2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 20, 2021 7:05 AM by Юрий Метелкин

    Seeking recordings from Russian VOA service

    Юрий Метелкин Newbie

      Where are the radio archives of the Russian Voice of America (VOA) service that sounded on the air from 1942 to 1990? Is there a catalog of records and how can you get access to study it. Is there access to audio recordings of these radio programs?

        • Re: Seeking recordings from Russian VOA service
          Charlie Busch Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Metelkin,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and 2 Series & 694 items in various record groups that include sound recordings of the Voice of America (VOA) in Soviet Union/Russia during the 1940s to 1990s. A few items have been digitized and are available using the Catalog. For more information about the non-digitized sound recordings, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM) at mopix@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSM. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!