Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Arch Puddington collection
Collection number: 2001C73
Puddington, Arch, collector.
34 manuscript boxes, 5 card file boxes
(15.6 linear feet)
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 represented in the collection:
The collection is open for research
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[Identification of item], Arch Puddington collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives
Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2001
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
. 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.
|1944 February 10
||Born, Louisville, Kentucky
||B.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City
Lebanon Daily News, Pennsylvania
Bayonne Times, New Jersey
||Program director, A. Philip Randolph Institute, New York City
||Executive director, League for Industrial Democracy, New York City
||Assistant director, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, New York office
Failed Utopias: Methods of Coercion in Communist Regimes
||Senior scholar, Freedom House, New York City
||Vice president for research, Freedom House, New York City
Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty
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
The inclusion of a substantial number of sound recordings complement the series previously mentioned.
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.
Radio Free Europe.
Radio Liberty (Munich, Germany)
Radio broadcasting--Europe, Eastern.
Radio broadcasting--Soviet Union.