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Beulah M. Davis Special Collections: Davis Room

Documenting the African American experience in Maryland through the contributions of the Morgan State University community. The Davis Room includes an ever-growing selection of manuscripts, University Archival Material, rare books, and artifacts.

Who Was Beulah M. Davis

Beulah M. DavisMs. Davis was the first academically trained librarian and second alumna hired at Morgan in 1926. She served the University for 40 years. During her tenure she grew the collection from 7,000 volumes to over 100,000 volumes of books. In addition she sought and acquired manuscript collections to augment historical research and understanding. In 1941 she received assistance from Dr. Roland C. McConnell. Dr. McConnell, professor of history at Morgan, also worked at the National Archives and sought to integrate primary sources into the classroom and library at Morgan.

About Special Collections

The Davis Room also houses all available Prometheans, Morgan yearbooks 1950-2013, Morgan dissertations and theses, as well as, The Spokesman student newspaper 1940s-2010s. Lastly, there are select historical faculty publications.

Access to Special Collection

Access to the Davis Room is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please email


Davis Room Hours

Monday - Friday: 

9:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday - Sunday:


General Inquires: 

Call: (443) 885-3458

Appointments to visit the Davis Room are required.

Morgan State University Catalogs

Morgan State University History

News & Updates

Mitchell-Quarles African American History Month Convocation
E.L. Briscoe
February 15, 2024

2024 Mitchell-Quarles Convocation

Digitization Project - Dr. Ellen Irene Diggs

New Digital Collection

Morgan Sports

Morgan College Track Squad

1928 Track Team

Morgan College Football Squad

 Champions - Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association - 1932

Morgan College Football Squad

Colored Intercollegiate Championship Team -1933

Morgan College Track Squad

Colored Intercollegiate Championship Track Team - 1933

Morgan College Football Squad

Colored Intercollegiate Championship Team - 1934

Morgan College Football Squad

1937 C.I.A.A Champs

Morgan State College Football Team

1955 Championship Team 

Unprocessed Manuscript Collections

  • Emmett J. Scott Papers
  • Ellen Irene Diggs Papers
  • Therman O. Daniels Papers
  • William S. Braithwaite Papers
  • Martin D. Jenkins Papers
  • Kate I. Sheppard Papers
  • Ivanhoe Higgins Papers
  • James H. Gilliam, Jr. Papers
  • Lathan A. Windley Papers
  • Iantha Tucker Papers

Theses & Dissertations

Morgan State University's Master Theses & Dissertations are housed in the Beulah M. Davis Special Collections Department. Masters theses and dissertation are non-circulating and follow our copyright policies.

They are available online through our Institutional Repository or in the ProQuest Theses & Dissertations Global database, both of which are linked below.

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