A Guide to the Herbert Hoover Newspaper Clipping Collection, 1928-1954
President of the United States Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) was born to Jessie and Hulda Minthorn Hoover in West Branch, Iowa. After the death of his parents, Hoover moved to Oregon and later graduated from Stanford University (1895). He married Lou Henry in 1899 and worked as a mining engineer in Australia and China. At the onset of World War I, Hoover managed a food relief effort as chairman of the Commission for Relief in Belgium and was appointed head of the U.S. Food Administration in 1917. Following the war, Hoover served on the Supreme Economic Council and was head of the American Relief Administration, which oversaw the shipment of foodstuffs to Europe.
After serving as the Secretary of Commerce under Presidents Harding and Coolidge, Hoover was elected to the presidency on the Republican ticket in 1929. During the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression, Hoover sought a balanced Federal budget and was resistant to increasing Federal welfare programs. After the Great Depression spread throughout the world, he was defeated in 1932. In the 1930s, he was a critic of the New Deal and chaired commissions to increase the efficacy of the executive department in 1947 and 1953.
Source: “Herbert Hoover.” White House Biography. Accessed on May 5, 2011. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/herberthoover/
Original newspaper clippings and printed material comprise the Herbert Hoover Newspaper Clipping Collection, 1928-1954, documenting the life and political career of President Herbert Hoover. Newspaper clippings from around the United States chronicle Hoover’s 80th birthday in summer of 1954. Miscellaneous news clippings detail his political activities during the 1930s and 1940s. Additionally, the collection includes printed material related to Hoover, including speeches and a biography.
This collection is open for research use.
Herbert Hoover Newspaper Clipping Collection, 1928-1954, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Evan Usler, May 2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers