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Lindon Bates, Jr., also known as "Rox"
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Lindon Bates, Jr. “Hero Of The Lusitania” Collection Comes To The Hoover Archives

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A new collection of materials relating to Lindon “Rox” Bates, Jr., a first-class passenger on the Lusitania’s final crossing in 1915, is now open to the public at the Hoover Archives.

Major D’Annunzio, the Italian Great War ace, on a National Chicle Company chewing gum card.
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Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Publications And Autographs Acquired By Hoover Archives

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Archives has added a small but valuable Gabriele D’Annunzio collection to its world-famous World War I holdings.  D’Annunzio (1863–1938) was an Italian poet, novelist, playwright, and nationalist who, though not directly involved in the fascist movement, had a strong impact on the ideology of Benito Mussolini.


Surveillance Expert Shane Harris Delivers Keynote Lecture At Double Exposure Exhibition Opening

Friday, October 30, 2015

On October 29th, Hoover Library & Archives marked the opening of its new exhibition, Double Exposure: Russia’s Secret Police under the Last Tsars with a keynote address by journalist and intelligence expert Shane Harris. Harris, the prize-winning author of The Watchers: The Rise of America’s Surveillance State and @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex has worked as a senior correspondent on national and cyber security issues for The Daily Beast and Foreign Policy magazine. Harris’ talk, entitled “The Internet is a Battlefield,” outlined the modern hacking and data mining apparati used by both state and insurgent entities. The topic of Harris’ talk provided a contemporary look at issues of surveillance and espionage introduced in Double Exposure, an exhibition which provides the first ever full-scale display of the documents, photographs, intelligence reports, and memorandums kept by the famed Russian Imperial secret police, known as the Okhrana.

Poster Collection, RU/SU 121; Russian Pictorial, Envelope AP (Hoover Institution Archives)
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Hoover Archives Poster Collection Back Online

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

More than thirty-three thousand posters from the Hoover Archives Poster Collection are back online after a series of system upgrades.

Making Failure Feasible Proposes Bold New Monetary Reforms

Stanford Scholars Contribute To Books Published By The Hoover Institution Press

featuring Sidney D. Drell, Kenneth E. Scott, George P. Shultz, John B. Taylorvia Dish (Stanford University)
Monday, October 19, 2015

Two new books from the Hoover Institution Press grapple with two unrelated subjects that have shaped history: bank regulatory reform and Andrei Sakharov.

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Tom Gilligan Assumes Hoover Directorship

Friday, October 16, 2015
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Thomas W. Gilligan, who took the helm as the new Tad and Dianne Taube Director at the Hoover Institution in early September, recently addressed staff and fellows about his initial plans and impressions. He began by acknowledging and recognizing his predecessor, John Raisian, who led the institution for twenty-six productive years.


Senator McCain Gives Hoover Institution National Security Mentees A Master Class In Foreign Policy

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Stanford University

U.S. Senator John McCain told a select group of Stanford undergraduate students that technological innovation had created both unparalleled opportunities for the United States as well as new national security risks, during a visit to Silicon Valley this week.

Anatol Shmelev
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Curator Anatol Shmelev Interviewed For Two-Part TV Series In Ukraine

Thursday, October 15, 2015

On September 26-27 and October 3-4, the Kultura Channel in Ukraine aired an interview with Anatol Shmelev, Hoover fellow and curator of Russian and Eurasian collections at Hoover Library & Archives. Shmelev discussed how Hoover Library & Archives inform and support the extensive amount of research conducted at the institution.

Zygmunt Iwanowski in his studio circa 1930 (Zygmunt Iwanowski Papers)
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Papers Of Painter Zygmunt Iwanowski, Friend Of Paderewski, Acquired By Hoover Archives

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hoover’s documentation on Ignacy Paderewski and the restoration of Poland after World War I has expanded substantially during the past several years, first with the acquisition of the papers of Ernest Schelling, Paderewski’s American student and friend, which included the memoirs of Helena Paderewska, and now with the arrival of the archives of Zygmunt Iwanowski (1874–1944), another of the prime minister’s close associates and supporters.

Helena Paderewska: Memoirs, 1910–1920
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Helena Paderewska, Memoirs, 1910-1920

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Hoover Institution Press released Helena Paderewska, Memoirs, 1910-1920, which were discovered in a collection acquired by the Hoover Library & Archives in 2013.

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