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Guide to the Herbert Hoover Off the Record Talks Typescripts
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  • Overview
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SCM0189
    Creator: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
    Title: Herbert Hoover off the record talks typescripts
    Dates: 1938, 1940
    Physical Description: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder)
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Biographical/Historical note

    Herbert Hoover, President of the United States, 1929-1933, earned his A.B. in geology at Stanford University in May 1895. He founded the Hoover War Library at Stanford in 1919 and was instrumental in creating the Food Research Institute and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. He served on the university's Board of Trustees from 1912 to 1961.

    Scope and Contents note

    Collection consists of two carbon typescripts, originally in the possession of Lou Henry Hoover's secretary, Edith Harcourt. "Off-the-Record talk to Stanford University faculty," April 11, 1938, is 29 pages long and covers the political and economic conditions in Western Europe focusing on Germany and the Nazis, with questions from the faculty and Hoover's answers. "Off the Record Talk to Stanford University," November 8, 1940, is 16 pages long and consists of his answers to questions from students regarding economic policies, the Hoover Library, foreign relations, and European relief.

    Access Terms

    Germany--Politics and government--20th century.
    United States--Politics and government.