Beulah M. Davis Special Collections
"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 popular/scholarly works."
-Beulah M. Davis Special Collections Mission Statement
Who was Beulah M. Davis: 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.
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.
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.
List of processed Manuscript Collections:
• Matthew Henson Collection
• D.O.W. Holmes Papers
• Morris A. Soper Papers
• Philomathians Collection
• Bliss Forbush Papers
• Ivanhoe Higgins Papers
• Victorine Q. Adams Papers
• George C. Grant Papers
• Julius H. Taylor Papers
• James H. Gilliam, Jr. Papers
• Morgan Funeral Program Collection
List of 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
Davis Room Contact & Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
We are subject to Federal, state and university closures and holidays. Appointments are encouraged.