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March 13, 2020

We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. We will continue to respond to written requests for records at hoover.library@nara.gov. Please check our website or archives.gov/coronavirus  for updates on our operating hours and status.

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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. #mp611

 

 

Hoover Presidential Library Kodacolor Film

This rare Kodacolor home movie shows the Hoover's grandchildren, Peggy Ann and Herbert (Pete) III playing in the yard of their home in Palo Alto, CA. Hoover's son Pete 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.

 

 

Hoover Presidential Library Kodacolor Film

This rare Kodacolor home movie shows a blimp flying over Washington, D.C.

 

 

Hoover Presidential Library Kodacolor Film

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

 

 

Hoover Presidential Library Kodacolor Film mp-615

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.

 

 

Hoover Presidential Library Kodacolor Film mp616

This rare Kodacolor home movie shows Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover's son in the Southwestern United States.