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Overview of the Payson Dennis Carter papers
2015C30  
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Description
The papers of the American civil engineer in the Soviet Union include a diary, letters, printed matter, personal documents, and photographs, relating to telephone and telegraph line construction in the Soviet Union.
Background
Payson Dennis Carter was an American engineer who worked in the USSR as a communications engineer between 1933 and 1937, helping lay telegraph and telephone lines between Moscow and Leningrad. As a member of the Friends of the Soviet Union in the mid-1930s, “Comrade Carter” was active in speaking church groups in the U.S., which caused him some difficulties during the McCarthy era.
Extent
1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.