Joel Carpenter Collection on Richard B. Russell’s 1955 Trip to the USSRJoel Carpenter Collection on Richard B. Russell’s 1955 Trip to the USSR

Joel Carpenter Collection on Richard B. Russell’s 1955 Trip to the USSR

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joel Carpenter Collection on Richard B. Russell’s 1955 Trip to the USSR
Creator: Carpenter, Joel.
Dates: 1955
Extent: 1.0 folder
Collection Number: RBRL/251/JC
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The folder contains one nine-page Air Intelligence Information Report and six photo slides. The report details the Senator’s observations during the trip, including the sighting of a pair of unidentified flying objects (“flying saucers”) by Senator Russell and two others; descriptions of Dnieperpetrovsk airfield, passenger and military aircraft, and radar receivers near Moscow; observations on Russian trains, railroad mechanisms and procedures; and hand-drawn diagrams of a Russian jet bomber and a railroad gauge switching operation. Slides depict Senator Russell with companions at a war memorial in Baku, beside a train carriage, at the Intourist Hotel, and in Tbilisi or Sochi; and passengers standing by the train between Baku and Tbilisi.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Joel Carpenter is a researcher who studies Cold War technical history.

Scope and Content

The folder contains one nine-page Air Intelligence Information Report and six photo slides. The report details the Senator’s observations during the trip, including the sighting of a pair of unidentified flying objects (“flying saucers”) by Senator Russell and two others; descriptions of Dnieperpetrovsk airfield, passenger and military aircraft, and radar receivers near Moscow; observations on Russian trains, railroad mechanisms and procedures; and hand-drawn diagrams of a Russian jet bomber and a railroad gauge switching operation.

Slides depict Senator Russell with companions at a war memorial in Baku, beside a train carriage, at the Intourist Hotel, and in Tbilisi or Sochi; and passengers standing by the train between Baku and Tbilisi.

Organization and Arrangement

The folder is divided into the report and slides.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Joel Carpenter Collection on Richard B. Russell’s 1955 Trip to the USSR, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2010.


Related Materials

Access Points

Photographs.
Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
Slides (Photography).
Soviet Union.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

Folder
1Air Intelligence Information Report detailing the Senator’s observations during the trip, including the sighting of a pair of unidentified flying objects (“flying saucers”) by Senator Russell and two others; descriptions of Dnieperpetrovsk airfield, passenger and military aircraft, and radar receivers near Moscow; observations on Russian trains, railroad mechanisms and procedures; and hand-drawn diagrams of a Russian jet bomber and a railroad gauge switching operation. Slides depict Senator Russell with companions at a war memorial in Baku, beside a train carriage, at the Intourist Hotel, and in Tbilisi or Sochi; and passengers standing by the train between Baku and Tbilisi., 1955. (Extent: 6 slides)