Manuscript Collection

Elizabeth Mahon Papers - Accession 992 - M434 (485)

Title

Elizabeth Mahon Papers - Accession 992 - M434 (485)

Files

Identifier

Accession 992 - M434 (485)

Inclusive Dates

1993, 1995, 1997, 2005, nd

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

23 pieces

Language

English;

Historical Note

Elizabeth “Lib” B. Mahon (1919-2001) was a 1942 graduate ofWinthrop 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

Elizabeth “Lib” Mahon is a Greenville, South Carolina native and a 1942 graduate of Winthrop College. She was an outfielder and second baseman for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) from 1944 to 1952 and played for the Minneapolis Millerettes, the Kenosha Comets and the South Bend Blue Sox. The Elizabeth Mahon Papers consists of an article titled “Journey from the Sandlots: Elizabeth “Lib” Mahon” by Jim Sargent, an article about Lib Mahon titled “Of Women’s Baseball League,” several copies of photographs of Lib during her AAGPBL career (also Tommie Thompson and Marge Stefani), and a signed reproduction baseball card, with her photograph and statistics. Also included in the collection is a program of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in which Lib Mahon was inducted in 2005.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Mahon Papers were donated to the Archives by Jim Sargent.

Copyright

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

Elizabeth Mahon Papers - Accession 992 - M434 (485)

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