Russian map indicating weapons installations during the cold war

Cold War

Overview

Collections are from US secretaries of state, individual activists and propagandists, and many émigré groups involved in the ideological struggle. Important subsets are collections relating to “citizen diplomacy,” in which individuals and organizations acted to defuse international tensions, particularly the danger of nuclear conflict; records of organizations on the front lines, such as the Free Europe Committee (later RFE/RL), involved in broadcasting and other activities aiming to penetrate the Iron Curtain; and papers relating to the role of the Third World in the confrontation.

RFE/RL Corporate Records

US radio broadcasting organization targeting the Soviet bloc

RFE/RL Broadcast Records

US radio broadcasting organization targeting the Soviet bloc

Conference On Cold War Broadcasting Impact Proceedings

Conference on the impact of Western broadcasting during the Cold War

BBC World Service Radio Broadcast Recordings

Recordings of radio broadcasts to Vietnam, 1963–2002

Sig Mickelson Papers

President of RFE/RL, 1975–78

Ferdinand Peroutka Papers

Chief, Czechoslovak Desk, RFE

Arch Puddington Collection

Wrote Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty

Grigore Constantinescu Papers

Served in the Comitetul National Roman, the Romanian government in exile

Ivo D. Duchacek Papers

Editor in chief of the Voice of America Czechoslovak service

Henry Mayers Papers

Chairman of the Cold War Council

Karl H. Von Wiegand Papers

Hearst newspaper foreign correspondent, 1917–61

Elbridge Durbrow Papers

US diplomat in the Soviet Union, 1946–48

Christopher Temple Emmet Papers

Chairman of the American Friends of the Captive Nations

Francis Underhill Macy Papers

Involved in nongovernmental exchange programs for US and Soviet citizens

Barbara Dekovner-mayer Papers

Organized Friends Assisting Friends, a US/Russian cooperative program

Center For Civil Society International Records

Private US organization promoting contact with voluntary organizations abroad

Committee On The Present Danger Records

Private US organization promoting a strong national security policy

Institute For Soviet American Relations Records

Private US organization promoting US/Soviet cultural relations

Forum For U.S.-Soviet Dialogue Records

Private US organization promoting educational exchanges with Soviet citizens

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Conference on Impact of Cold War Broadcasting, October 2004

International researchers and former officials met at the Hoover Institution to address the impact of Western broadcasting—especially Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)—during the cold war.

October 13, 2004 Hoover Institution
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Featured Find: Cold War Science Fiction

Paul M.A. Linebarger had the international pedigree and double life of a John le Carré character. Born to Sun Yat-sen’s American adviser, Linebarger grew up in China, Germany, and the United States, spoke six languages, and received his doctorate at twenty-three. After teaching at Duke, he was hired by the US War Department to serve as the Far East Asian specialist of the Psychological Warfare branch.

April 19, 2013
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Cold War Broadcasting Impact

Co-organizers: Hoover Institution and Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, with support from the Center for East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University, and the Open Society Archives, Central European University

October 13, 2004
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Hoover Institution, Woodrow Wilson Center Organize Conference on Impact of Cold War Broadcasting

International researchers and former officials are meeting at the Hoover Institution to address the impact of Western broadcasting - especially Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) - during the Cold War.

October 15, 2004
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