Comprising 10.5 million pages and more than 100,000 sound recordings from the 1950s to 2006, the records are separated in two collections representing broadcast and corporate arms. Many of the broadcast records are housed off-site, requiring advance notice for use. Contact RFE/RL project archivist Anatol Shmelev before visiting to determine availability.
The sound recordings are fragile and often unique. As a result, digital use copies must be produced before recordings can be made available. Thousands already exist and are available now on Hoover’s Digital Collections site, including more than 5,500 RFE/RL broadcast recordings and 160 RFE/RL corporate recordings.
Available services include:
Copies of sound recordings not yet digitized may be ordered. For further information, contact Jim Sam.
Additional recordings available via the following online resources:
- Szabad Európa Rádió >>
- Hungarian broadcasts from 22 October-12 November 1956
- National Széchényi Library (Budapest)
- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Archives >>
- Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Tatar-Bashkir, Turkmen and Uzbek Service broadcasts from the 1990’s
- Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center, University of Indiana (USA)
Contains materials intended for broadcast or related to the language services
Concerns the policies and organization of the Free Europe Committee and RFE and the Radio Liberty Committee and RL
Wrote Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty
President of RFE/RL, 1975–78
Hungarian-American writer and RFE staff member
Deputy Political Advisor, RFE, Munich, Germany
Chairman, Trans-Atlantic Dialogue on European Broadcasting
RFE correspondent, Rome
RFE Polish section music director
Other institutions with RFE/RL-related collections include: