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Carter (Payson Dennis) papers
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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.
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 to church groups in the United States, which caused him some difficulties during the McCarthy era.
1 oversize box (1.7 Linear Feet)
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