Frank McMahon Papers

CREATOR: Frank McMahon (1932- )

EXTENT: Linear Feet: 3.5 linear feet, number of containers: 7 boxes

COLLECTION SUMMARY: A collection of business records, research notes, and published newspaper articles on new events in Mahwah, collected and written by Frank McMahon.

RECEIVED FROM: Frank McMahon, Mahwah, N.J. June 12, 2016.

LANGUAGES: English

PROCESSING ARCHIVIST: Cathy Moran Hajo, August 2016

 

Collection Details

Biographical / Historical Note: Frank McMahon was born in Ho-Ho-Kus Township (Mahwah) in 1932. He worked for many years for Avon Products (1962-1989) as manager of package development, and then manager of purchasing. and then began a second career as a local journalist. McMahon worked for a number of local papers: the Suburban News (1990 to 2002), Bergen Town News (2002), Villadom Times (2002 to March 2015), and Suburban News (2015-2016). In 1999, he was awarded the New Jersey Municipal Managers’ Association Press Award. Frank McMahon retired in February 2016 at the age of 83.

McMahon covered the towns of Mahwah, Franklin Lakes, and Wyckoff. At his retirement the Franklin Lakes Borough Council issued a proclamation crediting McMahon for writing almost nine thousand articles, and calling him “a detail-oriented, accurate, thorough and trustworthy reporter…and a kind, courteous and thoughtful person.”

Frank McMahon married Patricia in 1960, and they had four children, Mary Colleen, Frank, Patrick, and Richard.

Collection Description: This collection of papers represents Frank McMahon’s journalistic research files and articles on topics in Mahwah. It does not include research on other towns, nor documents relating to McMahon’s previous business dealings, or his personal life.

Arrangement Description

The collection is organized topically using the original subjects created by Mr. McMahon.

Separated Materials

No materials were separated from the original accession.

Subject Headings: Politics, Education, Business, Crime, Township of Mahwah, Journalism, Suburban News, Villadom Times, Bergen Town News

 

 Using the Collection

ACCESS STATEMENT:  Collection is open and available for use.

RIGHTS STATEMENT: The Mahwah Museum owns the materials, but researchers wishing to publish or reprint materials need to secure permission from the copyright holder.

PREFERRED CITATION: [ITEM DESCRIPTION], Frank McMahon Papers, Mahwah Museum, Mahwah, NJ.

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Research files, 1990-2015

Box 1:

Folder 1. Mahwah Affordable Housing, 2007-2013

Folder 2. Mahwah Animal Control, 2011-2013

Folder 3. Mahwah Board of Adjustment, 2006-2010

Folder 4. Mahwah Board of Contracts, 2009-2010

Folder 5. Mahwah Board of Education Policies, 2012

Folder 6. Mahwah Board of Health, 2009

Folder 7. Mahwah Budget Taxes (1), 2005-2014

Folder 8. Mahwah Budget Taxes (2), 2005

Folder 9. Mahwah Budget Taxes (3), 2005-2014

Folder 10. Mahwah Budget Taxes (4), 2005-2014

Folder 11. Mahwah Bus Stops, 2013-2014

Folder 12. Mahwah Cable TV, 2006-2009

Folder 13. Mahwah CERT Team, 2008-2011

Folder 14. Mahwah Census, 2000-2008

Folder 15. Mahwah Chai Lifeline, 2009-2013

Folder 16. Mahwah Chamber of Commerce, 2012

Folder 17. Mahwah Cipriano Farm, 2005-2008

Folder 18. Mahwah Civil Rights Resolution, 2009-2014

Folder 19. Mahwah Conflict of Interest, 2006

 

Box 2:

Folder 1. Mahwah Council on Affordable Housing, 2008-2012

Folder 2. Mahwah Creche, 2007

Folder 3. Mahwah-Darlington Ridge Condo Association, 2005

Folder 4. Mahwah Darlington Schoolhouse-Trail Conference, 2008-2014

Folder 5. Dead Story Info (1), 2005-2012

Folder 6. Dead Story Info (2), 2005-2013

Folder 7. Dead Story Info (3), 2005-2013

Folder 8. Dead Story Info (4), 2006-2012

Folder 9. Dead Story Info (5) Undated

Folder 10. Mahwah Economic Development Adv Committee, 2010

Folder 11. Mahwah Elections, 2011

Folder 12. Mahwah Emergency Services, 2007,2010,2012

Folder 13. Mahwah Engineer’s Reports, 2010-2014

Folder 14. Mahwah Fillipone, 2013-2014

Folder 15. Mahwah Fire Department, 2009-2012

Folder 16. Mahwah Fire Siren Controversy, 2007-2010

Folder 17. Mahwah Franklin Turnpike/Miller Road Expansion Undated

Folder 18. Mahwah Garbage Recycling, 1989,1993,2011

 

Box 3:

Folder 1. Mahwah Garbage Recycling Pamphlet, 1990-2007

Folder 2. Mahwah General (1), 1984-19992

Folder 3. Mahwah General (2), 1993-1996

Folder 4. Mahwah General (3),1997-2009

Folder 5. House-Mahwah General Shopping Centers Route 17, 1993-1997

Folder 6. Mahwah-Havemeyer House, 2007

Folder 7. Highlands Council, 2012-2013

Folder 8. Mahwah Historical Preservation Committee, 2006-2014

Folder 9. Mahwah International Crossroads (1), 2010

Folder 10. Mahwah International Crossroads (2), 2011

Folder 11. Mahwah Crossroads Retail Plan, 2006-2011

 

Box 4:

Folder 1. Mahwah International Crossroads (3),2012

Folder 2. Mahwah International Crossroads (4), 2013-2014

Folder 3. Mahwah Jackson Whites, 2011-2012

Folder 4. Mahwah Kidd Issues, 2006-2013

Folder 5. Mahwah Joyce Kilmer, 2013

Folder 6. Mahwah Lana Preservation, 1999-2007

Folder 7. Mahwah Liquor Licenses, 2013

Folder 8. Mahwah LOSAP, 2009

Folder 9. Mahwah Marine Moms, 2009-2010

Folder 10. Mahwah Master Plan, 2007-2012

Folder 11. Mahwah Mayors Suicide, 1997

Folder 12. Mahwah Municipal Alliance, 2009

Folder 13. Mahwah Museum/Library, 2009-2011

Folder 14. Mahwah-Olney Road Usage, 2007-2011

Folder 15. Mahwah Newsletter (1), 1998-2007

Folder 16. Mahwah Newsletter (2), 2008-2015

 

Box 5

Folder 1. Mahwah Ordinances (1), 2005-2007

Folder 2. Mahwah Ordinances (2), 2008-2009

Folder 3. Mahwah Ordinances (3), 2010-2014

Folder 4. Mahwah Polo Club Bridge, 2005-2006

Folder 5. Mahwah Personnel (1), 2005-2010

Folder 6. Mahwah Personnel (2), 2010

Folder 7. Mahwah Personnel (3), 2011

Folder 8. Mahwah Personnel (4), 2012-2013

Folder 9. Mahwah Pilot Media Controversy, 2009-2011

Folder10.  Mahwah Personnel Resumes, 2005-2013

 

Box 6

Folder 1. Pilot (1), 2007-2008

Folder 2. Pilot (2), 2008-2009

Folder 3. Pilot (3), 2010

Folder 4. Pilot Corp, 2009

Folder 5. Mahwah Pilot Travel Center (1), 2006

Folder 6. Mahwah Pilot Travel Center (2), 2007

Folder 7. Mahwah Police, 2007-2013

Folder 8. Mahwah Post Office, 1997

Folder 9. Mahwah Press Releases, 2009

Folder 10. Mahwah Property Maintenance Code, 2006

Folder 11. Mahwah Proclamations, 2007,2009,2011

 

Box 7

Folder 1. Mahwah Ramapo Center, 1997-2003

Folder 2. Mahwah Ramapough Chronicles, 2014

Folder 3. Mahwah Ramapough Indian Incident, 2006-2011

Folder 4. Mahwah Random Drug Testing, 2009

Folder 5. House-Mahwah-Rec Field 2002 Vote Airmont Ave, 2002-2004

Folder 6. Mahwah Recreation Dept., 2007,2010,2012

Folder 7. Mahwah Revaluations, 2010

Folder 8. Mahwah Republican Club, 2007-2012

Folder 9. Mahwah Reverse 911, 2008

Folder 10. Mahwah Road Program, 2009-2011

Folder 11. Mahwah Russo Development, 2008

Folder 12. Mahwah Sewers Water PH IV PH V, 1998-2013

Folder 13. Mahwah Sign Ordinance, 2012

Folder 14. Mahwah Tax Appeals, 2009-2011

Folder 15. Mahwah Veterans Memorial Path, 2011-2012

Folder 16. Mahwah Vista Bahn, 2004-2006

Folder 17. 4B Mahwah W3R Info, 2006-2007

Folder 18. Mahwah Website, 2010

Folder 19. Mahwah-Young World Day School, 2008

Folder 20. Mahwah Zoning Issues, 2008-2014