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George C. McGhee Papers

Identifier: GTM-790724

Scope and Contents

The papers of George Crew McGhee (1912-2005), geologist, oil producer, and diplomat. The papers includes files from McGhee's United States ambassadorships to Turkey (1951-1953) and Germany (1963-1968), as well as his extensive involvement in numerous organizations and committees such as the Combined Raw Materials Board, the Bilderberg Group, the Draper Committee, the Committee for Economic Development, and the Business for Internatonal Understanding, among many others.

An inventory to the collection is available in the External Documents section of the finding aid below.


  • 1946-1980


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109 Linear Feet (93 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of George C. McGhee, 1979, 1993, and 2001. Additional materials donated by the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, 2015.

George C. McGhee Papers
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
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Revision Statements

  • 2022: Edited for DACS compliance by John Zarrillo

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository