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McKinney, Robert M. (Robert Moody), 1910-2001



  • Existence: 1910-08-28 - 2001-06-24

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Moody McKinney Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2627
Scope and Contents

Newspaper publisher and U.S. Ambassador. Professional and personal papers of Robert Moody McKinney and family, primarily regarding his life as a diplomat, newspaper publisher, and author. The materials include correspondence, newspapers, appointment calendars, photographs, and manuscripts of short stories and poetry written by McKinney. The papers contain reports and correspondence from McKinney's work as chairman of the panel to report to Congress on the Impact of Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (1955-1956), as a representative to the Second International Conference for Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (1958), and as U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland (1961-1963). The collection also has McKinney’s correspondence and reports as owner and publisher of The New Mexican newspaper (1956-2003), legal documents (1975-1989) regarding his suit against the Gannett Company to regain control of the The New Mexican, and genealogical materials (1895-2018) compiled by Virginia K. Moody.

Dates: 1895-2018

Robert Moody McKinney Photograph Collection

 Collection — Box Photo M-56
Identifier: WHC-P-2472
Scope and Contents

Black-and-white copy prints from the life and career of Robert Moody McKinney, the longtime editor and publisher of The Santa Fe New Mexican, and U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland during the Kennedy administration. Notable photographs in the collection are of the USS Tarawa, and McKinney with General Lucius D. Clay, and Swiss president Friedrich Traugott Wahlen. Unpublished finding aid available.

Dates: 1913-1987

University of Oklahoma Press Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-634
Scope and Contents


Correspondence (1928-1956) between Press directors, University of Oklahoma officials, and authors regarding books published by the press, its publishing procedures and standards, and its daily operations. Also included are readers' reports (1930-1956) of submitted manuscripts; rejected book manuscripts (1934-1956); accepted book manuscripts (n.d.); and minutes and proceedings (1944-1961) of various working committees of the University of Oklahoma and the American Association of University Presses. University of Oklahoma Press Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1928-1962