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A death

From: Eric Pourchot <epourchot<-at->
Date: Friday, May 10, 2013
Earl "Mac" McDonald, photographer with the National Archives and
Records Administration, died at his home on the Eastern Shore of
Maryland on May 5, 2013.  He will be remembered by many in
conservation as the husband of Elissa O'Loughlin whom he accompanied
on several tape removal classes taught by her over the years.  While
a staff member of the Preservation Policy and Services Division, he
photographed the multi year process of the re-encasement of the
Charters of Freedom, and also documented materials in the Archives
from the JFK Assassination.  His extensive knowledge of conventional
photography contributed to the transition to digital photography at
NARA.  Mac was a twenty year Navy veteran.  Trained in the U.S.
Naval Photographic School, he served at Bethesda Naval Hospital as a
medical photographer.  Mac died of Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, an
extremely rare disease of the central nervous system.  Donations to
the CJD Foundation are welcomed by Mac's family.  The link for
donations is


Eric Pourchot, PhD
Institutional Advancement Director
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic
    and Artistic Works
1156 15th Street, NW
Suite 320
Washington DC  20005-1714
Main office: 202-452-9545 ext 5
Direct line: 202-661-8061
Fax: 202-452-9328

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:49
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
                       Message Id: cdl-26-49-001
Received on Friday, 10 May, 2013

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