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Glen McCreary Photographs of United Nations Conference on International Organization 1945 SFP 80
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This collection consists of two albums along with loose photographs for a total of 127 black and white gelatin silver prints taken of the U.N. Organizing Conference held in San Francisco from April 25 through June 26, 1945. All photographs were taken by Glen McCreary, a U.S. Army photographer assigned to cover the conference or by his associates. Also included is a printed booklet entitled "A Pictorial Record of the Delegates to the United Nations Conference on International Organization".
Glen E. McCreary was born on June 23rd, 1914 in Portland, Oregon. He enlisted with the United States Army in 1940, and was an US Army photographer active during World War II, serving as a Signal Corps Photographer in Alaska from June 1941 until March 1945. After the war he was assigned to the Photo Lab in the San Francisco Presidio, and was subsequently loaned to the State Department to work at the United Nations Conference on International Organization along with other Army and Navy photographers. As a member of the photographic pool he and his colleagues covered the various events and activities of the U.N. Conference. He married Mary Elizabeth Cleary on June 24th, 1953 and they had two children, Paula Jean McCreary Kelly and Scott Thane McCreary. Glen passed away on January 9th, 2010.
1 manuscript box (o.5 cubic feet)
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