The Hoover Institution Library & Archives has acquired the professional papers of Clare alumnus Dr Stanley Riveles (1963)

20/12/2022
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Dr Stanley Riveles' (1963) professional papers from over 40 years of United States government work have been acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. 

Stanley Riveles read Modern & Medieval Languages at Clare from 1963-1966. He is an expert on nuclear disarmament and was chief negotiator of nuclear reduction treaties under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The collection acquired by the Hoover Institution consists of documents, records, correspondence, printed matter, notes, digital and other electronic files related to Stanley’s longstanding career in national security and arms control.

The collection spans Stanley's work with Radio Free Europe in the 1960s as Czechoslovak analyst; service at the Department of State and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1977–2006; and his work on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), and Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty negotiations in various capacities in Washington, DC and Geneva from 1981–2000, including as President Clinton’s Head of the ABM Treaty Delegation. Containing valuable materials related to many of the most significant disarmament events in the twentieth century, the collection will be a boon to researchers studying the history of nuclear weaponry, ballistic missile defence, arms reduction negotiations, Cold War politics, military strategy and national security.  

Read more about Stanley's papers on the Hoover Institution acquisition press release