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

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Klement Simoncic papers
    Dates: 1951-1988
    Collection Number: 2011C12
    Creator: Simoncic, Klement.
    Collection Size: Number of Containers: 6 manuscript boxes (2.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, radio broadcast scripts, reports, memoranda, and printed matter, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Czechoslovakia, and to activities of the Society of International Broadcasters in representing the interests of current and retired RFE/RL employees.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In English and Czech

    Administrative Information

    Access

    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], Klement Simoncic papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2011.

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

    Biographical Note

    Simoncic served on the Czech desk of Radio Free Europe from its beginning; among his earliest papers are press reviews to be broadcast dated June 1951. Later papers (1970s-80s) deal with labor relations at RFE/RL and with the creation of the Society of International Broadcasters, a membership organization established in 1977 and devoted to promoting the interests of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's (RFE/RL) employees as well as the interests of U.S. international broadcasting by putting pressure on the U.S. government to continue and expand its support of international broadcasting. The organization was headed by Major General C. Rodney Smith, a former director of RFE/RL.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, radio broadcast scripts, reports, memoranda, and printed matter, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Czechoslovakia, and to activities of the Society of International Broadcasters in representing the interests of current and retired RFE/RL employees. The collection is especially significant in that it supplements the corporate records of RFE/RL, Inc., and adds to our knowledge of how it operated. Until now, the RFE/RL corporate records, which are also housed at the Hoover Institution, though extensive, are incomplete; the early period of the Radios' existence has been particularly poorly represented.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Radio broadcasting--Czechoslovakia.
    Radio Free Europe.
    Society of International Broadcasters.