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The Vietnam War Through The Eyes Of The Remarkable Photo Archive Of Overseas Weekly, “The Least Popular Publication At The Pentagon”

Friday, August 31, 2018

Intended as a counterpoint to the US Department of Defense-sanctioned press such as Stars and Stripes, Overseas Weekly (OW) was first published in 1950 by enterprising Stanford University graduates Cecil and Marion von Rospach. We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam, edited by Lisa Nguyen (The Hoover Institution Press; on sale August 1, 2018; 978-0-8179-2164-4; $49.95) unearths the important role of this publication in one of the most controversial periods of American history.

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A medic area designed by Food Machinery Corporation. July 28, 1969

We Shot the War Exhibit Takes Spotlight in NY Times Article

Thursday, August 30, 2018

For more than four decades, Art Greenspon kept his recollections of photographing the Vietnam War for Overseas Weekly tucked away deep in his memory, as inaccessible as the images themselves.

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Count Mauro Tosti Valminuta,  Uruguay, 1925
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Italian Diplomat’s Scrapbooks Received By The Hoover Archives

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Two albums containing an eclectic mix of materials gathered by Mauro Tosti di Valminuta, one of Benito Mussolini’s trusted diplomats, were added to Hoover holdings.  The collection covers Tosti’s assignments from 1919 until 1933 in Europe and South America.  The albums offer interesting vignettes from the daily life of a career Italian foreign service officer.

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Hanson: Struggle Between Elites And Masses Defines US Policy

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson says history offers lessons for today’s technology-driven world, especially when it comes to elites, the masses, and the future of society.

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Alsos Mission Films Now Available For Streaming

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hoover Archives has digitized and made available several reels of film from the Boris T. Pash papers on its recently revitalized YouTube channel.

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Rethinking Policy Education: The Summer Policy Boot Camp

Friday, August 24, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

At the Hoover Institution, the Summer Policy Boot Camp reflects a major rethinking about how to train people to become successful policy leaders. While students may learn about policy issues and analysis in the classroom, some Stanford scholars say that they do not always develop the skills needed after college to deliver policy results in the real world.

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Hoover Library & Archives Reading Room Temporary Closure In 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020

In anticipation of a significant construction and renovation project that will prepare the Hoover Institution for its next century of activities, the Library & Archives reading rooms will be closed to researchers from December 24, 2018, to the early months of 2020.

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Silas Palmer Research Fellow Alexandria R. Brown-Hedjazi
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The Art Of Diplomacy: Communication, Heritage And Technology In 1970’s Iran

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

From 1967-1977, Iran hosted one of the most experimental festivals in modern history. The Shiraz Arts Festival (or Jashn-e Honar-e Shiraz in Persian) invited musicians, dancers, dramatists, and filmmakers from all over the world to perform on ancient and modern sites around the historic city of Shiraz. 

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Hoover Fellow Tim Kane Contributes To Military Personnel System Reforms

Monday, August 20, 2018

When the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law on August 13, its highly anticipated personnel reforms came with a connection to the Hoover Institution—Tim Kane.

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Library & Archives Project Publishes Cold War Radio Research Guide

Friday, August 17, 2018

The document provides information about publicly available collections materials (sound recordings, archival papers, photographs, publications) created by broadcasters during the years 1947-1991.

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