Hoover Making History since 1919

Flour Sacks
Flour Sacks Ca. 1915 Hoover Institution Archives In gratitude for the relief supplies sent by the CRB, Belgian women and girls embroidered the empty sacks and sent many to Herbert Hoover as expressions of appreciation for American relief.
Hoover’s Telegram to Lou Henry
Hoover’s Telegram to Lou Henry April 23, 1919 Hoover Institution Records “Advise Wilbur [and] Adams that if they keep it entirely confidential we can find cost of their sending at once suitable mission to Europe to collect historical material on war provided it does not exceed fifty thousand without further consideration.”
Hand-Painted Letter of Gratitude to Herbert Hoover from Polish Children
Hand-Painted Letter of Gratitude to Herbert Hoover from Polish Children 1921 American Relief Administration European Operations Records, Hoover Institution Archives
ARA Agreement with the Russian Socialist Federative Republic
ARA Agreement with the Russian Socialist Federative Republic December 30, 1921 American Relief Administration Russian Operations Records, Hoover Institution Archives The ARA was designated by the U.S. government to distribute 20 million dollars in an effort to bring food, grain, and seed to famine-struck regions of Russia. This agreement with the Bolshevik authorities formalizes the endeavor.
Hoover War Library Reading Room in Stanford’s Main Library
Hoover War Library Reading Room in Stanford’s Main Library 1920s Hoover Institution Records
Lenin Leading a Revolutionary Worker
Lenin Leading a Revolutionary Worker 1926 Poster Collection, Hoover Institution Archives
Ralph Lutz’s Passport
Ralph Lutz’s Passport 1939 Ralph Lutz Papers, Hoover Institution Archives This passport was used by Lutz for his collecting trips to Europe in 1939. On August 12, 1940, it was invalidated for travel to Europe because of the war.
Hoover Tower Blueprint
Hoover Tower Blueprint 1939 Hoover Institution Records Architect Arthur Brown Jr., who was asked to design the Hoover Tower, had to adjust his blueprints to accommodate the carillon. He also designed the main library at Stanford as well as Coit Tower and City Hall in San Francisco.
The Steel Skeleton of the Hoover Tower during Construction
The Steel Skeleton of the Hoover Tower during Construction 1940 Hoover Institution Records
Microfilming
Microfilming 1951 Hoover Institution Records Kathleen Fitzke, technician for the World War I newspaper microfilm project in the “dugout” of the Hoover Tower. During the project, 425 reels (275,000 frames) were microfilmed.
Herbert Hoover in front of the Hoover Tower
Herbert Hoover in front of the Hoover Tower August 1951
New Acquisitions
New Acquisitions 1974 Hoover Institution Records Wayne Stone moves boxes of Ronald Reagan’s gubernatorial administration records toward the Lou Henry Hoover building basement; W. Glenn Campbell and Molly Sturges look on.
Mikhail Gorbachev’s Visit to the Hoover Institution
Mikhail Gorbachev’s Visit to the Hoover Institution 1990 Hoover Institution Records