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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Arch Puddington collection
    Dates: 1947-1999
    Collection number: 2001C73
    Collector: Puddington, Arch, collector.
    Collection Size: 34 manuscript boxes, 5 card file boxes (15.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, printed matter, and sound recordings, relating to Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. Used as research material for the book by A. Puddington, Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (Lexington, Ky., 2000). Includes records and photocopies of records of RFE/RL.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    The 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], Arch Puddington collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2001

    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 at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1944 February 10 Born, Louisville, Kentucky
    1966 B.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City
    1966-1968 Reporter, Lebanon Daily News, Pennsylvania
    1968-1971 Political reporter, Bayonne Times, New Jersey
    1971-1976 Program director, A. Philip Randolph Institute, New York City
    1976-1985 Executive director, League for Industrial Democracy, New York City
    1985-1993 Assistant director, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, New York office
    1988 Author, Failed Utopias: Methods of Coercion in Communist Regimes
    1993 Senior scholar, Freedom House, New York City
    1994- Vice president for research, Freedom House, New York City
    2000 Author, Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty
    2005 Author, Lane Kirkland: Champion of American Labor

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Arch Puddington papers, acquired in 2001, consist of correspondence, memoranda, microfiche, photographs, printed matter, reports, and sound recordings relating to Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. They were used as research material for the book by Arch Puddington, Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (Lexington, Kentucky, 2000). The collection includes records and photocopies of records of RFE/RL.
    The bulk of the papers, contained in the Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty File, focus on the history of RFE/RL and its broadcasting policy. The effectiveness of its programs, as determined by governments and listeners in different countries, is reflected in Clippings and Printed Matter. Research Materials contains information relating to such issues as the beginnings, purpose, and future of RFE/RL, waves of internal dissent weakening RFE/RL as an instrument of U.S. policy, the question of its funding by the Central Intelligence Agency, and the role played by individuals and organizations in the activities of RFE/RL.
    The inclusion of a substantial number of sound recordings complement the series previously mentioned.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into 6 series: Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty File, Clippings and Printed Matter, Research Materials, Photographs, Microfiche from Congressional Information Service Microfiche Library, and Sound Recordings.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.

    Subjects

    Radio Free Europe.
    Radio Liberty (Munich, Germany)
    Radio broadcasting--Europe, Eastern.
    Radio broadcasting--Soviet Union.
    Phonotapes.
    RFE/RL, inc.