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Register of the William Loren McGonagle papers
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Box: 1-2

Biographical File, 1960-1999 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Citations, clippings, correspondence with the next of kin of men who died under his command, identification cards, memoranda, notice of discharge from active duty, personal files, printed matter, and speaking file, as well as books and papers written by others presented to William McGonagle. Arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Biographical information, 1960 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of William McGonagle
Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Citations, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Clippings, 1968-1999

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Correspondence, 1967-1993.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and addresses for the next of kin of men who died under his command. Includes photographs of Marines, undated
Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Geneva Convention identification cards, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Memorandum for record about an interview with Kathryn Hatch, Newsweek, 1969

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Notice of discharge from duty, 1974

Box/Folder: 1 : 8-10

Personal files, 1969-1982 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Printed matter, 1969

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Speaking file, 1969-1971

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

United States of America's Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients and Their Official Citations, copyrights held by Highland Publishers and Highland House II, 1980 and 1994

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

The USS Liberty : Dissenting History VS. Official History, John E. Borne, 1995

Box/Folder: 2 : 2-3

The Liberty Incident, a dissertation by A. Jay Kristol, University of Miami, 1997

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Miscellany, 1966-1998 and undated

Box: 2-8

United States Navy File, 1948-1998 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, fitness reports of officers, publicity file, and scrapbook, arranged alphabetically by physical form. The records of ships, especially the USS Liberty, are described separately in the same order
 

William McGonagle office files

Box/Folder: 2 : 5-6

1952-1969 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 1-2

1963-1969

 

Correspondence

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

1968

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographic prints of William McGonagle and others,undated
Box/Folder: 3 : 4

1969-1991

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

1970 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

1970-1990

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

1986-1992

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

1991

Scope and Content Note

- Secretary of the Navy
Box/Folder: 3 : 9

1992

Box/Folder: 3 : 10-12

Fitness reports, 1948-1973

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Instruction sheets and list of crew members, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 2-4

Memoranda, 1948-1987

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Note, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Printed matter, 1968-1970

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

Publicity file, 1968-1969

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Scrapbook - The Keel : United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 9-10

JUSMAG Philippines, 1969-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Includes officers' evaluation and fitness reports
 

USS Kilauea

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Correspondence, 1969

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Fitness reports of officers, 1967-1970

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Newsclip file, 1967-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a photograph of William McGonagle and Navy personnel,undated
Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Press kit, 1968

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Press releases, 1967-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of William McGonagle and others,undated
Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Printed matter, 1968

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs depicting William McGonagle and others, undated
Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Miscellany, undated

 

USS Liberty

Box/Folder: 5 : 8

General, 1967-1968

Box/Folder: 5 : 9

Awards and Chief Naval Officer's letter authorizing awards, 1991 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

Basic orders and endorsements, 1967-1968

Box/Folder: 5 : 11

Casualty records, 1967

Box/Folder: 6 : 1-3

Clippings and media coverage, 1967-1998 and undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

1966-1967 and undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

1967-1984

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

1978-1988

Box/Folder: 7 : 1

1981-1988

Box/Folder: 7 : 2

1990-1991

Box/Folder: 7 : 3

1994

Box/Folder: 7 : 4

Court of enquiry, 1967

Box/Folder: 7 : 5-6

Fitness reports, 1967-1980

Box/Folder: 7 :

Lists

Box/Folder: 7 : 7

Honors, undated

Box/Folder: 7 : 8

Materials, 1992-1998

Box/Folder: 7 : 9

Navy/Marine Corps/Civilian personnel killed or died as a result of combat action during the armed attack on USS Liberty, 1967

Box/Folder: 7 : 10

Survivors, undated

Box/Folder: 7 : 11

Medical file, 1968 and undated

Box/Folder: 7 : 12

Memoranda, 1967-1971

Box/Folder: 7 : 13

Memorial service, 1993

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of memorial tombs,undated
Box/Folder: 8 : 1-2

Newsletters, 1981-1996

Box/Folder: 8 : 3

Note, 1967

Box/Folder: 8 : 4

Press release, 1966-1967

Box/Folder: 8 : 5-6

Printed matter, 1967-1998

Box/Folder: 8 : 7

Program, 1965-1966

Box/Folder: 8 : 8

Schedule, 1982

Box/Folder: 8 : 9

Statements, 1991-1998

Box/Folder: 8 : 10

Summary of events, undated

Box/Folder: 8 : 11

Telegram, 1967

Box/Folder: 8 : 12

Writings by others, 1967

Box/Folder: 8 : 13

Miscellany, 1964-1971

Box/Folder: 8 : 14

Telegrams, 1967

Box/Folder: 8 : 15

Miscellany, 1967-1971 and undated

Box: 9-10

Photographs and Negatives, 1967-1973 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and negatives depicting William McGonagle and others arranged in groups, as well as images of the USS Liberty and USS Kilauea
Box/Folder: 9 : 1

Unidentified, undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 2

William McGonagle, undated.

Box/Folder: 9 : 3

Collection of photographs, undated

Box/Folder: 9 :

USS Kilauea

Box/Folder: 9 : 4-5

Commissioning photographs, 1968 and undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 6-7

William McGonagle and others watching Commissary man involved in the preparation of the commissioning of the USS Kilauea, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Kiwanis Club and Sogibow, Michigan, 1970
Box/Folder: 9 :

USS Liberty

Box/Folder: 9 : 8

Commanding officers, USS Liberty, undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 9

Awards presentation on the USS Liberty, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes related materials, undated
Box/Folder: 9 : 10

Album, Photographs of the USS Liberty, circa 1967

Box/Folder: 9 : 11

Photographs of the USS Liberty with William McGonagle on board, 1967

Box/Folder: 10 : 1

Salvage photographs - Guam, 1962

Box/Folder: 10 : 2

Bronze Star Medal award, 1968

Box/Folder: 10 : 3

Album of Navy Division building and signing of lease for Phil Navy Ship YD-205, 1973

Box/Folder: 10 : 4

Negatives, undated

Box: 10

1/4-Inch Sound Tape Reels, 1967-1969.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of recordings of a USS Liberty press conference and an unidentified interview
Box/Folder: 10 : 5

USS Liberty press conference tape, 1967

Box/Folder: 10 : 6

WKY radio interview, 1969