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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)
Analysis and Commentary

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.

Analysis and Commentary

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

Radio Free Europe identity card of Andrzej Czechowicz (Andrzej Czechowicz Papers, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)
Analysis and Commentary

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.

"Food is Ammunition--Don't Waste It," 1918
Analysis and Commentary

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.

Firing Line with William F. Buckley
Analysis and Commentary

The Hoover Institution Hosts A Rooftop Summer Series Dedicated To Firing Line

Monday, June 1, 2015
The Hoover Institution In Washington, DC

Throughout the summer months of 2015, the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C. will host a rooftop series dedicated to Firing Line, one of the most significant and lively broadcasts in television history. The Hoover Institution summer series will celebrate the lasting achievement of Firing Line by screening significant episodes, followed by speakers who will discuss the legacy of the show and the issues discussed by William F. Buckley, Jr. and his on-air guests. Attendees of the summer series are invited to enjoy dinner and drinks while watching Buckley’s ingenious interviews and discussing the diverse topics they raise. 

Hoover Tower
Analysis and Commentary

Podcasts And Chartcasts From April's 2015 Retreat Now Available Online

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Hoover Institution held its annual Spring retreat on Wednesday, April 20, 2015. The conference offered presentations by Hoover fellows on a wide range of public policy issues, from U.S. history to foreign policy to the environmental and economic challenges of the future. 

Dorothy Kilian in Moscow, 1986
Analysis and Commentary

Dorothy Kilian Papers Document Citizen Diplomacy in the Cold War

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This important addition to the archives’ collections on peace and citizen diplomacy reflects Dorothy Kilian’s work on US-Soviet relations and peacekeeping activities from 1977 to 1988. During this time, Ms Kilian was based in Pasadena, California, where she participated in peacekeeping efforts through her church and several local and national peace organizations. The scope of her work included youth peacekeeping education, women in peacekeeping, US-Soviet relations and citizen exchanges, Soviet religion and the relationship between faith and peace, SALT and nuclear arms proliferation, and national security, as well as human rights.

Charles King speaking at Politics & Prose in Washington, DC, 2014 (Image courtesy of Taylordw via Wikimedia Commons)
Analysis and Commentary

Hoover Acquires Charles King Papers on Moldova

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The materials in this collection reflect Professor King’s research on the history of Moldova in the twentieth century. They include his research notebooks, dating back to his work in Moldovan archives and libraries in 1993 and 1994, and other materials (notes, newspaper clippings, typed copies of archival documents, and reproductions of archival photographs). Much of this material was used in by Professor King in preparing his book The Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture.

Analysis and Commentary

The Hoover Institution Launches New iPad App

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Hoover Institution is pleased to announce the launch of its first iPad app, which can be downloaded for free from the Apple app store from Stanford University at

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Analysis and Commentary

Podcasts From Hoover's March 2015 Desert Conference Now Available Online

Monday, March 30, 2015
Indian Wells, California

The Hoover Institution held its Desert Conference in Indian Wells on Monday, March 16, 2015. The conference offered presentations by Hoover fellows on a wide range of public policy issues, from the economy to health care to energy to Europe, Russia, and China.  Below is a selection of podcasts from the conference.