Hoover Library & Archives director Eric Wakin on the history of Hoover in the latest edition of the journal of the Association for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies
 

The Center for Research Libraries announces the opening of the Global Press Archive, featuring Hoover's Qing and Republican-era Chinese newspapers

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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.

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Hoover Acquires the Collection of WWII Battlefield Artist Natale Bellantoni

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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

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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"

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Cold War's Unlikely Duo: The Secret Rendezvous Between Taiwan and the Soviet Union

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Hoover has acquired the personal papers of Feng-en Sung, the chief of the Berlin office of Taiwan’s government information bureau between 1969 and 1972.

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Hoover and Stanford Global Studies: Revolutionizing Education!

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Monday, April 9, 2018
Last month Hoover hosted participants in a special course about the revolution for middle school, high school, and community college instructors. The course is one of many professional development offerings for local teachers developed by Stanford Global Studiesand the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET), with partial funding from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant.

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