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    Seeking transcripts of testimony of Russell Varian before House Un-American Activities Committee

    John Ashbaugh Newbie

      How would I find transcripts of the testimony of Russell Varian before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)? I don't have the dates, unfortunately. Russell and his brother Sigurd Varian were founders of Varian Associates, a research lab in California that contributed significantly to the 20th century technology industry in that state. One of their nephews, Jack Varian of Parkfield, California, has reported to us that Russell Varian was forced to testify before HUAC due to his widely-known interests in fields other than science and technology. We would like to know more about his appearance before the Committee and whether it led to any consequences for his career or for the success of his company. Thanks!