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National Security Affairs Fellows/Veterans Visits


The Robert and Marion Oster National Security Affairs Fellows (NSAF) Program began in 1969 and has been a vital part of the Hoover Institution ever since. The NSAF program offers representatives of the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Department of State the opportunity to conduct independent research on topics relevant to their respective branches of government and to the practice of diplomacy. Admission to the program is based on direct nominations from each governmental branch.

This guide contains items shown during their visits.

Featured Collections

Laura Rauch Photographs - Photographs depicting American military activities in Afghanistan and Iraq

James B. Donovan Papers - Correspondence, reports, memoranda, studies, drafts of book manuscripts, scrapbooks, notes, photographs, and printed matter relating to the United States Office of Scientific Research and Development and the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, the Nuremberg war crime trials, the Rudolf Abel-Gary Powers spy exchange, the Cuban prisoner exchange following the Bay of Pigs landing, and the New York City Board of Education. 

Beth Flippen Scheel Papers - Reports, Kwajalein army base newspaper issues, memorabilia, and photographs, relating to United States Army atomic bomb tests at Bikini atoll in 1946.

David Monroe Shoup Papers - Correspondence, memoranda, writings, printed matter, photographs, sound recordings, and motion picture film relating to the Tarawa campaign, other World War II campaigns in the Pacific Theater, post-war activities of the Marine Corps, service as the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Vietnam War.

Claire Lee Chennault Papers - Correspondence, orders, memoranda, reports, and speeches and writings, relating to aerial operations in China during World War II, and to postwar American foreign policy in China.

Natale Bellantoni Papers - Writings, correspondence, printed matter, sketches, paintings, photographs, other audiovisual material, and memorabilia, relating to American military construction activities in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Stuart Canin Miscellaneous Papers - Letters and photographs relating to American military activities in Germany and especially to musical performances at the Potsdam Conference for President Harry Truman.

Sybil Bailey Stockdale Papers - Diaries, coorespondence, notes, press releases, clippings, photographs, and phonotapes, relating to American prisoners of war during the Vietnamese War and to their families.

John Sidney McCain Papers - The John Sidney McCain papers consist of correspondence, reports, dispatches, orders, and photographs relating to American naval aviation and to naval operations in the Pacific Theater during World War II. 

Frederick L. Anderson Papers - Correspondence, diaries, memoranda, reports, studies, notes, manuals, printed matter, motion picture film, photographs, and memorabilia relating primarily to Allied aerial bombardment strategy, tactics, and operations in Europe during World War II.

United States Army Center for Army Lessons Learned Bulletins - Relates to considerations relevant to combat readiness. Includes analyses of experiences from the Persian Gulf War and American interventions in Panama and Somalia.

The Resister - "The Hoover Library recently acquired a rare print run of The Resister: a far-right dissident magazine purportedly published by the “Special Forces Underground,” a clandestine group of radical extremists in the Green Berets, an elite fighting unit within the US Army." Read more here.