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The Hoover Institution Library & Archives offers free tours of its exhibitions currently on view in the Hoover Tower galleries. Tours are offered every Thursday at 11:00 am on a first-come, first-served basis.
Currently on view:
Bread + Medicine: Saving Lives in a Time of Famine
The current exhibition, Bread + Medicine: Saving Lives in a Time of Famine, brings to light an American rescue operation during the catastrophic famine in Soviet Russia and Ukraine a century ago. The American Relief Administration, led by humanitarian Herbert Hoover, distributed food to millions of people. Yet, while food saved many lives, the ARA’s medical relief campaign proved to be equally critical to the mission’s success. Discover the medical plight of those suffering from starvation and meet the American doctors and local medical teams who worked together to prevent a potentially devastating spread of disease.
Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century
Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the Hoover Institution started as a special collections library devoted to the acquisition and study of documents related to the First World War. Hoover@100 is a showcase of documents and artifacts centered around the ideas of peace, freedom, and education—ideas that are embodied in the lives of Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou Henry, and that drove the Institution’s collecting and the work of its eminent fellows in its first one hundred years.
To learn more, visit the Hoover Institution Library & Archives Exhibition web page.
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