The personal papers of George Koether, now available for research, offer insights to the economic and political thought in the United States during the mid-twentieth century, as well reflecting Koether’s relationships with fellow economists such as Henry Hazlitt, Murray Rothbard, and Friedrich Hayek.
Some of the last remaining papers of the economist and Nobel laureate Friedrich von Hayek (1899–1992) arrived at the Hoover Institution Archives in May.
As part of the inaugural Hoover Institution Library and Archives’ Workshop on Political Economy, Professor Angus Burgin of Johns Hopkins University gave the keynote lecture titled "Hayek, Friedman, and the Return of Laissez-Faire."
The closure of the Hoover Tower and exhibit galleries as a result of COVID-19 has underscored the Hoover Institution Library & Archives’ efforts to expand its outreach to online audiences. With this objective in mind, in May 2020, L&A archivists began creating and publishing “HI Stories,” a series of dynamic storytelling features that showcase treasures from Hoover’s more than six thousand collections and one million library volumes and uncover their importance to the record of modern history.
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.
Now in its fourth year, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives’ Workshop on Political Economy brings together scholars from across the globe to study the history of economic thought using the archives of such notable thinkers as Karl Popper, Milton Friedman, and F.A. Hayek. This year the workshop welcomed Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power (2015), who presented a keynote address on June 28th.
Book Q&A: Kaoru Ueda, Editor Of On A Collision Course: The Dawn Of Japanese Migration In The Nineteenth Century
Kaoru Ueda is curator of the Japanese Diaspora Collection of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, where she manages the Japanese Diaspora Initiative and the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection. Ueda is also the editor of On a Collision Course: The Dawn of Japanese Migration in the Nineteenth Century, a new collection of essays by Yasuo Sakata published by Hoover Institution Press. In this interview, Ueda discusses the history of Japan’s open-door policy to the West, the aspirations of Japanese migrant workers living in the United States, and how these issues impacted US immigration policy.
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.
Hoover Institution Press Publishes On A Collision Course By Yasuo Sakata Collection Of Essays Examines History Of Japanese Migration In The Nineteenth Century
The Hoover Institution will publish On a Collision Course, a collection of five meticulously researched essays written by Yasuo Sakata about Japanese immigration to the United States from a holistic, international, and deeply historical perspective.
The Hoover Institution’s new exhibit, A Century of Change: China 1911–2011, opened Tuesday, April 12, 2011, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus. Showcasing the institution’s rich East Asian holdings, the exhibit commemorates the hundredth anniversary of, and century since, the Chinese revolution of 1911, an event marking a significant turn in the course of Chinese history.
Silas Palmer Fellow Greg Robinson Explores The Economic And Cultural Connections Between Japan And Louisiana In The 20th Century
My project, “Japanese in Louisiana,” focuses on the economic and cultural connections between Japan and Louisiana in the 20th century, most importantly in New Orleans. During these decades, the port of New Orleans became ...
China, throughout the 20th century, experienced uncertainty and revolution that resulted in radical changes in government. During this time, China also experienced frequent natural disasters (floods and earthquakes) and famines. The effect of these disasters on China’s large population was devastating; people perished, lost their crops, had their houses destroyed, and fled from their homes.
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.
Silas Palmer Fellow Niall Chithelen Examines the Lives of Foreign Journalists in Twentieth-Century China
Silas Palmer fellow Niall Chithelen uses the archive of Randall C. Gould and Milly Bennett to better understand the lives of foreign journalists in twentieth-century China.
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.
Collectivization is one of the most studied aspects of Soviet history. This talk by Professor Stephen Kotkin will reexamine Stalin’s decision making and the formation of the totalitarian system by putting the audience inside Stalin’s head.
Hoover welcomes the participants of the 2017 Workshop on Political Economy.
From June 20 through June 24, 2016, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives brought together scholars from across the globe for its third annual Workshop on Political Economy. Organized by Stanford history professor Jennifer Burns, the workshop invites researchers from diverse fields to study the history of economic thought using the archives of such notable thinkers as Karl Popper, Milton Friedman, and F.A. Hayek. Participants spent the week pursuing individual research projects in the Hoover reading room and participating in daily roundtables and discussions dedicated to expanding interdisciplinary conversations surrounding economics, political theory, and history.
Since independence in 1960, the Nigerian government is estimated to have lost over 400 billion dollars to corruption, and has consistently ranked as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. This begs the question: what is so distinctive about Nigeria’s corruption?