Content of the collection concerns gold in all aspects, particularly gold economics and monetary policy; also McLaughlin's
term as a Regent of the University of California, especially the Free Speech Movement. The collection includes correspondence,
speeches, writings, lectures, interviews, subject files, clippings, and other miscellaneous papers.
Donald Hamilton McLaughlin was born in San Francisco on 15 December 1891, the son of William Henry and Katherine Hamilton
McLaughlin. His father, a doctor, died when he was seven years old. His mother was employed as personal assistant to Phoebe
Apperson Hearst, in whose home he spent much of his early years. Throughout her life Mrs. Hearst showed a lively interest
in his life and career, urging him to pursue graduate work.
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