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Guide to the John A. McCone Papers, 1904-1991 (bulk 1978-1989)
BANC MSS 95/20 c  
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Description
The John A. McCone Papers, 1904-1991 consist primarily of McCone's combined professional and personal office files as well as mail briefs, chronological files, memoranda, and Foundation and Trust records. The papers include writings, speeches, awards, interviews, biographical materials, photographs, negatives, slides, personal and family materials. The bulk of materials date from 1978 to 1989. Notably missing are any official papers and correspondence during the period from 1962 to 1966 when McCone served with the United States Central Intelligence Agency.
Background
John Alex McCone was born in San Francisco, California on January 4, 1902. He attended public schools in Los Angeles and graduated in 1922 from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. Degree in Engineering (Magna cum laude). He married Rosemary Cooper in 1938. Mrs. McCone died in Washington, D.C. in 1961. He then married Mrs. Paul Pigott (Theiline), widow of a Seattle industrialist in 1962. Mrs. Pigott McCone died in 1990.
Extent
35 cartons, 8 boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 8 volumes, 4 oversize folders
Restrictions
Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright.
Availability
Collection is open for research.