Primarily made up of published writings relating to women in American history and culture, this collection includes newspaper clippings, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, book chapters, and poems. In addition to profiles of promiment women in history, subjects covered in these materials include: women in science, changing gender roles, salary disparity between the sexes, the feminist movement, and women in higher education. Meehan's own writings are reflected in notes and handouts prepared for her classes on women in U.S. history.
About one-third of the collection is made up of newspaper and magazine accounts of the assasinations of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, and the memorial observances held for them. The Kennedy related material also includes an honorary invitation to the presidential inauguation ceremony for JFK and literature for Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign in Oregon.
Likewise available are two posterboard displays containing mounted photographs of Margaret and her husband Thomas Meehan as well as a newspaper clipping about Thomas. Also included is a screen printed image on paper. Undated and unidentified, the image resembles the profile of a coast seen from a vantage point at sea.