Manuscript Group 402
PHADRIG CAHILL'S UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS
10 cubic feet
Phadrig "Pat" Cahill of Camp Hill was a photographer for United Press International's central Pennsylvania Region, 1954-1975. His prints were sent by UPI telephoto to appropriate newspapers throughout the state and country, dramatizing the news events of the area.
The collection includes over 6,000 7x9" and 8x10" prints, each bearing UPI's code, date, and an extended typewritten caption. The reverse often provides additional information. The prints are arranged by year and thereafter by subject. The original negatives are retained by UPI. Use of these prints is subject to the U.S. Copyright Law.
Notable topics include:
1954 - President and Mrs.
Eisenhower rehabilitating their Gettysburg farmhouse and receiving visitors;
George Leader's gubernatorial campaign; Alger Hiss's release from the federal
prison at Lewisburg.
1955 - President Eisenhower
at Camp David and his subsequent heart attack; Governor Leader honoring Jonas
Salk for his development of a polio vaccine.
1956 - Presidental candidates
Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver campaigning; Vice President Richard Nixon
campaigning for reelection.
1957 - Governor Leader
with Harry S. Truman at a Democratic fundraiser.
1958 - Includes various pictures
of Pennsylvania towns, from Berwick to York, also includes images of the District
of Columbia and Maryland.
1959 - Governor David
Lawrence's inaugural ceremonies; Poet Carl Sandburg's visit to Gettysburg;
The Knox Mine Disaster.
1960 - Presidential candidates
John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon campaigning.
1961 - Events from various Pennsylvania
towns. Governor David Lawrence in Harrisburg; the Pennsylvania Farm Show;
Presidet Eisenhower in Harrisburg; John B. Rich Robbery Trial; Little League
1962 - President Kennedy
attending a Democratic fund raiser with Governor Lawrence; Vice President
Lyndon Johnson visiting the Pennsylvania State University; Dwight Eisenhower
with Governor-elect William Scranton; The National Governors' Conference at
Hershey; The activities of U.S. Senator Hugh Scott.
1963 - A Professional
Golf Association tournament at Hershey with Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and
Jack Nicklaus; Ceremonies at the one-hundredth anniversary of the Battle of
Gettysburg; President Kennedy dedicating "Grey Towers," Gifford Pinchot's
home, as a national landmark.
1964 - Barry Goldwater
and Lyndon Johnson campaigning for president; Governor Scranton seeking the
Republican nomination for president; Lady Bird Johnson dedicating a building
at Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre.
1965 - The Pennsylvania
legislature investigation hearings on State Police corruption; Governor Scranton
honoring astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad; The retirement of Pennsylvania State
University footboll coach "Rip" Engle and his replacement by Joe Paterno;
U.S. House Minority Leader Gerald Ford visiting Eisenhower at Gettysburg;
Reapportioning Pennsylvania House and Senate districts; President Johnson
visiting Job Corps Trainees at Catoctin Center, MD; Chester County Committee
for Freedom Now Members at a sit-in at the Governor's Office.
1966 - Vice President
Hubert Humphrey campaigning for Milton Shapp; Activities of the Pennsylvania
Council of Republican Women; The Miss America Pageant, Atlantic City, N.J.;
President Johnson visiting the Dallastown Centennial celebration; Raymond
Shafer and Robert Casey campaigning for governor; President Johnson visiting
Fort Campbell, KY; The kidnapping of Peggy Ann Bradnick in Shade Gap; Groundbreaking
for the Hershey Medical Center; Activities of U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker.
1967 - The State constitutional
convention; Visits to Pennsylvania by U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy and Michigan
Governor George Romney; Teamster President James Hoffa at the Federal Prison
in Lewisburg; Governor Raymond Shafer's inaugural ceremonies.
1968 - Governor and Mrs.
Shafer moving into the new Governor's Home in Harrisburg; Presidential hopefuls
George Wallace, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew campaigning;
Senator Edward Kennedy campaigning for his brother, Robert; Filming the movie
"The Molly Maguires" at Eckley Miners' Village.
1969 - The parents of
Mary Jo Kopechne stopping the exhumation of their daughter's body; Vice President
Agnew visiting Governor Shafer.
1970 - Pennsylvania State
University students protesting campus policies; Governor Shafer dedicating
the "Keystone Shortway" (Interstate 80); Demonstrations at the State Capitol
by the National Welfare Rights Organization; West German Chancellor Willy
Brandt visiting Camp David.
1971 - James Hoffa's release
from Lewisburg Penitentiary; Removing "squatters" from land cleared for the
Tocks Island Dam; Protests against the erection of a tourist observation tower
at Gettysburg; Vietnam War protestors burning draft cards in Bethlehem; Convicted
Johnson aide Bobby Baker entering the Federal Prison at Lewisburg; Governor
Milton Shapp's inaugural activities.
1972 - The Reverends Daniel
and Philip Berrigan and the trial of the Harrisburg Seven; The first million
dollar winners in the Pennsylvania Lottery; Disaster and cleanup from Hurricane
Agnes; The presidential election campaign with Hubert Humphrey, Pat Nixon,
George McGovern, Sargent Shriver, and Edmund Muskie; Jane Fonda supporting
the Indochina Peace Campaign; Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to
the U.S. Constitution by the Pennsylvania legislature; Writer Ralph Ginzburg
entering the Federal Prison at Lewisburg; The National Governor's Conference
at White Sulphur Springs, W. VA.
1973 - Heisman trophy
winner John Cappelletti; Changing the speed limit to 55 mph; Vice President
Gerald Ford speaking to a joint meeting of the Pennsylvania General Assembly;
Construction of the Gettysburg Battlefield Tower; Pennsylvania House investigations
into State Police and Liquor Control Board corruption; Boxer Muhammad Ali
at his Deer Lake training camp; State workers protesting the legislature's
failure to pass a budget.
1974 - Governor Shapp
and Drew Lewis running for election; Governor Shapp at a House Committee hearing
on State contract policies; Watergate conspirator Jeb Stuart Magruder entering
the Federal Prison at Lewisburg.
1975 - Vietnamese refugees
arriving for processing at Fort Indiantown Gap; Governor Shapp establishing
the Commission for Women; Governor Shapp's second inaugural ceremonies; George
McGovern visiting the State Farm Show.
Subjects common to all years include:
Actitities of charities and other community organizations
Activities by the Pennsylvania National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap
Airplane, automobile and train accidents
Annual picnics of the Jim Smith Society
Bank and other robberies
Beauty pageants, especially the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant
Hershey Bears hockey games
Little League World Series in Williamsport
Pennsylvania Farm Show
Pennsylvania State University basketball, football and wrestling
Philadelphia Eagles football team at their Hershey training camp
Pocono 500 automobile race
Washington Redskins football team at its Carlisle training camp