Center partners with Hoover Institution Radio Liberty archives

August 4, 2015

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California is the "official" repository of the historical business and programming records of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. RFE/RL was a major broadcaster of news, information on cultural trends in the West, and a Western perspective on US, Soviet, and world events to the countries behind the "Iron Curtain" during the Cold War, and continues to serve as a surrogate free press in countries where a free press is banned by the government or is not fully established.

Unfortunately, the collection at the Hoover Institution is missing much material from the 1980s and earlier that ended up "wandering off" with employees when they left. Some of these materials have made their way into other archival repositories (such as ours), and they are eager to partner with such institutions by providing links to their collections on the Hoover RFE/RL web site. 

The Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center is now listed on the main RFE/RL archives page along with such institutions as the National Archives of Latvia, the National Digital Archives in Warsaw, and the National Széchényi Library in Budapest. We thank the Hoover Institution for making our holdings of Radio Liberty materials more visible and accessible to researchers, and are honored to be in such distinguished company.