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[John A. McCone pictorial collection].
BANC PIC 1995.065--C folder 1; BANC PIC 1995.065--C folder 2; BANC PIC 1995.065--C folder 3; BANC PIC 1995.065--ffALB v.14; ...
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Title:

[John A. McCone pictorial collection]

Creator/Contributor:

McCone, John A. (John Alex), 1902-1991, creator

Abstract:

Chiefly photograph albums and portfolios pertaining to McCone's career, particularly his roles as an executive of the California Shipbuilding Corporation (1941-1945), as Chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission (1958-1961), and as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1961-1965). Includes professional photographs depicting Calship's production of Victory ships during the Second World War, several ship launchings, and various diplomatic and ceremonial events pertaining to McCone's service in the AEC and CIA during the expansion of the nuclear energy industry and the escalation of the cold war in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Among the individuals depicted are presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson; CIA leaders Allen W. Dulles, Richard Helms, William F. Raborn; Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren; and McCone's first wife Rosemary Cooper McCone and second wife Theiline Piggott. The collection contains very few snapshots or other informal images depicting McCone's private life or family affairs.

Date:

1941 (issued)

Subject:

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McCone, John A. (John Alex) -- 1902-1991 -- Archives
McCone, John A. (John Alex) -- 1902-1991 -- Pictorial works
California Shipbuilding Corporation -- Pictorial works
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission -- Pictorial works
United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency -- Pictorial works
Shipbuilding -- California -- Photographs
Victory ships -- California -- Design and construction -- Photographs
Launches -- California -- Photographs
World War, 1939-1945 -- California
Cold War

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Compiled by John A. McCone and family. Includes images by various photographers.
Also includes a few color transparencies (LAN box 1).
Vols. 17-19 disbound. Contents housed in PIC box 2. Original album binders retained and stored separately in fALB.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for use.
John A. McCone pictorial collection, BANC PIC 1995.065, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of the estate of John A. McCone; 1994.
Additional photographs are included in the John A. McCone papers (BANC MSS 95/20 c)
Born Jan. 4, 1902 in San Francisco, Calif. and an engineering graduate from the University of California, Berkeley in 1922, John A. McCone began his career as a riveter and eventually became a major West Coast industrialist who made his fortune in engineering, shipbuilding, and shipping. He also served in several high positions within the government under five presidents, most notably as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Throughout his life, McCone participated in a number of civic, philanthropic, educational, and medical associations and received many awards and honoraria. McCone died on February 14, 1991 at the age of 89.
Container list availabe in library.
Transferred from the John A. McCone papers (BANC MSS 95/20 c)

Type:

graphic
Photograph albums.
Transparencies.

Physical Description:

photoprint
Approximately 1,300 photographic prints in 7 boxes, 5 volumes and 3 oversize folders : chiefly gelatin silver prints, b&w and color ; various sizes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1995.065--C folder 1
BANC PIC 1995.065--C folder 2
BANC PIC 1995.065--C folder 3
BANC PIC 1995.065--ffALB v.14
BANC PIC 1995.065--fALB v.20
BANC PIC 1995.065--LAN box 1
BANC PIC 1995.065--B box 1 (v.1-2)
BANC PIC 1995.065--B box 2 (v.3-4)
BANC PIC 1995.065--B box 3 (v.15-16)
BANC PIC 1995.065--AX box 1 (v.5-6, 8-9)
BANC PIC 1995.065--AX box 2 (v.10, 13, 21)
BANC PIC 1995.065--fALB v.17
BANC PIC 1995.065--fALB v.18
BANC PIC 1995.065--fALB v.19
BANC PIC 1995.065--PIC box 1 (v.7, 11-12)
BANC PIC 1995.065--PIC box 2 (v.17-19)
BANC PIC 1995.065
BANC PIC 1995.065

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for use.

Related Item:

John A. McCone papers : McCone, John A. (John Alex), : 1902-1991