Hoover Featured In Upcoming Library Of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force Conference

Monday, October 16, 2017

The final schedule of the 2017 Radio Preservation Task Force Conference in Washington, DC has been released and Hoover stands to play a major role. Themed, “From Archive to Classroom,” the event spans three official days, November 2nd-4th, with related events scheduled for the 1st.

The Cold War Communication Project (CWCP) of the Task Force, co-Chaired by Brandon Burke of Hoover and Jane Curry, Professor of Political Science at Santa Clara University (whose collection is at Hoover), occupies much of the first day with two sessions at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The first, titled “The Many Voices of Cold War Broadcasting, 1948-1990,” will be chaired by Dr. Curry and features Wilson Fellow and Hoover visiting fellow, Ross Johnson, among the panelists.

A third session concerning the discoverability and access to archival Cold War communication materials occurs the following day at the Madison Building of the Library of Congress. Representatives from Hoover, the Library of Congress, U.S. National Archives, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Voice of America will explain preservation efforts at their institutions and the ways users can connect with their materials. The session concludes with a discussion about incorporating Cold War communication materials into the classroom and research opportunities going forward. Stanford University instructor, Angela Becerra Vidergar, will discuss her experiences using Hoover’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty collections in her class, The Rhetoric of Radio: Podcasts to Broadcasts. Brandon Burke and Jane Curry will lead the discussion.

Persons interested in attending the conference are encouraged to contact Cary O’Dell at codell [at] loc.gov.  For more information visit the website: https://radiopreservation.org/