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Collection Inventory

Series I. Columns, 1927-1968

Scope and Content Notes:

Monahan wrote over 10,000 columns for the Rocky Mountain News (spanning January 1927 to August 1931), the Denver Post (October 1931 to February 1932), and the Pittsburgh Press (June 1932 to July 1968). These newspaper articles are arranged chronologically. Each folder contains two months of columns. Columns that appeared in the Pittsburgh Press between March 1954 and January 1968 are also available on microfiche.


Box 1
Folder 01-14 Columns, January 1927-December 1930

Box 2
Folder 01-15 Columns, January 1931-October 1933

Box 3
Folder 01-13 Columns, November 1933-December 1935

Box 4
Folder 01-15 Columns, January 1936-June 1938

Box 5
Folder 01-12 Columns, July 1938-June 1940

Box 6
Folder 01-12 Columns, July 1940-June 1942

Box 7
Folder 01-15 Columns, July 1942-December 1944

Box 8
Folder 01-15 Columns, January 1945-June 1947

Box 9
Folder 01-12 Columns, July 1947-June 1949

Box 10
Folder 01-15 Columns, July 1949-December 1951

Box 11
Folder 01-15 Columns, January 1952-June 1954

Box 12
Folder 01-15 Columns, July 1954-December 1956

Box 13
Folder 01-14 Columns, March 1957-June 1959

Box 14
Folder 01-15 Columns, July 1959-December 1961

Box 15
Folder 01-15 Columns, January 1962-June 1964

Box 16
Folder 01-15 Columns, July 1964-December 1966

Box 17
Folder 01-10 Columns, January 1967-July 1968
Box 18 Columns on microfiche, March 1954-January 1968

Series II. Riggs Materials, 1968, 1980-1988

Scope and Content Notes:

The majority of this series relates to Dr. Riggs' efforts to collect Monahan's columns and make them available at Slippery Rock University. The materials include press releases, project notes, and publicity fliers as well as correspondence between Riggs and the Monahan family.


Box 19
Folder 1 Press releases about the Monahan Collection, 1980-1986
Folder 2 Indexing project notes, undated
Folder 3 Microfilming project notes, undated
Folder 4 Slippery Rock University Monahan exhibit planning materials, 1983
Folder 5 Slippery Rock University Monahan exhibit guide/program, 1983
Folder 6 Slippery Rock University Kaspar Monahan Lecture publicity, 1982-1985
Folder 7 Articles about Kaspar Monahan, 1965 and 1988
Folder 8 Correspondence from Monahan to Riggs (including his last column, 1968
Folder 9 Correspondence from Monahan Family to Riggs, 1983
Folder 10 Unidentified photograph (possibly of Kaspar Monahan), undated
Folder 11 Unidentified press photographs (possibly from Hadrian VII), undated
Folder 12 Miscellaneous materials, undated

Series III. Oral History, 1974-1977, 1980

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains the audio tapes, cassettes, and transcripts generated by a series of oral history interviews conducted by Riggs and three of his colleagues. All of the media contain conversations with Monahan except for one reel, in which Riggs interviews Carl Apone, another writer for the Pittsburgh Press, for his reflections on Monahan. There is also a comprehensive oral history narrative comprised of snippets from the individual interviews. The media are identified by the name of the interviewer(s) and the date, if any, provided on the cases. The audio tapes are not available for use, but the cassette tapes can be used at Stark Media Services in Hillman Library.


Box 20
Folder 1 Typed transcript of interview with Orley Holtan, 1975
Folder 2 Handwritten transcript of interview with Orley Holtan, 1975
Folder 3 Typed transcript of interview with Mary Garfield, February 17, 1976
Folder 4 Typed transcript of interview with Mary Garfield, February 26, 1976
Folder 5 Photocopy of handwritten transcript of interview with Mary Garfield, 1976
Folder 6 Handwritten transcript of interview with Mary Garfield, 1976
Folder 7 Handwritten transcript of interview with Ed Walsh, 1977
Folder 08-09 Typed transcripts of interviews with Joe Riggs, undated
Folder 10-11 Compiled oral history narrative, undated

Box 21
Cassette 1-2 Orley Holtan, January 29,1975
Cassette 3 Orley Holtan, January 30,1975
Cassette 4-5 Mary Garfield, February 17, 1976
Cassette 6 Mary Garfield, February 24, 1976
Cassette 7-8 Mary Garfield, February 26, 1976
Cassette 9 Unidentified, April 1, 1976
Cassette 10-12 Unidentified, undated
Tape 1 Unidentified, June 24, 1974
Tape 2 Orley Holtan and Joe Riggs, June 27, 1974
Tape 3 Unidentified, July 3, 1974
Tape 04-05 Orley Holtan, January 29, 1975
Tape 6 Mary Garfield, February 17, 1976
Tape 7 Mary Garfield, February 26, 1976
Tape 8 Mary Garfield, April 1, 1976
Tape 09-11 Ed Walsh, May 12, 1977
Tape 12 Carl Apone on Monahan, interviewed by Joe Riggs, November 10, 1980