Western music, and jazz in particular, became a popular form of resistance against the Communist regimes, especially in Eastern Europe.
The films, which range widely in duration and scope, include documentaries and television commercials.
Newly Digitized Publications from the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Corporate Records Now Available
Newly digitized print publications from the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Corporate records are now available through Hoover’s Digital Collections portal.
Twelve recently digitized films promoting Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty are now available to stream on YouTube. The films, which range widely in duration and scope, date from the 1950s and 60s.
The Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Historical Recording Description Project (HRDP) is an initiative to produce English-language content summaries for digitized radio broadcasts in over 33 languages and dialects from the RFE/RL collections. It is a hybrid effort whereby crowdsourcing augments established agreements with partner institutions.
Partner Institutions And Volunteers Describe Hundreds Of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Broadcasts For The Hoover Archives
The Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Historical Recording Description Project, a hybrid effort whereby crowdsourcing augments established agreements with partner institutions, produced its 500th description this week. The project, which soft-launched in January 2016, seeks to provide English-language content summaries for over 5,500 (and counting!) digitized radio broadcasts from the RFE/RL collections.
The Hoover Institution Library & Archives seeks volunteer contributors to audition and describe digitized recordings from the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty broadcast archives.
This exhibit, organized on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Radio Free Europe's first full schedule of broadcasting to Czechoslovakia in 1951, covers the history of the radios and some of the broad themes in the Radios' programming over the years.
This exhibit celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Radio Free Europe's first full schedule of broadcasting to Czechoslovakia in 1951. Four additional radio services quickly followed: to Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. Radio Liberty began broadcasting to the Soviet Union in 1953. The purpose of the Radios was the same: to provide a free press for the Soviet Union and countries of Eastern Europe where the media were controlled by totalitarian governments.
Hoover’s extensive Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Russian Service (Radio Svoboda) holdings are now available through an online database built in collaboration with the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA).
A major update to the Hoover Institution’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) corporate and broadcast records is now available for use.
Hoover’s entire collection of audiotapes created by RFE/RL’s Latvian Language Service has been digitized for preservation and access. Use copies of the recordings are available for listening at the Hoover Archives.
Hoover fellow A. Ross Johnson discusses his latest book, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: The CIA Years and Beyond
A. Ross Johnson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Archive Project at Hoover, senior adviser to the president of RFE/RL, and a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Johnson discusses his latest book, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: The CIA Years and Beyond.
Discussion about the launch of a Radio Free Afghanistan service has many recalling the lasting and important role of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty in promoting democracy abroad.
The Hoover Institution will house the broadcast archives and corporate records of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
An extensive set of recorded oral histories about Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in the Sig Mickelson papers has been digitized by Hoover's audio lab.
An ambitious project to box, label, and accurately count the 80,000 seven-inch open-reel audiotapes in the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) broadcast records is complete.
The entire collection of audiotapes at Hoover created by RFE/RL’s Belarus Service has been digitized for preservation and access. Use copies of the recordings are available for listening at the Hoover Archives.