Collection ASM0143 - William McEvoy papers

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William McEvoy papers

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  • circa 1936-1950s (Creation)

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William J. McEvoy (1901-1994), a native of Washington, D.C., worked as a reporter for United Press before joining Pan American Airlines in 1930. He helped to establish Pan Am’s government liaison office and participated in negotiations with Congress on U.S. Post Office foreign airmail contacts. He was the Assistant Vice President for Public Relations, Governmental Affairs, and Special Projects for Pan Am when he retired in 1967.

McEvoy was the project officer for Presidential trips abroad, arranging the charter of Pan Am aircraft to transport Secret Service agents, members of the press, and government officials accompanying the President and Vice President. He also made travel arrangements and escorted Congressional committees on official visits abroad, and planned christening ceremonies for Pan Am airplanes involving First Ladies, diplomats, and government officials.

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William J. McEvoy worked as a government liaison for Pan American Airlines for over thirty years.  The William McEvoy Papers include his unpublished memoir, Presidents Who Have Flown with Me, which focuses on President Truman’s trip to Wake Island in 1950. The collection also contains photographs from President Roosevelt’s trip to South America in 1936 and Vice President Henry Wallace’s trip to South America in 1943, as well as approximately 1200 slides from McEvoy’s travels around the world in the 1950s.

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This collection is open for research.

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William McEvoy Papers Finding Aid © 2011 University of Miami. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

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  • English

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Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records

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