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To Promote Peace

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Explore how the pursuit of peace has been a pillar of the Hoover Institution since its founding and Herbert Hoover’s direction to “constantly and dynamically point the road to peace."

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Collecting The Ephemeral

Friday, July 24, 2020

Discover some of the elusive stories about how material came to be housed at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

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The Past As Prologue

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Discover the educational impact of the Hoover Institution through the work of its fellows and of its Library & Archives.

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Truth As A Weapon

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Explore the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty archival collection and how it epitomizes the importance of truth in the fight for freedom.

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Fighting For Freedom

Monday, May 25, 2020

Discover the resistance to tyranny across four countries and how it has led to more freedom for some and ongoing struggles for others.

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Economic Freedom

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Learn about the importance of economics to a free society, and the contributions made by Hoover Fellows in this field.

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The Road To Freedom

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Learn about the many types of freedom studied and explored at the Hoover Institution.

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Freedom First

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

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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


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

The Hoover Institution Stories, or HISTORIES, 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 HISTORIES 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.