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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. Since its creation the Davis Room now includes a growing section of manuscripts, University Archives, rare books, artifacts and pop

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.

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

Unprocessed Manuscript Collections

  • Benjamin A. Quarles Papers
  • Emmett J. Scott Papers
  • Irene Diggs Papers
  • Therman O. Daniels Papers
  • William S. Braithwaite Papers
  • G. James Fleming Papers
  • Martin D. Jenkins Papers
  • Kate I. Sheppard Papers
  • Ivanhoe Higgins Papers
  • James H. Gilliam, Jr. Papers

Special Collections Staff

Dr. Ida Jones, University Archivist
Dr. Edwin Johnson, Assistant University Archivist
Mrs. Elizabeth Gross-Morant, Library Technician

Visiting Special Collections

davis.room@morgan.edu / (443) 885-3458

Appointments are best! Call or e-mail to schedule an appointment or inquire about specific research topics/interests. Walk-in's are welcome, however we are subject to weather closures, federal and university holidays/closings. It's best to confirm your visit with a response by phone or e-mail.

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