A sound recording from May 3, 1952, of retired admiral Harold B. "Min" Miller

Friday, October 24, 2008
Founded in the tense, early days of the Cold War, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) played the role of a surrogate free press for the nations behind the iron curtain.
Founded in the tense, early days of the Cold War, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) played the role of a surrogate free press for the nations behind the iron curtain.

A sound recording made May 3, 1952, of retired admiral Harold B. "Min" Miller was recently discovered in Hoover's Radio Free Europe records. In the recording, Miller, president of the Nation Committee for a Free Europe, announces the launch of RFE's broadcasts from Munich, Germany, to Poland. Digitally restored by Hoover Archives' audio preservation staff, the recording can be heard once again. (Source: RFE/RL broadcast records, Polish Language Service sound recordings, Polish inauguration - English portion, 2000c120_a_0001572, Hoover Institution Archives)