|First issue||October, 1911|
M-U-M Magic-Unity-Might is the official organ of the Society of American Magicians.
Prior to M-U-M becoming into existance, S.A.M. reports were published in the Sphinx magazine starting in 1902.
Roltare/Houdini years (1911 - 1927)
MUM started in October, 1911 (see M-U-M (Roltare)) with some interruptions and changes in the title over the years.
Other editors during the early years included Henry Hatton and other SAM presidents.
Starting with the June 1917 issue, Houdini became editor (this was years after his own magazine Conjurers' Monthly Magazine. John Mulholland was his assistant editor. Houdini was underwriting the cost of its publication and on his death in 1926 they could no longer afford to keep it as a separate magazine.
Sphinx (1927 - 1941)
A deal was worked out to include the MUM inside the Sphinx with Mulholland continuing on as editor.
Genii (1941 - 1947)
Sphinx again (1947 - 1951)
Starting in June 1951, SAM decided it was time to start publishing MUM as a free standing magazine again. Milbourne Christopher became editor and continued until July, 1956. After other editors, David Goodsell took over the reigns with the Sept 1976 issues and had an unprecedented 30 year run as editor (never missing a deadline).
Persons who've appeared on the cover
- Richard DuBois (June 1951)
- Ace Gorham (July 1951)
- Marvin Roy (August 1951)
- Stuart Cramer (September 1951)
- Clayton Rawson (October 1951)
- John Giordmaine (November 1951)
- Dorny (December 1951)
- Jean Hugard (January 1952)
- Gerrie Larsen (February 1952)
- Orville Meyer (March 1952)
- Herman Hanson (April 1952)
- Chris Charlton (May 1952)
- Hen Fetsch (June 1952)
- Leslie P. Guest (July 1952)
- Sigmar the Magician (August 1952)
- Merv Taylor (September 1952)
- Charles A. Rosskam (October 1952)
- Lafolette (November 1952)
- Warren Simms (December 1952)