Hungarian ambassador to the United States György Szapáry, along with Eva Voisin, the honorary consul general of Hungary in San Francisco, and Gabor Kaleta from the consulate in Los Angeles, met with Richard Sousa, the director of the library and archives at the Hoover Institution on April 26, 2011. After the meeting, Maciej Siekierski, curator of Hoover’s East European Collection, gave the ambassador a tour of the Hoover Archives, focusing on the Hungarian collections, including publications from the time of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.
Hoover Library and Archives reception celebrates the opening of a new exhibit: A Century of Change: China 1911–2011
Richard Sousa, director of the library and archives, gave the welcoming remarks on April 27, 2011, at the reception for the archives exhibit A Century of Change: China 1911–2011. Opened on April 12, 2011, the exhibit, which has so far been the most popular and successful in the history of Hoover exhibits, commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the 1911 revolution and the founding of the Chinese republic.
The Hoover Archives have received the papers and photographs of Charles Nelson Leach (1884–1971), a US doctor who participated in some of the greatest health emergencies of the twentieth century. His association with programs led by Herbert Hoover and contribution to the building of the Hoover Tower are remembered on the walls inside the lobby of the Hoover Tower, where his name is inscribed in three separate places. The bulk of the Charles Leach collection pertains to the 1917–1920 period. It includes photo albums, calendars, clippings, and a diary of an adventurous 1919 trip, in an ARA Cadillac, through Central and Eastern Europe.
In Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives, Gregory highlights the tragedy among women during one of the most egregious dictatorships of the twentieth century
Hoover Institution Press released Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives by Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory, a profound work that relied heavily on material in the Hoover Archives.
As unrest threatens to fell dictatorial regimes in the Middle East, it is appropriate to consider history’s lessons. The collapse of the Soviet Union and its Eastern European empire offers a look at how some thirty countries, many newly created, have made the transition from dictatorship to democracy.
The Hoover Institution hosted the Board of Overseers’ Summer Meeting on July 12–14, 2011.
On Tuesday evening, Hoover fellows discussed topics relating to defense, global issues, entitlements, and the state of the economy. Victor Davis Hanson and Bruce Thornton’s speech was titled “America Abroad: Appeasement or Deterrence?” David Brady and John Cogan’s presentation was titled “Entitlements, Debt and Electoral Politics: How Did We Get Where We Are–and Where Do We Go from Here?” In their speech titled “The Road Ahead for the Fed: Two Years Later,” John Taylor and Kevin Warsh discussed the state of the economy today.
Recent Visiting Fellow Uses Hoover Archives to Revisit the Field of Comparative Economic Systems and the Problem of Assessing Soviet Economies
Visiting research fellow Paul Dragos Aligica uses the archives at Hoover for the comparative analysis of economic systems.
A group of Japanese scholars supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education visited the Hoover Institution in March to study its unique modern China collection so as to gain a better understanding of twentieth-century China.
Hoover Institution News Advisory: Hoover Institution Houses Broadcast Archive of William F. Buckley Jr's. Show Firing Line
The broadcast archive of William F. Buckley Jr.'s television show Firing Line is housed in the Hoover Institution Archives. In addition to the television show he hosted, Buckley, who died today, was a columnist, author, and founded National Review in 1955.
The Association of College and Research Libraries’ Rare Books and Manuscripts Section has selected the Hoover Institution Library and Archives' exhibition catalog, A Century of Change: China 1911-2011, as the 2013 winner of the Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Award.
The Hoover Institution is pleased to announce the fourth issue of Strategika. This issue asks a significant, but often ignored question: What do the jihadists want? Max Boot analyzes the history of jihadism in Chechnya beginning in the 19th century, and elucidates the lessons we can learn from this historical example. In the featured commentary essays, Josef Joffe examines the contradictions in the stated aims of jihadi terrorism, while Peter R. Mansoor explores the activities of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Amy Zegart, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, has been chosen as one of the authors of the new national security section at ForeignPolicy.com. In her first piece, out today, September 5, 2012, titled “No Easy Day for Secrecy,” she examines the new book on the bin Laden raid and the challenges for our twentieth-century secrecy regime in a twenty-first-century wired world. Zegart’s column will run every other Wednesday.
John Batchelor, host of the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Radio Show, which is broadcast by WABC radio in New York, took his program on the road to the Hoover Institution to tape an hour-long program in front of a live studio audience. A number of Hoover fellows, addressing a wide variety of topics, were featured on recent Batchelor Radio Show programs.
Chairman Hebert Dwight convened the meeting of the Hoover Institution Board of Overseers at the Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, DC, on Sunday, February 24, 2013. In addition to conducting its usual business in its semiannual two-day meeting in Washington, the board had the opportunity to hear from leading legislative and judicial officials from the federal government and to learn of the research of selected Hoover fellows.
For a country located on the strategic frontier of Europe and Asia, with a proud history going back to the fourth century AD, Hoover Archives' holdings on Georgia are modest compared to some of our other international collections, such as those on Russia, Germany, or Poland. Our Georgian collection is expanding, however, thanks to recent initiatives. One such effort involves digitizing the records of the security police and those of the Ministry of the Interior of Soviet Georgia; the other concerns the Dmitri Shalikashvili papers, our most comprehensive and best-known source on Georgian history.
As part of his visit to Stanford University, Li Yuanchao toured the Hoover Institution Library and Archives. Li is secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Secretariat, member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, and minister of the CPC Central Organization Department.