1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 11, 2019 2:10 PM by Rebecca Collier

    What kinds of automobiles were used at the US embassy in Moscow, in 1948?


      I would like to know where I should look to find out if there is a listing or some sort of report about the automobiles that were used by US embassy personnel in Moscow in 1948.  Whether the Ambassador, or the chief military attache, or others, what types of cars did they drive.  Were these US cars?  Were these Russian cars?  If one or the other, what types of models did they drive?  Did US mechanics repair them?  Or did Russian mechanics repair them?  Those kinds of things.


      If someone knows where to go, or has an idea of which research group and/or folders to start at, that would be helpful.


      I would like to find out.


      Thanks in advance.

        • Re: What kinds of automobiles were used at the US embassy in Moscow, in 1948?
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Pesavento,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 5 series for the U.S. Embassy, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1933-1992) in the Records of the Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State (Record Group 84) that cover the time period of 1948. We suggest that you search under class 121: Diplomatic Branch and 124: Embassy's and legations for records are arranged according to the Department of State Foreign Service Post Decimal Classification Scheme.


          Also in the Central Decimal Files, 1910 - 1963 of the General Records of the Department of State (Record Group 590, we suggest that you search under decimals 121.34 - Transportation of American Diplomatic Officers  or 861.70 - Transportation in Russia.


          For access to these series, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2 via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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