Letter From The Director
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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.
Featured Articles
Featured Articles

Hoover's Ba'ath Party Archives Featured in New Study of Islam and Insurgency in Iraq

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Former Hoover visiting fellow Samuel Helfont, a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, has published Compulsion in Religion: Sadam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq, the product of hundreds of hours of research in the Ba'ath Party archives held at Hoover.

Featured Articles

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

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Every year, the Library of Congress adds twenty-five sound recordings to its National Recording Registry of historical documents that showcase “the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage.”

News and Events
News and Events

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.

News and Events

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.

News and Events

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. 

News and Events

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.

colonel yohanna madaki article
News and Events

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)
News and Events

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.

News and Events

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
News and Events

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
News and Events

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.

Sung's several cryptonyms
News and Events

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.

News and Events

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.
Publications
Frustrated Ambition General Vicente Lim and the Philippine Military Experience
Publications

New Publications Featuring Hoover Collections

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Thursday, May 17, 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.

Upcoming Events

May 8
History and Policy Talk: Yuma Totani, "Accountability for War Crimes: The Tokyo Trial (1946-1948) through the Lens of the 'Shigemitsu Sketch Books' at Hoover"

May 25
Application deadline for the Zahedi Family Fellowship

June 12
History and Policy Talk: Piotr Kosicki, author of Catholics on the Barricade

June 25-29
Workshop on Political Economy

July 16-27
Workshop on Authoritarianism and Democratic Breakdown

July 30-August 3
Workshop on Modern China

August 9
Silas Palmer Fellows Conference

Visitors in the Archives

Captain Michael G. Haile
Captain Michael G. Haile, one of the former executive committee members of the military junta known as the Derg.

Michael Haile, activist and author of Downfall of an Emperor: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the Derg's Creeping Coup, visited Hoover Archives to read interviews in the Tom Killion papers. Read more about Haile's life and career in an article written by Hoover archivist Issayas Tesfamariam.