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Inventory of the Robert E. McCarthy papers
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
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  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Related Collection

  • Title: Robert E. McCarthy papers
    Date (inclusive): 1980-1981
    Collection Number: 97010
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: Briefing book and meeting notes relating to foreign and domestic policy planning between the election and inauguration of Ronald Reagan as president of the United States.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: McCarthy, Robert E.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert E. McCarthy papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1997.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Robert Elliot McCarthy was born on February 16, 1920, in San Francisco, CA. He was a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, as well as Boalt Hall Law School. As an undergraduate, McCarthy was a part of the Navy ROTC, and he later served as a commissioned officer aboard the destroyer USS Boyd in the Pacific Theater of World War II. McCarthy married his wife, Pat, when his ship returned from combat in the Pacific at the end of the war.
    A practicing lawyer for more than 40 years, McCarthy was selected in 1980 to be a consultant on president-elect Ronald Reagan’s presidential transition team in the Office of Policy Coordination, and he was later appointed by Reagan as Chairman of the Legal Services Corporation in 1983.
    McCarthy passed away on August 28, 2005.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Briefing book and meeting notes relating to foreign and domestic policy planning between the election and inauguration of Ronald Reagan as president of the United States.

    Related Collection

    Ronald Reagan subject collection, Hoover Institution Archives

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States--Politics and government--1981-1989.
    United States--Foreign relations--1981-1989.
    Reagan, Ronald.