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Yingdan Lu is an MA student at Stanford’s Center for East Asian Studies, where she focuses her research on media, technology, and Chinese society.
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Silas Palmer Fellow Yingdan Lu Explores The Pictorial Representation Of Chinese Women During The Cultural Revolution

Monday, July 11, 2016

Silas Palmer fellow Yingdan Lu, an MA student at Stanford’s Center for East Asian Studies, describes her work with the Chinese Cultural revolution holdings at Hoover Archives.

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A Corporal’s Letter To The General: Lech Wałęsa’s Famous 1982 Note To General Wojciech Jaruzelski Found In The Hoover Archives

Monday, July 11, 2016

The original copy of the most celebrated Polish letter of the 1980s has surfaced in the Hoover Institution Archives.  This three-sentence note by the Polish Solidarity trade union leader and the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Lech Wałęsa, was written from his internment to Poland’s communist prime minister, General Wojciech Jaruzelski. The letter was found in the miscellaneous papers of Poland’s last communist minister of the interior, general Czesław Kiszczak, which were received by Hoover in May of this year from the family of the minister, who died in November 2015.

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Remembering Kenneth Scott

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Kenneth E. Scott, a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Ralph M. Parsons Professor of Law and Business Emeritus at Stanford University Law School, died on Sunday, June 19, 2016.

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Meet The Participants In The 2016 Workshop On Authoritarian Regimes

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Organized by Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory, the Hoover Institution's Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes brings together scholars from across the globe to research and discuss the history and development of totalitarian states. The workshop promotes the comparative study of modes of personal dictatorship, of institutions of coercion and repression, and of the economic and social consequences of authoritarian rule.

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Thousands of Rare Afghan Periodicals Now Available Online

Monday, June 27, 2016

This month, Hoover Library & Archives announce the launch of a database that will allow users access to Hoover’s Afghan Partisan Serials (APS) collection, one of the most significant collections of Afghan periodicals in the world. The APS, a major contribution to the preservation of Middle Eastern history, consists of a careful selection of more than four thousand individual issues of twenty-nine newspapers and journals published in Dari, Pushto, Arabic, and English.

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Hoover Material Featured In Forthcoming PBS Film American Reds

Friday, June 24, 2016

This month Twin Cities PBS and documentary filmmaker Richard Wormser announced the forthcoming release of American Reds, a documentary illuminating the history and legacy of the American Communist Party.  The program’s narrative is structured around interviews of prominent American Communists. American Reds is scheduled for public television broadcast and online viewing beginning in October 2016.

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Stanford history professor Jennifer Burns (left), organizer of the Hoover Workshop on Political Economy, and keynote speaker Michelle Nickerson (right), professor of history at Loyola University
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Historian Michelle Nickerson Delivers Workshop Keynote On Feminism, Activism, and Conservatism

Friday, June 24, 2016

On June 22, Michelle Nickerson, associate professor of history at Loyola University, delivered the keynote address for the 2016 Hoover Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy. Nickerson’s talk, entitled “Mothers of Conservatism,” addressed the grassroots activism of conservative women in Cold War Los Angeles and explored the impact of that activism on the emerging American right. 
 

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Hoover Research Fellow Maps the Paths of Cold War Czechoslovak Émigrés

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hoover research fellow Martin Nekola describes his work on documenting the experience of Czechoslovak exiles during the Cold War.

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Hoover Joins National Review Institute In Celebrating The Golden Anniversary Of William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line

Friday, June 17, 2016

In May and June, Hoover Library & Archives joined National Review Institute in hosting three fiftieth anniversary events in honor of William F. Buckley Jr.'s landmark television show, Firing Line. The events in Dallas, New York, and Washington DC coincided with Hoover's current exhibition, Civil Discourse: William F. Buckley Jr.'s Firing Line, 1966-1999, now on display in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion.

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Hoover Library Acquires Collection Of Unique Russian Émigré Periodicals From South America

Friday, June 17, 2016

Hoover Library recently acquired a rare collection of Russian-émigré books, pamphlets, journals, and newspapers from South America. Hoover's holdings of Spanish-language Russian-émigré periodicals is currently the most comprehensive and extensive in the world.

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