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Letter from Christian B. Anfinsen to Mstislav V. Keldysh pdf (52,593 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Christian B. Anfinsen to Mstislav V. Keldysh
The final version of this draft letter to Keldysh accompanied an inquiry Anfinsen originally intended to give Keldysh at a cancelled meeting that both planned to attend.
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1972-10-16 (October 16, 1972)
Anfinsen, Christian B.
Keldysh, Mstislav V.
[Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Academy of Sciences]
Reproduced with permission of Libby Anfinsen.
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Metadata Record Statement by Christian B. Anfinsen expressing concern over human rights violations of Soviet scientists (October 1972) pdf (61,343 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Box Number: 9
Folder Number: 17
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Correspondence, 1965-1999
SubSeries: Chronological Files, 1965-1999
Folder: 1970-1973
October 16, 1972
Dear Professor Keldysh:
You are, undoubtedly, aware of the strong pressures among scientists in this country and elsewhere against the recent stand taken by the USSR on exit visas for scientists. I had originally hoped to be able to present the enclosed statement, with its specific questions, to you following your address during the afternoon business meeting on Tuesday, October 17. It is still possible that some polite and low key interchange might take place between us although I realize, of course, that you have a complete right to decline to answer questions. At any rate, I wanted you to receive a copy of these remarks together with my own person appeal to you to do whatever you and your colleagues might be able to accomplish to correct the situation, [Note: crossed out = that I am sure all of you as human beings probably also find distasteful.]
I had originally planned to ask Yuri Ovchinnikov, when he came to visit me on Monday, October 16, to give you a copy of these remarks, but our meeting was, unfortunately, rescheduled because of the changes in the plans for the joint meeting of the Soviet and United States Academies of Sciences Councils.
Sincerely yours,
C. B. Anfinsen
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