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Oct 18, 2021

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum is now open to the public for viewing of the permanent galleries on the life and times of Herbert Hoover and the temporary exhibit gallery, Leonardo da Vinci Machines in Motion. 

The Research Room, the Museum Gift Shop and Public and Educational Programs remain closed at this time. For more information visit https://hoover.archives.gov/visit-safely or buy tickets online.
 

Ordering Photographs

 

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