Elena Danielson

Elena’s got a really interesting job: she’s Associate Director of the Hoover Institution, and Director for Library and Archives. She gets to meet lots of interesting people and go to lots of interesting places. Sometimes I get to go along; in the past few years we’ve been to Bucharest (twice), Budapest, Munich, Paris, Vienna, the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, and went down the Danube on a river boat for a week. We also get to go to places in the US that not many people visit, like the CIA Museum. This image is the library at the Melk Abbey in Austria.


Elena recently was named a Commander of the Order of Merit by the Romanian government for her work related to archival holdings in Romania. This picture is from the award ceremony in Bucharest.


Elena and I have been married for quite a while, but the time goes by fast. This picture was taken on Crete, where we went for our 25th wedding anniversary.



We have a son on whom Elena dotes, sometimes deservedly so J



She also has a thing about cars, and beat me to the perfect solution for a mid-life crisis a few years ago


Some professional details:

Hoover Institution
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305

phone: +1 - 415 - 723 - 3563
Email: danielson@hoover.stanford.edu


M.L.S., School of Library Science, U. C. Berkeley, 1979
Ph.D., German Studies, Stanford University, 1975
A.M., German Studies, Stanford University, 1970
A.B. (with Great Distinction), German major, Slavic and History minors, U.C. Berkeley, 1969

Academic Honors

Fulbright Fellowship, Goettingen & Munich, Germany, 1976
Whiting Fellowship, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, 1973
Teaching Fellowship, Stanford University, 1969 - 1972
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, U. C. Berkeley, 1969
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter, U. C. Berkeley, 1969
Kraft Prize, U. C. Berkeley, 1966
George H. Clarke Fellowship, Sacramento, California, 1965
Telluride Fellowship, Cornell University, 1964