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Littlepage, John Dickinson, 1894-1948



  • Existence: 1894 - 1948


John Dickinson "Jack" Littlepage was born on September 14, 1894 in Gresham, Oregon. He was an American mining engineer employed in the USSR from 1928 to 1937, becoming Deputy Commissar of the USSR's Gold Trust in the 1930s. Littlepage was to return to the US several times to recruit more engineers into the Soviet gold mine industry. Many of the thousands of US workers who emigrated to the USSR at the time in search of work subsequently became victims of the Terror. Littlepage was one of the few immigrants from the US allowed to leave the USSR during the Terror. He left in 1937. Littlepage authored a book on his experience: "In Search of Soviet Gold" jointly with foreign correspondent for the "Saturday Evening Post" and "The Christian Science Monitor," Mr Demaree Bess. Littlepage died on July 8, 1948.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"In Search of Soviet Gold" typescript

Identifier: MS-310
Date(s): 1938

"In Search of Soviet Gold." The collection contains the typescript and galley proofs, with handwritten corrections of the book by John D. Littlepage, published in 1938.

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