Posts Tagged ‘Hoover Institution’

New exhibition at the Hoover Institution resurfaces a forgotten tabloid from the Vietnam War

A new exhibition at the Hoover Institution highlights Overseas Weekly, a civilian-run, women-led newspaper for American GIs abroad that defied top military brass and defended freedom of the press during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

For the past 40 years, a Stanford alumna’s journalistic legacy from the Korean and Vietnam wars has sat forgotten in musty boxes in a basement in Sweden. Overseeing Overseas Weekly’s Pacific edition was Ann Bryan, the only female editor in chief in Saigon. She successfully sued the Department of Defense to lift a ban that prohibited…

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New exhibition at Hoover Institution and Cantor Arts Center marks centenary of 1917 Russian Revolution

A joint exhibition at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the Cantor Arts Center highlights Stanford’s rich collections of materials on the history of late imperial and early Soviet Russia.

Drafts of the last Russian czar’s abdication letter, painted portraits of Russian rulers from the 18th and 19th centuries, photographs of massive street demonstrations in Petrograd and Moscow in 1917, and early Soviet-era propaganda posters – these are just some of the artifacts on display at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the Cantor Arts Center as part…

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Hoover Institution acquires a collection of Joseph Brodsky’s works

Joseph Brodsky’s papers include letters, photos, drafts, manuscripts, artwork and published and unpublished poems.

When the Soviet Union exiled the Russian poet JOSEPH BRODSKY in 1972, he already had a few friends waiting for him in the West. One of them, DIANA MYERS, would remain a confidante until the Nobel poet’s death in 1996. The London home she shared with her husband, the translator ALAN MYERS, became his English…

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Art And History: Treasures From The Hoover Library And Archives

Exhibition showcases works that define pivotal moments in history.

The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, Art and History: Treasures from the Hoover Library and Archives, runs from April 23 to December 20, 2013, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus. Drawing on the extensive holdings of the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, this exhibition showcases the…

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