McCargar, James (1920-2007)
The James McCargar collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, professional material, printed material, and other material.
Manuscripts by McCargar include drafts of his book Short Course on the Secret War, written under the pen name "Christopher Felix"; and numerous essays, short stories, articles, reports, lectures, and notes, some written under the name "Christopher Felix". These pieces date from 1944 to 1992 (several are undated). Manuscripts by others include memoirs, essays, and reports by various authors, mostly about international affairs.
Correspondence in the collection includes personal and professional letters to and from McCargar. Personal correspondents include Williams, Tanny, and Clark Henley; Joseph Bryan III; and Thomas V. Litzenburg, Jr., as well as his family, among others. Professional correspondence consists of letters to and from various literary agents, editors, and publishers; the US State Department; and individuals. Notable correspondents include Burton Hersh, Robin Winks, Hans Tofte, Nicholas Bethell, and Claiborne Pell.
Professional material in the collection consists of various documents compiled and arranged by McCarger into numerous files, organized by subject. Topics include: UNESCO (1978-2001); financial disputes between McCargar and various organizations; Hungary (1944-2002); Radio Free Europe (1943-2002); the US Navy (1944-1956); Free Europe Exile Relations (1944-1995); the CIA (1963-2001); World War II (1994-2001); the African American Labor Centre (1980-1984); the National Endowment for Democracy (1983-1984); the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (1983-1986); US foreign policy (1952-1998); and other subjects. These files contain different types of material, including correspondence, printed material, manuscripts, and other items. Other professional material includes daily planners (1956-1983) and other miscellaneous items.
Printed material in the collection dates from 1948 to 2001, and includes various pamphlets, booklets, newsletters, programs, magazines, and clippings, including several items regarding UNESCO.
Other material in the collection includes financial records (1944-1985), legal material, photographs, and other items.