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Inventory of the Samuel Sloan Walker papers
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Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and printed matter, relating to activities of the Free Europe Committee in promoting opposition to the communist regimes of Eastern Europe.
Samuel Sloan Walker was vice president of the Free Europe Committee (FEC) from 1950 to 1959, where he was responsible for printed word programs. As New York-based director of the Free Europe Press, a division of the FEC parallel to Radio Free Europe, he oversaw publication projects intended for the Western reader, such as the magazine News From Behind the Iron Curtain (later titled East Europe) and its foreign language counterparts. He also oversaw printed word projects intended for audiences in the East, such as leaflets delivered by balloon and mail. After 1956, he launched a book program in which travelers would mail and deliver Western books, mostly non-political, to Eastern Europe. He oversaw the program in an FEC-spin-off, the East European Institute (EEI), based in New York in 1958-1959. Later in his career, Walker devoted himself to publishing, establishing Walker Publishers in New York City.
11 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (4.7 linear feet)
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