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Eastern Europe and the USSR, 1971-1976

 Series 5

This series contains interviews, invitations, lists, reports, speeches, correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, and periodicals. The records date from 1971-1976, but most fall within the period 1974-1976. Topics include the AFL-CIO and anti-communism; political repression in Eastern Europe; human rights abuses in the Soviet Union; political dissidents in the Soviet Union; AFL-CIO opposition to the export of grain to the Soviet Union; and Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Major correspondents include: Ernest Lee; Jay Lovestone; George Meany (President, AFL-CIO); and Leo Perlis (Director, AFL-CIO Community Services Department).


  • 1971-1976

Language of Materials

Most material is in English, although Russian appears as well.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.


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Files are arranged alphabetically, and thereunder chronologically.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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Hornbake Library
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College Park Maryland 20742