Guide to the Herbert Hoover Off the Record Talks Typescripts

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
May 2011
Copyright © 2015 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.


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
Phone: (650) 725-1022

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.

Collection Contents

Box 1