Jarvis, Anna, 1864-1948
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1175
Scope and Contents Correspondence, speeches, business and legal papers, newspaper clippings, and photographs of the founder of Mother's Day. The collection includes papers of Anna's father, Grandville E. Jarvis; the notes and typescript drafts of "Recollections of Ann M. Jarvis, 1833-1905," by Anna Jarvis; and the papers of the Fairmont songwriter, William Lynett. Subjects include Jarvis' efforts to institute Mother's Day on a state basis, and her later protest against the commercialization of the day of...
Collection Number: A&M.1439
Scope and Contents The bulk of these papers deal with Miss Jarvis' work as the founder of Mother's Day, her attempts to persuade state governors to issue proclamations to establish the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day, and her later protests against the commercialization of the holiday, as well as the efforts of other organizations to promote Mother's Day.There are a few papers of her father, Grandville E. Jarvis; some correspondence and legal papers concerned with the Jarvis coal and farm lands...
Collection Number: A&M.1498
Overview Correspondence, clippings, and printed material collected by the historian of Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, Grafton, West Virginia. Subjects include Anna Jarvis and the Mother's Day movement and Andrews Church and Methodism in Taylor County. There are photographs of Ann M. Reeves Jarvis and her daughter, Anna. Correspondents include Anna Jarvis and Okey L. Patteson.
Dates: 1867, 1928-1952
Collection Number: A&M.1358
Overview Copy of Congressional resolution establishing Mother's Day and biographical sketches about the holiday's founder, Anna Jarvis. Also programs of Mother's Day observances from the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church of Grafton, later the International Shrine to Motherhood, where the holiday was founded. Many of these programs contain historical sketches of the holiday and its founder. There is a program and facsimiles of the first observance.
Collection Number: A&M.1667
Overview A county-by-county collection of report forms, photographs, and histories of churches in existence for more than a century, assembled during the state centennial year.