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Oceania Collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Introduction to the Collection

Oceania is a collective name for the islands scattered throughout most of the Pacific Ocean. There are collections on Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and Tonga covering a variety of topics including exploration, right wing activities, international cooperation between nations, and foreign policy matters. 

Featured Collections

New Zealand newspaper collection 1951-1991 - The newspapers in this collection were originally collected by the Hoover Institution Library and transferred to the Archives in 2019. The New Zealand newspaper collection (1951-1991) comprises three different English-language titles of publication. All of the titles within this collection have been further analyzed in Stanford University Libraries catalog.

New South Wales Medical Board memoranda - Relates to conditions for foreign or foreign-trained physicians to practice medicine in New South Wales and specifies the exclusion of Germans and Austrians, and of persons trained at German or Austrian schools.

United States Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Survey Staff (Yale University) card file - "Project to compile anthropological information on peoples of the Pacific Islands and East Asia. Notes, photographs, and extracts from printed sources, relating to the people of the Bonin and Izu Islands, the Carolines, Hokkaido, the Kuriles, the Marianas, the Marshalls, Micronesia, Burma, Siam, Indonesia, Nauru, the Ryukyus, and Formosa. Compiled in preparation for Allied military government administration in these areas."

Cormack (James) letter - Relates to the visit of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain to Tonga.