Advisor

Bernard V. Burke

Date of Award

1997

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in History

Department

History

Physical Description

1 online resource (144 pages)

Subjects

United States. State Dept. Division of Eastern-European Affairs, United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union, Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States

DOI

10.15760/etd.5710

Abstract

This study traces the career of Robert Francis Kelley and his influence on American-Russian Relations during the nonrecognition period (1917-1933). The focus of this examination is Kelley's role in formulating, implementing, and sustaining America's anti-communist policy developed and solidified during the 1920s and 1930s. Particular attention is given to the senate recognition hearing of 1924, Kelley's training of future diplomats (George Kennan, Charles Bohlen, et al.), and his contributions to the preparations leading to the United States' recognition of Russia in 1933. Using Kelley's papers and personal correspondence, this study shows the growth of a man and the evolution of a policy.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21325

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