Lillian Francis McMackin Oral History Interview

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Lillian Francis McMackin Oral History Interview

Description

This interview was conducted by Robert McMackin, youngest son of Dr. Lillian Francis McMackin, and by Christine McMackin, granddaughter of Lillian ,in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, in 1993, in the home of Dr. Lillian McMackin. This interview contains a great deal of family and personal history of Dr. McMackin, including some memories of her girlhood and friends in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and her Portuguese-American parents. Much of the interview occurred while viewing family photographs dating from the 1930s and 1940s. It includes Dr. McMackin recalling her years at Wellesley College, at Children’s Hospital in Boston, and her practice as a pediatrician in Boston, Milton, and Quincy, Massachusetts, from the 1940s to the 1960s. It also includes her perspectives on the family of her husband, John F.X. McMackin (1916-1950), often called “Mac,” and recounts a political gathering at the Statler Hotel in Boston in the late 1940s, where her husband introduced her to then Representative John F. Kennedy. The audio tape from which this transcript was created has been lost.

Source

From the McMackin family collection

Publisher

UMass Lowell, Center for Lowell History

Date

1993

Contributor

McMackin, Lillian Francis

Rights

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Relation

You can view Lillian Francis McMackin's full collection on PADA at the following link: Lillian Francis McMackin Collection.

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Citation

McMackin, Robert and McMackin, Christine, “Lillian Francis McMackin Oral History Interview,” Portuguese American Digital Archives, accessed January 23, 2022, https://umlportuguesearchives.omeka.net/items/show/494.