Overview of the Klement Simoncic papers
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Title: Klement Simoncic papers
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
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Klement Simoncic papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2011.
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.
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.
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Radio Free Europe.
Society of International Broadcasters.