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Aug 20, 2021

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Johnson and Cedar Counties, Iowa, the National Archives and Records Administration has closed the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch beginning Monday, August 23, 2021. We are making every effort to continue providing essential services and respond to inquiries at hoover.library@nara.gov. Our E-Store services are suspended until our staff are able to work on-site. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Read more.
 

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The Audio Visual collection at the Hoover Presidential Library consists of approximately 30,000 photographs, 700 films, and 390 audio recordings that document the lives of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover.

 

For a sample of audio visual materials available for research, browse the galleries below. Materials are available for reproduction. If you are interested in having copies made for you, please contact us at hoover.library@nara.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preservation has been completed on seven of Mrs. Hoover’s home movies, revealing that the movies were actually shot in an early form of color – Kodacolor. These restored movies are believed to be the earliest color movies of the White House grounds.

 

Hoover Presidential Libraray Kodacolor Film

This rare Kodacolor home movie shows president- elect Herbert Hoover fishing off the Florida coast, January 1929. #mp-611

 

Hoover Presidential Library Kodacolor Film

This rare Kodacolor home movie shows the Hoovers' grandchildren, Peggy Ann and Herbert III (Pete) playing in the yard of their grandparents' home in Palo Alto, CA. Herbert Hoover's son Herbert Jr. and his wife Margaret are also in the clip playing with their collie, Ruby. #mp-612

Hoover Presidential Library Kodacolor Film

This rare Kodacolor film shows President Herbert Hoover playing medicine ball on the White House lawn, Easter activities, First Lady Lou Henry Hoover playing with the family dogs, and White House staff and friends enjoying the Rose Garden. #mp-617

Hoover Presidential Library Kodacolor Film

This rare Kodacolor home movie shows a blimp flying over Washington, D.C. #mp-614

 

Hoover Presidential Library Kodacolor Film

This rare Kodacolor home movie shows Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover's grandchildren, Peggy Ann, Herbert III (Pete) playing, and later a group of people ready to board an airplane. #mp-613

Hoover Presidential Library Kodacolor Film

This rare Kodacolor home movie shows Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover's son, Herbert Jr., and his wife, Margaret, visiting the Grand Canyon and other places in the Southwestern United States. #mp-615