East in the West?
September 18, 2012 7:54 PM Subscribe
Did Eastern Bloc countries do on-the-ground historical research in the USA during the Cold War?
posted by lstanley to law & government (3 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for any information on historical research performed in the USA that was sponsored by an Eastern Bloc university during the Cold War. I'm not talking about foreign nationals working for a Western university, I'm looking for examples along the lines of "Sergei Mikovich of Moscow University discovered a historical Paiute site in Utah in 1959."
Is there anything, or were there too many restrictions on travel? Or perhaps was there no interest in Western historical research in the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War?