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Hoover Dam: one of the greatest hydro-electric generating stations in the world

Situated on the border between the states of Arizona and Nevada, in the United States, this amazing project gives water and hydro-electric energy to a great part of that region, taking advantage of the great power generated by the Colorado River. 804 more words


On Viewing Shakespeare’s First Folio

On viewing Shakespeare’s First Folio , a wandering Hoover archivist recalled correspondence exchanged between Emily Folger and Herbert Hoover.

Emily Folger, widow of Henry Clay Folger, wrote Hoover on July 28th 1934, seeking advice on who to hire as Director of the recently opened Folger Shakespeare Library.  290 more words

The Discovery of a Professional Tradition:  Herbert and Lou Hoover’s Translation of De Re Metallica

By Thomas F. Schwartz

Often projects that seem simple at first, become more complicated and involved once begun.  Unanticipated problems emerge as greater comprehension of what is required only emerges by working through the project.  601 more words

Herbert Hoover and the Tommyknockers: Mythic Gnomes of the Mine Shafts

By Thomas F. Schwartz

If there is any public recognition of the word “Tommyknocker” it is probably a reference to the 1987 Stephen King novel… 527 more words

Jonathan Eig, author of Get Capone, Speaking at the Hoover Museum

New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Eig will be discussing his book, Get Capone, at the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum on August 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. 402 more words

  • “No man who has not occupied my position in Washington can fully realize the constant battle which must be carried on against incompetence, corruption, tyranny of government expanded into business activities… Free speech does not live many hours after free industry and free commerce die.” ~Herbert Hoover (1874-1964)
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