Correspondence VII



Richard J. O'Melia Collection

  1. "Camp Lejeune, N. C." (attached is a letter to O'Melia from McCormack asking that he (O'Melia) help Gerald Miller find a job in Washington D. C.)

  2. Date: December 13, 1954
    From: Gerald J. Miller (1 st Lieutenant, USMC)
    To: Mr. McCormack
    Content: Giving biographical information in hopes of receiving a college entrance recommendation or help obtaining a job in Washington D. C. from Mr. McCormack.
     
  3. "A Result-Getting Letter is Brief, Concise, and to the Point" (handwritten letter)

  4. Date: December 24, 1954
    From: Dick J. Mullen
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Content: Asking that O'Melia send cards to several people listed in the letter.
     
  5. "Gomillion Detective Agency, Inc."

  6. Date: December 15, 1954
    From: Otis G. Gomillion
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Content: Asking that O'Melia furnish him (Gomillion) with information as to the amount of money that has been paid out of Congressional funds to Senator Wiley for his travels.
     
  7. "Chief Hotel Court"

  8. Date: January 4, 1955
    From: Harold J. Stocker
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Content: Giving information about a proposed hotel/convention hall/entertainment center to be built in Las Vegas.
     
  9. "Law Offices of O'Melia and Kaye"

  10. Date: November 27, 1954
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard and Jane O'Melia
    Content: Talking about deer hunting and supporting McCarthy's efforts to call America's attention to the plight of American POWs in Chinese camps.
     
  11. "Law Offices of O'Melia & Kaye" (copy, handwritten notes on letter)

  12. Date: December 6, 1954
    From: A. J. O'Melia
    To: Charles J. Kersten
    Content: Offering to send a letter to Brownell.
     
  13. "Air Mail-Special Delivery"

  14. Date: December 19, 1954
    From: E. W. Wilson
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Content: Inquires whether or not the Newspaper Guild is considered a subversive organization and asks to be sent a list of all groups considered to be subversive.
     
  15. "Law Offices of O'Melia and Kaye"

  16. Date: July 2, 1946
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard and Jane O'Melia
    Content: Refers to an enclosed check of $2000.00 sent to help pay for the mortgage and home furnishings.
     
  17. "Law Offices of O'Melia and Kaye"

  18. Date: April 16, 1947
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard and Jane O'Melia
    Contents: Talking about family birthdays, Mrs. O'Melia's (Richard's mother's) improving health, and the weather. Refers to another enclosed check that should clear the final balance of the mortgage.
     
  19. "Law Offices of O'Melia and Kaye"

  20. Date: August 5, 1947
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard and Jane O'Melia
    Contents: Contains financial advise concerning a business venture O'Melia is engaging in with two other individuals, Chuck and the Doctor.
     
  21. "Law Offices of O'Melia and Kaye"

  22. Date: September 26, 1947
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Contains more financial advice and refers to enclosed financial papers for O'Melia to sign or keep. Inquires about school and refers to family matters concerning Joe Hildebrand.
     
  23. "Law Offices of O'Melia and Kaye"

  24. Date: November 12, 1947
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: More advise concerning financial and business matters. Also talks of a planned hunting trip.
     
  25. "Law Offices of O'Melia and Kaye"

  26. Date: May 24, 1948
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard and Jane O'Melia
    Contents: Wishes O'Melia happy birthday and speaking of the impending Attorney General appointment by the governor.
     
  27. "Law Offices of O'Melia and Kaye"

  28. Date: June 17, 1948
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard and Jane O'Melia
    Contents: Offers advice to O'Melia concerning his future and an offer from the Marine. Advises against running for congress or joining the family firm. Suggests pursuing a legal connection in Milwaukee or accepting the Marine offer.
     
  29. "Columbia University in the City of New York" (note attached)

  30. Date: May 31, 1950
    From: Dwight Eisenhower
    To: Robert Donner
    Contents: As President of Columbia University Eisenhower is responding to a letter sent by Donner containing names of faculty members Donner implies to be communists. Eisenhower defends the faculty members, and an individual named George S. Counts in particular, against Donner's accusations. Attached is a summary of the letter written by an unknown individual.
     
  31. "Urban P. Van Susteren"

  32. Date: September 8, 1952
    From: Urban P. Van Susteren
    To: Jane O'Melia
    Contents: Thanking Jane O'Melia for her contribution of $25 to McCarthy's campaign for Senator.
     
  33. "Western Union"

  34. Date: October 9, 1952
    From: George C. Olsen
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Explaining schedule for McCarthy's appearances in Seattle and Everett.
     
  35. "Retain Harry P. Cain Republican United States Senator"

  36. Date: October 13, 1952
    From: George C. Olsen
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Concerning preparations for McCarthy's visit and contains as an attachment a letter to Olsen from Jack Gordon, Chairman of the Press Club Gridiron Dinner, at which McCarthy is to speak.
     
  37. "Western Union" (handwritten notes on wire as well)

  38. Date: October 18, 1952
    From: Mrs. W. R. Cox
    To: Joseph McCarthy
    Contents: Praising Tyler speech and suggesting that Stevenson speech be made under oath to avoid being discredited.
     
  39. "McCarthy Broadcast Dinner"

  40. Date: October 27, 1952 (date on letterhead - no date given for actual writing)
    From: Lawrence Marr
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Regarding a bill for $210 paid by Marr.
     
  41. "Watertown Republican Club"

  42. Date: October 28, 1952
    From: E. J. King
    To: Richard O'Meila
    Contents: Regarding McCarthy and O'Melia's transportation and arrival into Watertown.
     
  43. "The Employer's Group Insurance Companies"

  44. Date: August 14, 1953
    From: Irving J. Fischer
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Regarding the cost of a set of golf clubs lost on an airline flight from Miami to Washington.
     
  45. "The Boston Post"

  46. Date: March 24, 1954
    From: Bob L.
    To: Don
    Contents: Thanking Don for returning some news clippings. Asking Senator McCarthy to write a few paragraphs to be included in the new teenager section of the paper.
     
  47. "United States Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel"

  48. Date: March 26, 1954
    From: John M. Reynolds
    To: (?)
    Contents: Speaking of a bill for the removal of the statute of limitations for offenses concerning national security.
     
  49. "Communist Party, U.S.A." (two copies)

  50. Date: April 25, 1954
    From: William Z. Foster, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Pettes Perry
    To: Friend
    Contents: Calls for Americans to become unified against the threat of McCarthyism against democratic rights and refers to an enclosed Draft Program of the Communist Party.
     
  51. "Urgent"

  52. Date: April 30, 1954 (date of postage - no date on actual letter)
    From: (?)
    To: Joseph McCarthy
    Contents: Urgently warning McCarthy that he and members of his staff (Cohn and Schine) are under investigation of the army aided by the New York police department for being suspected of being homosexual.
     
  53. "May 11, 1954" (handwritten letter)

  54. Date: May 11, 1954
    From: George Dexter
    To: Joseph McCarthy
    Contents: Reports that a radio broadcaster named Barry Gray called McCarthy a homosexual through association and urges McCarthy to pull strings to get him off the air.
     
  55. "United States Senate"

  56. Date: July 28, 1954
    From: Mary C.
    To: Don
    Contents: Reports information from Standard and Poor Corporation, Publishers, on Jones and Lamson Machine Company.
     
  57. "Parapack Institute"

  58. Date: August 6, 1954
    From: John J. Walsh
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Acknowledges that Walsh has received a booklet from O'Melia.
     
  59. "New Jersey Chapter of Pro America" (copy)

  60. Date: October 19, 1954
    From: Helen Lee Woodward
    To: Federal Communications Commission
    Contents: As president of Pro America, Woodward is requesting that Edward Murrow, editor and narrator for the CBS television program "See It Now," be censured for deliberately misrepresenting a program put on by Pro America.
     
  61. "Western Union"

  62. Date: January 4, 1955
    From: Harold Stocker
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Asks O'Melia to send a letter with the data previously discussed on the phone.
     
  63. "E.M. Waldron and Company Incorporated"

  64. Date: March 9, 1955
    From: Ed Waldron
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Refers to an attached paper put out by the American Rocket Society concerning a Test Stand built for the Navy by the E.M. Waldron Company.
     
  65. "Queens County Committee"

  66. Date: April 22, 1955
    From: Frank J. Coyle
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Thanks O'Melia for helping to arrange for McCarthy to receive the Americanism award of the Queens County American Legion.
     
  67. "Houdaille-Hershey Corporation"

  68. Date: May 2, 1955
    From: R.G. Gorman
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Confirms a dinner engagement between Gorman and O'Melia while Gorman is in Washington during the week of May 9.
     
  69. "347 West 127 Street" (handwritten notes and underlining on letter)

  70. Date: May 25, 1955
    From: Paul J. Parobek
    To: Olin D. Johnson
    Contents: Reports what Parobek sees as violations of his rights by the NACA and the Civil Service Commission that came about because he provided information for a Congressional investigation of the NACA.
     
  71. "3471 West 127 Street"

  72. Date: August 2, 1955
    From: Paul J. Parobek
    To: Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Contents: Demands Parobek's reinstatement at the NACA on the grounds that his removal was not for reasons of poor performance but a result of the governments failure to enforce laws that would protect Parobek and his job after he complied with the Congressional investigation of the NACA.
     
  73. "Law Offices Courshon and Fink"

  74. Date: December 21, 1955
    From: Charles J. Courshon
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Thanks O'Melia for his hospitality while Courshon was in Washington and inquires when O'Melia will be visiting Miami so Courshon can return his kindness.
     
  75. "Congress of the United State House of Representatives" (copy)

  76. Date: February 9, 1956
    From: Lawrence H. Smith
    To: Lyle Kennedy
    Contents: Discusses Smith's efforts to form an ad-hoc foreign affairs committee for the purpose of insuring that China does not gain entrance into the United Nations.
     
  77. "Congress of the United States House of Representatives" (copy)

  78. Date: February 15, 1956
    From: Lawrence H. Smith
    To: Lyle Kennedy
    Contents: Explains that the absence of Chairman Richards among other events has slowed down the formation of an ad-hoc committee.
     
  79. "Comptroller General of the United States"

  80. Date: March 1, 1956
    From: Hugh Campbell
    To: John L. McClellan
    Contents: Thanks McClellan for presenting Congress with a favorable report about the work of the General Accounting Office.
     
  81. "Kay, Dunphy, and McNulty"

  82. Date: June 25, 1956
    From: Ward Dunphy
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Refers to an enclosed check for $62.50 for the fee of the Zwicke - vs - Stonekote case.
     
  83. "Law Offices Welsh, Trowbridge, Bills, and Gould"

  84. Date: August 6, 1956
    From: F.N. Trowbridge
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Requests a copy of the amended Cellar Bill.
     
  85. "United States Senate Committee on Government Operations"

  86. Date: September 17, 1956
    From: Walter L. Reynolds
    To: (?)
    Contents: Refers to an enclosed copy of Senate Doc. 148, which is an index to hearings and reports by Congressional committees on Communism and subversive activities.
     
  87. "United States Senate Committee on Government Operations"

  88. Date: October 19, 1956
    From: Richard O'Melia
    To: Thomas McCormack
    Contents: Refers to unnamed documents that have been enclosed in response to McCormack's request.
     
  89. "Law Offices of O'Melia and Kaye"

  90. Date: October 23, 1956
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard and Jane O'Melia
    Contents: Relates details of a planned hunting trip and vacation to Ireland, and speaks of the Senators visit to Mr. O'Melia's home.
     
  91. "Houghton, Bullinger, Nehs, and Houghton Attorneys and Counselors at Law"

  92. Date: October 31, 1956
    From: Bauer F. Bullinger
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Refers to enclosed documents on the Vlier Precipitator.
     
  93. "Law Offices of O'Melia and Kaye"

  94. Date: December 3, 1956
    From: Donald D. O'Melia
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Contains an inquiry concerning real estate belonging to Native Americans over the age of sixty-five.
     
  95. "December 12, 1956"

  96. Date: December 12, 1956
    From: Richard O'Melia
    To: Ray M. Sheehy
    Contents: Thanks Sheehy for a cookbook.
     
  97. "Law Offices of O'Melia and Kaye" (copy with handwritten note)

  98. Date: December 19, 1956
    From: Donald C. O'Melia
    To: John O'Leary
    Contents: Comments that Richard O'Melia has not heard from O'Leary since Donald O'Melia's last letter. Asks O'Leary to respond.
     
  99. "December 28, 1956" (two copies)

  100. Date: December 28, 1956
    From: Richard J. O'Melia
    To: John L. McClellan
    Contents: Requests that O'Melia be taken off the rolls for a day so that he may withdraw money paid into the Pension and Retirement Fund. O'Melia explains that this money is to be used to help pay for surgery for his nephew, who has a brain tumor.
     
  101. "January 4, 1957"

  102. Date: January 4, 1957
    From: Richard O'Melia
    To: A.J. O'Melia
    Contents: Explains arrangements made, with Senator McCarthy's help, for the treatment of O'Melia's nephew who has a brain tumor.
     
  103. "Law Offices of O'Melia and Kay"

  104. Date: January 18, 1957
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Richard O'Melia
    Contents: Reports that A.J. O'Melia has heard nothing further from Samuel Skylar since his (A.J. O'Melia's) last conversation with Richard O'Melia.
     
  105. "Law Offices of O'Melia and Kaye" (copy)

  106. Date: January 24, 1957
    From: A.J. O'Melia
    To: Samuel Skylar
    Contents: Acknowledges having received the Superior matter and states that A.J. O'Melia will hold the file from McKay until he has examined it further.
     
  107. "United States Senate Committee on Government Operations" (copy attached)

  108. Date: February 2, 1957
    From: Richard O'Melia
    To: Joseph C. Duke
    Contents: Inquires about possible transportation options, including permits for parking a helicopter.
     
  109. "Comptroller General of the United States"

  110. Date: February 6, 1957
    From: ? Campbell
    To: John L. McClellan
    Contents: Thanking McClellan for sending a copy of Senate Report No. 1, 85 th Congress.
     
  111. "Dear Senator McClellan:" (copy)

  112. Date: (?)
    From: (?)
    To: Senator McClellan
    Contents: Expresses concern about attacks made by the Johnston and Hannings Committees on the government security program. Refers to an enclosed article from the Washington Star in which the government security program is discredited. Urges McClellan to support further efforts to seek out and remove Communists already working within the American government.
     
  113. "The Smith-Mann Syndicate" (handwritten note attached)

  114. Date: September 28, 19--
    From: Judd Renz
    To: Francis Carr
    Contents: Contains suggestions of ways in which McCarthy and his supporters can organize to defend him against his opponents and increase the numbers of his supporters. Attached note directed at Richard O'Melia inquires whether O'Melia has heard anything of these suggestions.
     
  115. "Dear"

  116. Date: (?)
    From: (?)
    To: (?)
    Contents: Commends Thomas W. LaVenia for his work with the Subcommittee and recommends him for promotion and sponsorship.
       
  117. "United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations"

  118. Date: (?)
    From: Carl Marcy
    To: (?)
    Contents: Refers to enclosed document, the Legislative History of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the 84 th Congress, which was sent upon the recipients request.


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