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.
Ms. 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.
Mitchell-Quarles African American History Month Convocation
Dr. Charles Chavis
February 11, 2021, 11:00 am
MSU YouTube channel recording
The Davis Room is celebrating African American History month with the second convocation unbound. The format is a conversation with Morgan alums, our 2021 personality was Dr. Charles Chavis Morgan Class of 2018. He shared his first public discussion on his forthcoming book The Silent Shore: The Lynching of Matthew Williams and the Politics of Racism in the Free State. To complement Dr. Chavis, current graduate students from the Department of History share essays on the 2020-2021 convocation theme From Till to Taylor to Floyd Black Struggles for Liberation and Dignity through the legacies of Congressman Parren J. Mitchell by Ms. Camille Cipollone and Dr. Benjamin A. Quarles by Mr. Issac Howard. Enjoy their essays.
"Beulah M. Davis Special Collections at Morgan State University Awarded an IMLS Grant" Archivists and Archives of Color Newsletter, Summer 2020 34(3)