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Inventory of the Albert H. Arkus papers
2011C21  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Albert H. Arkus papers
    Dates: 1952-1998
    Collection Number: 2011C21
    Creator: Arkus, Albert H.
    Collection Size: 10 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 cassette boxes (5.3 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The collection relates mainly to technical and personnel aspects of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty broadcast operations, in particular at the New York Programming Center. It is comprised of correspondence, memoranda, newswires, reports, manuals, printed matter, photographs, slides, blueprints, sound recordings, and memorabilia.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Albert H. Arkus papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2011.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty broadcast records, Hoover Institution Archives
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty corporate records, Hoover Institution Archives
    Sig Mickelson papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical Note

    March 3, 1929 Born, Henry Albert Arkus
    1950 Graduated from Queens College with a degree in speech and physics
      Joined Radio Free Europe as a studio recording technician
    1975-1994 Worked as production manager and, later, broadcasting operations director of the RFE/RL New York Programming Center
    March 5, 2001 Died, Great Neck, New York

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection relates mainly to technical and personnel aspects of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty broadcast operations, in particular at the New York Programming Center. It is comprised of correspondence, memoranda, newswires, reports, manuals, printed matter, photographs, slides, blueprints, sound recordings, and memorabilia.
    One strength of this collection lies in the documentation in the Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty file of Pope John Paul II's visit to New York in 1979. Newswires provide the context for the event while the correspondence describe the steps and preparations the studio undertook for the Pope's arrival, including detailed agendas, maps of the arrival route, diagrams of designated press areas, and some photographs.
    Most of the articles, clippings, and other printed matter in the collection relate to federal funding of RFE/RL, the technical complications of international broadcasting, and developments in sound and telecommunications technologies. The correspondence and memoranda in the Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty file echo these same topics, but with more focus on the broadcast transmissions and other technical and personnel operations at the New York Programming Center from the late 1970s until its closure in 1994.
    The audiocassette tapes in the Sound recordings series are comprised of recordings of news programs, speaking events, and studio audio tests.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in 6 series: Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty file, Photographs and Slides, Printed matter, Sound recordings, Computer disks, and Memorabilia

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Radio Free Europe.
    Radio Liberty.
    Radio broadcasting--Europe, Eastern.
    Radio broadcasting--Soviet Union.