Kevin Y. Kim receives a 2016-2017 grant from the Hoover Presidential Foundation


IAS research associate Kevin Y. Kim received a 2016-2017 grant from the Hoover Presidential Foundation, making him a member of the 2016 Class of Hoover Scholars. This grant supports Kim’s research at the Hoover Presidential Library for his book-length project, Worlds Unseen: Henry Wallace, Herbert Hoover, and the Making of Cold War America. A finalist for the Allan Nevins dissertation prize from the Society of American Historians and recipient of grants from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and American Historical Association, Worlds Unseen explores former U.S. President Herbert Hoover and vice-president Henry Wallace’s conservative and liberal leadership of the United States’ most influential dissident movements against the global Cold War.

The Hoover grant will enable Kim to finish his archival research on Hoover, which sheds light not only on the Cold War’s most significant conservative political movement, but the origins of present-day conservatism. For more information, including Kim’s recent talk at the Library of Congress, see "Decentering the Cold War from the Library of Congress" on the American Historical Association's blog.

The Hoover Foundation sponsors several scholars each year for hosted research at the Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa. The foundation is a nonprofit support group for the Hoover Library and Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch. It has funded a travel grant program for thirty years, awarding over $460,000 in grants, funded through contributions from private individuals, corporations, and foundations.