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Freedom First

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Learn how the Hoovers’ gratitude for the extraordinary opportunities afforded them by the American way of life inspired their commitment to public service.

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A Path to Peace

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Discover the early humanitarian work of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover that was grounded in their life long desire for a peaceful world.

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Cardinal Roots

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Explore the deep connection between Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover and their alma matter, Stanford University.

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An Uncommon Couple

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Discover the inspiring lives of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover, and their shared passions for education, peace, and freedom.

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The Hoover Institution

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Explore the history of the Hoover Institution, its iconic tower, and the direction it is forging in the 21st century as a preeminent public policy and archival research center.

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Hoover@100

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Explore a centennial celebration of the stories and artifacts that make the Hoover Institution the preeminent public policy and archival research center that it is today.

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On A Collision Course: The Dawn Of Japanese Migration In The Nineteenth Century

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Essays on Japanese migration to the United States from an international and historical perspective, considering impacts from social and political events on both sides of the Pacific

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The Battalion Artist

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Battalion Artist explores the three years, three months, and three days of Nat Bellantoni’s life on the Pacific front in World War II. He had known since childhood that he wanted to be—that he in fact was—an artist. When he packed his seabag and took leave of his family and his sweetheart to go to war, he knew that the best way to manage the narrative of his life and to cope with the ups and downs of his feelings was to create images—visual records that spoke of what he felt, as well as what he saw.

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Defining Moments

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Institution Press
Thursday, August 15, 2019

A century ago, amid the devastation of World War I, Herbert Hoover established a collection of library and archival materials at Stanford University devoted to the causes and consequences of war. Founded as the Hoover War Collection in 1919, the institution has evolved into one of the world’s premier research centers devoted to the advanced study of politics, economics, and international affairs.

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Shot The War: Overseas Weekly In Vietnam

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam examines the legacy of one of the most popular and eccentric newspapers to cover the Vietnam War. With its mix of hard-hitting military exposés, pinups, and comic strips, Overseas Weekly earned a reputation as a muckraking truth teller.

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Discover the stories that connect us to history by exploring these online features from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

The Hoover Institution Stories, or HI Stories, emerge from the collections of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the fellows, staff, and researchers who study them. They are an assortment of digital experiences intended to spark curiosity in some of the most important material on war, revolution, and peace of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These stories bring to light a vast array of topics in new and readily accessible ways to encourage the study and discoveries that can happen in repositories such as Hoover.


Herbert Hoover regarded this Institution as more than a mere library. Explore the HI Stories to find out why.
 
The Hoover Institution Library & Archives


The mission of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is to collect, preserve, and make available the most important materials about global political, social, and economic change in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We serve as a platform for a vibrant community of scholars and a broad public interested in the meaning and role of history.

All activities at the Library & Archives are carried out with Herbert Hoover’s words in mind:;

The overall mission of this Institution is, from its records, to recall the voice of experience against the making of war, and by the study of these records and their publication, to recall man's endeavors to make and preserve peace, and to sustain for America the safeguards of the American way of life. This Institution is not, and must not be, a mere library. But with these purposes as its goal, the Institution itself must constantly and dynamically point the road to peace.