Robert Moody McKinney Collection
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.
- Creation: 1895-2018
Restrictions on Access
Open for public research. This collection is located at the Library Service Center. Request via Sooner Xpress to view at the Western History Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
Restricted: The donor has retained copyright to the unpublished materials in the Robert Moody McKinney Collection. Patrons who wish to publish any of the unpublished material in this collection must contact the donor for permission. Please see the curator for the mailing address.
114 Cubic Feet
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2001.
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Part of the Western History Collections Repository
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