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Bob Mc Cauley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CA147-87

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs and 35mm slides of exceptional quality of Southeast Asia. The Bob Mc Cauley Collection is housed in three boxes of varying sizes totaling 3.2 linear ft. The collection arrived in good condition and was initially processed with only a container list as description. Due to a change of the content management system, further description proved to be necessary.

Box 1, Folder 1 contains images depicting Air America personnel, landscapes, street scenes, aircraft crash sites, aircraft, and Vietcong prisoners.

Folder 2 contains a clipping about John T. Grover and Benjamin F. Coleman being killed in an aircraft accident and images depicting Air America personnel, aircraft, aircraft crashes, military installations, landscapes, street scenes, woman with bound feet, Vietcong prisoners, and the Mc Cauley family.

Folder 3 contains 35mm color slides depicting landscapes, street scenes, indigenous people, Air America personnel, aircraft, and military installations.

Folder 4 contains 35mm color slides depicting landscapes, street scenes, indigenous people, Air America personnel, aircraft, and military installations.

Folder 5 contains 35mm color slides depicting landscapes, street scenes, indigenous people, and ceremonies.

Box 2, Folder 1 contains a photograph of airplanes in front of a hangar during sunset. The photograph is signed by Mc Cauley.

Dates

  • 1965 - 1987
  • Majority of material found within 1965 - 1973

Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas. Users must credit Bob Mc Cauley by name as photographer.

Biographical Sketch

Bob Mc Cauley worked as a pilot flying fixed wing aircraft for Air America in Saigon for six years, from March 8, 1966 through June 30, 1974, when he resigned.

Sources

Source
"Bob Mc Cauley Collection", Finding Aid, History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
Source
Jerry Fink Collection, Air America Roster, Folder 1, Box 32, History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Extent

3.2 Linear Feet (One manuscript box, one half-size manuscript box, and one non-standard box (31.5x23.0x3.0).)

Abstract

Robert Alban (Bob) Mc Cauley worked as a pilot for Air America for six years, spending a great deal of time in South Vietnam and Laos.

Series Description

The archivist kept the original organization intact without any further arrangement.

Provenance Statement

The Bob Mc Cauley Collection was donated to the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Bob Mc Cauley on 1987-05-04.

Additional Sources

Additional information can be found in the History of Aviation Archives in the following collections:

CAT/Air America Archives.

Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, series, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example: 1BMC-1-1-PC1

1 = CAT/Air America Archives

BMC = Bob Mc Cauley Collection

= Series Number

1 = Box Number

1 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

C = Color

1 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.

Note to Researcher

35 mm slides in Folder 5 of this collection have suffered damage due to mildew, and have been placed in a separate envelope to isolate them. Please consult Special Collection's staff about viewing the items.
Title
Guide to the Bob Mc Cauley Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Thomas Allen, PhD, CA
Date
2018-06-01
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English (eng)
Edition statement
First revision by Thomas Allen, PhD, CA. 2018-06-01. Second revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2019-01-16.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. Repository

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