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Bruce Caldwell delivered the keynote at the second annual Hoover Institution Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy
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Bruce Caldwell Delivers Keynote Address On Hayek For Library & Archives Workshop On Political Economy

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On Friday, June 24, the second annual Hoover Institution Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy hosted a public lecture by renowned scholar Bruce Caldwell, professor of economics at Duke University and director of Duke's Center for the History of Political Economy. Caldwell is the author of Beyond Positivism: Economic Methodology in the 20th Century, and for the past two decades his research has focused on the writings of Austrian Nobel Prize-winning economist and social theorist Friedrich Hayek, whose papers are housed at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

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United Nations Conference on International Organization Proceedings, Box 2, Folder 5 (Hoover Institution Archives)
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Hoover Archival Photographs Featured At Lecture Delivered By United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Monday, June 29, 2015

On Friday, June 26th, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon spoke in Stanford’s Encina Hall in commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the U.N. at the 1945 San Francisco Conference. Just next door, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building, The Hoover Institution Library & Archives house the United Nations Conference on International Organization Proceedings Collection, which includes sound recordings of conference events recorded by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), photographs and contact sheets depicting delegates and scenes at the conference, and printed copies of the Charter of the United Nations.

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Paul Henze Papers, Box 68, Folder 9, Hoover Institution Archives
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Declassified Documents From Hoover Collections Now Available

Monday, June 29, 2015

More than fifty-two files of U.S. government records from twenty-five different archival collections at Hoover have been declassified. The collections were created by diplomatic, military, and other government officials.

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John B. Taylor
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John Taylor Receives The 2015 Economics Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award

Monday, June 29, 2015

John B. Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, was awarded the 2015 Economics Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award at the Stanford’s Economics Department graduation ceremony on June 13.

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Photograph of woman in Belgium
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New Descriptions Of World War I Collections Now Available

Monday, June 29, 2015

New finding aids to seventeen World War I collections are now available through the Online Archive of California. Highlights include photographs and scrapbooks from US relief workers in France, a memoir describing Ernest Hemingway's work in the ambulance service, and documents from the Siberia-based "Wolfhounds."

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Stanford Students Discover Rare Material During Summer Positions at Hoover Library & Archives

Friday, June 26, 2015

Throughout the summer of 2015, Stanford undergraduate and graduate students have contributed time, expertise, and enthusiasm toward the cataloging of rare materials at the Hoover Library & Archives. In this article they share their experiences of working with archival material—from researching little-known biographies of professional roller skaters to evaluating future careers processing collections.

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Satirical drawing of the members of the secretariat of the conference; C. Easton Rothwell on the right (Andrew Roy De Metriff Papers, Hoover Institution Archives)
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Hoover Marks 70th Anniversary of UN Charter with New Collection

Friday, June 26, 2015

With the seventieth anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter on June 26, the Archives has received a timely donation of papers and photographs from the estate of Andrew De Metriff, a translator at the San Francisco conference that established the charter. De Metriff, a twenty-five year-old soldier stationed at Fort Ord, was ordered to a special assignment in San Francisco in the spring of 1945. Because of his fluency in Russian, this son of Russian emigrants to the California Valley joined a select group of military and civilian translators in Russian, French, Spanish and Chinese working for the United Nations Conference on International Organizations (UNCIO) meeting in the War Memorial Opera House.

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Hoover Digest 2015 NO. 3 Is Now Online

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The latest issue of Hoover Digest in now available online.
No Sign Of Restraint” by George P. Shultz and Henry A. Kissinger
Minimum Wage As Stealth Tax” by Thomas E. MaCurdy
A (Dry) Winter’s Tale” by Victor Davis Hanson

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Radio Free Europe identity card of Andrzej Czechowicz (Andrzej Czechowicz Papers, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)
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Papers of Radio Free Europe's Communist Mole Show "Other Side Of The Information War"

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Andrzej Czechowicz was probably the best known communist-era spy who was an active agent while working for RFE in the late 1960s. Employed for five years in RFE’s media analysis service in Munich, this Polish Security Service (Służba Bezpieczeństwa) operative collected considerable information on the personnel of the Polish section and on RFE sources of information within Poland and photographed thousands of pages of internal documents. After more than five years, Czechowicz returned to Poland in 1971 and participated in programs aimed at embarrassing Radio Free Europe and the US government.

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"Food is Ammunition--Don't Waste It," 1918
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Economic Historian Examines Herbert Hoover’s Role in World War I–Era Food Relief Efforts

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Last month Dr. Mary Cox, an economic historian at All Souls College, Oxford University, who will be a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution in the 2015-16 academic year, published a revealing study of the effects of malnutrition on German schoolchildren between 1914 and 1924. “Hunger Games: Or How the Allied Blockade in the First World War Deprived German Children of Nutrition and Allied Food Aid Subsequently Saved Them,” published in the spring edition of the Economic History Review, draws on newly discovered archival records to explore the lasting effects of the war and Allied shipping embargo on a generation of German schoolchildren who frequently went hungry in the war and postwar years.

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