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Gahagan (G. William) papers
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Correspondence, memoranda, reports, photographs, motion picture films, printed matter, and wartime propaganda relating to G. William Gahagan's work with the Office of War Information during World War II, focusing on American propaganda operations and analyses of Japanese propaganda. Also included are a few examples of post-war American anti-communist propaganda and information on the 1945 United Nations Conference on International Organization.
George William Gahagan was born on June 22, 1912 in Toledo, Ohio. His family briefly lived in Indianapolis, Indiana, before moving to Goshen, New York, in 1927. He began studying at Dartmouth College in 1935, but did not complete his degree until 1949. He also briefly attended Harvard University as a graduate student, however, he received his MA from Stanford University in 1957. He married Lorna Jane Plump in 1939, with whom he had four children.
8 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 card file box, 1 oversize folder, 8 motion picture film reels (4.55 Linear Feet)
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