Series 11 - Gwynne Dyer tapes

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UTA 1796-11

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Gwynne Dyer tapes

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  • 1989-1990 (Creation)

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72 cassettes (sound recordings)
1 file of textual records

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(1931-)

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This series consists of tapes given to Spencer by friend and journalist Gwynne Dyer to serve as a source for her research on the soviet dissident network and her work on Bears and Doves. They consist of taped interviews with soviet bureaucrats and politicians as well as taped events such as election meetings that Dyer did in September of 1989 and in January through March 1990. Their significance is that this was period of upheaval in the Soviet Union. In September of 1989 Hungary becomes independent, in Nov. 1989 the Berlin wall falls and in December 1989 the communists government of Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Rumania fall marking the end of the Soviet Union. Spencer has made some brief notes on the tapes, some detailing the conversation between the interviewee and Dyer.

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B2001-0006/012(16)

Retrieval code (cassettes)

B2001-0006/001S - /002S

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