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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

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.

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.

News & Updates

The Davis Room is hosting its Second Annual Harold T. Pinkett Day!! This event is a national event in concert with all archives around the United States. October is American Archives Month--an opportunity to join forces to raise awareness about the value of archives and archivists. DATE: October 24, 2019 TIME: 11:00a to 3:00p LOCATION: Earl S. Richardson Library, Room 322


The Davis Room recently hosted its Fourth Annual Indie Authors Day!! This is a national event in concert with libraries to celebrate the written word by independent authors and publishers. This year we hosted a Morgan professor, Morgan alum, Motivational speaker and Newly minted author - who will share their inspiration, process, success and pitfalls of moving their dreams into printed form.

 

Indie Author's Day 2019 [left to right] Sir Charles Cary, Professor Kimberly Collins, Mrs. Violet Staley and Morgan Alum Tarik Moore. These authors shared their path and passion for writing with an engagement audience of students and staff. There books will be available in the Davis Room. If you would like to be considered for Indie Author's Day 2020 please contact us at davis.room@morgan.edu

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.

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

  • Emmett J. Scott Papers
  • 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
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