The Tom Mahoney Research Materials on
Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution comprises materials related to an unpublished book
by Mahoney with the working title "P-a-n-c-h-o V-i-l-l-a: Bandit...Rebel...Patriot...Satyr,"
which he began working on in the late 1920s. Included is a partial typescript for the book
and a paste-up of photographic illustrations. Research materials include hand- or
type-written notes and transcriptions; extensive files of clippings from revolution-era and
post-revolution Mexican and American newspapers; related manuscripts and publications and
research-related correspondence. Also included are research files on topics of interest to
Mahoney, many of which relate to his book and magazine publications, such as The Great Merchants and The Story of
The American newspaperman, author and public relations executive, John Thomas (Tom) Mahoney
was born in Dallas, Texas on December 3, 1905. His initial college career, at Southern
Methodist University, was cut short when he was expelled from the school following the
publication of The Dinkey, an April Fools' Day campus
newspaper, in 1924. Mahoney resumed his studies at the School of Journalism, University of
Missouri, where he lettered in track and was sports editor of The
Savitar, the university's yearbook.