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Cold War

Important Resources

Aeon: Registration and request system

(start here to register for an account if you are new)

OAC: Guides to archival collections

(search for and request archival items to view)

SearchWorks: Catalog of library material

(search for and request library items to view)

Digital Collections: Digitized materials

(search for digitized materials from our collection)

How to Access HILA Collections via Aeon

Please watch this 3 minute video on Aeon registration before visiting the Hoover Institution Library & Archives:


For Stanford affiliates, if you are currently residing near Stanford and have registered for Aeon already, please make a reservation to view the items in-person and in advance.


Please watch this short video on how to reserve a seat:


Not in the Bay Area? You can request low resolution scans from our collections!


Requesting Reference Scans of Archival Material through Aeon:



Requesting Reference Scans of Library Material through Aeon:


Handling Archival Materials in the Reading Room