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Miriam MacMillan Collection, 1862-1987, n.d. (bulk 1900-1987)

Correspondence, 1898-1987, n.d.
4.0 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M119.1

Series Description:
Correspondence of Donald Baxter MacMillan and Miriam Look MacMillan. Includes letters between Donald and Miriam and incoming and outgoing correspondence with others; much of the correspondence pertains to expeditions.

Arrangement: Organized in 3 subseries: Correspondence: Donald Baxter MacMillan; Correspondence: Miriam Look MacMillan; and Correspondence: Donald and Miriam MacMillan.

Restrictions: None.


Correspondence : Donald Baxter MacMillan, 1898-1973, n.d.
2.0 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M119.1.1

Series Description:
Letters to and from Donald Baxter MacMillan, the bulk concerning his expeditions, and letters exchanged between Donald and Miriam MacMillan.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically.

Restrictions: None.


Correspondence : Miriam Look MacMillan, 1899-1987, n.d.
1.5 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M119.1.2

Series Description:
Letters to and from Miriam Look MacMillan.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically.

Restrictions: None.


Correspondence : Donald and Miriam MacMillan, 1926-1987, n.d.
.50 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M119.1.3

Series Description:
Letters addressed to and from Donald and Miriam MacMillan, the bulk to the MacMillans.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Restrictions: None.


Schooner Bowdoin Material, 1920-1985, n.d.
0.4 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M119.2

Series Description:
Documents, plans, correspondence, articles, reports, and ephemera, concerning the schooner Bowdoin and her restoration.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions: None.


Ephemera, Printed Materials, and Miscellany, 1862-1986, n.d.
0.4 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M119.3

Series Description:
Certificates of membership and recognition for Donald and Miriam MacMillan, a chart of Frobisher Bay showing the track of the Franklin Research Expedition in the 1860s, book jackets, greeting cards, dinner menus, and other ephemeral material.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions: None.


Lecture Material, 1910-1963, n.d.
0.4 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M119.4

Series Description:
Lecture texts as well as lecture lists and schedules, including information on the lecture location, audience, date, and fee.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by material type.

Restrictions: None.


Manuscript Drafts : Donald MacMillan, 1910-1965, n.d.
2.4 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M119.5

Series Description:
Handwritten and typescript drafts, many incomplete and undated, of articles and books, the bulk written by Donald Baxter MacMillan.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

General Note: The abbreviation DBM is included in the container list where Donald Baxter MacMillan's authorship is certain.

Restrictions: None.


Manuscript Drafts : Miriam MacMillan, n.d.
0.80 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M119.6

Series Description:
Undated typescript drafts, some incomplete, of articles and books, the bulk written by Miriam Look MacMillan.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

General Note: The abbreviation MLM is included in the container list where Miriam Look MacMillan's authorship is certain.

Restrictions: None.


Diaries, Journals, and Notes, 1905-1961, n.d.
2.5 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M119.7

Series Description:
Diaries, journals, and notes regarding Donald MacMillan's Arctic expeditions including the Peary North Pole expedition (1908-1909) and the Crocker Land expedition (1913-1916). Miriam MacMillan's diaries and notes concerning several expeditions on which she accompanied Donald are also in this series.

Arrangement: Arranged by author, then chronologically.

Restrictions: None.


Scrapbooks and Newspaper Clippings, 1909-1986, n.d.
1.3 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M119.8

Series Description:
Scrapbooks and folders of newspaper clippings collected by Miriam MacMillan. The articles concern Arctic expeditions by Donald and Miriam MacMillan, people connected with the Arctic, and books written by Miriam MacMillan.

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions: None.


Visual Media Lists, 1908-1975, n.d.
1.0 linear foot.

Catalog Number:M119.9

Series Description:
Lists of photographs, motion picture reels, and slides used by Donald and Miriam MacMillan in their lectures. The bulk of the images are undated, and were taken by the MacMillans on their arctic expeditions.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by material type, then chronologically.

Restrictions: None.


Subject Files, 1874-1984, n.d.
1.0 linear foot.

Catalog Number:M119.10

Series Description:
Information on wide-ranging subjects relating to the MacMillans, including biographical and expedition material, press releases, radio talks, and film and speaker bureau publicity.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions: None.


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