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Saddam Hussein's papers arrive at Hoover

From the Stanford Report:

After five years of storage in a Baghdad home and a U.S. government facility, millions of records from Saddam Hussein's regime may soon be available for review at the Hoover Institution.

The Iraq Memory Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based group that collected about 7 million documents from Hussein's Baath Party headquarters just after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, is entrusting the records to Hoover, which has agreed to hold the documents for five years and then help arrange their return to Iraq.

Parts of the collection—which promise insight into how Hussein ran his dictatorship—may be open by the end of the summer, said Richard Sousa, Hoover's senior associate director.

Stanford's Hoover Institution signed a deal with the Iraq Memory Foundation in January of 2008, and have now arrived.

For more information see:
San Jose Mercury News "Saddam's records arrive at Stanford"
Palo Alto Online: "Saddam Hussein's papers now at Hoover"

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