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March 2021

Greetings to all of the friends and supporters of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

This month marks the one-year anniversary of living with the changes imposed by COVID-19 on how we are able to support research at the Library & Archives. I’m thankful for the work of all of our colleagues—whether in person, remote, or hybrid—during this trying period. I’m also gratified to hear, almost daily, from researchers whom we have been able to help get access to the raw material of history.

As you can see from our newsletter, we continue collecting, digitizing, and publishing. As the nation opens up, I look forward to a return to a full reading room and the workshops, conferences, and events that represent the normal state of human interaction.

Wishing good health to you and yours.

-Eric Wakin, Director

June O'Neill

We recently acquired the papers of free market economist and former Hoover fellow June O’Neill. O’Neill served as a staff member and senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisers during the Nixon administration and was director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1995 until 1999. She is currently a professor of economics at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Richard H. Timberlake, Jr.

We recently acquired a collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, and other historical materials related to the life and career of economist Richard H. Timberlake, Jr. Dr. Timberlake was an expert on the federal reserve, banking, and legal tender, and was a contemporary of Milton Friedman and Friedrich von Hayek. He passed away on May 22, 2020 at the age of 97.
New & Noteworthy

NEH Grant Awarded

The Japanese Diaspora Initiative received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize the largest-circulation Japanese newspaper in Brazil, Burajiru Jihō, in collaboration with Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Japonesa e de Assistência Social. These issues will complement the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection. The grant also supports scholarly use of the resource and research output.


Voices from the Archives: Japanese American Internment 1942-1946. Explore the history of E.O. 9066, its impact on Japanese Americans, and the voices that emerge from the archives to teach us about this dark chapter of American history.

Civil Discourse: Highlights from Firing Line. Discover a new series of
digital stories highlighting some of the most interesting guests from William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line. The first of the series focuses on civil rights leaders of the twentieth century.

April Fool's Article

A new article by two Library & Archives’ staff members analyzes the April Fool’s Day edition of Belgrader Nachrichten, an Austro-Hungarian newspaper published during World War I. The article highlights selections from the issue’s fictionalized news reports and deconstructs their satirical content, giving readers insight into people's hopes, fears, and sense of humor during this time.
From the Hoover Press

Russia in War and Revolution

Russia In War And Revolution: The Memoirs Of Fyodor Sergeyevich Olferieff presents for the first time the memoirs of a career military officer born into a noble Russian family. The memoir was translated from an unpublished Russian manuscript and annotated by Olferieff's granddaughter Tanya Alexandra Cameron. 
Featuring our Collections
The latest issue of Journalism History features an article about Percy Brown, whose papers are at the Library & Archives.

Prelude to Pearl Harbor: Ideology and Culture in US-Japan Relations features material from the Stanley K. Hornbeck papers.
Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War features material from the Harry Milton papers.
Transatlantic Radicalism: Socialist and Anarchist Exchanges in the 19th and 20th Centuries features material from the Felix Vladimirovich Volkhovskiĭ papers.

Our reading room is currently limited to Stanford-affiliated researchers. Up-to-date information concerning the reading room and remote access to materials can be found here.

Enjoy our exhibitions via Hoover Institution Stories.
Due to the evolving COVID-19 conditions, the Hoover Tower galleries will be closed to the public until further notice.

Founded by Herbert Hoover in 1919, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is dedicated to documenting war, revolution, and peace in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. With nearly one million volumes and more than six thousand archival collections from 171 countries, Hoover supports a vibrant community of scholars and a broad public interested in the meaning and role of history.
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