North America

Representing nearly half of Hoover's archival holdings, North American collections focus on US and Canadian involvement in international conflicts, foreign relations, laissez-faire economics, political groups and movements, intellectual history, peace, education, émigré affairs, nuclear energy, and arms control. While some earlier materials are present, the bulk documents the 20th and 21st centuries, with a collecting emphasis on contemporary issues. 


Almond, Nina.,and Ralph Haswell Lutz. An Introduction to a Bibliography of the Paris Peace Conference: Collections of Sources, Archive Publications, and Source Books. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1935.

Anderson, Martin, and Valerie Bloom.Conscription: A Select and Annotated Bibliography Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1976.

A catalogue of Paris Peace Conference Delegation Propaganda in the Hoover War Library Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1926.

Esenwein, George Richard.Guide to the John D. Crummey Peace Collection in the Hoover Institution Stanford: Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1991.

Haas, Michael. International Organization: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography.Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1971.

Palm, Charles G., and Dale Reed.Guide to the Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1980.

Sworakowski, Witold S.,The Communist International and its front organizations : a research guide and checklist of holdings in American and European libraries Stanford: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, 1965.

Tracey, Kathleen. Herbert Hoover--A Bibliography: His Writings and Addresses. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution Press, 1977

Wedborn, Helena.Women In the First and Second World Wars: A Checklist of the Holdings of the Hoover Institution On War, Revolution and Peace. Stanford: Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1988.

Secretary of State Warren Christopher’s Papers Open at Archives

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Hoover Institution Archives is pleased to announce the opening of the Warren Christopher papers, which document the long career of this US statesmen and Stanford Law School alumnus. 

Joseph W. Stilwell, circa 1917. Photo courtesy of John Easterbrook.

Joseph Stilwell’s Diaries, 1900–1939 and 1945–46, Available Online

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Joseph Stilwell began his diary in the early 1900s and kept it up, to a greater or lesser extent, until his death in 1946. Now those decades of diaries, including observations on his travels through China, Japan, and the Philippines before World War II, are available on the Hoover Archives website. They supplement Stilwell’s World War II diaries, transcriptions of which Hoover has offered online since 2005. All are part of the Joseph W. Stilwell papers at Hoover.

General Joseph W. Stilwell

Sound Recordings in Joseph Warren Stilwell Papers Digitized

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Several messages to the American people from General Joseph W. Stilwell, recorded in Burma during World War II, are among the sound recordings in the Stilwell papers that have been digitized by the Hoover Archives.

Herbert Hoover Jr. in 1928, Berton W. Crandall photographs, Box 3, Item 61, Hoov

Herbert Hoover Jr. papers, including declassified Top Secret materials on Suez Canal crisis, now open

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Hoover Archives is pleased to announce the opening of materials relating to the government service of Herbert Hoover Jr., the son of President Herbert Hoover. This recently declassified set of papers documents Hoover's time as undersecretary of state during the Eisenhower administration, covering the period 1954 to 1957. Among the issues addressed are US base rights in the Philippine Islands, US/Israeli relations, the Suez Canal crisis, and foreign policy in the Middle East more broadly.

Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover broadcasts a plea to the nation

Herbert Hoover and the Great Mississippi Flood

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Mississippi River is expected to crest at 57.5 feet at Vicksburg today, a foot above the record 1927 “Great Mississippi Flood.” In April that year the river broke through the levees, submerging vast expanses of farmland and destroying the homes of more than one million people.

Herbert Hoover poses for his portrait at a studio in Perth, Western Australia

Herbert Hoover, the graduate: have Stanford degree, will travel

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

As Stanford University sends off another graduating class into the world, students are faced with a bewildering array of questions: Should they continue on to graduate studies or immediately look for a job? Can a new graduate even find a job in this difficult economy? And what does the future hold in store for someone with a newly minted degree as he or she leaves “The Farm”?



Danielle Scott is the curator for the North American collection at the Hoover In

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