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Guide to the G. William Gahagan Collection
Bernath Mss 8  
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Description
Includes propaganda magazines, pamphlets, and leaflets used both in the Pacific and Atlantic theaters of war; OWI outpost reports; U.N. Conference press releases, circulars, correspondence and photos relating to a public relations officer for the Office of War Information's Overseas Branch in San Francisco.
Background
G. William Gahagan was born on June 22, 1912 in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in Indianapolis and New York and attended Dartmouth College. In the 1930s, Gahagan worked as a reporter for the Times-Herald in Middletown, N.Y. In San Francisco before the World War II he was an account executive with McGann-Erickson Advertising and also served as an editor with the McGraw Hill Publishing Company.
Extent
6 linear feet (15 document boxes).
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
Some material was restricted or confidential at time of issue, but now is open. Materials stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.