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Inventory of the United States Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service Miscellaneous Records
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Description
Sound recordings of foreign radio broadcasts, and translations of transcripts of Chinese communist broadcasts from Yenan, China.
Background
This service was established by the U.S. government as the Foreign Broadcast Monitoring Service, a unit within the Federal Communications Commission, in February 1941. It recorded, translated, analyzed, and reported to other agencies of the U.S. government on broadcasts of foreign origin. It set up listening posts at Silver Hill, Maryland; London; San Francisco; Portland, Oregon; Kingsville, Texas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and other places to intercept broadcasts of foreign news, intelligence, or propaganda emanating from authorized stations and clandestine transmitters in belligerent, occupied, and neutral countries.
Extent
1 manuscript box, 1,077 phonorecords (108.1 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.