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Stanley Mechem Collection

Manuscript Collection No.176
Overview | Biography | Scope and Content | Container List

OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

2 cu ft. in 7 boxes. 1951-1964.

Provenance: The Ohio University Libraries received the Stanley Mechem Collection through a donation from his daughter, Mrs. Alice Drach in February 1997. Heather B. Mullins processed the collection in Winter 1997.

Copyrights: The Ohio University Libraries owns the property rights to this collection.

Citation: Copyrights and/or literary rights as possessed in these papers have been dedicated to the public. Consideration of all other copyrights and possible literary rights is the responsibility of the researcher and publisher.

Access: This collection is open to use under the rules and regulations of the Ohio University Libraries.

Photoduplication: Ohio University Libraries will entertain requests to photocopy reasonable amounts of material from the collection for the convenience of individual researchers.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection name and number and the Ohio University Libraries in all footnote and bibliographical references.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE COLLECTION

C(harles) Stanley Mechem was born in Nelsonville, Ohio January 29, 1893. Following service in the U.S. Army during World War I he joined the family business, a dry goods store in Nelsonville and shoe store in Athens.

Stanley Mechem was elected to the Ohio Senate in 1942 and served 11 consecutive terms from 1943 - 1965. He was elected President Pro- tem of the Senate in 1953 and continued as the ranking Republican leader from them until his retirement from the Senate. He died on July 6, 1989.

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

The Stanley Mechem Collection consists of seven scrapbooks. These scrapbooks contain a variety of items, primarily newspaper articles, photographs, letters, etc. documenting his legislative service and interests. There are personal articles about Mechem and his life and family. There are also numerous articles about various legislation between 1951-1964. Many of the different bills during this time are documented at great length.

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CONTAINER LISTS FOR THE COLLECTION

Box 1

  • Volume 1 - 1951-1952
Box 2
  • Volume 2 - 1953-1954
Box 3
  • Volume 3 - 1955-1956
Box 4
  • Volume 4 - 1957-1958
Box 5
  • Volume 5 - 1959-1960
Box 6
  • Volume 6 - 1961-1962
Box 7
  • Volume 7 - 1963-1964

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