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Herbert Hoover: A Resource Guide

America's chief executive--unusual closeup of President Hoover in a joyful mood as he attended American Legion convention
America's chief executive--unusual closeup of President Hoover in a joyful mood as he attended American Legion convention.
1 photographic print.
[between 1929 and 1933]
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ62-101365

American Memory Historical Collections

History of the American West, 1860-1920: Photographs from the Collection of the Denver Public Library

Over 30,000 photographs, drawn from the holdings of the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library, illuminate many aspects of the history of the American West. This collection contains seven images related to Herbert Hoover.

"I Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Hoover's inauguration in 1929.

Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures, 1914-1919

During the World War I era, leading newspapers took advantage of a new printing process that dramatically altered their ability to reproduce images. Rotogravure printing, which produced richly detailed, high quality illustrations—even on inexpensive newsprint paper—was used to create vivid new pictorial sections. This collection contains an image of Herbert Hoover as head of the U.S. Food Administration.

Photographs from the Chicago Daily News

This collection comprises over 55,000 images of urban life captured on glass plate negatives between 1902 and 1933 by photographers employed by the Chicago Daily News, including approximately 100 photographs related to Hoover and his family. Search this collection using the phrase Herbert Hoover to find these images.

Among the collection’s Hoover-related materials are:

Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929

This collection assembles a wide array of Library of Congress source materials from the 1920s that document the widespread prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition to a mass consumer economy, and the role of government in this transition. It includes over 20 items related to Herbert Hoover, mostly from his service as secretary of commerce during the Coolidge administration.

A selection of highlights from this collection includes:

The collection's special presentation "Guide to People, Organizations, and Topics" contains biographical information on Hoover.

The Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919

From February 8, 1918, to June 13, 1919 the United States Army published a newspaper for its forces in France, The Stars and Stripes. This online collection includes the complete seventy-one-week run of the newspaper's World War I edition. Herbert Hoover served as U.S. food administrator during World War I. Search this collection to find four articles in The Stars and Stripes that reference Hoover.

The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers at the Library of Congress

This collection documents the lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright and highlights their pioneering work that led to the world's first powered, controlled, and sustained flight. The General Correspondence series of The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers contain two items related to Herbert Hoover.

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