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Download Elizabeth "Lib" Mahon Biography by Jim Sargent (226 KB)

Identifier

Accession 1215

Inclusive Dates

1930s-2001, 2005

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

4000 pieces, 2.0 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

Elizabeth “Lib” B. Mahon (1919-2001) was a 1942 graduate of Winthrop College and a star player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) from 1944-1952 mostly with the South Bend Blue Sox. Lib was a great athlete and an all-star outfielder. She twice led the league in RBIs and once stole over 100 bases.

For more about Lib Mahon please consult the biography written by Jim Sargent above.

Scope and Content Note

The Elizabeth B. Mahon Papers consists of the personal papers of former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) standout Elizabeth “Lib” Mahon. This collection includes an extensive amount of memorabilia pertaining to the AAAGPBL and more specifically to Elizabeth “Lib” B. Mahon (1919-2001). Lib Mahon graduated from Winthrop College in 1942 and played in the AAGPBL from 1944-1952 mostly with the South Bend Blue Sox. Lib was a great athlete and an all-star outfielder. She twice led the league in RBIs and once stole over 100 bases.

The Mahon Papers consist of photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia related to her playing career in the AAGPBL and to reunions of former players. There is also material related to her academic career as an undergraduate at Winthrop College (mostly related to reunions) and graduate work at the University of Indiana (mostly notes and academic papers), as well as records pertaining to her professional career as a teacher and counselor, to her personal life, and to her bowling exploits (mostly trophies).

Provenance

The Elizabeth Mahon Papers were deposited with the Winthrop Archives on September 15, 2005 by Susan S. Wilson.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Elizabeth B. Mahon Papers - Accession 1215

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