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  • Title: Herbert Hoover, Jr. papers
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1957
    Collection Number: 2014C14
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence and memoranda, relating to American foreign policy during the presidential administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
    Location note: Hoover Institution Archives.
    Creator: Hoover, Herbert, 1903-1969.


    The collection is open for research. The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2013.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Herbert Hoover, Jr. papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical note

    Herbert Hoover Jr. was born in London, England, in 1903 and, like his father, attended Stanford University. Following his graduation in 1925, Hoover attended the Harvard Business School to study aviation economics. Before entering the public sector, Hoover worked in the oil industry as a consultant to the Venezuelan and Iranian governments--experience which likely led then President Dwight Eisenhower to ask Hoover to accompany his special envoy to Iran in 1953. In 1954, Eisenhower tapped Hoover to serve as undersecretary of state, an appointment he held until 1957. Hoover died at home in 1969.

    Scope and Contents note

    Consists of Department of State memoranda, reports, press releases, and transcripts from Hoover's time as undersecretary of state during the Eisenhower administration, 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Department of State..
    United States--Foreign relations--1953-1961.