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Carl C. Magee Papers

Identifier: MSS-284-BC

Scope and Content

The Carl C. Magee Papers contain newspaper clippings, legal documents, correspondence, published materials and photographs of Carl Magee. The collection includes materials relating to the shooting death of Gerald C. Lassetter; contempt charges against Magee by Judge David J. Leahy; materials pertaining to Magee's Albuquerque newspaper business; and his invention of the parking meter.


  • 1923-1946
  • June 22, 1922,


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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.


Carl C. Magee, lawyer, newspaper editor, and inventor, was born in 1873 in Fayette, Iowa. He died in 1946 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Magee lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico from 1919-1927. As owner and editor of an Albuquerque newspaper, he helped uncover and implicate Albert B. Fall in the Teapot Dome scandal.


1 box ( .25 cu. ft. )

Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to the Carl C. Magee Photograph Collection.

Original Magee's Independent, June 22, 1922, has been catalogued for CSWR general collection.
Finding Aid of the Carl C. Magee Papers, 1923-1946
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Processed by CSWR staff
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Finding aid is in English

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  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//University of New Mexico::Center for Southwest Research//TEXT (US::NmU::MSS 284 BC::Carl C. Magee Papers)//EN" "nmu1mss284bc.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131