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Mother's Day

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) Papers

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...
Dates: 1858-1958

Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) Papers

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...
Dates: 1858-1943

Clay V. Miller Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1498

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

Kendall Family of Marion County Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3709
Overview Papers of the Kendall Family of Mannington District, Marion County, West Virginia. Family names Hibbs and Cunningham also appear frequently in the collection. Contains the following series: correspondence; financial records; land records; legal records; legal correspondence; election records; funeral records; oil, gas, and coal records; subjects; photograph; and scrapbook. Election records includes a list of voters (1908) and a poll record for a U.S. Presidential election (1928). Oil, gas...
Dates: 1849-1959; Majority of material found within 1900-1945

Mary E. Heironimus, Collector, Records regarding George Washington and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 3484
Overview Contains material regarding George Washington and the Washington family, including the order book of the 8th U.S. Regiment stationed at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1799-1800); typescript regarding Harewood, residence of Washington's brother (undated); New York Times article regarding observation of Washington's birthday (1862); and material regarding the genealogy of the Washington family (1891-1931). Also contains receipt for purchase of slave (1864); genealogy regarding the Forrest family...
Dates: 1799-2014

Moreland Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2983

Papers of the Moreland Family of Monongalia County. Materials include assorted land patents and grants for land in Monongahela County, Virginia and other locations, typescripts regarding West Virginia history, and assorted correspondence of members of the Moreland family. Also includes correspondence and other material regarding the opening of Richwood Avenue in Morgantown, which was constructed by the Works Progress Administration.

Dates: 1788-1944

Mother's Day - Anna Jarvis

Collection Number: A&M 1358

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.

Dates: 1908-79

West Virginia Centennial Church History Project, Report Forms and Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 1667

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.

Dates: 1950-1973