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Arthur Whittier Macmahon papers, 1911-1977

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll\Macmahon
Bib ID 4079072 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Macmahon, Arthur W. (Arthur Whittier), 1890-1980
Title Arthur Whittier Macmahon papers, 1911-1977
Physical Description 12035 items (27 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Description

Summary

Correspondence, memoranda, notes, manuscripts, addresses, and printed materials of Macmahon, including his course outlines and lecture notes, travel logs, and extensive files of notes and manuscripts on aspects of federalism and governmental administration. Charles A. Beard and Randolph S. Bourne were both personal friends of Macmahon, and the files contain letters from them as well as notes and correspondence relating to them. Also, a three-volume bound photocopy of the typescript of Macmahon's "Conflict and Consensus in Democracies" 1969.

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Accruals

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Macmahon, Mrs. Arthur W. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1978. Accession number--M-78.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Subject Headings

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Administrative agencies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beard, Charles A (Charles Austin), 1874-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bourne, Randolph Silliman, 1886-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Democracy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Executive departments Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Federal government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political science Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political scientists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Macmahon (1890-1980) was Eaton Professor of Public Administration at Columbia University. (Columbia University B.A., 1912; M.A., 1913, 1915-1917; Ph.D., 1923).

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Series I: Correspondence


Subseries I.1: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Beard, Charles A.


Box 1 Beard, Mary Ritter (Mrs. Charles A.)


Box 1 Borne, Randolph S.


Box 1 Bundy, McGeorge


Box 1 Douglas, Paul H.


Box 1 Dunn, Gano

In alphabetical order

Purchased


Box 1 Frankfurter, Felix


Box 1 Hayes, CarIton J.H.


Box 1 Jessup, Philip C.


Box 1 Knox, Frank


Box 1 MacLeish, Archibald


Box 1 Murphy, Frank


Box 1 Perkins, Frances


Box 1 Powell, Thomas Reed


Box 1 Rogers, Lindsay



Box Unknown Subseries 1.2: Correspondence, Uncatalogued



Box 1 Uncataloged correspondence



Box 2 Uncataloged correspondence

Series III: Lectures, Speeches, Notes and Manuscripts: Political Parties



Box 3-6 Lectures, Speeches, Notes and Manuscripts: Political Parties



Box 7 Political Parties


Box 7 Departmental Leadership


Box 7 Departmental Management



Box 8 National Administration


Box 8 Federalism and Government:



Box 9 A-C



Box 10 E-F



Box 11 I-Z



Box 12 Miscellaneous



Box 13 Notebooks



Box 14 Note Cards



Box 15 Federalism, Comparative



Box 16 Federalism, Comparative


Box 16 Columbia University Bicentennial Conferences, 1954 (A.W. Macmahon, chairman)


Box 16 U.S. State Department Memorandum, 1945



Box 17 Beard, Charles A. (with related items)


Box 17 Bourne, Randolph S.



Box 18-19 Miscellaneous



Box 20 College class notes


Box 20 Manuscripts by others



Box 21 Course Outlines



Box 22 Travel Files



Box 23 Printed material by and about Macmahon



Box 24 Printed material by and about Macmahon


Box 24 Photographs



Box Unknown Conflict and Consensus in Democracies, 1969:



Box 25 Volume 1 Bound photocopy of typescript



Box 26 Volume 2 Bound photocopy of typescript



Box 27 Volume 3 Bound photocopy of typescript