Edward A. McDermott Papers
Scope and Contents
The papers of Edward A. McDermott date from 1960 to 1965 and are comprised of 27 linear feet of documents. Most of the papers relate to his work on various committees and commissions in Washington, D.C. There are reports, subject files, memoranda, reading files, statements, speeches, press releases, correspondence, and appointment books. The topics range from civil defense to tariffs and trade, strategic materials to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and Alaska disaster relief to the Kennedy-Johnson campaign. The correspondence includes letters from William Symington, Lumond F. Wilcox, and John C. Culver.
- McDermott, Edward A. (Person)
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27.00 linear feet
Language of Materials
Lawyer, co-chairman of Iowans for Kennedy (1960), and director of the Office of Emergency Planning, 1962-1965. Reports, speeches, press releases, subject files, and correspondence relating to his career in government service during the 1960s.
Method of Acquisition
Mr. McDermott donated his papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1971.
- Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
- Civil defense
- Civil service
- Democratic Party (Iowa)
- Democratic Party (U.S.)
- Disaster relief
- Emergency communication systems
- General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Organization)
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- Political campaigns
- Strategic materials
- United States Office of Emergency Planning
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