Related Collections at the Hoover Instituion
The Hoover Institution has been entrusted with the memoirs, papers, and sound recordings of a number of key figures associated with RFE/RL's development. Among them are:
Charles D. Ablard papers
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, and clippings, relating to legal aspects of administration of the United States Army, and especially to the honor system at the United States Military Academy; and to activities of Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe in broadcasting to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
Alexandru D. Bunescu papers
Speeches and writings, lecture notes, reports, studies, newsletters, pamphlets, and printed matter, relating to twentieth century Romanian history, politics, government, and foreign relations; Radio Free Europe; the Romanian National Council; and the Assembly of Captive European Nations.
A. Dean Campbell papers
Letters, press releases, reports, printed matter, and photographs, primarily relating to a tour of Radio Free Europe broadcasting facilities in 1960.
Nicolae George Caranfil papers
Correspondence, reports, printed matter, diaries, maps, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to Romania in World Wars I and II, and to the work of the Romanian Relief Committee, the Romanian Red Cross, Humanitas, Caroman, Radio Free Europe, and the Romanian National Committee.
George Cioranescu papers
Broadcast transcripts and news dispatches, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasting to Romania.
Conference on Cold War Broadcasting Impact proceedings
Sound recordings of proceedings, relating to Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe broadcasting to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Conference sponsored by the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace and the Cold War International History Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Grigore Constantinescu papers
Correspondence, diaries, minutes, radio broadcast transcripts, memoranda, and phonotapes, relating to communism in Romania, Romanian émigré politics, the Assembly of Captive European Nations, and Radio Free Europe.
Jane Leftwich Curry collection
Sound recordings of interviews of Polish communist officials, printed matter, and miscellany, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasting to Poland.
Georges de Serdici, baron, papers
Correspondence, memoranda, press releases, depositions, legal documents, and printed matter, relating to political conditions in Romania; the trial of Iuliu Maniu, Vasile de Serdici and other leaders of the Partidul National Taranesc in 1947; Romanian émigré affairs; the Comitetul National Rom^an and other anti-communist organizations; and a lawsuit for defamation brought against Cicerone Ioanitoiu in France in 1985. Also of special importance in the collection are the materials related to the Romanian section of Radio Free Europe, and its alleged collaboration with Securitate.
Ivo D. Duchacek papers
Radio broadcast recordings and transcripts, writings, diaries, dispatches, correspondence, and printed matter, relating to Czechoslovakia during World War II, wartime diplomacy, Soviet annexation of Ruthenia in 1945, the communist coup of 1948, and American broadcasting to Czechoslovakia.
Liviu Floda Papers
Scripts and sound recordings of Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Romania, and related correspondence, memoranda, and printed matter, relating to Romanian politics, society and culture, the status of civil liberties in Romania, and activities of Romanians abroad.
Tibor Flórián papers
Documents of Hungarian-American cultural and political activities, including responses to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and activities on behalf of the Hungarian community in Transylvania. Correspondence with Hungarian émigrés, especially writers and journalists, mostly in the United States, South America, Germany and Australia. Transcripts, sound recordings and other materials of the Radio Free Europe Hungarian service. Hungarian-language publishing in the United States, and international freedom for writers issues. Flórián's poetry, essays and other writings.
Leszek Gawlikowski interviews
Sound recordings of interviews of former Radio Free Europe Polish Service employees, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Poland. Also includes selected Radio Free Europe broadcast recordings.
Peter L. Heine memoir
Relates to the foundation and early activities of Radio Free Europe.
Paul B. Henze papers
Diaries, journals, writings, correspondence, notes, memoranda, reports, studies, serial issues other printed matter, and photographs, relating to American foreign relations and military policy, especially during the presidential administration of Jimmy Carter; Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty broadcasting to Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union; conditions in Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union and the former Soviet Union, especially Transcaucasia and Central Asia; and conditions in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. Includes publications of Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty and related organizations. Also includes research materials for the book by Paul B. Henze, The Plot to Kill the Pope (New York, 1983).
Ryszard Kołaczkowski papers
Memoirs, sound recordings of interviews, and photographs, relating to Polish military operations during World War II, and to Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Poland.
Marek Lehnert papers
Radio Free Europe correspondent. Collection contains dispatches and sound recordings, relating to political conditions in Poland and to Vatican relations with Poland.
Radomír Luža papers
Speeches and writings, correspondence, reports, memoranda, notes, radio broadcast transcripts, interview transcripts, and printed matter, relating to twentieth-century Czechoslovak history, resistance movements in Czechoslovakia and Austria during World War II, socialism in Czechoslovakia, the International Union of Socialist Youth, the postwar communist régime in Czechoslovakia, economic conditions in Austria, and Czech émigré affairs. Includes reports and radio broadcast transcripts prepared by Radio Free Europe.
Sig Mickelson papers
Minutes of meetings, reports, memoranda, financial records, speeches and writings, correspondence, notes, interviews, conference papers, press releases, printed matter, and phonotapes, relating to broadcasting activities of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and to financing of American presidential election campaigns and media coverage of presidential nominating conventions.
Michal Mudry [Michal Mudry-Sebik] papers
Radio broadcast scripts, correspondence, writings, memoranda, reports, and printed matter, relating mostly to Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Czechoslovakia.
Zdzisław Najder papers
Diaries, correspondence, radio broadcast scripts, memoranda, reports, press summaries, and clippings, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasting to Poland, Polish dissidents, the Solidarność movement, and political conditions in Poland.
Barbara Nawratowicz papers
Broadcast scripts, memoranda, letters, clippings, photographs, and sound recordings, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Poland.
Open Society Archives collection
Relates to the Polish unit of Radio Free Europe.
Urzad Ochrony Panstwa collection
Reports, memoranda, and investigative proceedings, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasting to Poland. Includes records of the Polish Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnetrznych. Photocopy.
Ferdinand Peroutka papers
Contains correspondence with prominent Czechoslovak cultural and political figures in Czechoslovakia and in exile, and with American intellectual elites, as well as Peroutka's writings in exile. Also included are correspondence and internal documents of Radio Free Europe and the Council of Free Czechoslovakia (Rada svobodného Československa). Transcripts of Peroutka's radio addresses and sound recordings of Radio Free Europe programs form the final and most extensive part of the collection.
Jozef Ptaczek papers
Correspondence, memoranda, photocopies of Polish government documents, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasting activities to Poland.
Arch Puddington collection
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, printed matter, and sound recordings, relating to Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. Used as research material for the book by A. Puddington, Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (Lexington, Ky., 2000). Includes records and photocopies of records of RFE/RL.
Jack Quinn papers
Writings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to broadcasting operations of Radio Free Europe.
Eugeniusz Romiszewski photographs
Depicts Polish broadcasting activities of Radio Free Europe.
Adam Rosenbusch papers
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasting operations to Poland.
Henryk Rozpędowski papers
Broadcast scripts, and memoranda, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Poland.
Henri Harold Smith-Hutton papers
Transcript of an oral interview, memoranda, correspondence, photographs, and cartoons, relating to American-Japanese relations immediately before the attack on Pearl Harbor, American naval intelligence during World War II, and postwar activities of Radio Free Europe.
Jaroslav Stránský papers
Speeches and writings, radio broadcast transcripts, and correspondence, relating to politics and culture in Czechoslovakia, and to conditions in Czechoslovakia under communism.
Wiktor Sukiennicki papers
Speeches and writings, correspondence, notes, reports, radio broadcast transcripts, and printed matter, relating to twentieth-century Polish history, the history of the Communist International, and Radio Free Europe broadcasting to Poland. Includes draft and finished reports of the Polish Rada Ministrów, 1946, relating to the Katyn Forest Massacre and Polish prisoners of war in the Soviet Union during World War II.
Lisa Valyiova papers
Letters, memoranda, and broadcast scripts, relating to radio broadcasting to Czechoslovakia, and to United States relations with Czechoslovakia.
David James Webster papers
Correspondence, reports, and memoranda, relating to post-communist era radio and television broadcasting in Eastern Europe.
For a full list of RFE/RL related collections at Hoover, visit the Online Archive of California.