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Register of the Free Europe Press issuances

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
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Date Completed:
2009
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Collection Summary

Title: Free Europe Press issuances
Dates: 1951-1956
Collection Number: 2010C11
Creator: Free Europe Press.
Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: American propaganda leaflets and bulletins, distributed by balloon to Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland. Includes some English-language working material versions.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Polish.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Free Europe Press issuances, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2010.

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

Biographical/Historical Note

In the 1950s, at the height of the Cold War, numerous psychological warfare leaflets were prepared by the Free Europe Press (FEP) of the Free Europe Committee. The group worked in cooperation with Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) funding much of the operations.
FEP leaflets were a major part of the post-World War II psychological warfare battle between East and West. The operation sent 590,415 balloons that carried 301,636,883 leaflets, posters, books, and other printed matter from West Germany over the Iron Curtain to Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland from August 1951 to November 1956.
Launched by Radio Free Europe and Free Europe Press, these documents urged peasants to refuse to cooperate with collective farms. They exhorted Slovaks and Czechs to boycott national elections. They included embarrassing secret memos suppressed by Communist governments.
Source: Free Europe Press Cold War Leaflets, Accessed 2012 http://www.psywarrior.com/RadioFreeEurope.html

Scope and Content of Collection

American propaganda leaflets and bulletins, distributed by balloon to Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland. Includes some English-language working material versions.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Propaganda, American--Europe, Eastern.


Collection Contents

Box: 1

Czechoslovakia, 1951-1956

Box: 1

First launch, Operation "Winds of Freedom," 1951

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Poselství Čechům a Slovákům

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Poselství Čechům a Slovákům: Přátelê!

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Pravda o vlaku svobody

Box: 1

Second launch, Operation "Prospero," 1953

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Vzpoura ve Východním Nĕmecku

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Hladová koruna / Vschen nas lid zasvobodu [false currency]

Box: 1

Third launch, includes Operation "Veto" and subsequent operations, April 1954-June 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Stickers: 8 designs, related to "10 požiadaviek"

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Kandidátka lidovê oposice

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Kandidátka lúdovej opozície

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

V jednote sila / V jednotĕ síla

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Stickers: 2 designs, žatva sebaobrany národa / žnĕ

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Lidová oposice vyhlašuje žnĕ sebeobrany národa

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Konec selskê roboty!

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Našim robotníkom! [Trade union leaflet]

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Skoncovat so sedliackym poddanstvom! [Farmers]

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Českí a slovenskí rolníci! [Farmers leaflet #2]

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

Československým dĕlníkům! [Trade union leaflet, #2]

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

Stalinova modla se kácí

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

Osvobození ujařmených národů? [Eisenhower Christmas Speech, December 1955]

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

Vánočni pozdrav [Booklet of Christmas materials, 1955]

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

Projev N.S. Chruščeva [Khrushchev speech to 20th party congress, February 1956]

Box/Folder: 1 : 21

Svobodná Evropa: českým a slovenským rolníkům [to Czech and Slovak farmers]

Box/Folder: 1 : 22

Svobodná Evropa: mládeži [youth]

Box/Folder: 1 : 23

Demokratický průvodce Prahou [guide to Prague]

Box/Folder: 1 : 24

Stickers: Czechoslovak and U.S. flags, with motto

Box/Folder: 1 : 25

Unidentified translation of leaflet

Box: 1

Svobodná Evropa / Slobodna Európa: newsletters, 1954-1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 26

Svobodná Evropa: Prvních deset, Kvĕten 1954

Box/Folder: 1 : 27

Slobodná Európa: Desa? požiadaviek, Máj 1954

Box/Folder: 1 : 28

Zvláštni vydani [opinion poll of babies]

Box/Folder: 1 : 29

No. 14: Zač bojujeme?, May 1954

Box/Folder: 1 : 30

No. 15: Útok na obou frontách

Box/Folder: 1 : 31

No. 16: Nebude novĕho mnichova

Box/Folder: 1 : 32

No. 17: Jde to a půjde to

Box/Folder: 1 : 33

No. 18: Poučenie a povzbudenie

Box/Folder: 1 : 34

No. 19: O kurs opravdu nový

Box/Folder: 1 : 35

No. 20: Režim v úzkych

Box/Folder: 1 : 36

No. 21: O našem tisku

Box/Folder: 1 : 37

No. 22: Čo sa deje u susedov

Box/Folder: 1 : 38

No. 23: Nejsou volby jako volby

Box/Folder: 1 : 39

Kalendář Svobodnê Evropy, 1955

Box/Folder: 1 : 40

No. 24: Odbory?co jsou a co nejsou

Box/Folder: 1 : 41

No. 25: Cesta, kterou jsme ušli

Box/Folder: 1 : 42

No. 26: Obrana európy

Box/Folder: 1 : 43

No. 27: Po staru se že nedá

Box/Folder: 1 : 44

No. 28: Pokrok a reakcia

Box/Folder: 1 : 45

No. 29: Ztracený monopol

Box/Folder: 1 : 46

No. 30: Bilancia ludovêho boja

Box/Folder: 1 : 47

No. 31: Hráz se zpevňuje

Box/Folder: 1 : 48

No. 32: Sjezd československêho lidu

Box/Folder: 1 : 49

No. 33: Všetkêho do času

Box/Folder: 1 : 50

No. 34: Začíná se nova kapitola

Box/Folder: 1 : 51

No. 35: Národní sebeobrannê žnĕ, 1955

Box/Folder: 1 : 52

No. 38: October 1955 [Slovak]

Box/Folder: 1 : 53

No. 39: November 1955 [Czech]

Box/Folder: 1 : 54

No. 40: November 1955 [Slovak]

Box/Folder: 1 : 55

No. 41: [Czech]

Box/Folder: 1 : 56

No. 42: New Year's, 1956 [Slovak]

Box/Folder: 1 : 57

No. 43: January 1956 [Czech]

Box/Folder: 1 : 58

No. 45: February 1956 [Czech]

Box/Folder: 1 : 59

No. 46: March 1956 [Slovak]

Box/Folder: 1 : 60

No. 47: April 1956 [Czech]

Box/Folder: 1 : 61

No. 48: May 1956 [Slovak]

Box/Folder: 1 : 62

No. 49: May 1956 [Czech]

Box/Folder: 1 : 63

No. 50: June 1956 [Slovak]

Box/Folder: 1 : 64

No. 51: June 1956 [Czech]

Box/Folder: 1 : 65

No. 52: July 1956 [Slovak]

Box/Folder: 1 : 66

No. 53: August 1956 [Czech]

Box/Folder: 1 : 67

No. 54: August 1956 [Slovak]

Box/Folder: 1 : 68

No. 55: September 1956 [Czech]

Box: 2

Hungary, 1954-1956.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Operation "Focus"
Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Nemzeti Ellenállási Mozgalom

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Stickers: 12 various designs; N.E.M., 12 Követelês

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

A fold azê, aki megműveli! [Kolkhoz leaflet]

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Az új tanácsok tagjaihoz! [local council leaflet]

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Christmas message

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Húsvêti üzenet [Easter message]

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

A falu nêpêhez! [Kolkhoz leaflet, #2]

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

április 4 ["Liberation" anniversary, 1954]

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

Pusztul-e verge Rákosi?

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

Stickers: Depicting statue of Stalin falling on Rákosi

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

Sticker: Depicting Saint Steven (Szent István), comparing him with Cardinal Mindszenty

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

Az írástudók lázadása [Special literary leaflet]

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

Nyikita Szergejevics Hruscsov [Khrushchev's speech at the 20th Party Congress, February 1956]

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

Egy Amerikás Magyar beszámol

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

Az amerikai külpolitika cêlja? [Labor leaflet]

Box/Folder: 2 :

Szabad Magyarország (newsletter), 1954-1956

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

No. 1

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

No. 2

Box/Folder: 2 : 18

No. 2, Second edition

Box/Folder: 2 : 19

No. 3, Tovább az úton

Box/Folder: 2 : 20

No. 4, Bukás után

Box/Folder: 2 : 21

No. 5

Box/Folder: 2 : 22

No. 6, Az elhajlók pártja

Box/Folder: 2 : 23

No. 7, A kommunisták szennyese

Box/Folder: 2 : 24

No. 9, Hazaárnlok!

Box/Folder: 2 : 25

No. 11, A bêke ügye

Box/Folder: 2 : 26

No. 12, Genfi szellem

Box/Folder: 2 : 27

No. 13, Konferenciák idejên

Box/Folder: 2 : 28

No. 14, Külön utakon

Box/Folder: 2 : 29

No. 15, Jobb kollektív szerződêst

Box/Folder: 2 : 30

No. 16, Nyílt beszêd

Box/Folder: 2 : 31

No. 17, Moszkvában elhatározták, hogy ezentúl minden máskêppen volt

Box/Folder: 2 : 32

No. 18, Röplapokkal hazugságok ellen

Box/Folder: 2 : 33

No. 19, Hős Lengyelország

Box: 2

Poland, 1955-1956.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Operation "Spotlight"
Box/Folder: 2 : 34

Folwark zwierz?cy [Animal Farm, by George Orwell]

Box/Folder: 2 : 35

Wybrałem prawd? (I), by Seweryn Bialer

Box/Folder: 2 : 36

Wybrałem prawd? (II), by Seweryn Bialer

Box/Folder: 2 : 37

Przemówienie N.S. Chruszczowa [Khrushchev's speech at 20th Party Congress, 1956]

Box/Folder: 2 : 38

O sprawiedliwość dla prześladowanych

Box/Folder: 2 : 39

Głosy za świata

Box/Folder: 2 : 40

Za kulisami bezpieki I partii

Box: 2

Wolna Europa (newsletter), 1955-1956

Box/Folder: 2 : 41

No. 1, October 1955, "Prez. Eisenhower-o narodach ujarzmionych"

Box/Folder: 2 : 42

Special edition, January 1956

Box/Folder: 2 : 43

No. 2, February 1956, "Wyzwolenie narodów ujarzmionych?celem polityki USA"

Box/Folder: 2 : 44

No. 3, March 1956, "Czyny nie słowa"

Box/Folder: 2 : 45

No. 4, June 1956, "Członek Centralnogo Aktywu PZPR ujawnia"

Box/Folder: 2 : 46

No. 7, September, 1956, "Przebieg wypadków Poznańskych"