Recollections, records, and reminiscences of Robert L. Tuck, 2006.
- Tuck, Robert L., 1922-
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The recollections of Robert L. Tuck (2006, 88 pages) include information on Tuck's family history and his childhood and early adolescent years, higher education, and work with the Central Intelligence Agency and Radio Liberty. In the recollections, Tuck recounted life in various towns in Colorado and Illinois during his youth; provided information on the social life and customs of college students at North Central College in Illinois and Columbia University in New York; detailed the history of the Russian Institute (now the Averell Harriman Institute for Advanced Studies of the Soviet Union) at Columbia University; and described Shanks Village, N.Y., an early housing community, supported by Columbia University and developed for married students. Tuck briefly discussed the different directorates within the Central Intelligence Agency for which he worked and his experience in Regensburg, Germany, with Detachment 'R'. His Radio Liberty recollections document attempts to overcome Soviet "jamming," the 1981 bombing of the Radio Free Europe station, and the 1991 coup in Moscow. Scanned images of Tuck and his friends and family are also included.
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- Biographical Sketch of Creators
- Robert L. Tuck (1922-2009) was a graduate of North Central College, Naperville, Ill., and of Columbia University, N.Y. His work at the Russian Institute (now the Averell Harriman Institute for Advanced Studies of the Soviet Union) at Columbia University led him to a job at the Central Intelligence Agency in 1949, where, over the years, he worked within several directorates. He served as policy director for Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany, 1961-1972, and then returned to New York where he assisted with Radio Liberty's domestic programming, before returning to Munich in 1976 to serve as the deputy director of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He retired in 1981.
- In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#5302-z).
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- Source of acquisition: Acquired 2006
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