was a childhood friend of Alger Hiss's who was
also accused by Whittaker
Chambers of participating in underground
activities. Chambers said Collins was
introduced to Col.
Boris Bykov, his boss in the underground.
Collins testified before the grand jury investigating
espionage, denying Chambers' charges.
testified before HUAC on August 3, 1948 that
he collected Communist Party dues from Collins
but would later contradict that testimony.Click
here to read
Chambers' August 7th testimony, which includes
his allegations about Collins.