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Fonds No. 36: Radio Free Europe

Date range
(1946)1951-1989

Biography / History
Radio Free Europe (RFE) - "the Polish Desk" in New York was founded in 1952 as a part of the Polish Section of RFE in Munich (Germany). "The Polish Desk" of RFE in New York was closed in 1974. Acquisition Note: Gifts ca. 1976-1994.

Abstract
The collection contains official annual and quarterly reports sent from RFE Headquarters in Munich (1971-1976). The series of " The Polish Research Section - Information Department" contains information - press clippings and reports on the interior situation in Poland and the Soviet Union (1945-1964), research materials on the legal system in Poland (1951-1954). There are also scripts of radio speeches from "the Polish Desk" (1952- 1956) for "Glos Wolnej Polski". The series of " The Polish Research Section - Translation Department" contains translations of scripts and research materials (from Polish to English) for other sections of RFE. The collection contains also ca. 200 unprocessed tapes with sound recordings (1956-1989). Arrangement in Series: Head Office - Reports; Polish Research Section - Information Department; Polish Research Section - Translation Department. Special Note: The main collection of sound recordings from the Polish Section of RFE in Munich is preserved in the Archives of the Audiovisual Records in Warsaw (Poland). Many scripts and materials from "the Polish Desk" of RFE you may find in Piasa Archives in the collection No. 011 - Jerzy Ptakowski Papers.

Language
Egnglish, Polish, German.

No.TitleDatesLanguages
Head Office - Reports
1Annual Operational Report. Fiscal Year 1972.1971-1972
2Annual Operational Report. Fiscal Year 19731972-1973
3Annual Operational Report. Fiscal Year 19741973-1974
4Annual Operational Report. Fiscal Year 19751974-1975
5Quarterly Operational Report (1971) No. 01 and 021971-1971
6Quarterly Operational Report (1971) No. 031971-1971
7Quarterly Operational Report (1971) No. 041971-1971
8Quarterly Operational Report (1972) No. 051972-1972
9Quarterly Operational Report (1972) No. 061972-1972
10Quarterly Operational Report (1972) No. 071972-1972
11Quarterly Operational Report (1973) No. 091973-1973
12Quarterly Operational Report (1973) No. 101973-1973
13Quarterly Operational Report (1973) No. 10. Annexes.1973-1973
14Quarterly Operational Report (1973) No. 111973-1973
15Quarterly Operational Report (1973) No. 11. Annexes.1973-1973
16Quarterly Operational Report (1974) No. 121974-1974
17Quarterly Operational Report (1974) No. 141974-1974
18Quarterly Operational Report (1974) No. 151974-1974
19Quarterly Operational Report (1974) No. 161974-1974
20Quarterly Operational Report (1975) No. 171975-1975
21Quarterly Operational Report (1975) No. 181975-1975
22Quarterly Operational Report (1975) No. 191975-1975
23Quarterly Operational Report (1976) No. 211976-1976
Polish Research Section - Information Department: Photocopies
24Poland - Copies of personal ID and official prints from communist Poland1952-1955
25Poland - Copies of personal ID and official prints from communist Poland1952-1955
Polish Research Section - Information Department: Press Clippings
26Poland - Agriculture1952-1955
27Poland - Communist Party1945-1955
28Poland - Communist Party1945-1955
29Poland - Culture1953-1957
30Poland - Defense1947-1954
31Poland - Economy1952-1955
32Poland - Education1950-1955
33Poland - History1933-1955
34Poland - Industry1952-1955
35Poland - Interior issues1945-1955
36Poland - Interior issues. Press clippings from American press.1953-1956
37Poland - Interior issues. Press clippings from American press.1956-1956
38Poland - Interior issues. Press clippings from American press.1957-1957
39Poland - International relations1948-1955
40Poland - International relations - List of Diplomatic Corps in Warsaw1955-1956
41Poland - International relations - Rapacki Plan1958-1964
42Poland - Law1935-1954
43Poland - Polish Americans1953-1955
44Poland - Radio Free Europe1952-1956
45Poland - Transportation1952-1955
46Polish Press Survey1964-1964
47Russia - Interior issues1949-1955
48Russia - Map of Soviet Concentrations Camps
Polish Research Section - Information Department: Reports
49Library of Congress. Digest Index of East European Law. Digest Poland. Constitutional Law.1951-1951
50Library of Congress. Digest Index of East European Law. Digest Poland. Defense, National Conscription Act.1951-1951
51Library of Congress. Digest Index of East European Law. Digest Poland. Government, Local Government.1951-1951
52Library of Congress. Digest Index of East European Law. Digest Poland. Government, Public Administration.1951-1951
53Library of Congress. Digest Index of East European Law. Digest Poland. Labor Laws.1951-1951
54Library of Congress. Digest Index of East European Law. Digest Poland. Labor Laws.1951-1951
55Library of Congress. Digest Index of East European Law. Digest Poland. Labor Laws.1951-1951
56Library of Congress. Digest Index of East European Law. Digest Poland. Labor Laws. Introduction. General Survey.1951-1951
57Library of Congress. Digest Index of East European Law. Digest Poland. Labor Laws. Introduction. General Survey.1951-1951
58Library of Congress. Digest Index of East European Law. Digest Poland. Legal Documentation in Poland1951-1951
59Library of Congress. Digest Index of East European Law. Digest Poland. Legal Documentation in Poland1951-1951
60Library of Congress. Digest Index of East European Law. Digest Poland. Peace - Defense1951-1951
61Library of Congress. Digest Index of East European Law. Digest Poland. Polish Press in the Library of Congress.1953-1953
62Report on an Interview with Polish Defector, January 1954.1954-1954
63Report on an Interview with Polish Sea Captain, April 1954.1954-1954
64Report on an Interview with Polish Youth, February 1955.1955-1955
Polish Research Section - Information Department: Scripts
65Polish ACE. Political Satire. Polish Unit - Scripts part 11952-1953
66Polish ACE. Political Satire. Polish Unit - Scripts part 31953-1953
67Polish ACE. Political Satire. Polish Unit - Scripts part 41953-1954
68Polish ACE. Political Satire. Polish Unit - Scripts part 51953-1954
69Polish ACE. Political Satire. Polish Unit - Scripts part 61954-1954
70Polish Desk. Political commentaries - scripts.1956-1956
Polish Research Section - Information Department
71Study: "Insight into a relationship. A Study of the Polish Crisis of 1970-1971 and Radio Free Europe Broadcasts"1971-1971
Polish Research Section - Information Department: Studies
72Study: "Justice for Poland. Radio Series of Polish American Congress 1952-1953".1953-1953
73Study: "Religious Life in Poland", September 19481948-1948
74Study: "The Communist Conquest of the Trade Unions of Central and Eastern Europe. The Technique and Methods" by George Stolz.1953-1953
Polish Research Section - Translation Department
75Translations materials for other Sections (from Polish to English)1956-1957
76Translations materials for other Sections (from Polish to English)1958-1958
77Translations materials for other Sections (from Polish to English)1959-1959
78Translations materials for other Sections (from Polish to English)1960-1960
79Translations materials for other Sections (from Polish to English)1961-1961
80Translations materials for other Sections (from Polish to English)1962-1962
81Translations materials for other Sections (from Polish to English)1963-1963
82Translations materials for other Sections (from Polish to English)1964-1964
83Translations materials for other Sections (from Polish to English)1965-1965
84Translations materials for other Sections (from Polish to English)1966-1966
85Translations materials for other Sections (from Polish to English)1967-1967
86Translations materials for other Sections (from Polish to English). Parliamentary elections in Poland.1955-1965
87Situation reports.1971-1971ang., pol.
88“Letters from America” Ludwika Stefaniak radio broadcasts.1952-1955ang., pol.
89“Profile of the Week” Ludwika Stefaniak radio broadcasts.1953-1955ang., pol.
90Bolesław Wierzbiański radio broadcast on ACEN, “Polonia” no. 515 radio brodcast.1956-1965ang., pol.
91Jerzy Tepa radio brodcasts: „The Port of Entry for Polish Refugess”, “Shakespeare Exhibition in New York”, “The Street of Decisions”, “Czy Pani zna bajeczkę o …”.ang., pol.
92Questionnaires: Dariusz Szczepanczyk, John E. Lazar, Janusz Krzyżanowski, Anastasia Bilous, Adam Nowicki, Barbara Nagórski, Margaret Lukacz, Thomas R. Obarowski, Robert Kostrzewa, Barbara Suss, Janina Kulikowska, Andrzej Urbanowicz, Bogumiła Muchalewicz.ang., pol.
93Death of Jan Wszelaki: correspondence.1965-1965ang., pol.
94“Polish-Czech Relations” work for RFE.1954-1954ang.
95RFE Munich “The Common Market”.ang.
96Periodics and brochures: “Charter of the German Expelles”, Romuald Szumski “Labour and the Soviet System”, “Communist Parties in the Soviet Sphere” no. 01-03.1953.1953-1959ang., pol.
97Photographs.