Education: Peace Library

There will be no chamber of horrors on view for the conferees assembling in San Francisco this week. But only an hour away, at Stanford University in Palo Alto, is something like it: the world's most complete record of its past failures in keeping the peace. The Hoover Library on War, Revolution and Peace, started in 1919 by Alumnus Herbert Hoover (the only President ever to make a fortune in private life) while he was directing war relief in Europe, will be available for their study and reference.

The collection began with the records Mr. Hoover accumulated during his relief work in...