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John L. McQuigg collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 19.0018

Content Description

This collection relates to John L. McQuigg (Lieutenant Colonel with the US Army Air Force) who served with the 8th Air Force in Photographic Reconnaissance in the European and Mediterranean Theaters and participated in the North African and the Italian Allied Photo Reconnaissance Wing, including surveillance for the Anzio Landing. The collection contains military papers, ephemera, photographs, artifacts, and maps covering John L. McQuigg's communication with his wife and children, surveillance operations during the war, and documents from the Air Force reserves following the war.


  • 1942-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 2019-08-06
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2019-11-06


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

John Lyman McQuigg was born in 1907 in Los Angeles, CA, and died in 1982 in Stuart, FL. He was married to Dorothy Elinor King McQuigg, who was born March 20, 1908, in Fort Worth, TX, and died March 16, 1983, in Stuart, FL. The couple had two children: John "Jack" Dolph McQuigg, born October 19, 1931, in Abilene, TX (died June 16, 2019) and Sarah "Sassie" McQuigg McGagh, born in 1933 (died August 29, 2001).


6.5 Linear Feet (This collection contains six 1/2 boxes, one 1/4 box, and 3 binders (13.25"x12"))

2 folders (This collection includes one oversized folder and a folder of maps.)

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

John L. McQuigg collection
Mallory McGovern
November 14, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US