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  • Title: Polish Broadcasting Department records
    Date (inclusive): 1929-1997
    Collection Number: 2000C120
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In English and Polish
    Physical Description: 1599 manuscript boxes, 665 audio boxes (1128.0 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: American radio broadcasting organization operating Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. The Polish Broadcasting Department records include editor's files, scripts and sound recordings. Target regions include Poland. Languages include Polish.
    Creator: RFE/RL
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


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    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2000.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Polish Broadcasting Department records, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Processing Information

    In 2018 Archivist Tanya Yule processed approximately 60 boxes of additional material and added to the collection including adding the separate oversize material. In 2019 the collection was converted from a PDF finding aid to EAD and entirely renumbered.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Includes cover sheets, editor's file, employee papers, indexes, irregularity reports, letters from listeners, master books, production reports, program calendars, program directives, program schedules, scripts, special programs, statistical reports, and thumbnail sketche and sound recordings. Target regions include Poland. Languages include Polish.

    Related Materials

    See also Multiple Language Services Sound Recordings for recordings from 1995-2006 and Daily Broadcast Analyses for brief descriptions of topics covered during broadcasts.
    Access to RFE/ RL Polish Broadcasting Department sound recordings is handled by Polish Radio. They have a fully-searchable database available on their website at www.polskieradio.pl 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Radio broadcasting -- Poland
    Radio Free Europe