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Edward A. McDermott Papers

Identifier: MsC0241

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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.


  • Creation: 1960-1965


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This collection is open for research.

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27.00 Linear Feet

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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.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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