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 church groups in the U.S., which caused him some difficulties during the McCarthy
1 oversize box
(1.7 linear feet)
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