Letter From The Director
Letter From The Director

June 2018: Updates From the Director's Desk

by Eric Wakinvia The Carillon
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Summer brings a busy schedule of exciting events and programs to the Library & Archives.

Featured Articles
We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam Panel
Featured Articles

Overseas Weekly Exhibition Opens with Panel of Vietnam War Journalists and Scholars

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

On Thursday, May 31, Hoover Library & Archives marked the opening of the exhibition We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam with a panel discussion about Vietnam War-era politics and journalism. 

Professor of history at the University of Hawaii and a Hoover visiting fellow Yuma Totani discusses the Shigemitsu Sketchbooks.
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Professor Yuma Totani Explores Hoover's Newly Acquired Tokyo Trial Sketchbooks

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

On May 8, Hoover Library & Archives welcomed Yuma Totani, professor of history at the University of Hawaii and a Hoover visiting fellow, who discussed her work on the recently acquired sketchbooks of Shigemitsu Mamoru, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Japan during World War II.

The Story of Alexander Kerensky at Hoover Featured in Sandstone & Tile
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The Story of Alexander Kerensky at Hoover Featured in Sandstone & Tile

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hoover research fellow and Stanford historian Bertrand Patenaude has published "The Russian Revolution Comes to Stanford" in the latest edition of Sandstone & Tile. The article tells the fascinating history of Alexander Kerensky, the charismatic head of the Russian Provisional government of revolutionary Russia who would ...

How Mozambique Learned to Vote: Visiting Scholar Elizabeth Banks Featured in Hoover Digest
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Voting in Mozambique: Visiting Scholar Elizabeth Banks Featured in Hoover Digest

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Elizabeth Banks, a recent participant in the Hoover Institution Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes and a doctoral candidate in history at New York University, published an article entitled "How Mozambique Learned to Vote" in the latest edition of Hoover Digest.

News and Events
News and Events

New Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Promotional Videos Now Available Online

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Twelve recently digitized films promoting Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty are now available to stream on YouTube. The films, which range widely in duration and scope, date from the 1950s and 60s. 

Hokubei Butokukai
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New Materials on Japanese American Martial Arts Training Now Available

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hoover has acquired and made available the papers of Hirozumi Ashizawa, which highlight the activities of Hokubei Butokukai (the North American Military Virtue Society), branch of the Dai Nippon Butokukai (the Great Japan Military Virtue Society) in California in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Hoover Adds Rare New Education Material to its Russian Collections

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hoover Institution Library & Archives has recently added a wealth of current Russian educational materials to its library and Russian Subject Collection.This literature will be useful to future researchers looking at the question of how schoolchildren raised in the Russian Federation of the present will think about their country and its history when they reach a more mature age, and how pedagogical approaches may or may not transform this generation of children in comparison with previous generations.

Dorota Niedziałkowska, PhD at the State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin
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Hoover Partners with Polish Museum for the Study of Rare Memoir from WWII

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

This month Dr. Dorota Niedziałkowska, a publishing specialist and curator at the Exhibition Department of the State Museum at Majdanek, Poland, visited Hoover Archives to study rare typescripts of 485 Days at Majdanek, a memoir written by Polish lawyer and industrialist Jerzy Kwiatkowski, who was incarcerated at the concentration camp in Majdanek during World War II.

Publications
Publications

New Publications Featuring Hoover Collections

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Thursday, June 14, 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

June 25-29
Workshop on Political Economy

June 27
Lecture on the conservative legal movement by Dr. Steven Telesprofessor of political science at Johns Hopkins

July 16-27
Workshop on Authoritarianism and Democratic Breakdown

July 30-August 3
Workshop on Modern China

August 6
History and Policy Talk: Samuel Helfont on Saddam Hussein, Islam, and governance in the Middle East

August 9
Silas Palmer Fellows Conference

New Finding Aids

New Finding Aids


Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovskiĭ papers 
A writer, neurophysiologist, and activist celebrated for his part in the campaign to expose and halt the political abuse in the Soviet Union.
 
Huang Cheng-chiu papers
A former general of the Chinese army whose papers document political and military affairs within China and Taiwan from 1938 to 1970, including Chinese participation in World War II and the Chinese Civil War.

Charles Julian Wheeler papers
A distinguished United States Navy officer from 1916 to 1948 whose collection contains materials relating to American naval operations in World War I, in Turkey and China in the 1920s, and in the Pacific Theater during World War II