EUR/SOV Office, Diplomat-in-Residence (Vanderbilt), and Charge d'Affaires (Moscow), 1969-1981

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Jack Matlock was promoted to director of the Office of Soviet Union Affairs in 1971 and became deputy chief of mission in the Moscow embassy in 1974. This subseries includes his correspondence, collected reports and cables, and activities in Moscow during this period. The bulk of the subseries relates to his work as Diplomat-in-Residence at Vanderbilt and his subsequent work as deputy director of the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, DC. Materials include his speech notes and other travel and official representation activities, which offer insights into US official policies and language on the US-USSR relationship during this period. By 1981, Matlock had been appointed as the next US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, but temporarily served as ad interim Charge d'Affaires at the Moscow embassy until the new USSR Ambassador, Arthur Hartman, arrived.


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