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Women's Collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Introduction to the Collection

This guide list select collections relating to women's history and experiences in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Featured Collections

Hoover (Lou Henry) miscellaneous papers - Former First Lady. Passport, 1913; war zone passes, 1918; sketch of Lou Henry Hoover, 1931; portfolio of reproductions of drawings of Spanish missions in California, 1933; and sketches of the White House, Capitol Building, Washington Monument, and Mount Vernon.

Rice (Condoleezza) papers - The Condoleezza Rice papers (1976-2019) consists of papers, photographs, albums, scrapbooks, videorecordings and media relating to her education, academic career and government service.

International Congress of Women resolutions - Relates to the World War I peace settlement, the League of Nations, and the rights of women.

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan Issuances - Serial issues, pamphlets, leaflets, postcards, sound recordings of songs, and a video tape, relating to political conditions, civil liberties, and the conditions of women, in Afghanistan.

Joan Quigley papers - Contain correspondence, writings, astrological charts, printed matter, and videocassettes relating to astrology. Include astrological charts of Ronald and Nancy Reagan and other celebrities.

Inventory of the Ruth Ricci Eltse papers - American volunteer nurse in the Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936; photographer and journalist in North Africa, 1936-1939. 

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.

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.

Flora Belle Jan - “Flora Belle Jan, a Chinese American journalist, was born in the United States in 1906 to immigrant parents. She studied literature at University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. Jan worked as a journalist in both the United States and China for The Fresno Herald, The San Francisco Examiner, The Chinese Students' Monthly, The Peking Chronicle, and other periodicals. Her writings reflect the encounters and reflections of a Chinese American woman in an era of race and gender limitations.”

Iris Chang - Iris Chang was a Chinese American journalist, author of historical books and political activist. 

Taylor (Joan Kennedy) papers - The collection documents the professional career of Joan Kennedy Taylor and includes her writings, and activities within the field of libertarian feminism

Firing Line (Television Program) broadcast records The Firing Line broadcast records include videotapes from the Firing Line television show, as well as sound recordings, administrative and speaker files, program research files, photographs, transcripts, and other materials from the show:


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