Radio Free Europe (RFE) Serbo-Croatian Tapes Digitized

Thursday, July 16, 2009
 

The entire collection of audiotapes created by RFE’s Serbo-Croatian Language Service has been digitized for preservation and access. Use copies of the recordings are available for listening at the Hoover Archives.

The Serbo-Croatian Language Service broadcast archive is small, consisting of about thirty open-reel tapes recorded from 1980 to 1986. Most recordings are of RFE Serbo-Croatian radio broadcasts, as opposed to recordings of other radio broadcasts (monitoring recordings) or of raw content recorded for later use (off-air recordings).

These recordings join more than one thousand digitized tapes of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RL) services in the following languages: Afghan, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Czech, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, South Slavic, Tajik, Tatar-Bashkir, Turkmen, Ukrainian, and Uzbek.

The corporate and broadcast records of RFE/RL, which include more than eighty thousand sound recordings, are held by the Hoover Institution. Finding aids to the collections are available in draft form while the collections are being processed.

To set up an appointment to listen to the recordings at the archives or purchase copies if you cannot visit, please see Audiovisual Services.