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Hamm (Margherita), John R. McMahon, and Eileen Douglas papers
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Margherita Hamm, John R. McMahon and Eileen Douglas papers
    source: Michael Brown Rare Books
    creator: Hamm, Margherita Arlina, 1871-1907
    creator: McMahon, John R. (John Robert), 1875-
    creator: Douglas, Eileen, 1903-
    Identifier/Call Number: M2116
    Physical Description: 1.251 Linear Feet (3 boxes and 1 map folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1891-1945
    Language of Material: English

    Content Description

    The materials consists of 157 letters, 13 essays, 101 radio scripts, 1 book of poems, 66 photographs, 20 negatives, and approximately 89 pieces of various printed and manuscript ephemeral materials pertaining to the Hamm and McMahon families, all dated from 1891-1945.

    Biographical / Historical

    Margherita Arlina Hamm (1867-1907) married John R. McMahon (1875-1956) in 1902. Both were authors and journalists, and their daughter Arlina Douglas McMahon, a.k.a. Eileen Douglas, was a stage and radio actress and radio script writer.


    Detailed biographies of Hamm, McMahon, and Douglas available upon request.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased by Stanford University Libraries in 2015.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Margherita Hamm, John R. McMahon and Eileen Douglas papers (M2116). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Suffragists -- United States
    Michael Brown Rare Books
    Hamm, Margherita Arlina, 1871-1907
    McMahon, John R. (John Robert), 1875-
    Douglas, Eileen, 1903-