Herbert Hoover and the Centennial of American Entry into World War I: Episode II

By: Matthew Schaefer, Hoover Archivist The meeting of the Iowa World War I Centennial Committee reminded this Hoover archivist that it was time to pen the monthly installment of the Herbert Hoover saga.  When we left, Hoover was struggling to raise funds in America for the Commission for Relief in Belgium.  German submarines were exacting … Continue reading Herbert Hoover and the Centennial of American Entry into World War I: Episode II

Practical War-Pig Plan

  When people think of the home front during a world war, the rationing of food and gasoline immediately come to mind.  But rationing was a feature of World War II, not World War I.  Herbert Hoover as head of the United States Food Administration was able to get Americans to voluntarily reduce their consumption … Continue reading Practical War-Pig Plan

The War through the Eyes of a Child

The first volume of Herbert Hoover’s memoirs is probably the most revealing.  It contains many entertaining asides that demonstrate his dry wit and self-deprecating humor.  The volume also discusses his family in ways that is absent in later volumes. Owing to Hoover’s profession as a mining engineer, he was constantly traveling the globe to attend to … Continue reading The War through the Eyes of a Child

Doughnuts and Doughboys!

Hello! Thanks for visiting the Hoover Library-Museum's new blog. We are excited to start sharing some favorite (and obscure) Hoover stories, as well as news and events from the Library-Museum itself. Like all the best meetings, we thought we would kick things off with doughnuts, so settle in with some good coffee and get ready to learn … Continue reading Doughnuts and Doughboys!