Collection ASM0020 - Mary McDougal Axelson papers

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Mary McDougal Axelson papers


  • 1917-1970 (Creation)


49 Boxes

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The Axelson Papers document the family life and professional careers of several  members of the McDougal and Axelson families. Materials relating to Mary McDougal Axelson document her life as a political activist and writer. A leader and organizer of political, literary, and women's groups, Axelson participated in the women's club movement, women's suffrage activities, democratic party politics, health reform, and the world peace campaign. She gained a national and international reputation for her work "Life Begins" which appeared in the form of a novel, play and film. Files also document the accomplishments of family members including her parents, Daniel Archibald and Myrtle McDougal, her sister Violet, husband Ivar Axelson and daughter Mary Ivonne Axelson.

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The papers and writings of Axelson are divided into five series, SERIES I - SERIES V, and the papers of other family members are arranged in SERIES VI-X.

The series are as follows:

Series I: Writings

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: Political Activities

Series IV: Scrapbooks and Miscellanea

Series V: Photographs and Albums

Series VI: Daniel McDougal

Series VII: Violet McDougal

Series VIII: Ivar Axelson

Series IX: Myrtle McDougal

Series X: Mary Ivonne Axelson

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The collection is open for research.

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Mary McDougal Axelson Papers Finding Aid© 1993 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Head of Special Collections.

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  • English

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