In addition to the finding aids mentioned above, the Library has compiled an unpublished survey, 5 pp., "Resources for the Study of Russia and Soviet-American Relations Herbert Hoover Library," which was used extensively in writing this entry. See also the Library's Historical Materials in the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library (September 1977).
The Hoover Library was created to preserve materials pertaining to Herbert Hoover and his administration. Russian-related materials can be found in 5 of its holdings: the papers of Herbert Hoover; other manuscript collections; microfilms; oral history transcripts; and other materials.
Pre-commerce period, 1895–1921, 75 ft. The general correspondence series, 1895–1921, 13 ft., includes correspondence with Woodrow Wilson, Edgar Rickard, Perrin C. Galpin, and Edward M. House. Some of these letters pertain to Russia and contain some of Hoover's observations on the Russian Revolution. The Subject File, 1913–21, 56 ft., includes materials on the American Relief Administration, 1 container, Russian relief, 1919–22, the Russian Mining Corporation, Ltd., 1914, and Russia, 1919–21. Also included in the Subject File is a "Mining" file that contains printed reports concerning the Atbasar Copper Fields, Ltd., 1911, the Irtysh Corporation, Ltd., 1916, the Kyshtim Corporation, Ltd., 1908–15, and the Russo-Asiatic Corporation, Ltd., 1914; maps of Russia and Siberia, 1888, 1889; and cables, reports, maps, and charts concerning the Antonoff Gold Mines, 1912. The precommerce period materials also include the American Relief Administration Documents, 26 vols., selected printed and typescript copies of documents concerning the European and Russian operations of the American Relief Administration. The original documents are in the Hoover Institution. 10 vols, devoted to Russian Operations.
Commerce period, 1921–28, 353 ft. Includes official and personal papers on: the American Relief Administration; the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce of the Commerce Department; Corn for Russia; the Foreign Policy Association; Germany and Russia; the National Information Bureau; the National Civic Federation; "Reds"; the State Department. There are also materials (under the heading "Russia") on Russia, general, 1921–28 and undated, approximately 1 container; the Far East Republic, 1921; Siberia, 1922–23; the Russian problem, 1921–28; Russian trade, 1921–28; Soviet propaganda in China; the Financial Attache S. Ughet, 1922; the Ukraine, 1922; and on the book The Famine in Soviet Russia (extracts). Individuals mentioned in these papers include Allen W. Dulles, Mrs. Frank Fay, Harold Henry Fisher, James P. Goodrich, Paxton Hibben, Charles Evans Hughes, Lincoln Hutchinson, Litvinov, Edward Frank Wise, S. Slonim, and Leslie Urquhart.
Presidential period, 1929–33, 656 ft. The cabinet offices series, 30 ft., contains materials on the Eastern European Affairs Division of the State Department. The foreign affairs series, 22 ft., has materials on Russia, the Baltic States, and the Conference of Wheat Exporting Countries, 1931. The president's personal file series, 107 ft., includes documents on the Russia Student Fund, Inc.
Post-presidential period, 1933–64, 465 ft. The subject file series, 157 ft., includes correspondence and printed matter on Russia and materials on the Riga Agreement.
Special collections, 1853–1965, 625 ft. The "Articles, Addresses, and Public Statements" file, 1892–1964, 247 ft., includes some of Hoover's statements regarding Russia. The, "Clippings" file, 1920–64, 241 ft., chron logically arranged, has some materials on Russia/USSR.