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Past To Present: An Online Discussion On The Impact Of Hoover Tower Upon Its Eightieth Anniversary

On June 20, 1941, in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of Stanford University, Hoover Tower was dedicated as the new home for the expansive special collections of the Hoover Library. Organized by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, the Stanford Historical Society sponsors this online discussion of Hoover Tower and its continuing significance. In the conversation, Stanford University director of architecture Sapna Marfatia, University of Cincinnati architecture professor Jeffrey Tilman and Hoover Institution Library & Archives director Eric Wakin discuss Hoover Tower’s construction, structural evolution, and symbolic importance. They share stories from their encounters with its architecture, comparing it with other towers by its creator, Arthur C. Brown Jr. Registrants for this webinar will be entered in a raffle drawing to receive a copy of one of two publications: Tilman’s Arthur Brown Jr.: Progressive Classicist or The Hoover Tower at Stanford University, by Dr. Elena S. Danielson, archivist emerita of the Hoover Institution.