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John P. C. Matthews papers
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Writings, correspondence, notes, memoranda, radio scripts, and printed matter, relating to Radio Free Europe broadcasting to Eastern Europe, conditions in Eastern Europe and especially in Hungary, and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Includes research materials used for the books by John P. C. Matthews, Tinderbox: East-Central Europe in the Spring, Summer, and Early Fall of 1956 (Tucson, 2003) and Explosion: The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (New York, 2007).
American journalist and author; Radio Free Europe editor, 1951-1959.
49 manuscript boxes (19.6 linear feet)
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