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Leonard H. McMahan papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 064

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, speeches, legal papers, Public Service Commission papers, State Corporation Commission papers, and Travel Expense Claims of the Attorney General's Office.

The correspondence is divided between letters received and letters sent. Received correspondence is alphabetically organized by senders name or title. Outgoing correspondence is organized by date, 1890-1949.

Major correspondents are: Timothy W. Davenport, Francis J. Heney, Harry Lane, Margaret Mitchell, Thomas B. Neuhausen, William S. U'Ren, John B. Waldo, John C. Young.

Also included are speeches and notes, legal papers and documents from state commissions.

Dates

  • 1890-1948

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Leonard H. McMahan (1866-1957) was a newspaper editor and lawyer. He founded and edited the Woodburn, Oregon, Independent, 1888-1892. He was active in the Populist, Free Silver and Progressive Parties in Oregon.

Extent

2 linear feet (3 containers) : 1 record storage box, 2 clamshell boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Leonard H. McMahan (1866-1957) was a newspaper founder and editor, lawyer, and was active in Oregon political parties. The collection contains correspondence, speeches, legal papers, Public Service Commission papers, State Corporation Commission papers, and Travel Expense Claims of the Attorney General's Office.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, 1995.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Leonard H. McMahan Papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet.
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA