Hoover Institution

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The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace is a think tank located at Stanford University. It was founded with a $50,000 gift from (future President of the United States) Herbert Hoover in 1919 as a collection of reference materials relating to World War I. Over time, it has grown into one of the most prominent conservative think tanks in the country.

In 2001, it acquired the conservative public policy journal Policy Review from the Heritage Foundation.

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Mission

The current mission of the Hoover Institution was outlined by Herbert Hoover in a 1959 statement to the Board of Trustees of Stanford University:

This Institution supports the Constitution of the United States, its Bill of Rights, and its method of representative government. Both our social and economic systems are based on private enterprise from which springs initiative and ingenuity. Ours is a system where the Federal Government should undertake no governmental, social or economic action, except where local government, or the people, cannot undertake it for themselves. The overall mission of this Institution is, from its records, to recall the voice of experience against the making of war, and by the study of these records and their publication, to recall man's endeavors to make and preserve peace, and to sustain for America the safeguards of the American way of life. This Institution is not, and must not be, a mere library. But with these purposes as its goal, the Institution itself must constantly and dynamically point the road to peace, to personal freedom, and to the safeguards of the American system.

Notable People

Donors

Between 1985 and 2002, the following were the principal donors to the Hoover Institution:

DonorTotal Contribution ($)
Sarah Scaife Foundation7,595,500
John M. Olin Foundation4,880,660
Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation1,673,500
Smith Richardson Foundation1,344,212
The Carthage Foundation1,223,400
Earhart Foundation380,474
JM Foundation65,000
Castle Rock Foundation25,000
Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation5000

Bibliography

Media Transparency (2002). Grant Data Matrix. Retrieved June 16, 2004.

Hoover Institution. Mission and Philosophy. Retrieved June 16, 2004.

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