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Eric Wakin, the Robert H. Malott director of the Hoover Insitution Library & Archives, delivered the keynote lecture at Hoover Hometown Days in West Branch, Iowa on August 8, 2015

Eric Wakin delivers keynote address for Herbert Hoover's 141st birthday

Polish troops at a shooting range.

Hoover Archives has received a collection of nearly five hundred photographs taken in Iraq during 2005–6 by Maciej Milczanowski, one of Hoover Library & Archives’ 2015 Silas Palmer Fellows. 

Nikita Khrushchev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, and Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet premier, on board the cruiser Ordzhonikidze, April 1956 (Voenno-Morskoĭ Flot Photographs, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

New Soviet collection revives a Cold War mystery

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“Sailed with a kiss” (Soviet Union. Voenno Morskoǐ Flot Photograph Collection, Box 2)
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“Sailed With A Kiss:” More Soviet Navy Photos Added To The Archives

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Hoover Archives Soviet Navy photographs collection (Soviet Union. Voenno Morskoǐ Flot Photographs) nearly doubled in size with a new increment from a source in Poland, a former member of the Soviet-led military alliance of the Warsaw Pact.  The black-and-white photographs, most from the 1960s and 1970s, cover all the Soviet fleets: Pacific, Northern, Baltic, Black Sea, and the Caspian Flotilla.

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National Review Article By Hoover L&A Researcher Features The Long Relationship Between Ronald Reagan And William F. Buckley, Jr.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Now in its sixtieth year, The National Review is publishing a series of features about the history and legacy of William F. Buckley’s influential journal, including a recent article by Hoover Library & Archives researcher Laurence Jurdem, who received his Ph.D. in American history from Fordham University and is an independent scholar in San Francisco.

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Declassified Materials Returned To Collections

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Government records from eleven collections at Hoover Library & Archives have recently been declassified. The collections were created by diplomatic, military, and other government officials.

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Stefan Olszowski with Fidel Castro, Havana, 1984 (Stefan Olszowski papers, Box 3)
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More Of Polish Foreign Minister’s Papers Received By Hoover Archives

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hoover Library & Archives has received an addition to its Stefan Olszowski papers. Olszowski had a stellar career in communist Poland.  He served as the propaganda chief of the party in the late 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s. He was foreign minister twice in 1971–76 and 1982–85.  In-between those terms, he served as ambassador to East Germany and acted as the party’s central committee secretary for ideology and media.  In the Polish politburo he represented a hard line pro-Soviet orientation, advocating the suppression of the Solidarity independent trade union movement.

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