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Herbert Hoover Papers
MsC 627
Collection Dates:1919-1958

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Acquisition and Processing Information: Gift of President Hoover beginning in 1947. Some materials were added by Levi O. Leonard and some were donated by Cyril Clemens.

Photographs: Box 1

Herbert Hoover and dog


Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of clippings, speeches, photographs, and miscellaneous items relating to Herbert Hoover.


Biographical Note

The only President from Iowa, Herbert Hoover was born August 10, 1874 in a two room cabin in West Branch. His parents died while he was young, and he moved to Oregon to live with his maternal uncle. In 1891 he entered Stanford University, in their Geology Department, from which he graduated in 1895, and after a series of jobs he went to work for an English mining company, Bewick Moreing, in Australia and then China. He had met Lou Henry during her freshman year at Stanford, where she was also majoring in Geology. He proposed to her, via cable from China, and they were married in 1899. Their stay in China was interrupted by the outbreak of the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. In 1901 he became a partner in Bewick Moreing and in 1908 he began his own consulting company. He traveled around the world many times in this capacity and earned a name for himself as a doctor of sick mines.

During World War I Hoover headed the Commission for Relief in Belgium, which brought food to the starving in that country, mainly children. Hot lunches were served in the schools,  the prototype for hot lunches in the schools implemented later in the United States. In 1917, after the U.S. had entered the war, President Wilson appointed Hoover as Food Administrator and after the war as Director of the American Relief Administration. After 1919 Hoover headed a private charitable organization, the American Relief Administration - European Children's Fund, and later ARA- Russian Famine to continue the work of staving off starvation in Europe.

From 1921-1928 Hoover served as Secretary of Commerce. In 1929 he took office as President of the United States, where he served until 1933. After the presidency, the ex-President and Mrs. Hoover returned to California, where they were active in boys clubs and Girl Scouts respectively. Lou Hoover died in 1944. From 1939 to 1942, Hoover again headed up commissions to feed the starving in Europe during the Second World War, efforts that were stopped when Pearl Harbor was bombed. In 1945, President Truman called on Hoover to advise his administration on feeding the hungry in Europe and in 1946, Hoover made a survey of the most famine stricken places to determine where United States aid was most needed.

Herbert Hoover died on October 20, 1964 and is buried a few hundred yards from the small cottage in which he was born.


Related Materials

Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum

Presidential Letters collection, Special Collections, University of Iowa

The Jay N. "Ding" Darling Papers contains correspondence and other material relating to Hoover



Box Contents List

Box 1

Clippings

----. Birthdays, including 80th. 3 folders

----. Birthplace

----. Book of clippings and essays [constructed by school child Henry Wurst?]

----. Honors

----. Inaugural

----. Library and museum. 2 folders

----. Miscellaneous. 2 folders

----. Presidential campaign

----. San Pedro trip

----. School dedications

Commencement Program, 1954, State University of Iowa.  Hoover was awarded an honorary degree during the celebration of his 80th birthday in West Branch; that is noted in this program

Cole, Cyrenus. Herbert Hoover's Boyhood in Iowa. Remarks in the House of Representatives. Tuesday May 29, 1928

Correspondence about the collection

Eightieth birthday celebration (August 10, 1954)

----. Materials used during the observance. (Badges, Ding Darling cartoons, guest list, etc.)

----. Presiding officer's (Fred Maytag) paper for platform program

----. Press releases

Herbert Hoover: A Reminiscent Biography by Will Irwin. Dust jacket

Herbert Hoover, the Uncommon Man

Images. See Oversized folder

Iowans for Hoover. Engineer's club

Lists of books and addresses by Herbert Hoover. See also Oversized folder

Miscellaneous

Nickel, Hazel Lyman. "A Chained Book -- Now Free to All"

Photographs

Poster for the Food Administration

Presidential campaign. Realia (a thimble and a pin)

Box 2

Speeches, statements, reports, press releases. These are mostly in the form of pamphlets and off-prints. Many of these speeches are gathered in the multiple volume Addresses on the American Road.

1918

April 18. "Food control-- A war measure." Address by Herbert Hoover before the Pittsburgh Press Club. April 18, 1918. 13 l.

1919

July 10. "The Economic situation of Europe." A memorandum presented by Mr. Hoover to the Supreme Economic Council, Paris. 5 l.

August 1. "The Coal situation in Europe." A report presented to the Supreme Economic Council. 3 l.

March 21. "Why we are feeding Germany?" 2 l.

September 16. Address at the dinner given by the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. 8 p.

October 2. "We cannot fiddle while Rome burns." An address delivered to the students at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. New York: League to Enforce Peace, [n. d.] 8 p.

October 9. Address before the San Francisco Commercial Club. 10 p.

November 12. Address before the Polish Convention in Buffalo, New York. Chicago: National Polish Committee of America, [n. d.] 15 p.

November 12. Address before the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce. [4] p.

November. "Since the Armistice; All the economic patent-medicines have been tried by Europe and all have been fruitful of misery---shall we accept certain demoralization by following them?" [n. p.] The Chamber of Commerce of the United States, [n. d.] 16 p. Reprinted from The Nation's Business.

December 27. "Some notes on industrial readjustment." 7 p. Reprinted from the Saturday Evening Post, V.92:No 26. p 3-4, 145-146.

December 29. Address before the Associated Charities of San Francisco. 6 p.

1920

February 7. Inauguration address to the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. 8 p.

February 23. Address at Johns Hopkins University. 6 p.

February 24-25. "The Food Administration's Relations with hog producers." 19 p. Reprinted from the Congressional Records of February 24-25, 1920

February 28. Address before the Western Society of Engineers. Chicago. 10 p.

March 6. Report of Industrial Conference. 47 p.

March 24. Mr. Hoover's address before the Boston Chamber of Commerce. 22 p.

April. Preface to a report of the United States Food Administration. 50 p.

June 15. Address at Rutgers College.1920. 2 l.

September 11. "Some problems in war readjustment." 1-8p., 1-7p., 1-6p., 1-5p. Includes: 1. Address at dinner given by the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, September 16, 1920. 2. Inauguration address to the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, February 17, 1920. 3. Address before the Boston Chamber of Commerce, March 24, 1920. 4. Report to the President on the Chicago Packing Industry.

September 22. "The Farmer and the price of bread." Summary of address before the Bakers Annual Convention. Atlantic City, New Jersey. 7 l.

October 4. "America's care of millions of European children since the Armistice, first year to August 1919." New York: M. B. Brown Printing and Binding Co., [n. d.] 8 p.

October 9. "The Responsibility of parties: the League of Nations; economic programs." Speech by Herbert Hoover before the Columbia Club of Indianapolis. 11 l.

October 11. "A Programme for American Children." Address before American Child Hygiene Association. St. Louis. 6 l.

October 12. Address of Herbert Hoover to the St. Louis Advertising Club, St. Louis, Missouri. 6 l.

October 13. "Agricultural Statistics." Address before the Farmers' Co-operative Associations [by] Herbert Hoover. Topeka, Kansas. 22 l.

November 15. Cleveland Community Chest address. 7 l.

November 19. Address of Herbert Hoover before the Federated American Engineering Societies. Washington, D.C. 12 l.

November 20. "Three and one half million children to save." An announcement by Herbert Hoover 12 p. Reprint from the Saturday Evening Post, for the European Relief Council.

1921

February 14. Address delivered before the American Engineering Council's executive board and convention of engineers. Syracuse, New York. 8 l.

February 16. Address before the American Institute of Mining Engineers. New York, New York. 7 l.

April 15. "The economic administration during the Armistice." Address of Herbert Hoover at the Academy of Music. Philadelphia. 6 l.

May 12. Address by Herbert Hoover before the American Institute of Architects. Washington, D.C. 5 l

July 15. Address before the National Association of Real Estate Boards. Chicago. 6 l.

1922

February 4. Statement by the Secretary of Commerce before the Interstate Commerce Commission.12 l.

February 10. "The Russian relief situation." A letter from Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover (Chairman of American Relief Administration) to the President of the United States. 8 p.

May 15. "American relations to Russia." Address before the International Chamber of Commerce. Washington, D.C. 4 l.

May 16. Address before the Chamber of Commerce of the U.S., Annual Convention. 2 l.

June 27. Address of Herbert Hoover at the National Conference of Social Work. Providence, Rhode Island. 7 l.

October 12. Presidential address of Herbert Hoover at the 13th annual meeting of the American Child Hygiene Association. Washington, D.C. 4 l.

October 16. "The Repayment of European debts to our government." address of Secretary Hoover. Toledo. 4 l.

December 8. "The Colorado River pact." Address of Herbert Hoover, Chairman of the Colorado River Commission. Phoenix, Arizona. 8 p.

"American Individualism." 32 p. Reprinted by Herbert Hoover, Presidential Library Association, Washington, D.C., [n. d.] First published in 1922.

1923

----. April 11. Address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover before the annual convention of National League of Women Voters. Des Moines, Iowa. 10 l.

----. May 8. "Holding on to prosperity."Address of Secretary Hoover before the Chamber of Commerce of the United States 11th annual meeting. New York, New York. [12] p.

September 17. "Invisible exchange." 4 l.

October 13. Statement of Secretary Hoover to the Super Power Conference. New York, New York. 9 l.

1924

January 9. Address by Secretary Hoover before the Transportation Conference. Washington, D.C. 7 l.

May 21. Address by Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce, by radio to convention of National Electric Light Association. Atlantic City, New Jersey. 14 l.

September 5. Address by Secretary Hoover before the Sixth Annual Convention of the United States Fisheries Association, Atlantic City, New York. 16 l.

September 29. "Government ownership." Address by Hon. Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce. Washington, D.C. 16 p.

November 28. "Elimination of national waste." 7 l.

1925

January 1. "Economic prospects of the new year." 8 l.

January 7. "Some long view policies for improvement of the farmers' profit"; a condensation of statements by Herbert Hoover to the American Dairy Federation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 1, 1924; to the National Council of Co-operative Marketing, Washington D.C., January 7, 1925; and to the President's Agricultural Committee, Washington, D.C., January 19, 1925. 22 p.

January 14. "Reducing the cost of distribution." An address by Herbert Hoover before the National Distribution Conference. Washington, D.C. 16 p.

January 14-15. "A Problem of distribution." An address by Hon. Herbert Hoover before the National Distribution Conference. Washington, D.C. 6 p.

January 19. Statement by Secretary Hoover to the President's Agriculture Committee. Washington, D.C.16 l.

January 24. Address of Hon. Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce, before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. Washington, D.C. 8 l.

February 8. Secretary Hoover reviews radio situation. Washington, D.C. 8 l.

March 9. "Property ownership." Address by Secretary Hoover telephoned to the Dinner of the Academy of Political Science. New York. 5 l.

March 30. "Child Health Needs." An address telephoned to New York. 5 l.

April 11. "Elimination of industrial waste in its relation to labor." An address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover. New York, New York. 10 p.

May 11. "The public relations of advertising." An address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover before the 21st annual convention of the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World. Houston, Texas. 12 p.

May 21. "Hoover's plan for governmental reorganization." Address delivered by Herbert Hoover before the 13th annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. Washington, D.C.16 p.

June 12. Commencement address by Secretary Hoover at Penn College. Oskaloosa, Iowa 17 l.

June 27. "The future development of the great valley of California." A condensation of statements by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover before the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, the Sacramento Retail Merchants Association, and the Stockton Chamber of Commerce.11 p.

September 23. "Commercial Aviation." Statement of Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover before the President's Aircraft Board. Washington, D.C. 12 p.

October 14. "Why the public interest requires state rather than federal regulation of electric public utilities." An address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover delivered before the 37th annual convention of the National Association of Railroad and Utilities Commissioners. Washington, D.C. 14 p.

October 19. "The Need of Inland Waterways for Agriculture and Industry." An address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover delivered before the Missouri River Improvement Conference. Kansas City, Missouri. 19 p.

October 26. "The Mission of the Y.M.C.A." An address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover before the 42nd International Convention of Young Men's Christian Associations of North America. Washington, D.C. 8 p

October 31. "Foreign combinations now fixing prices of raw materials imported into the United States." An address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover delivered before the Chamber of Commerce. Erie, Pennsylvania. 12 p.

November 16. "A Merchant Marine Policy." An address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover at the opening of the Shipping Conference of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. Washington, D.C. 8 p

December 1. "The vital need for greater financial support to pure science research." An address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover delivered before the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. New York, New York. 11 p.

December 31. "Economic prospects for 1926." Washington, D.C. 6 l.

"Reductions in prices through the elimination of industrial waste." An extract from the 13th annual report of the Secretary of Commerce. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. 28 p.

1926

January 30. "Inland Waterway Systems." Statement of Hon. Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce, before the House of Representatives Committee on Rivers and Harbors, 69th Congress, first session. 22 p.

February 25. "Education as a national asset." An address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover delivered before the Department of Superintendence of the National Education Association. Washington D.C. 11 p.

March 9. "The Waterways Outlet from the Middle West." An address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover delivered before the 32nd annual banquet of the John Ericsson Republican League of Illinois. Chicago. 16 p.

March 16. "The future of our foreign trade." An address given at a dinner in New York City under the auspices of the Export Managers' Club of New York. 14 p.

May 12.  "Some of the currents of development in American business": An address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover delivered before the 14th annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. Washington, D.C., May 12, 1926 19 p.

May 14. Statement by Secretary Hoover before the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. 7 l.

June 16. "Higher education and the state government." An address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover, delivered at the commencement exercises of the University of Georgia. Athens, Georgia. 18 p.

August 21. "A National Policy in Development of Water Resources: Inland Transportation, Irrigation, Reclamation, Flood Control, Power:" An address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover before the Columbia River Basin League. Seattle, Washington. 26 p.

September 2. "The Organization of Democracy." An address by Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce, delivered before the University Club. Los Angeles, California. 11 p.

October 16. Speech of Honorable Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce, before the National Republican Club, Republican County Committee and Republican Women's Club. New York, New York. 1926

October 21. Speech of Hon. Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce. Springfield, Ohio. 16 p.

November 22. Address by Honorable Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce, before the Mississippi Valley Association. St. Louis, Missouri. 15 l.

December 7. "Growing tendency toward centralization of government in Washington." Speech before the American Mining Congress Convention. Washington, D.C. 4 l.

1927

March 12. "The St. Laurence Shipway." An address by Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce, delivered before the New Haven Chamber of Commerce. New Haven, Connecticut. 15 p.

April 2. Address by Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce at the dinner of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, to the ambassadors, ministers, and representatives of Latin American republics. New York, New York. 13 l.

April 5. Proceedings of the 14th annual regular meeting [of the] Atlantic States Shippers Advisory Board. Washington, D.C. 48 p.

April 5. Address [by] Hon. Herbert Hoover delivered at a special luncheon held by Atlantic States Shippers Advisory Board in connection with their 14th annual meeting. Washington, D.C. 36-37 p.

April 9. "The American's Right to Fish." An address, discussing seriously as well as humorously, ways for increasing game fishes, delivered before the Izaak Walton League of America at Chicago, Illinois. Washington D.C.: Republican National Committee, 1928. 15 p.

April 9. "A Remedy for Disappearing Game Fishes." An address by Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce, delivered before the Izaak Walton League of America. Chicago. 12 p.

April 30. Statement issued by Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce and Major General Edgar Jadwin, Chief of Engineers, U. S. A. Memphis, Tennessee. 5 l.

May 2. Address by Hon. Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce [before] the Pan American Union, third Pan American Commercial Conference. 9 l.

May 12. "The Principles of Organization and Procedure for Relief and Reconstruction in the Mississippi Valley flood Disaster," by Herbert Hoover and James L. Friese. New Orleans, Louisiana: The American National Red Cross Mississippi Valley Flood Relief Headquarters, May 12, 19, 25, 1927. [15] p.

June 25. Address delivered by Herbert Hoover at Little Rock, Arkansas. 7 l.

November 10. An informal address before the Iowa Society of Washington by Herbert Hoover. 6 l.

November 25. Address by Herbert Hoover at the final plenary session of the International Radio Telegraph Conference. Washington, D.C. 6 l.

1928

May 26 Address by Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce, before the National Oratorical Contest. Washington, D.C. 6 l.

August 11. Includes text of, and commentary on, Hoover's speech on accepting the Republican nomination for President of the United States. 24 p.

August 11. "What Herbert Hoover stands for." The Republican candidates's speech of acceptance, Palo Alto, California. 24 p.

August 11. Address of acceptance of the Republican nomination for President by Herbert Hoover. Palo Alto, California. 14 l.

August 21. "Herbert Hoover returns to boyhood scenes." The Republican nominee's speech at West Branch, Iowa. [11] p.

September 17. "Herbert Hoover champions labor." The Republican nominee's speech at Newark, New Jersey. 24 p.

October 6. "Herbert Hoover and the campaign issues." The Republican nominee's speech at Elizabethton, Tennessee. 15 p.

October 15. Address of Mr. Herbert Hoover, Republican nominee for President, delivered at Boston, Massachusetts. 19 l.

October 22. Address of Mr. Herbert Hoover, Republican nominee for President, delivered at New York, New York. 16 l.

November 2. Address of Mr. Herbert Hoover, Republican nominee for President, delivered at St. Louis, Missouri. 19 l.

"The Protective policy; extracts from the speeches and writings of Herbert Hoover." [n. p.] [1928?] 12 p.

Excerpts from speeches and writings of Herbert Hoover on important public questions. [n. p.] 1928. 72 p


1929

March 4. Inaugural address of Herbert Hoover delivered at the Capitol, Washington, D.C.11 p.

April 16. Message of the President of the United States communicated to the two houses of Congress at the beginning of the first session of the 71st Congress. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 5 p.

April 22. Address of President Hoover at the annual luncheon of the Associated Press. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 5 p.

May 30. Address of President Hoover at the memorial exercises at Arlington National Cemetery. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 4 p.

July 24. Address of President Hoover on the occasion of the proclamation of the general pact for the renunciation of war. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 3 p.

October 21. Address of President Hoover in connection with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mr. Thomas A. Edison's invention of the incandescent electric lamp, [delivered] at Dearborn, Michigan. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 4 p.

October 23. Address of President Hoover upon the occasion of the celebration of the completion of the nine-foot channel at the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Cairo, Illinois, [delivered] at Louisville, Kentucky, October 23, 1929. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 6 p.

November 11. Address of President Hoover at the ceremonies on the 11th anniversary of Armistice Day . 7 p.

December 3. Message of the President of the United States communicated to the two houses of Congress at the beginning of the second session of the 71st Congress. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 27 p.

1930

April 14. Address of President Hoover at the 39th Continental Congress National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington D.C.; Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. 6 p.

April 22. Limitation and reduction of naval armament; message of the President of the United States, relative to the proposed ratification of the treaty for the limitation and reduction of naval armament, signed at London, April 22, 1930. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 4 p.

May 1. Address of President Hoover at the annual dinner of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Washington, D.C., Thursday, May 1, 1930 at 9: 30 p.m. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 8 p.

May 30. Address of President Hoover at Gettysburg Battle Field, Friday, May 30, 1930 at 2:30 o'clock p.m. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 3 p.

Limitation and Reduction of Naval Armament. Message of the President of the United States relative to the proposed  ratification of the treaty for the limitation and reductions of naval armament, signed at London April 22, 1930. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 4 p.

October 2. Address of President Hoover at the 50th annual convention of The American Bankers Association. Cleveland, Ohio. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 9 p.

October 6. Address of President Hoover at the 12th annual convention of The American Legion. Boston, Massachusetts. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 6 p.

November 11. Address of President Hoover at the annual conference and good-will congress of the World Alliance for International Friendship Through the Churches. Washington, D.C. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 4 p.

November 19. Address of President Hoover at the opening session of the White House conference on child health and protection. Washington, D.C. 13 p.

Message of the President of the United States communicated to the two houses of Congress at the beginning of the third session of the 71st Congress, 1930. Washington: United States Government Printing Office.

1931

February 12. Address of President Hoover on Lincoln's birthday. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 5 p.

February 26. Message from the President of the United States to the House of Representatives; [veto of] House bill 17054 to increase the loan basis of adjusted service certificates. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 5 p.

March 3. Message from the President of the United States to the Senate; [veto of] Muscle Shoals resolution. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 8 p.

May 21. Address of President Hoover on the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the American Red Cross. Washington, D.C. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 2 p.

May 23. Address of President Hoover [on] the dedication of the Cornell University War Memorial at Ithaca, New York. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 2 p.

May 30. Address of President Hoover at Valley Forge Park. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 5 p.

June 16. Address of President Hoover on the occasion of the dedication of the Harding Memorial, Marion, Ohio. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 3 p.

June 17. Address of President Hoover at the dedication of the remodeled tomb of Abraham Lincoln. Springfield, Illinois. Washington: United States Government Printing Office.

December 8. Message of the President of the United States communicated to the two Houses of Congress at the beginning of the first session of the 72nd Congress. 14 p.

October 8. Address of President Hoover at the fourth Pan American Commercial Conference. Washington, D. C. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 2 p

October 18. Address of President Hoover on unemployment relief. Fortress Monroe. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 4 p.

October 19. Address of President Hoover at the ceremonies in commemoration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the surrender of Cornwallis. Yorktown, Virginia. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 3 p.

December 2. Address of President Hoover at the opening meeting of the President's conference on home building and home ownership. Washington, D.C.. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 4 p.

December 10. Message of the President of the United States on foreign affairs communicated to the two Houses of Congress. First session, 72nd Congress. Washington: United States Government Printing Office. 10 p.

1932

February 22 . Address of President Hoover at a joint session of the Congress opening the celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of George Washington. Washington: United States Government Printing Press, 1932. 6 p.

February 17. Message of the President of the United States communicated to the two Houses of Congress. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1932. 5 p.

February 29. Message of the President of the United States recommending the strengthening of procedure in the judicial system communicated to the two Houses of Congress at the first session of the 72nd Congress. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1932. 7 p.

August 11. Address of President Hoover accepting the Republican Nomination for President of the United States. Washington, D.C. Chicago: Republican National Committee, 1932. 19 p.

October 4. President Hoover's Des Moines address. Republican National Congress, 1932. 23 p.

October 28. Address of President Hoover to the Republican National Committee at Butler University Field House Stadium. Indianapolis, Indiana

December 9. Message from the President of the United States transmitting a message to group, coordinate, and consolidate executive and administrative agencies of the government, as nearly as may be, according to major purposes, [referred to the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments and ordered to be printed]. Washington: United States Printing Office, 1932. 75 p.

1933

January 13. Message from the President of the United States to the House of Representatives; Veto message relating to Philippine Independence. 13 p.

January 17. Message from the President of the United States to the House of Representatives; Transmitting the request for further drastic reduction in expenditures and increase in revenues. 5 p.

1935

March 22. The responsibility of the Republican Party. Letter to Sherrill Halbert, President of the California Republican Assembly. Sacramento, California. The Save the Nation League of California. 3 p.

May 5. Address by Herbert Hoover at California Conference of Social Work. San Francisco, California

June 3. Address by Herbert Hoover to graduating class of Drake University. Des Moines, Iowa

June 16. "The essentials of growth in America." Address by Herbert Hoover to graduating class of Stanford University. 10 p.

July 4. Address by Herbert Hoover; Independence Day Celebration. Grass Valley, California. 7 p.

September 17. "The Bill of Rights"; Address delivered on Constitution Day. San Diego, California. 11 p.

October 5. "Spending, deficits, and their consequences." Address delivered before the California Republican Assembly Conference of Eleven Western States. Oakland, California.

November 16. "The expenditures imposed on the people by the new economic planning, its consequences, and some remedies it requires." Address delivered before the Ohio Society of New York. New York, New York. 11 p.

November 27. "Americanization and American Ideals." Address before Junior Chamber of Commerce and Commercial Club of San Francisco.

December 16. "The New Deal further explored" (with special reference to the Bank Panic and to Relief). Address before the John Marshall Republican Club. St. Louis, Missouri.

1936

January 16, 1936. "Further Explorations of the New Deal" (Including Agricultural Policies). Address before mediating of Republicans sponsored by Nebraska Republican State Central Committee. Lincoln, Nebraska. 12 p.

February 12, 1936 "The Confused State of the Union." Address at Lincoln Birthday Dinner Under Auspices of Multnomah County Republican Central Committee. Portland, Oregon. 12 p.

March 7, 1936. "The Choice for Youth." Address before the Young Republican League of Colorado. Colorado Springs, Colorado. 12 p.

March 21, 1936. "The trusteeship of life insurance." Address before Life Underwriters Association of New York City. New York, New York.

June 10, 1936. "The Crisis to Free Men" Address delivered to Republican National Convention. Cleveland, Ohio. 9 p.

1937

February 20. "Hands off the Supreme Court." Address to the Union League Club of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois. 8 p.

October 26. "Forward motion by the Republican Party." Address to the Massachusetts State Republican Club. Boston, Massachusetts.

"The Crisis and the Political Parties." Reprinted from The Atlantic Monthly, September 1937.

November 8. "Free Speech and Free Press." Address at the One Hundredth anniversary of the martyrdom of Elijah Parish Lovejoy. Colby College, Waterville, Maine. 8 p.

December 16. "Economic Security and the Present Situation." Address before the Economic Club of Chicago. 12 p.

1938

January 15. "American Policies for Peace." Address to the Women's National Republican Club. New York City and San Francisco. 11 p.

March 31. "Foreign Policies for America." Address before the Council on Foreign Relations. New York, New York. 20 p.

April 8. Address at the Homecoming Welcome. San Francisco, California. 12 p.

April 26. "Morals in Government." Address before the Federation of Women's Republican Clubs. Fresno, California. 10 p.

May 5. "The Dangerous Road for Democracy." Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 10 p.

May 19. "The American boy in a Democracy." Address by Herbert Hoover at the Boys' Clubs of America Annual Convention. Chicago, Illinois. New York: Boys' Clubs of America, Inc. 14 p.

May 21. Address at the dedication of The Franklin Institute in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 10 p.

August 6. Address by Herbert Hoover at the reception of Republican delegations. Gallatin Gateway, Montana. 6 p.

September 28."Morals in Government." Address before the Joint Republican Organizations. Kansas City, Missouri. 20 p.

October 17. "Undermining Representative Government." Address before the Joint Republican Organizations. Hartford, Connecticut. 20 p.

October 26. "American and the World Crisis." Address before the New York Herald Tribune's Eight Forum on Current Problems. New York, New York. 11 p.

November 5. "The economic consequences of the New Deal." Address before the Joint Republican Organizations. Spokane, Washington. 20 p.

November 22. "The Imperative need for Moral Re-Armament." Address before the annual meeting of the York Bible Class. Toronto, Canada.

The American Road. Addresses by Herbert Hoover 1932-1938. New York: Constitutional Publications, Inc. 29 p.

American Ideals versus The New Deal. Booklet comprised of a series of ten addresses upon pressing national problems. 1935-1936. 96 p.

1939

February 1. "New departure in our foreign policy." Chicago, Illinois. Washington: United States Government Printing Press, 1939. 8 p.

June 4. "The clash of economic forces with intellectual and spiritual liberty." Address at the commencement exercises of Lincoln Memorial University. Harrogate, Tennessee. 14 p.

July 6. "The technological institute." An address delivered at Northwestern University. 8 p.

July 6. "A new proposal for American action." Address at the International Convention Christian Endeavor Union. Cleveland, Ohio. 12 p.

October 28. "We must keep out." Article by Herbert Hoover appearing in The Saturday Evening Post. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1939. 13 p.

December 20. "Helping Finland." Address at Madison Square Garden. New York, New York. 8 p.

"Shall we send our youth to war?" Printed prior to publication in the August 1939 issue of The American Magazine. The Cromwell-Collier Publishing Company, 1939.

"Devitalizing National Demons." Address by Herbert Hoover. Issued by Stevens Institute of Technology. Hoboken, New Jersey. 1939. 11 p.

1940

Finnish Relief Fund, Inc. Report to American Donors. New York, New York. December 1939 - July 1940.

February 12. "Our most important domestic issue." Address under the auspices of the Nebraska State Republican Committee and the Nebraska Women's Republican Clubs. Omaha, Nebraska. 12 p.

May 27. "National Defense." Address by Herbert Hoover. National Broadcasting Company. 14 p.

June 25. Address of Herbert Hoover to the Republican National Convention. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 26 p.

October 24. "The Third Term." Address by Herbert Hoover. Columbus, Ohio. 20 p.

-October 31. "Our Foreign Relations." Address by Herbert Hoover. Lincoln, Nebraska. 20 p.

November 1. "The Major Issues." Address of Herbert Hoover under the auspices of Pro America. Salt Lake City, Utah. 18 p.

November 15. "America and the famine in the five little democracies". Address by Herbert Hoover. Poughkeepsie, New York. 14 p.

November 23. "When winter comes to Europe." Reprinted from article under heading of "Feed Hungry Europe!" courtesy of Collier's. 15 p.

1941

February 16. "The march of hunger in Europe." Address by Herbert Hoover. Chicago, Illinois. New York: National Committee On Food For The Small Democracies. 12 p.

March 28. "The Question of Peace." Address by Herbert Hoover. New Haven, Connecticut. 15 p.

May 11. "A statement to the American people by Herbert Hoover upon the immediate relation of the United States to this war." New York, New York. 14 p.

June 29. "A call to American Reason." Address by Herbert Hoover broadcast to the Nation. Chicago, Illinois. 23 p.

September 16. "The Crisis." Address by Herbert Hoover. Chicago, Illinois. 16 p.

October 19. "Can Europe's Children Be Saved?" Address by Herbert Hoover. New York, New York. New York: National Committed on Food for the Small Democracies. 12 p.

November 19. "Shall we send armies to Europe? and A way to National Unity." Address by Herbert Hoover. Chicago, Illinois. 16 p.

1942

May 20. Address by Herbert Hoover upon the Limitations on Freedom in War. New York, New York. 16 p.

December 3. "Some principles of civilian economic organization in total war." Address by Herbert Hoover before the War Congress of American Industry. New York, New York. New York: The National Association of Manufacturers, 1943. 10 p.

1943

January. "The Home Fronts and Global Strategy." Six articles by Herbert Hoover written at the request of The United Press, The Associated Press, The Newspaper Enterprise Association, and The International News. Published in the American press on January 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16, 1943. 20 p.

January 21. Address by Herbert Hoover before the National Industrial Conference Board upon food supplies for this war. New York, New York. 12 p.

March 15. Address by Herbert Hoover to Mid-West Governors' Conference upon our food front. Des Moines, Iowa. 11 p.

June 8. Address by Herbert Hoover upon a check-up of the food front. New York, New York. 16 p.

July 4. "Wake Up America! The home front in relation to the war." Herbert Hoover: a question and answer period. New York, New York. New York: The American Economic Foundation. 10 p.

September 3. "New approaches to peace." Address by Herbert Hoover before Joint Session of St. Paul-Minneapolis branches of the Foreign Policy Association and University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 18 p.

October 28. "The transition to lasting peace." Address by Herbert Hoover. Kansas City, Missouri.

April 22. "Let's Go Fishin'." By Herbert Hoover, ex-President of the United States. From Colliers Weekly; printed by permission of author and publisher. Duluth, Minnesota: The Minnesota Arrowhead Association. 12 p.

May 17. "A Case For the Children." By Herbert Hoover, published in Human Events: A Weekly Analysis for the American Citizen. Washington: Human Events, 1944.

June 27. "Freedom in American and the World." Address before the Republican National Convention. Chicago, Illinois. 20 p.

1945

March. "Some additions to the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals." Carried by the Press, March 25, 26, 27 and 28, 1945. 17 p.

April 17. Address on the San Francisco Conference and Peace before the Foreign Policy Association. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 18 p.

July 18. "The San Francisco Charter and the progress toward enduring peace." San Francisco, California. 8 p.

September 17. Address on Postwar Foreign Loans by Herbert Hoover before the executives' club. Chicago, IL. 16 p.

August 11, October 8, October 13. Three addresses by Herbert Hoover: "The Challenge to Free Men"; "Economic Recovery from the War"; "Moral and Spiritual Recovery from War." Washington: Human Events, Inc., 1945. 17 p.

1946

February 13. "The Obligation of the Republican Party." Address by Herbert Hoover at National Republican Club Lincoln Day Dinner. New York, New York. American Broadcasting Company.

1947

Germany and the Economic Recovery of Europe: Report of the President's Economic Mission to Germany and Austria. Report No. 1 released February 28; Report No. 2 released March 11; Report No. 3 Released March 18. Chicago: Human Events Associates, 1947.

May 26. We Must Speed Peace. A letter to John Taber, chairman of the Committee for Appropriations, from Herbert Hoover. New York, New York.

August 10. "The Philosophy of an American." Speech delivered at his 80th birthday celebration. In Oversized folder

1948

June 22. "This Crisis in American Life." Address by Herbert Hoover before the Republican National Convention. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 13 p.

August 10. "The Miracle of American Life." Homecoming address by Herbert Hoover at the reception tendered at West Branch, Iowa on his 74th birthday. West Branch, Iowa. 8 p.

1949

April 25. Comments by Herbert Hoover on Proposed Social Security Legislation. Letter to Robert L. Doughton, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, House of Representatives. Washington D.C. 8 p.

June 11. An address by Herbert Hoover. "Give us Self-Reliance or give us security." Ohio Wesleyan University. Delaward, Ohio. 10 p.

August 10. "Think of the Next Generation." Birthday address by Herbert Hoover. Stanford University. 15 p.

1950

April 27. "The Voice of Experience." Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association. New York: The Waldorf-Astoria. 15 p.

December 20. "Our National Policies in this Crisis." New York, New York. 10 p.

1951

February 9. "We Should Revise our Foreign Policies." New York, New York. 17 p.

February 27. "Defense of Europe." Statement of Herbert Hoover before Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and Armed Services. Washington, D.C. 13 p.

August 30. "Concerning Honor in Public Life." Address by Herbert Hoover at the Iowa Centennial Celebration. Des Moines, Iowa. 13 p.

December 13. "On the Virtues of Engineering" Reprinted from Engineering News-Record.

1952

January 27. "The Year Since the Great Debate." New York, New York. 14 p.

April 8. Remarks of Herbert Hoover at the dinner in honor of Dr. Lee De Forest. New York, New York.

July 8. Address by Herbert Hoover at the Republican National Convention. Chicago, Illinois. 14 p.

October 18. "The Constructive Character of the Republican Party." New York, New York. 18 p.

1953

April 11. "Federal Socialization of Electric Power." Address by Herbert Hoover at the Diamond Jubilee of the Case Institute of Technology. Cleveland, Ohio. 20 p.

October 18. Address by Herbert Hoover on your inheritance before "excursion." Ford Foundation Television Workshop. New York, New York. National Broadcasting Company Radio and Television.

1954

January 23. "Benjamin Franklin." Address by Herbert Hoover upon receipt of the Gold Medal of the International Franklin Society, Inc. New York, New York. 6 p.

March 10. "Outlook for further reorganization." Address at National Press Club. Washington, D.C. New York: Citizens Committee for the Hoover Report. 7 p.

August 10. "The Protection of Freedom." Address by Herbert Hoover at the reception given by the State of Iowa on his 80th birthday. West Branch, Iowa. 13 p.

August 10. "The Philosophy of an American." Speech delivered at his 80th birthday celebration. In Oversized folder

1955

November 24, 25, and 26. Speeches delivered by Herbert Hoover in Germany. November 1954. Washington, D.C.: Commission of the Executive Branch of the Government, 1955.

1956

April 21. Address by Herbert Hoover before the Centennial convention of the Republican Party. San Francisco, California.

1957

November 11. "The Strengths of America." Address by Herbert Hoover at the 49th Annual Meeting of Grocery Manufacturers of America, Inc. New York: The Waldorf-Astoria, 1957. 4 p.

1958

July 4 and 5. Two addresses in Brussels, Belgium by Herbert Hoover on American Day (July 4th) delivered at the Brussels Exposition and Hoover Day (July 5) to the Belgian People. Brussels, Belgium. 16 p.

1960

July 25. Address by Herbert Hoover to the Republican National Convention. 9 p.

February 13. "Some observations on Current American Life." Address by Herbert Hoover at the Sixth Eastern Area Meeting of the National Council of United Presbyterian Men. New York, New York. 9 p.

1961

January 12. Dedication of the Herbert Hoover Dike. Address by Herbert Hoover. Lake Okeechobee, Florida. 7 p.

1962

August 10. "A proposal for greater safety for America: The assurance that we are not afraid in the decline and fall of the American way of life." Address by Herbert Hoover at the dedication of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. West Branch, Iowa. 11 p.

Undated and multiple dates

America's Way Forward. New York: Scribner Press. Includes "Morals in Government," "Undermining Representative Government," "America and the World Crisis," "The Economic Consequences of the New Deal," "The Imperative Need for Moral Re-Armament," "President Roosevelt's New Foreign Policies," "Engineering and Public Affairs," and "The Real State of the Union."

"Five Letters of Herbert Hoover." The Call Number, Vol. 27:No2 (Spring 1966)