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Finding Aid to the Elsa S. McGinn Papers, 1891-1971
BANC MSS 99/318 c  
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Container Listing

 

Series 1 Business Papers 1923-1933

Physical Description: carton 1, folders 1-4

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of correspondence and titles for several mines in Mexico in which Elsa McGinn owned a share.
carton 1, folders 1-2

Harrington, Knight and Smith Mexican Gold Mines - Correspondence 1923-1933

carton 1, folder 3

Harrington, Knight and Smith Mexican Gold Mines - Titles 1923-1928

carton 1, folder 4

San Mateo Tide Lands Company 1927, 1931

 

Series 2 Civic and Municipal Papers 1915-1953

Physical Description: carton 1, folders 5-10; oversize boxes 1-4; oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondence regarding McGinn’s participation in World War I bond drives, women’s clubs, various civic and municipal positions in San Mateo and her run for State Assemblyman.
oversize-box 1, volumes 1-2

Woman's Club of San Mateo- Scrapbooks 1915-1929

carton 1, folder 5

National Woman's Liberty Loan Committee 1918-1919

oversize-box 1, volume 3

Women's Committee of National and State Defense Scrabpook 1918-1919

oversize-box 2, volumes 4-5

Correspondence 1918-1936

carton 1, folder 6

Correspondence 1922-1952

oversize-box 3, volume 6

Scrapbook of Political Activities and War Work 1919-1925

oversize-box 3, volume 7

Board of Trustees Scrapbook 1920-1923

oversize-box 4, volume 8

Board of Trustees and Police Deparment Scrapbook 1922-1923

carton 1, folder 7

Election materials 1923, 1926

carton 1, folder 8

San Mateo Women's Club- newspaper clippings 1924-1931

oversize-box 4, volume 9

Campaign Scrapbook 1925-1926

oversize-folder 1A

Assembly Candidacy- placards and ballot 1926

carton 1, folder 9

Correspondence- Political 1934-1943

oversize-folder 1A

War Finance Committee- ephemera circa 1945

carton 1, folder 10

List of Offices Held by Elsa McGinn 1953, undated

 

Series 3 Correspondence 1891-1959

Physical Description: carton 1, folders 11-21

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of personal letters, primarily written by John L. McGinn and Laura E. McGinn, as well as holiday cards from friends of the McGinn family.
carton 1, folders 11-13

McGinn, John L. 1904-1953

carton 1, folder 14

McGinn, John W. 1920

carton 1, folders 15-17

McGinn, Laura E. 1911-1931

carton 1, folder 18

Searing, Laura R. 1905

carton 1, folder 19

Various 1891-1959

carton 1, folders 20

Postcards 1925-1938

carton 1, folder 21

Holiday Cards, Announcements and Invitations circa 1917

 

Series 4 Personal Papers 1893-1971

Physical Description: carton 1, folders 22-40; box 1; oversize boxes 4-5; oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This series has been divided into six subseries: General; John L. McGinn; Laura E. McGinn; Laura C.R. Searing; Writings; and Ephemera. Included are scrapbooks kept by McGinn, mementos from her childhood and materials relating to her marriage to John McGinn. Also included are papers of both John L. McGinn and Laura E. McGinn and copies of two books published by Laura Searing (Howard Lyndon) as well as a variety of ephemera.
 

Subseries 4.1 General 1897-1971

Physical Description: carton 1, folders 22-33; oversize boxes 4-5

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 1, folder 22

Miss Head's School for Girls- Berkeley, California 1897-1898

carton 1, folder 23

Divorce from R.J. Marston 1903-1904

carton 1, folder 24

McGinn, Elsa and John- Memory Book 1904

carton 1, folder 25

McGinn, Elsa- newspaper clippings 1904-1959

carton 1, folder 26

McGinn, Henry 1920

carton 1, folder 27

Scrapbook 1907-1925

carton 1, folder 28

Silhouettes of family members 1915

carton 1, folder 29

Scrapbook- World War I 1918-1919

oversize-box 4, volume 10

Scrapbook- Personal 1920-1931

oversize-box 5, volume 11

Scrapbook 1921-1923

carton 1, folder 30

McGinn Estate 1923-1957

carton 1, folder 31

McGinn, Elsa- Memory Book 1935-1963

oversize-box 5, volume 12

Scrapbook 1960-1961

carton 1, folder 32

Vital Records and Membership Cards 1954, 1961, undated

carton 1, folder 33

McGinn and Smith Families- Newspaper clippings 1923-1971

 

Subseries 4.2 McGinn, John L. 1893-1960

Physical Description: carton 1, folders 34-40; oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
oversize-folder 1A

California State Bar- Certificate of Admittance 1893

carton 1, folder 34

Family Correspondence 1902-1948

carton 1, folder 35

Professional Correspondence 1909-1956

carton 1, folder 36

Newspaper Clippings 1928-1955

carton 1, folder 37

Canceled Will and Last Testament 1930

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 1, folder 38

California State Bar Correspondence and Certificates 1931-1955

carton 1, folder 39

John McGinn v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue 1942

carton 1, folder 40

Biographical and Memorial Materials 1959-1960

 

Subseries 4.3 McGinn, Laura E. 1907-1926

Physical Description: box 1, folders 1-3

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 1, folder 1

Memorabilia of Birth and Infancy 1907-1908

box 1, folder 2

Correspondence 1920-1926

box 1, folder 3

Newspaper clippings 1922, 1925

 

Subseries 4.4 Searing, Laura C.R. 1897-1923

Physical Description: box 1, folders 4-5

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 1, folder 4

Books of Poems by Laura C.R. Searing (Howard Glyndon 1897, 1907

box 1, folder 5

Newspaper clippings 1923, undated

 

Subseries 4.5 Writings 1928-1935

Physical Description: box 1, folders 6-7

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
box 1, folder 6

Poems and Short Stories 1930, undated

box 1, folder 7

Speeches and Rememberances 1928, 1935

 

Subseries 4.6 Ephemera 1903-1960

Physical Description: box 1, folders 8-12

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 1, folder 8

Various 1903-1960

box 1, folder 9

Menus 1908-1924

box 1, folder 10

World War I 1918-1919

box 1, folder 11

San Mateo Politics and Women's Club 1919-1938

box 1, folder 12

World War II circa 1943