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Gordon Leo McDonough papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0366

Scope and Content

Papers of Gordon Leo McDonough, member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the United States Congress. The collection includes McDonough's personal and legislative correspondence, printed bills and bill summaries relating to McDonough's work in Congress, office files, copies of press releases and public statements, records relating to various United States military academies, and files organized by subject.

Dates

  • 1920 - 1965

Creator

Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biography

McDonough, Gordon Leo - born in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, January 2, 1895; moved with his parents to Emporium, Cameron County, Pennsylvania in 1898; attended the public schools; graduated from the high school at Emporium; engaged as an industrial chemist at Emporium 1915-1918; moved to Los Angeles, California and resumed his former occupation 1918-1933; member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors 1933-1944, serving as chairman for one year; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; died in Bethesda, Maryland, June 25, 1968; interment in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Los Angeles, California.

Extent

114 Linear Feet (114 boxes and 4 filing cabinet drawers)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Papers of Gordon Leo McDonough, member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the United States Congress. The collection includes McDonough's personal and legislative correspondence, printed bills and bill summaries relating to McDonough's work in Congress, office files, copies of press releases and public statements, records relating to various United States military academies, and files organized by subject.

Arrangement

Listing of headings used arranged alphabetically by HEADING with time period, box contents arrangement, related correspondance, related bill(s), subject(s), committee(s), box number(s), color dot marking, number of boxes. The collection consists of 16 subsections under chronological order. Index of sub-headings were made of Bills, Cases, Legislation, Miscellaneous, Roll Call & Subjects.

Contents of related bill(s), subject(s), committee(s) were extracted from correspondence.

Also belonging to the collection is a filing cabinet containing 4 drawers, numbered 1 thr. 4. Each drawer contains a [UNK].

Processing Information

This finding aid originally existed as a static print inventory, which was subsequently scanned and encoded and migrated across multiple collection management systems. Spelling and formatting issues are common. Instances of "[UNK]" in record descriptions are most likely the result of past encoding issues.
Title
Finding aid for the Gordon Leo McDonough papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
The Regional History Collection staff; supplementary encoding and revision supplied by Xiuzhi Zhou and Bo Doub
Date
2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2019-2020: Finding aid updated by Bo Doub: conducted data clean-up on archival object records and created new container records using container lists from a collections move by Backstage Library Works.

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States