Summary Information
Title: Charles C. McGovern Papers
Collection Number: AIS.1982.08
Creator: McGovern, Charles C.

Collection Dates: 1893-1981
Extent: 6.87 linear feet (8 boxes; 1 oversized box)

Language: English

Abstract:
The Charles C. McGovern Papers focus on McGovern's military and political career and his personal life. The collection contains a variety of materials including certificates, correspondence, campaign materials, photographs, journals, programs, publications, newsclippings, speeches, court documents, address books, notebooks, bills and government and military records from 1893 to 1981. Digital reproductions of some of the content in this collection is available online.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

May 2011
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Eden Orelove and Joseph Krafcznski.
Biography

Charles C. McGovern (nicknamed Salty or Buck) was an military leader and politician in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was born March 6, 1873, in Pittsburgh’s First Ward, the Golden Triangle area, to Charles and Mary Alice Hyde McGovern. He attended Holy Ghost College, now known as Duquesne University.

McGovern married Leticia Rogers, his first wife, in 1900. They had five children: Charles C. Jr., J. Roger, Josephine, Mary and Elizabeth. Leticia McGovern died on September 4, 1953, and five years later, Charles McGovern married Rose Danahey on June 9, 1958. Ms. Danahey had worked with McGovern since 1902, as his secretary and co-worker on his political campaigns. The McGovern family's primary residence was at 1022 Grandview Avenue in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh. In addition to his city residence, McGovern also owned a farm in Moon Township, Pennsylvania where he hosted events for the Pennsylvania National Guard and raised horses. His initial claim to fame came from his captured of the infamous Biddle Brothers, a notorious duo that led the 'Chloroform Gang' and terrorized Pittsburgh in the early 1900s. McGovern had a long military career. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1888 and was in the relief group that went to Johnstown, Pa., after the massive flood there in 1889. He fought in the Spanish-American War, and he was with the relief group in the Mexican uprising of 1911. He was at the Battle of Juarez, and commanded Troop H, First Pennsylvania Calvary, on the Mexican Border in 1916 and 1917. During World War I McGovern served with the Field Artillery and as a general intelligence officer. He continued to serve on military committees throughout his life, and was honored with the appointment to Brigadier General on the retired list of the Pennsylvania National Guard Reserve Army one year before his death.

In addition to his military career, McGovern held a vast number of jobs and political positions. He served Theodore Roosevelt in a confidential capacity, and helped with his campaign from 1912 to 1914. McGovern then became a member of the Western Pennsylvania Historical Society in 1915, and in 1941 was appointed a Trustee. This membership led McGovern to give weekly Sunday evening talks about Pennsylvania history on radio station WJAS for over a decade.

In 1922, McGovern was appointed Chief of the City Detective Bureau, but resigned the same year in order to direct the Western Pennsylvania campaign of Gifford Pinchot for Governor. In 1923, he was named a special agent in the State Department of Justice to investigate bank failures and was also appointed to membership on the State Board of Registration Commission. Following that, he was appointed to the Commission to Study Municipal Consolidation in Counties of the Second Class Report (1925) and became County Controller (1926). In 1927, McGovern was elected County Commissioner, and served on the board until 1935 and as head of the board from 1932-1935. During this period McGovern organized the first Allegheny County Fair.

McGovern lost his campaign for re-election in 1935 and ran unsuccessfully for the office of County Treasurer in 1939. He re-entered private business until 1940, when he was appointed a referee on the Unemployment Compensation Board. In 1947, he was named to the Liquor Control Board, and held that position until 1949, when he was appointed as referee on the Workmen’s Compensation Board by Governor James Duff, and served as a referee in the Department of Labor and Industry until the time of his death in 1962.

Charles C. McGovern died on August 29, 1962 at his Grandview Avenue residence at the age of 89 years and is entombed in the McGovern family mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery in the Hazelwood section of Pittsburgh. Rose Danahey McGovern died in 1984.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection documents the military career, political career and personal life of Charles C. McGovern (1873-1962). He gained fame during the capture of the infamous Biddle Brothers in 1901-1902 and went on to become the head of his own detective agency. He served in the National Guard and held numerous political positions in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, including County Controller and County Commissioner. The materials in this collection range in date from 1893 to 1981 and include certificates, correspondence, campaign materials, photographs, journals, programs, publications, newsclippings, speeches, court documents, address books, notebooks, bills and government and military records.


Arrangement

The collection has been arranged into the following series:

Series I. Military, 1893-1965

Series II. Career, 1904-1953

Series III. Speeches, 1935-1948

Series IV. Personal, 1903-1981


Subject Terms

Topics
  • County government -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • County officials and employees -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Politicians -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County

Corporate Names
  • Allegheny County (Pa.). Board of Commissioners.
  • Allegheny County (Pa.). Office of the Controller.
  • Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.
  • Pennsylvania. Liquor Control Board.
  • Pennsylvania. National Guard. Cavalry Regiment, 1st. Troop H.
  • Pennsylvania. National Guard.
  • Pennsylvania. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review.
  • United States. Civil Air Patrol.
  • Women's Political Educational Association of Allegheny County (Pa.).

Personal Names
  • Duff, James H. (James Henderson), 1883-1969
  • McGovern, Charles C.
  • McGovern, Rose Danahey
  • Pinchot, Gifford , 1865-1946
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Locations
  • Allegheny County (Pa.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Politics and government

Category
  • Personal papers
  • Politics

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Alternate Format:

Digital reproductions of the collection are available online.

Preferred Citation:

Charles C. McGovern Papers, 1893-1981, AIS.1982.08, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Eden Orelove in March-April 2011 and Joseph Krafczynski in January-April 2014.

Copyright:

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.


Collection Inventory

Series I. Military, 1893-1965

Scope and Content Notes:

Series I is comprised of records relating to McGovern's military career. It contains correspondence, awards, photographs of McGovern and other military personnel, records of service, Troop H materials and information about the Shenango Recreational Committee. This series dates from 1893 to 1965 and is arranged chronologically.


Box 1
Folder 1 Military Certificates, 1899-1962
Folder 2 Records of Military Service, 1923-1965
Folder 3 Troop H Charter, Constitution, and Unit Movements, 1932-1933
Folder 4 Troop H Correspondence, 1933
Folder 5 Troop H Reunion Program and Correspondence, 1932-1934
Folder 6 Troop H Rosters, 1935-1936
Folder 7 Troop H Membership Rosters and Addresses, 1932-1948
Folder 8 Troop H Correspondence, 1934-1944
Folder 9 McKinley Day Dinner, 1941
Folder 10 Civil Air Patrol Board Correspondence and Speech, 1942-1947
Folder 11 Library Serviceman's Association (Library, PA) Honor Roll Dedication, 1943
Folder 12 Shenango Recreational Committee Records, 1943
Folder 13 Military Journal, 1893-1898
Folder 14 Book of Troop H Orders, 1912-1917
Folder 15 War Department Circulars and Bulletins, 1915

Series II. Career, 1904-1953

Scope and Content Notes:

The Career series dates from 1904 to 1953 and is divided into two subseries: County Commissioner and Various Positions. The County Commissioner subseries contains records that span from the time McGovern was elected as Minority County Commissioner (1927) through the period he served as chairman of the Board of County Commissioners (1932-1935). The second subseries, Various Positions, contains records from many of McGovern's other careers covering the years 1927 to 1937.

Subseries 1. County Commissioner, 1927-1937

Scope and Content Notes:

The County Commissioner subseries contains records that span from the time McGovern was elected as Minority County Commissioner (1927) through the period he served as chairman of the Board of County Commissioners (1932-1935). It includes McGovern's County Commissioner certificate, 1927 audit records, booklets and programs, election results, personnel records, reports, a photograph of McGovern, correspondence and newspaper clippings, speeches and correspondence about the Allegheny State Fair. The County Commissioner subseries dates from 1927 to 1937

Folder 16 County Commissioner Certificate, 1927
Folder 17 Audit Records and Audit Correspondence, 1927-1928
Folder 18 Information Booklets, 1924-1933
Folder 19 Election Results for Chairmen and Chairladies of Pittsburgh City Ward, Independent Republican Party, 1931
Folder 20 Election Results for Chairmen and Chairladies of Allegheny County, Republican Party, 1931
Folder 21 Election Results for Chairman and Chairlady of Townships, Allegheny County, Republican Party, 1931
Folder 22 Election Results for Chairmen and Chairladies of Townships, Allegheny County, Republican Party, 1931
Folder 23 Election Results for Chairmen and Chairladies of Boroughs, Allegheny County, Republican Party, 1931
Folder 24 Primary Election Results, 15 September 1931
Folder 25 Primary Election Results, 1931
Folder 26 Allegheny County Employee Records and Real Estate Assessment, 1931-1935
Folder 27 Allegheny County Fair, Dedication Ceremony & Speech, 1933
Folder 28 Allegheny County Fair, Clippings, 1933
Folder 29 Perry Highway Community Celebration, Program, 1929
Folder 30 George Westinghouse Bridge, Dedication Program, 1932
Folder 31 Major General Callen, Testimonial, 1935

Box 2
Folder 1 Allegheny County Commissioners Book of Reports and Regulations, 1932-1935
Folder 2 Personnel Records of the County Commissioners Audits, 1933-1934
Folder 3 Personnel Records (Roster) of the Board for the Assessement and Revision of Taxes, 1933
Folder 4 County Commissioners Personnel Records, 1934
Folder 5 List of McGovern Appointments, ca. 1929-1935
Folder 6 McGovern Appointments, 1934
Folder 7 Personnel Records, 1934
Folder 8 Reports: County Parks, Adult Probation Office & Truck Rental, 1935
Folder 9 Official Correspondence, Dec. 1930-Aug. 1935
Folder 10 Official Correspondence, Sept. 1935-Dec. 1935
Folder 11 Official Correspondence, Jan. 1936-Oct. 1936
Folder 12 Official Reports and Brochures, 1934-1935

This folder includes: Allegheny County Fair Program (1934), Verterans Field Day Program (1934), Hand-book of Instructions for Elected Officers as to Elections (1934), Official Report of A Survey of Permanent Voting Registration Methods and Costs in Various Cities (1935), Official Report on Investigation Ordered by Commissioners of Allegheny County into the abuse and inhumane treatment of Children in connection with system by which boy and girl wards of Juvenile Court are maintained (1934), Allegheny County Fair Program (1935), and an invitation to the Unveiling of a Tablet in Memory of J. M. Gusky at the Court House (1935).

Folder 14 Study of the Cost of Public Utilities on Bridges, 1934
Folder 15 Traffic Survey, 1934

Subseries 2. Various Positions and Offices Bulk, 1930-1947 1904-1953

Scope and Content Notes:

The Various Positions subseries contains records from many of McGovern's other careers from 1904 to 1953. There are court documents and a photograph documenting his position of Alderman, publications from McGovern's Detective Service, a Finance Committee Report, a Commssion to Study Municipal Consolidation in Counties of the Second Class Report, a photograph taken with Governor Pinchot at the 1925 World Series, awards and certificates, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania correspondence and minutes, Prison Board Records, Republican Indexes, Citizens' Metro Committee Report and newspaper clipping, W.A. Magee Memorial Committee correspondence and programs, Unemployment Board correspondence and report, Treasurer of Allegheny County campaign materials, State Liquor Board newspaper clippings and a report on Point Park.


Box 3
Folder 1 Aldermann Court Affidavit, 1904
Folder 2 McGovern Detective Service Publications, 1920s
Folder 3 McGovern's Plan Concerning the Consolidation of Municipalities, 1924
Folder 4 Commission to Study Municipal Consolidation in Counties of the Second Class, Report, October 7, 1925
Folder 5 Board of Registration Commissioners, the Liquor Control Board, and as an Unemployment Referee, Certificates of Appointment, 1926-1947
Folder 6 Women's Political Education Association of Allegheny County, Minutes, 1935
Folder 7 Women's Political Education Association of Allegheny County, Rose McGovern, correspondence, 1936-1939
Folder 8 Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania Committee, correspondence, 1935-1947
Folder 9 Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, minutes, 1941-1946
Folder 10 Prison Board of Allegheny County, Materials, 1936
Folder 11 Republican Indexes, 1938 and 1940
Folder 12 Highlights of the Metropolitan Plan for Allegheny County, 1939
Folder 13 Mayor William A. Magee Memorial, 1939-1942
Folder 14 Business Correspondence, 1939-1947
Folder 15 Unemployment Board of Review, Materials and Correspondence, 1942-1945
Folder 16 Treasurer of Allegheny County Campaign, Materials and Correspondence, 1943
Folder 17 State Liquor Board, Newspaper Clippings, 1947
Folder 18 Report about Point Park, December 23, 1953

Series III. Speeches, 1935-1948

Scope and Content Notes:

Series III contains transcriptions of speeches, and indexes of speeches made by and about McGovern from 1935 to 1948. It includes Square Deal Party speeches made during the McGovern/Barr for County Commissioners re-election campaign and WJAS weekly broadcast speeches made by McGovern. This series is arranged chronologically.


Box 4
Folder 1 Index of Speeches, A-G, 1924-1941
Folder 2 Index of Speeches, H-L, 1924-1941
Folder 3 Index of Speeches, M-Q, 1924-1941
Folder 4 Index of Speeches, R-V, 1924-1941
Folder 5 Index of Speeches, W-Z, 1924-1941
Folder 6 Index of Speeches, A-W, undated

Box 4
Folder 7 Men's Square Deal Party Speeches, Volume 1, October 8, 1935-October 23, 1935
Ray Sprigle, Director of Properties and Supplies, October 8, 1935
E. Lowry Humes, Attorney, October 9, 1935
E.O. Spotts, Attorney, October 10, 1935
David I. MacQuarrie, October 11, 1935
Kenneth Ketchum, October 12, 1935
C. Gregg Lewellyn, Director Internal Revenue under Woodrow Wilson Administration, October 14, 1935
Edward G. Lang, Candidate for City Council, October 16, 1935
Richard Lawry, Prothonotary Candidate, October 15, 1935
George E. Meyers, Chairman of the Board for Assessment and Revision of Taxes, October 17, 1935
James Rae, Member Board for the Assessment and Revision of Taxes, October 18, 1935
Harry Shapera, Member of Taxpayers' League, October 19, 1935
A. Marshall Bell, Candidate for County Treasurer, October 21, 1935
Charles Notari, Candidate for City Council, October 22, 1935
Major Hal. Bazley, Manager of the County Airport, October 23, 1935
S. Leo Ruslander, Attorney and Tax Expert from Real Estate Board, October 23, 1935
John Lauer, Attorney, October 23, 1935
David M. Weir, Businessman, Soldier, Sales for Steel Company, October 23, 1935

Box 4
Folder 8 Men's Square Deal Party Speeches, Volume 2, October 24, 1935-November 2, 1935
Thomas O. Hazley, Director of the Department of Highways, Bridges, and Tunnels, October 24, 1935
Senator C.M. Barr, October 25, 1935
Leo J. Guthrie, Independent Democrat, October 25, 1935
C. Gregg Lewellyn, Director Internal Revenue under Woodrow Wilson Administration, October 26, 1935
Senator C.M. Barr, October 26, 1935
Churchill Mehard, Attorney, October 26, 1935
Aaron M. Jaffe, Esquire, October 28, 1935
A. Marshall Bell, October 29, 1935
Robbin B. Wolf, October 29, 1935
A. Marshall Bell, Candidate for County Treasurer, October 30, 1935
E. Lowry Humes, Attorney, October 30, 1935
Leo Guthrie, Independent Democrat, October 30, 1935
Robert McEwan, Attorney and Democrat, October 30, 1935
A. Marshall Bell, Candidate for County Treasurer, October 31, 1935
John W. Collins, Soldier, October 31, 1935
A. Marshall Bell, Candidate for County Treasurer, November 1, 1935
Henry O'Neill, Representative of Labor, November 1, 1935
Ray Sprigle, Director of Properties and Supplies, November 2, 1935

Box 4
Folder 9 Women's Square Deal Speeches, Volume 1, October 7, 1935-October 19, 1935
Cathermine M. Stephens, Prominent Club Woman of the East End, October 7, 1935
Mrs. Frank Boyle, President of Women's Political Education Association
Mrs. Paul E. Ferraro, Activist, October 9, 1935
Mrs. Jette E. Maier, Activist, October 10, 1935
Mrs. Raymond Kaufmann, October 11, 1935
Miss Rose Danahey, October 12, 1935
Mrs. Lorraine Lawson, Member of Mt. Lebanon Women's Club, October 14, 1935
Mrs. Chas. E. Helt, Member of the Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars, October 15, 1935
Mrs. Walter Fleming, Vice President of Home for Blind Women, October 16, 1935
Mrs. L. J. Davis, President of the Women's Club of Carnegie, October 17, 1935
Mrs. Agnes Mills, Member of National Kennel Club, October 18, 1935
Mrs. Eva Russo, Past Chief Amorita Circle Forrest of America, October 19, 1935

Box 4
Folder 10 Women's Square Deal Speeches, Volume 2, October 22, 1935-November 4, 1935
Miss Louise Gooch, Public Defender of the Underprivileged, October 22, 1935
Mrs. Raymond Kaufmann, October 22, 1935
Mrs. Sarah D. Large, President of the Margaret A. Frew Parent Teachers Association of the Thomas Wightman Schools, October 24, 1935
Mrs. Mary Shaw Marohnic, October 25, 1935
Mrs. Valeria Jozwiak, Polish Pittsburgher, October 25, 1935
Miss Mary Fallon, Business Woman, October 26, 1935
Mrs. Mary McDowell Schempp, Member of Women's Club of Rosalyn Farms, October 28, 1935
Mrs. J. O. Miller, Organizer, October 28, 1935
Mrs. Doris Biggerstaff, Activist, October 29, 1935
Mrs. Clara Morris, October 30, 1935
Mrs. Annette Thackwell Johnston, October 31, 1935
Miss Ruth Morse, Writer and Newspaper Woman, November 1, 1935
Miss Lucy Bennett, Principal of South Fayette Township Schools, November 2, 1935
Miss Rose Danahey, November 4, 1935

Box 4
Folder 11 McGovern Speeches #1-7 April 14, 1935-May 26, 1935
#1: How Our County Governmen Was Put Together, April 14, 1935
#2: County Commissioners, Their Employees, and Their Duties, April 21, 1935
#3: The Metropolitan Plan, April 28, 1935
#4: The Ohio & Lake Erie Canal, May 5, 1935
#5: Why the County Authority Board was Created, May 12, 1935
#6: Early History of the County and Present Day Tax Problems, May 19, 1935
#7:Handicaps of County Commissioners in Purchase of Supplies, May 26, 1935

Box 4
Folder 12 McGovern Speeches #8-14 June 2, 1935-July 7, 1935
#8: Reminiscences of Allegheny County's Economic Record, June 2, 1935
#9: Causes of Crime and Does it Pay, June 6, 1935
#10: Property Damage Claims Against the County in Connection with Necessary Public Improvements, June 9, 1935
#11: Philanthropy in Allegheny County, June 16, 1935
#12: Raising River Bridges (Emsworth Dam), June 23, 1935
#13: County History Relating to Public Questions, June 30, 1935
#14: Allegheny County's Need for an Official Historian, July 7, 1935

Box 4
Folder 13 McGovern Speeches #15-21 July 14, 1935-August 25, 1935
#15: Abatement of All Interests and Penalties on County Taxes, July 14, 1935
#16: Information to the Public Concerning Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, Part 1, July 21, 1935
#17: Information to the Public Concerning Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, Part 2, July 28, 1935
#18: Information to the Public Concerning Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, Part 3, August 4, 1935
#19: Information to the Public Concerning Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, Part 4, August 11, 1935
#20: Information to the Public Concerning Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, Part 5, August 18, 1935
#21: Information to the Public Concerning Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, Part 6, August 25, 1935

Box 4
Folder 14 McGovern Speeches #22-29 September 1, 1935-October 20, 1935
#22: The Closing of Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, September 1, 1935
#23: Continuation of Information to the Public on Allegheny County's Business and other Public Questions of the Day, Part 1, September 8, 1935
#24: Continuation of Information to the Public on Allegheny County's Business and other Public Questions of the Day, Part 2, September 15, 1935
#25: The Formative Period of Allegheny County and the Neglected Farm Lands in this Great County of Ours, September 22, 1935
#26: The Military History of Allegheny County in Colonial Days, September 29, 1935
#27: The Cost Placed on the People of Allegheny County by the State Legislature, October 6, 1935
#28: Early Indian Activities in Allegheny County, October 13, 1935
#29: General Forbes Expedition into Allegheny County in 1758 to Rout the French, October 20, 1935

Box 4
Folder 15 McGovern Speeches #30-37 October 24, 1935-November 10, 1935
#30: Campaign Speech, October 24, 1935
#31: Early History of Allegheny County, October 27, 1935
#32: Campaign Speech Delivered to the Polish Citizenry over "Polish Hour", November 1, 1935
#33: Early History of Allegheny County, November 3, 1935
#34: Campaign Speech, November 4, 1935
#35: Campaign Speech, November 4, 1935
#36: Campaign Speech, November 5, 1935
#37: A Summary of Some of the High Points that Occurred in the Recent Campaign for County Offices, November 10, 1935

Box 4
Folder 16 McGovern Speeches #38-46 November 17, 1935-January 12, 1936
#38: Who Helped to Found Pennsylvania, November 17, 1935
#39: The Appropriateness of a Memorial Park at the Point, November 24, 1935
#40: A Continuation of Allegheny County’s History, December 1, 1935
#41: Early Settlers in Allegheny County and the Great Hardships they Endured from the Indian Trouble, December 8, 1935
#42: The Proposed Lake Erie-Ohio River Canal, December 15, 1935
#43: The Life and Death of Charles W. Dahlinger, December 22, 1935
#44: Colonial History of Allegheny County, December 29, 1935
#45: Customs of the People of Allegheny County in the Early Days, January 5, 1936
#46: Matters Relating to Allegheny County’s History, January 12, 1936

Box 4
Folder 17 McGovern Speeches #47-48, 52-56 January 19, 1936-March 1, 1936
#47: The Soldiers' Bonus of Early Times as Compared with the Soldiers' Bonus of Today, January 19, 1936
#48: The Effect of the Louisiana Purchase on Allegheny County, January 26, 1936
#52: Conrad Weiser of Logstown, February 2, 1936
#53: Harships Endured by the Early Scouts, February 9, 1935
#54: The Need for the Lake Erie and Ohio Canal and Travel by Canal in the Early Days of this County, February 16 ,1936
#55: George Washington, the Father of Our Country, February 23, 1936
#56: Conditions that Early Settlers of Allegheny County Endured, March 1, 1936

Box 5
Folder 1 McGovern Speeches #60-62, 65-67, 69-83a November 24, 1924-July 6, 1935
#60: Memorandum of Address by McGovern at the Victory Dinner of the Workers in His Campaign for County Commissioner, November 17, 1927
#61: Pennsylvania Commission to Study Municipal Consolidation, November 24, 1924
#62: Address before the Pittsburgh Chapter of Officers of the World War, February 11, 1935
#65: Address to the Mass Meeting of the Registrars, May 5, 1926
#66: Address at the State Convention of County Controllers, September 23, 1926
#67: Address at the Banquet Held in Honor of Charles McGovern, October 19, 1926
#69: William Flinn Memorial Highway Dedication Speech, December 23, 1926
#70: Dedication of the Ninth Street Bridge at Pittsburgh Speech, November 26, 1926
  • Digitization in progress.
#71: Address Before the Advertising Club of Pittsburgh, April 5, 1927
#72: Address at a Meeting of Citizens of the 11th Ward of Pittsburgh, June 3, 1927
#73: Address Before the members of Captain Bayard Post V.F.W., June 14, 1927
#74: Address Made in Greensburg, PA, July 14, 1927
#75a: Address Introducing Mrs. Douglass Robinson at the Roosevelt Commemoration Association, October 27, 1927
#76a: Testimonial Dinner to Col. McGovern, January 4, 1936
#77a: Address at the Town Hall Meeting, February 6, 1928
#78a: Address Before the Pittsburgh Builder's Exchange, March 21, 1929
#79a: Address at Testimonial Dinner in Honor of Detective Peter Connors, April 3, 1929
#80a: Address Before the Henry George Club, October 31, 1930
#81a: Address at the Opening of the Stoops-Ferry-Shoustown New Highway, December 1, 1934
  • Digitization in progress.
#82a: Dedication of Monument to Soldiers of World War at Shouse Park, July 4, 1935
#83a: Dedication of the Opening of Spring Run Road, July 6, 1935

Box 5
Folder 2 McGovern Speeches #75b-84 February 18, 1937-September 17, 1938
#75b: In the Interest of National Defense Week in Pittsburgh, February 18, 1937
#76b: Political Talk at Republican Rally, October 18, 1937
#77b: Concerning the Election of 1937, October 24, 1937
#78b: Dedication of New Juvenile Court of Allegheny County, October 20, 1937
#79b: Introduction of Ray Sprigle at the Willkie Center, November 1, 1937
#80b: Address Before the Women's Club at Turtle Creek, February 18, 1937
  • Digitization in progress.
#81b: Talk About the Community Chest Drive, October 20, 1937
#82b: Speech at the Annual Banquet of Troop H, November 11, 1937
#83b: George Washington, Father of this Country, February 22, 1938
#84: The Constitution of the United States of America, September 17, 1938

Box 5
Folder 3 McGovern Speeches #85-90 January 3, 1939-April 24, 1939
#85:Address Before the Brookside Women's Club, January 3, 1939
#86: Address at the Dedication of the Coraopolis Armory, January 14, 1939
#87: Promoting Pittsburgh Institutions, January 24, 1939
#88: Claims of Allegheny County on the Life of George Washington, February 22, 1939
#89: Polo Tournament Speech, May 8, 1939
#90: Address Before the Women's Political Educational Association, April 24, 1939

Box 5
Folder 4 McGovern Speeches #91-96 April 9, 1939-May 14, 1939
#91: The Great Depression, April 9, 1939
#92: The Proposed Metropolitan Charter, April 23, 1939
#93: Local Government Affairs, April 30, 1939
#94: The Life and History of the Late William Addison Magee, April 30, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#95: Why the Causes of Wars in Which this Country has Engaged Were Not Because of Economic Reasons, Part 1, May 7, 1939
#96: Why the Causes of Wars in Which this Country has Engaged Were Not Because of Economic Reasons, Part 2, May 14, 1939

Box 5
Folder 5 McGovern Speeches #97-109a May 21, 1939-August 6, 1939
#97: Origin of the Office of Justice of the Peace, Part 1, May 21, 1939
#98: Origin of the Office of Justice of the Peace, Part 2, May 28, 1939
#99: The Memory of the Marquis de Lafayette, June 4, 1939
#100: The Bolshevik Revolution, June 14, 1939
#101: Relating to Unemployment and the History of Laws, June 18, 1939
#102: Relating to the Changing Form of Our Government, June 25, 1939
#103a: On William Jennings Bryan, July 22, 1939
#104a: Seriousness of Transferring Too Many Important States Duties to the Federal Government, July 2, 1939
#105a: A Trend Towards the Awakening of the American People on National Security, July 9, 1939
#106a: Subversive Tendencies of Classes, July 16, 1939
#107a: Theories of Minority Groups Advancing Unpopular Forms of Government, July 23, 1939
#108a: The Proper Definition of How History Can Repeat Itself, July 30, 1939
#109a: The Interpretation of the Hatch Bill, August 6, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 5
Folder 6 McGovern Speeches #103b-116, 118-121 August 13, 1939-November 26, 1939
#103b: Relating to the Effect of Organized Propaganda on the Masses, August 13, 1939
#104b: Relating to the Government’s Propaganda Not Always in the Taxpayer’s Interest, August 20, 1939
#105b: The Attitude of People on Being Involved in World Wars, August 27, 1939
#106b: Waiting Momentarily for War, September 3, 1939
#107b: McGovern for Country Treasurer by Frank Napier-kowski, September 10, 1939
#108b:The Abuse of the Weak Who Are Subjected to Intolerance, September 10, 1939
#109b: Pre-Election Speech by Gregg Allen, September 11, 1939
#110: The Likeness of Neville Chamberlain with Abraham Lincoln, September 17, 1939
#111: Changing Minds from Worries of Depression to Keeping Out of the War, September 24, 1939
#112: Campaign Speech for Office of County Treasurer, September 28, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#113: The Role of the Conditions Happening in the Old World in the Past Few Weeks, October 1, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#114: Showing the Elimination of Distinctive Peoples, How Barbarism Improves Civilization, October 8, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#115:Staying Out of the War, the War of 1812, October 15, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#116: The Birthday of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, October 22, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#118: The 1st Election in Allegheny County, Recounting a Duel Fought by a County Official, November 5, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#119: Early Colonial Days of Allegheny County, Need for Protection from Military Aggression, November 12, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#120: The Purposes of Celebrations on Thanksgiving, November 19, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#121: High Spots in the Growth of Pittsburgh from 1758-1908, November 26, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 5
Folder 7 McGovern Speeches #122-135 December 3, 1939-March 3, 1940
#122: How Allegheny County Inherited Many of its Civic and Social Organizations, December 3, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#123: Changing Fancies as Time Goes On, December 10, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#124: Personages Born in the Colonial Period, December 17, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#125: The Life of Colonel Alexander McKee, December 24, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#126: Present Day Problems Like How the People are Now Servants of the Government, December 31, 1939
  • Digitization in progress.
#127: The Achievements of An Unsung Pioneer Builder, January 7, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#128: A Brief Sketch of General Alexander Hay, January 14, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#129: The 1st Large Scale Business Man of PA, Glass Production in Pgh, January 21, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#130: The Ancestry of William McKinley, January 28, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#131: Western Pennsylvania’s Contribution to the World with Men of Genius, February 4, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#132: An Estimate of Abraham Lincoln's Ancestry, February 11, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#133: Religious References Made by Biographers of George Washington, February 18, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#134: Days Meditation in the United States, February 25, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#135: The Pony Express, March 3, 1940
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Box 5
Folder 8 McGovern Speeches #136-145 March 10, 1940-May 12, 1940
#136: How Two Pittsburgh Men Devoted Their Lives to Side Lines, March 10, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#137: Lore of the Rivers of Pittsburgh, March 17, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#138: The Uses of the Local Rivers by the 1st Settlers, March 24, 1940
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#139: The Importance of Our Local Rivers, March 31, 1940
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#140: The Wheeler-Lea Bill, the Vanishing Rivers, April 7, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#141: How We Humans Measure or Think in the Terms of Time or Space, April 14, 1940
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#142: Features of the Free Use of Inland Rivers, April 21, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#143: Great Naval Battles, April 28, 1940
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#144: Who Shall be the Judge of History, May 5, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#145: Comparison of Great Soldiers and Statesmen, May 12, 1940
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Box 5
Folder 9 McGovern Speeches #146-157 May 19, 1940-August 4, 1940
#146: General Mad Anthony Wayne, May 19, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#147: The Battle of the Fallen Timbers, May 26, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#148: Failure of US to be Prepared for National Defense, Difficulties in Raising Volunteer Armies, June 2, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#149: What Has Always Happened to the Non-Combatant Populations That Cannot Escape, June 9, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#150: The Heritage of Liberty and What It Means to Our Government, June 16, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#151: How Greed Has Jeopardized the Security of Whole Nations, June 23, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#152: Intrigue as an Age Old Plague to Humanity, June 30, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#153: Reference to the Selection of Presidents of the United States, Dark Horses at Conventions, July 7, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#154: National Presidential Platforms, July 14, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#155: How People Leave it to Other Parts of the Nation to Recognize Local Citizens, July 21, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#156: Famous Men of Allegheny County Who Had Faith in America, July 28, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#157: The Largest Movement of Troops in this Country During Peace Time, August 4, 1940
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Box 5
Folder 10 McGovern Speeches #158-170 August 11, 1940-November 3, 1940
#158: What Thomas Jefferson Said About National Preparedness in 1814, August 11, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#159: Propaganda in the US, What to Digest from People Who Oppose National Defense, August 18, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#160: Robert Fulton the Inventor of Steam Navigation, August 25, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#161: The Building of Early Highways by Wild Animals, September 1, 1940
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#162: About Jane Grey Swisshelm, September 8, 1940
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#163: Steamboat Building in Pittsburgh, Capt. James H. Rees, September 15, 1940
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#164: Another Immigrant Boy Who Came to Pittsburgh and Became an Empire Builder, September 22, 1940
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#165: Famous Old Taverns and Inns in Allegheny County, September 29, 1940
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#166: John Ormsby, the 1st Large Scale Merchant of Pittsburgh, October 6, 1940
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#167: General Butler, October 13, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#168: Lessons on the Opportunities of the Inhabitants in a Free Government, Dr. Brashear, October 20, 1940
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#169: The 82nd Anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt, October 27 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#170: The Folly of Mixing Politics with the Country’s Security from Military Aggression, November 3, 1940
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Box 5
Folder 11 McGovern Speeches #171-179 November 10, 1940-January 5, 1941
#171: The Confusion of the Election and a Military Mobilization at the Same Time, November 10, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#172: Difficulties of Living at Ease in the US While the World is at War, November 17, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#173: Hugh Henry Brackenridge, Allegheny Cty’s Pioneer Lawyer, Politician, and Philosopher, November 24, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#174: Important Anniversary Days to Americans, the Monroe Doctrine, December 1, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#175: Isaac Craig, the Activities of a Patriot of the Colonial Period, December 8, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#176: Edwin Stanton, One of Allegheny County’s Great Lawyers, December 15, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#177: John Neville, a Distinguished Soldier and Citizen of the Colonial Period, December 22, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#178: Baldwin, Forward, and Bates, Three Young Smart Men, December 29, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
#179: Continuation of the Life and Public Service of Walter Forward in the 1800s, January 5, 1941
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Box 5
Folder 12 McGovern Speeches #180-185, 187-189 January 12, 1941-March 23, 1941
#180: How National Preparedness of Today Compares with the Past Part 1, January 12, 1941
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#181: How National Preparedness of Today Compares with the Past Part 2, January 19, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#182: William McKinley, January 26, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#183: Boy Scout Movement and its Contribution to a Nation, February 2, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#184: Abraham Lincoln, this Country’s Greatest Strategist, February 9, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#185: George Washington and His Relationship to Pittsburgh, February 16, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#187: Situation that Has Existed in Congress During a National Emergency, March 2, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#188: Capt. Vandergrift, A Pittsburgher Who Made Lasting History, March 9, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#189: St. Patrick's Day, March 16, 1941
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Box 5
Folder 13 McGovern Speeches #192-200 April 6, 1941-May 25, 1941
#192: How the US Introduced Japan to Civilization, April: the War Month, April 6, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#193: The Death of Abraham Lincoln, April 13, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#194: The 1st Newspaper in Pittsburgh, April 20, 1941
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#195: The Nation’s Present Emergency, General Grant’s Birthday, April 27, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#196: Conditions of the US on the Brink of War, Pennsylvania’s role in Spanish-American War, May 4, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#197: Dedication of Mayor William A. Magee Monument, May 9, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#198: Confusion of the American People in the Present National Emergency Part 1, May 11, 1941
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#199: Confusion of the American People in the Present National Emergency Part 2, May 18, 1941
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#200: General Lafayette’s Visit to Pittsburgh in 1824, May 25, 1941
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Box 5
Folder 14 McGovern Speeches #201-206 June 1, 1941-July 6, 1941
#201: Comments on a Local Address Concerning the National Emergency, June 1, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#202: Repetition in Matters of National Defense, Those Who are ‘Just Opposed’, June 8, 1941
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#203: Those Favoring National Defense and Those Opposed, June 15, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#204: Caution through National Defense, June 22, 1941
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#205: Comparison of Current National Defense with the Past, June 29, 1941
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#206: Present Day Attempts to Strangulate the Traditional Custom of Seniority in the Army, July 6, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 5
Folder 15 McGovern Speeches #207-212 July 11, 1941-August 10, 1941
#207: Address to West End Draftee, July 11, 1941
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#208: Why the U.S.O. Should Have Immediate Help for Men Called to the Colours, July 13, 1941
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#209: The Increasing Danger to America, July 20, 1941
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#210: A Recent Pilgrimage Following the Trail of Old Forbes Road, July 27, 1941
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#211: Albert Gallatin, America’s Greatest Immigrant, August 3, 1941
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#212: How the Navy Has Won Most of the Wars of the United States with Foreign Foes, August 10, 1941
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Box 5
Folder 16 McGovern Speeches #213-225 August 17, 1941-October 3, 1949
#213: The Present National Emergency of this Country, August 17, 1941
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#214: The People’s Misunderstood Position Relating to the National Emergency, August 24, 1941
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#215: Captain Hunt, Another Great Pittsburgher, August 30, 1941
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#216: How Greed Destroys that Which Could Have Remained Illustrious, September 7, 1941
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#217: The Danger that Can Result From the People Failing to Support Their Government, September 14, 1941
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#218: A Distinguished Pittsburgher Whose Efforts Made the Louisiana Purchase Possible, September 21, 1941
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#219: William Alexis Stone, A Humorous Man, September 28, 1941
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#220: Comments Relating to the Long Discussed Ohio and Lake Erie Canal, October 4, 1941
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#221: Comparison of Hitler’s Claim to the Master Race to Early Colonial Beliefs in America, Octber 12, 1941
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#222: Two Groups of Gold Prospectors from Pittsburgh, October 19, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#223: Anniversaries of Events in American History Happening in October, October 26, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#224: Those Who Give the Most to Humanity, October 3, 1949
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#225: Pittsburgh's Second Hospital, November 9, 1941
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#226: Some Happenings During Armistice Week, November 16, 1941
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#227: How Some American Customs and Holidays Originated, November 23, 1941
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#228: References to the Benefits of the Monroe Doctrine, November 30, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#229: Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#230: What People Can Do Now that the US is at War, December 14, 1941
  • Digitization in progress.
#231: Local Home Defense, December 21, 1941
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#232: The Position of Japan and the US in the Past 25 Years, December 27, 1941
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Box 6
Folder 2 McGovern Speeches #233-241 January 4, 1942-March 1, 1942
#233: That People Should Guard Against False Rumours of Peace, January 4, 1942
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#234: Ingratitude of the Japanese Nation to the United States, January 11, 1942
  • Digitization in progress.
#235: Re-occurring Confusion of War Preparations, January 18, 1942
  • Digitization in progress.
#236: Changes in Style of Military Armaments, January 25, 1942
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#237: Some of the Many Quirks that Happen During Wars, February 1, 1942
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#238: Apathy on the Part of People at Home, February 8, 1942
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#239: The Disaster of Pearl Harbor Compared with the Attack at Havana in 1898, February 15, 1942
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#240: The Anniversary of George Washington, February 22, 1942
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#241: Where is this Country in the Present War, March 1, 1942
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Box 6
Folder 3 McGovern Speeches #242-251 March 8, 1942-May 10, 1942
#242: How Folks Can Help Our Defense by Joining a Civilian Defense Committee, March 8, 1942
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#243: Those Upon Whom We May Depend for the Defense of the Nation, March 15, 1942
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#244: The Complacency of the People Swinging Into Action in Allegheny County, March 22, 1942
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#245: Present Naval Effectiveness as Compared with the Past, March 29, 1942
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#246: Events of the Week that are Relevant to the Present War, April 5, 1942
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#247: Successful Results of the Long Delayed Patriotic Demonstration by the people of PA, April 6, 1942
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#248: Patriots' Day, April 19, 1942
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#249: How Pittsburgh and W. PA Contributed to Great Military Leaders of PA, April 26, 1942
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#250: Wars Which America Was Forced to Engage In, May 3, 1942
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#251: Benefits that the US Would Have Derived from Improving the Inland Waters, May 10, 1942
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Box 6
Folder 4 McGovern Speeches #252-258 May 17, 1942-June 28, 1942
#252: Those Who Enslave Their Fellow Man, May 17, 1942
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#253: Men and Women of the Civil Air Patrol, May 24, 1942
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#254: Progress of the War, May 31, 1942
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#255: Happenings in the Present World War, June 7, 1942
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#256: Peace and When it Comes, June 14, 1942
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#257: Wars of the Past, the Black Out, Why Peace Propaganda is Harmful, June 21, 1942
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#258: New Strategies in the Conduct of War, June 28, 1942
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Box 6
Folder 5 McGovern Speeches #259-267 july 5, 1942-August 30, 1942
#259: Multiplying Dangers from Air Bombing, July 5, 1942
  • Digitization in progress.
#260: Prophesies Made by Theodore Roosevelt, July 13, 1942
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#261: Failure of Scientific Research to Help Humans Avoid War, July 19, 1942
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#262: Local Defense and the Anniversary Days of America’s Friends and Foes, July 25, 1942
  • Digitization in progress.
#263: The Ruthlessness of Armies as Directed by their Intellectual Superiors, August 2, 1942
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#264: Episodes in the Month of August Which Tended to Take the Joy Out of Life, August 9, 1942
  • Digitization in progress.
#265: The Hessian Army in the American Revolution, August 15, 1942
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#266: The Uncertainty of the Present War, August 23, 1942
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#267: Important Events in the Month of August, August 30, 1942
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Box 7
Folder 3 McGovern Speeches #401-414 March 25, 1945-June 24, 1945
#401: The California Peace Conference, March 25, 1945
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#402: Outstanding Personalities, Events of the Month of April, April 1, 1945
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#403: Early Political Activities Which Has Plagued People Periodically Thereafter, April 8, 1945
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#404: Important Anniversaries in April, The Death of US Presidents, April 15, 1945
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#405: Unpredictable Happenings in April, April 22, 1945
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#406: Pittsburgh’s Contributions to the Louisiana Purchase, April 29, 1945
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#407: May: A Lucky Month for United States Battles, May 6, 1945
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#408: Mother's Day, May 13, 1945
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#409: What Will Be the Status When the War is Concluded, May 20, 1945
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#410: The First Boys to Die in the Spanish American War, May 27, 1945
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#411: Doubt that Justice Will Be Meted Out for War Prisoners in Europe, June 3, 1945
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#412: How Much Has Civilization Progressed?, June 10, 1945
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#413: The Stupidity of Those Who Direct the Policy of Armies in Great Wars, June 17, 1945
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#414: Changes in the Customs of Returning Soldiers to Civilian Status, June 24, 1945
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 6
Folder 6 McGovern Speeches #268-278 September 6, 1942-November 15, 1942
#268: Apparent Continued Delay and Confusion of US Participation in the Current War, September 6, 1942
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#269: The Anniversary of the US Constitution, the Man Who Guards Pennsylvanians, September 13, 1942
  • Digitization in progress.
#270: Costly Innovations in the Armed Forces, September 20, 1942
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#271: Things to be Taken into Consideration if We Are to Win the Current War, September 27, 1942
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#272: The Type of History that Destroys Free Governments, October 4, 1942
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#273: Anniversaries of America’s Early Days, October 11, 1942
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#274: Anniversaries of America’s Freedom, Phil Sheridan’s Famous Ride, October 18, 1942
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#275: Anniversary of the Birth of a Great American, Theodore Roosevelt, October 25, 1942
  • Digitization in progress.
#276: Daniel Boone and a Pennsylvania War Governor, November 1, 1942
  • Digitization in progress.
#277: Armistice Day, November 8, 1942
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#278: War Armistices, November 15, 1942
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Box 6
Folder 7 McGovern Speeches #279-289 November 22, 1942-January 31, 1943
#279: Important Anniversary Days this Week, November 22, 1941
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#280: Anniversaries of Important Events, November 29, 1942
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#281: The Introduction of Japan to Civilization by America, December 6, 1942
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#282: How Representative Forms of Government Suffer from Complacency, December 13, 1942
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#283: The Part of the Citizenry of America Must Contribute for their Future Freedom, December 20, 1942
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#284: The Importance of the People Knowing in Advance the Principle of Proposed Peace, December 27, 1942
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#285: Those Who Will Hinder Peace if They Can Confuse the People, January 3, 1943
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#286: The Uselessness of Peace Discussions at the Present Time, January 10, 1943
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#287: Political Confusion Supplemented by the War, January 17, 1943
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#288: Gallatin and McKinley, January 24, 1943
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#289: Great Men Who Have Sprung from Pennsylvania, January 31, 1943
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Box 6
Folder 8 McGovern Speeches #290-296 February 7, 1943-March 21, 1943
#290: The Results of Peace Following Past Wars, February 7, 1943
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#291: When Freedom of Speech was Only Challenged When What Was Said Was Untrue, February 28, 1943
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#292: The Anniversary of George Washington, February 21, 1943
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#293: The Use of Gas, February 28, 1943
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#294: Comparison of the Recent African Campaign with a Previous American Battles, March 7, 1942
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#295: Two Subjects of Much Concern to People These Serious Days, March 14, 1943
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#296: Getting Started on a Home-made Peace Plan that Should be Approved by the People, March 21, 1943
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 6
Folder 9 McGovern Speeches #297-312 March 28, 1943-July 11, 1943
#297: How Fear Has Become an Important Word in the Vocabularies of Americans, March 28, 1943
  • Digitization in progress.
#298:Getting Started on a Home-made Peace Plan, April 4, 1943
  • Digitization in progress.
#299: The Question of Peace When the War Ends, April 11, 1943
  • Digitization in progress.
#300: Guest Broadcast, April 18, 1943
  • Digitization in progress.
#301: Wars in the Month of April and Difficulties of the Selective Draft System, April 25, 1943
  • Digitization in progress.
#302: Comparison of Casualty Reports in Past Wars with Those of the Current One, May 2, 1943
  • Digitization in progress.
#303: Mother's Day, May 9, 1943
  • Digitization in progress.
#304: I am an American Celebration Day in Pittsburgh, May 16, 1943
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#305: The Type of Men that Made Western Pennsylvania Rich in History, May 23, 1943
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#306: Memorial Day of the Present Compared with Long Ago, May 30, 1943
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#307: Daniel Boone, June 6, 1943
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#308: Those Who Add Laurels to their Native State, June 13, 1943
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#309: Why the Americans Will Populate Alaska After the Current World War, June 20, 1943
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#310: Drifting of the States’ Control to the Federal Government, June 27, 1943
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#311: The Anniversary of Independence 1943, July 4, 1943
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#312: Political Animosities Resulting in the Liquidation of Those Contending for Political Control, July 11, 1943
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Box 6
Folder 10 McGovern Speeches #313-323 July 18, 1943-Spetember 26, 1943
#313: The Reappearing Hate of Obstructionists, July 18, 1943
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#314: The Attitude of Political Blocs in Times of the Country’s Danger, July 25, 1943
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#315: Great Colonials Closely Associated with Pennsylvania, August 1, 1943
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#316: The Episode of Molly Pitchers, August 9, 1943
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#317: Why Pittsburgh Has No Town Hall, August 15, 1943
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#318: General John White Geary, August 22, 1943
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#319: Political Prophesies, Women’s Equal Franchise in Government, August 29, 1943
  • Digitization in progress.
#320: Labor Day, September 5, 1943
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#321: Anniversary Days of Important Events, September 12, 1943
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#322: Washington’s Farewell Address, September 19, 1943
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#323: General John Fulton Reynolds, September 26, 1943
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Box 6
Folder 11 McGovern Speeches #324-334 October 3, 1943-December 12, 1943
#324: Shams Put Forward by Dictators for Armed Conflict, October 3, 1943
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#325: Comparions with World War I of the Present Conflict, October 10, 1943
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#326:Apparent Economic Conditions in Pennsylvania, October 17, 1943
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#327: The Teaching of History in the Public Schools and Colleges of Pennsylvania, October 24, 1943
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#328: Anniversary of Broadcasting with the Human Voice, October 31, 1943
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#329: The Problems of Peace, November 7, 1943
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#330: The Urgent Need of Women Marines and Aviation Cadets, November 14, 1943
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Special Speech by Col. Louis V. Barach, October 29, 1943
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#331: America’s Thanksgiving Days, November 21, 1943
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#332: Extermination of Non-Combatant Populations of Europe in 1943, November 28, 1943
  • Digitization in progress.
#333: Surprise Military Attacks on the United States, There Being No Semblance of Surprise, December 5, 1943
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#334: Important Anniversaries, the Bill of Rights, December 12, 1943
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Box 6
Folder 12 McGovern Speeches #335-343 December 19, 1943-February 17, 1943
#335: The Folly of Municipalities and Political Subdivisions, December 19, 1943
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#336: Two Important Anniversaries Regarding the Relentless Wars in America, December 26, 1943
  • Digitization in progress.
#337: Uncertainties at the End of the Year, Rumblings About the Use of Poison Gas, January 2, 1944
  • Digitization in progress.
#338: Questions that Will Confront People When the War Has Ended, January 9, 1944
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#339: The Birth of Pennsylvania’s #1 Citizen: Benjamin Franklin, January 16, 1944
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#340a: William McKinley, January 23, 1944
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#341: The Reestablishment of the Horse on the Battlefield, January 30, 1944
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#342: Preservation of Freedom, February 6, 1944
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#343: Reoccurring Events Throughout the Years, February 13, 1944
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#344: Speech at the Congress of Women's Club, February 17, 1944
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Box 7
Folder 4 McGovern Speeches #417-426 July 15, 1945-September 16, 1945
#417: Quirks That Discomfort Our Way of Life, July 15, 1945
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#418: One of the Many Local Wars in Pennsylvania, July 22, 1945
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#419: The Molly Maguires, July 29, 1945
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#420: The Buckshot War in Pennsylvania, August 5, 1945
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#421: The Cresap War in Pennsylvania, the Mason Dixon Line, August 12, 1945
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#422: How Nations With Belligerent Tendencies Were Allowed to Prepare at Will, August 19, 1945
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#423: A One Man War Led by A Pittsburgh Physician, August 26, 1945
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#424: The Occupation of the Phillipines, September 2, 1945
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#425: John Barry: Father of the US Navy, September 9, 1945
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#426: Thomas Paine, September 16, 1945
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Box 6
Folder 13 McGovern Speeches #344-350 February 20, 1944-April 2, 1944
#344: Causes of Wars, General George Washington, February 20, 1944
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#345: Intricate Problems of Government, February 27, 1944
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#346: The Faithfuls Who Keep Up the Historical Society, March 5, 1944
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#347:Progress in Flood Control, March 12, 1944
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#348: The Failure of a Permanent Peace Agreement at the End of WWI, March 19, 1944
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#349: An Early Pittsburgh Happening Associated with the 9th and 10th Presidents, March 26, 1944
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#350: Allegheny Countains Who Served on the U.S. Supreme Court, April 2, 1944
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Box 6
Folder 14 McGovern Speeches #351-361 April 9, 1944-June 18, 1944
#351: April: The Month of Wars, April 9, 1944
  • Digitization in progress.
#352: Tradition Kept Up By a Western Pennsylvania Family, April 16, 1944
  • Digitization in progress.
#353: Mark Twain, April 23, 1944
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#354: Anniversaries of Great Battles for Freedom and How They Are Forgotten, April 30, 1944
  • Digitization in progress.
#355: Tactics Used By General Scott in the Mexican War, May 7, 1944
  • Digitization in progress.
#356: Comparison of Sherman’s March to the Sea and the Italian Campaign, May 14, 1944
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#357: General Ulysses S. Grant and How He Fought His Way to Vicksburg, May 21, 1944
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#358: Patrick Henry: Champion of American Liberty, May 29, 1944
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#359: The Interest of Both Political Parties in the Selection of a Vice President, June 4, 1944
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#360: Adolf Hitler and Napoleon, June 11, 1944
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#361: Invasion of the Yanks in Normandy, June 18, 1944
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Box 6
Folder 15 McGovern Speeches #362-372 June 25, 1944-September 3, 1944
#362: Whether War or Politics Will be the Worst Drawback to Future America, June 25, 1944
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#363: Independence Day, July 2, 1944
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#364: Some of the Doctors Who Fought the Country’s Early Wars, July 9, 1944
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#365: Peace Plans, July 16, 1944
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#366: A Summary of Various Peace Treaties, July 23, 1944
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#367: Pittsburgh's Creation, July 30, 1944
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#368: Pennsylvania’s Participation in National Elections, August 6, 1944
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#369: References to Long Marches Made by American Armies, August 13, 1944
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#370: Approach of Another Peace for Americans, August 21, 1944
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#371: Some of the Causes and Prices of Wars, August 27, 1944
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#372: Anniversary Days, September 3, 1944
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I Remember Speech for Edward Sykes’ Column, “I Remember”, July 14, 1944
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Box 6
Folder 16 McGovern Speeches #373-381 September 10, 1944-November 5, 1944
#373: Youngsters of Early Days Who Volunteered to Maintain Freedom, September 10, 1944
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#374: The Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1944
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#375: The Origin of Allegheny County, September 24, 1944
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#376: How the People Are Not Permitted to Know the Principles of Peace, October 1, 1944
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#377: General Casimir Pulaski and William Penn, October 8, 1944
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#378: A War and National Election Eighty Years Ago, October 15, 1944
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#379: How Changes in Government are Made Through Habit, October 22, 1944
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#380: Political and Personal Antagonisms and Passions, October 29, 1944
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#381: The Changing Complexion of American Freedom, November 5, 1944
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Box 7
Folder 1 McGovern Speeches #382-390 November 12, 1944-January 7, 1945
#382: The Battle of Knoxville, November 12, 1944
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#383: The Attitudes of the People Toward the US Government, November 19, 1944
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#384: The Americans First Peace Pact , the Great Pittsburgh Fire, General Schofield, November 26, 1944
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#385: America’s Experience in Failing to Prevent Wars, December 3, 1944
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#386: America’s Early Events, Outstanding Persons in Western Pennsylvania, December 10, 1944
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#387: The Pittsburgh Blues, December 19, 1944
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#388: Things about Christmas, December 24, 1944
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#389: Anniversaries of American Pioneers, the Gregorian Calendar, December 31, 1944
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#390: Famous Personalities of the Early Republic, January 7, 1945
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Box 7
Folder 2 McGovern Speeches #391-400 January 14, 1945-March 18, 1945
#391: The Fallacy of Local Governments Passing Maintenance Obligations, January 14, 1945
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#392: Happenings of the Past Reflected in the Present Day, January 21, 1945
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#393: Questions of Government, the Great Fire of 1845, January 28, 1945
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#394: Recalling Personalities Who Were in Their Prime During the Great Fire, February 4, 1945
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#395: History as a Branch of Science, Not Literature, February 11, 1945
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#396: George Washington and John Marshall, February 18, 1945
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#397: Contributions of Pittsburgh to the Universe, February 25, 1945
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#398: Creeping Changes Away From the Past, The Great Pittsburgh Fire of 1845, March 4, 1945
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#399: Groups Who Oppose Lasting Peace, Johnny Appleseed, the Great Pittsburgh Fire, March 18, 1945
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#400: Fifty Years of Progress, the Great Pittsburgh Fire of 1845, March 18, 1945
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Box 7
Folder 5 McGovern Speeches #427-432, 434-440 September 23, 1945-December 23, 1945
#427: What the Children of the Conquered Countries Need, September 25, 1945
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#428: How An Unrest of People Has At Times Threatened the Republic, September 30, 1945
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#429: A Brief Sketch of Where the Harmony Society of Pennsylvania Was Born and Died, October 7, 1945
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#430: 166th Anniversary of Casimir Pulaski’s Death, October 14, 1945
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#431: General Hand Who Did So Much for Pittsburgh, October 21, 1945
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#432: Past Events Corresponding with the Previous Week, October 28, 1945
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#434: American Memorial Days, Stephen Collins Foster, November 11, 1945
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#435: The Passing of A Prominent Local Humanitarian, Thanksgiving Day, November 18, 1945
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#436: Major James Grant, What Is to Become of a Pittsburgh Shrine, November 25, 1945
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#437: General Anthony Wayne, December 2, 1945
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#438: Making History at Fort Pitt, December 9, 1945
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#439: One of the Outstanding Commandants at Fort Pitt, December 16, 1945
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#440: The Contribution that Pennsylvania Has Made to Christmas, December 23, 1945
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Box 7
Folder 5 McGovern Speeches #427-432, 434-440 September 23, 1945-December 23, 1945
#427: What the Children of the Conquered Countries Need, September 23, 1945
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#428: How An Unrest of People Has At Times Threatened the Republic, September 30, 1945
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#429: A Brief Sketch of Where the Harmony Society of Pennsylvania Was Born and Died, October 7, 1945
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#430: 166th Anniversary of Casimir Pulaski’s Death, October 14, 1945
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#431: General Hand Who Did So Much for Pittsburgh, October 21, 1945
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#432: Past Events Corresponding with the Previous Week, October 28, 1945
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#434: American Memorial Days, Stephen Collins Foster, November 11, 1945
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#435: The Passing of A Prominent Local Humanitarian, Thanksgiving Day, November 18, 1945
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#436: Major James Grant, What Is to Become of a Pittsburgh Shrine, November 25, 1945
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#437: General Anthony Wayne, December 2, 1945
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#438: Making History at Fort Pitt, December 9, 1945
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#439: One of the Outstanding Commandants at Fort Pitt, December 16, 1945
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#440: The Contribution that Pennsylvania Has Made to Christmas, December 23, 1945
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Box 7
Folder 6 McGovern Speeches #441-446, 448-456 December 30, 1945-April 14, 1946
#441: The Pennsylvania Background of the Late General George S. Patton Jr., December 30, 1945
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#442: General Irvine Who Commanded at Fort Pitt, January 6, 1946
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#443: The Natal Day of a Great Pennsylvanian, January 13, 1946
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#444: Thomas Paine, General Henry Lee, William McKinley, January 20, 1946
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#445: The Anniversaries of Three Great Men, January 27, 1946
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#446: Allegheny County, February 3, 1946
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#448: George Washington and His Relationship With Pennsylvania, February 10, 1946
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#449: Baldwin Township, February 24, 1946
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#450: Bethel Township, March 3, 1946
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#451: Braddock Township, March 10, 1946
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#452: Crescent Township, The Passing of the Honourable Frank J. Harris, March 17, 1946
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#453: Collier Township, March 24, 1946
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#454: Deer Township, March 31, 1946
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#455: Elizabeth Township, Part 1, April 7, 1946
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#456: Elizabeth Township, Part 2, April 14, 1946
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Box 7
Folder 7 McGovern Speeches #457-465, 467-472 April 21, 1946-August 4, 1946
#457: Moon Township, April 21, 1946
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#458: Franklin and Forward Townships, April 28, 1946
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#459: Frazer and Hampton Townships, May 7, 1946
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#460: Indiana and Harmar Townships, May 21, 1946
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#461: Patton Township, Allegheny County, Patton Borough, Cambria County, May 19, 1946
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#462: Decoration Day and What it Means, May 26, 1946
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#463: Robinson, Stowe, and Kennedy Townships, June 2, 1946
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#464: Fayette and Kennedy Townships, June 9, 1946
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#465: St. Clair and Scott Townships, June 16, 1946
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#467: Plum Township, June 30, 1946
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#468: Wilkins Townships, Governor Martin, July 7, 1946
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#469: Reorganization of the 28th Division Part 1, July 14, 1946
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#470: Reorganization of the 28th Division Part 2, July 21, 1944
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#471: Reorganization of the 28th Division Part 3, Vacation Suggestions Part 1, July 28, 1946
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#472: Reorganization of the 28th Division Part 4, Vacation Suggestions Part 2, August 4, 1946
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Box 7
Folder 8 McGovern Speeches #473-484,486-487 August 11, 1946-November 10, 1946
#473: Vacation Suggestions Part 3, Writers Who Have ‘Slammed’ Pittsburgh, August 11, 1946
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#474: Pine Township, August 18, 1946
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#475: Neville Township, August 25, 1946
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#476: Reorganization of the 28th Division Part 5, Labor Day in Pennsylvania, September 1, 1946
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#477: Reorganization of the 28th Division Part 6, O’Hara Township, September 8, 1946
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#478: Versailles Township, 150th Anniversary of Washington’s Farewell Address, September 15, 1946
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#479: Ross Township, September 22, 1946
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#480: A Racing Meet That Benefits the Industrial Home for Crippled Children, September 29, 1946
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#481: Marshall Township, A Backwoods Diplomat, October 6, 1946
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#482: Shaler Township, October 13, 1946
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#483: McCandless Township, Efforts of the United States to Accomplish World Peace, October 20, 1946
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#484: Theodore Roosevelt, October 27, 1946
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#486: Elections Past and Present, November 3, 1946
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#487: The Articles of Confederation of the United States, November 10, 1946
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Box 7
Folder 9 McGovern Speeches #485, 489-493 October 20, 1946-December 29, 1946
#485: A Great Pennsylvanian Patriot Now Almost Forgotten, November 3, 1946
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#489: Brief Anniversaries During the Seven Days of the Week, December 1, 1946
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#490: Serious Crises in American History, December 8, 1946
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#491: A Few Important Anniversaries Occurring This Week, December 15, 1946
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#492: The Engineer Fraternity and Its Service to Progress, December 22, 1946
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#493: Anniversaries of Events and Hopes for the New Year of 1947, December 29, 1946
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Box 7
Folder 10 McGovern Speeches #490-510 November 24, 1946-April 20, 1947
#490: Brief Anniversaries of the Seven Days of the Week, November 24, 1946
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#491: Serious Crises in American History, December 8, 1946
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#492: Brief Anniversaries of the Seven Days of the Week, December 15, 1946
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#493: The Engineering Fraternity, December 22, 1946
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#494: Anniversaries of Events and Hopes for 1947, December 29, 1946
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#495: New Year Prophecies and January Anniversaries, January 5, 1947
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#496: The Growth of Other Cities Over Pittsburgh, January 12, 1947
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#497: Albert Gallatin, Abner Lacock, January 19, 1947
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#498: The Inauguration of James H. Duff, January 26, 1947
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#499: Anniversary Days in Pennsylvania, February 2, 1947
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#500: Prominent Anniversaries and Events of Other Days, February 9, 1947
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#501: George Washington, February 16, 1947
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#502: February Anniversaries, Westmoreland County’s Contributions to Pennsylvania, February 23, 1947
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#503: Outstanding Anniversaries of Personages and Events, March 2, 1947
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#504: Pennsylvania’s Three Oldest Countries to be Erected, March 9, 1947
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#505: Excerpts from Early Pittsburgh, March 16, 1947
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#506: Patrick Henry, March 23, 1947
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#507: How Money Came Into Use in this Republic, March 30, 1947
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#508: America’s Experience During the French Revolution, April 6, 1947
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#509: Audubon Day, Anniversaries of Wars, April 13, 1947
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#510: Boys Club Week, The Friends of the Boy, April 20, 1947
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Box 7
Folder 11 McGovern Speeches #511-528 April 27, 1947-August 24, 1947
#511: General Ulysses S. Grant, April 27, 1947
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#512: May Days That Fit Into Important American History, May 4, 1947
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#513: Mother’s Day, Centenary of the Mercy Hospital, May 11, 1947
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#514: Anniversaries and Commemorations of Our Homeland Personalities, May 18, 1947
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#515: History and Observance of Memorial Day, May 25, 1947
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#516: The Origin of the Name of the 6th Month of the Calendar Year, June 1,1947
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#517: The Peace of the Russo-Japanese War, the History of the Flag of Our Country, June 8, 1947
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#518: Father’s Day, America’s First War, June 15, 1947
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#519: Pennsylvania’s Early Domestic Gun Wars, June 22, 1947
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#520: The Battle of Gettysburg, June 29, 1947
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#521: John Paul Jones, Other Heroes at Sea, July 6, 1947
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#522: Sherman’s Famous March to the Sea, July 13, 1947
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#523: The 1st Battle Between the States That the Whole Country Might Be Free, July 20, 1947
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#524: When Pennsylvania Was Aided By An Army of Aggressors, July 27, 1947
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#525: The Battle of Bushy Run, August 3, 1947
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#526: Pennsylvania as a Vatican State Part 1, August 10, 1947
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#527: Pennsylvania as a Vatican State Part 2, August 17, 1947
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#528: Allegheny County and Pittsburgh as a Vacation Ground, August 24, 1947
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Box 7
Folder 12 McGovern Speeches #529-540 August 31, 1947-November 16, 1947
#529: Commemoration of Labor Day, August 31, 1947
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#530: The Anniversary of a Great Sea Battle in Pennsylvania Waters, September 7, 1947
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#531: The Framing of the Constitution of the United States, September 14, 1947
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#532: The American Bill of Rights, September 21, 1947
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#533: The Pennsylvania Insurrection of 1794, September 28, 1947
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#534: Cecil B. Demille, Pontiac’s Conspiracy Around Fort Pitt, October 5, 1947
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#535: Three Important Anniversaries in American History, October 12, 1947
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#536: Pennsylvania and Some of Its Important Personalities, October 19, 1947
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#537a: Theodore Roosevelt, October 26, 1947
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#537b: Introduction of Colonel Grant Curry, November 4, 1947
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#538: Early Glass Manufacture in the Pittsburgh District, November 2, 1947
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#539: The Commemoration of Armistice Day, November 9, 1947
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#540: Difficulties in Establishing a Permanent National Capital, the Gettysburg Address, November 16, 1947
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Box 7
Folder 13 McGovern Speeches #541, 543-549 November 23, 1947-January 18, 1948
#541: Thanksgiving in America, The Governor’s Proclamation, November 23, 1947
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#543: Important Anniversaries During this Week, December 7, 1947
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#544: The Plight of the Remnants of the North American Indian, December 14, 1947
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#545: Christmas and the Vanishing American Indians, December 21, 1947
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#546: The Birth of the New Year 1948, December 28, 1947
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#547: Historical Happenings in Pennsylvania During January Part 1, January 4, 1947
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#548: Historical Happenings in Pennsylvania During January Part 2, January 11, 1948
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#549: Prominent Anniversaries Relating to Pennsylvania History, January 18, 1948
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Box 7
Folder 14 McGovern Speeches #550, 552, 554, 556, 674-675, 680, 682-683 January 25, 1948-September 12, 1948
#550: Prominent Anniversaries of the Week, January 25, 1948
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#552: Abraham Lincoln, February 8, 1948
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#554: George Washington, February 22, 1948
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#556: The Origin of Pennsylvania Counties, March 7, 1948
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#674: Anniversaries Happening During the Week of July 11th, July 11, 1948
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#675: Historic Happenings in July of Early Days of the Republic, July 18, 1948
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#680: Old Pointers Reunion, August 22, 1948
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#682: Commodore John Barry, September 5, 1948
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#683: Frontier Forts in Western Pennsylvania, September 12 1948
  • Digitization in progress.

Series IV. Personal, Bulk, 1903-1939 1903-1981

Scope and Content Notes:

Series IV dates from 1903 to 1981(bulk dates: 1903 to 1939) and is divided into two subseries: Farm Records and Family. The first subseries contains records relating to McGovern's farm including court documents, correspondence, bills, photographs and leases. The second subseries includes material related to McGovern's family and personal life.

Subseries 1. Farm Records, 1903-1940

Scope and Content Notes:

The first subseries contains records relating to McGovern's farm including court documents, correspondence, bills, photographs and leases. The subseries covers the years 1903 to 1940 and is arranged chronologically.


Box 3
Folder 19 Correspondence and Property Maps, 1903-1937
Folder 20 Invoices and Receipts, 1906-1940
Folder 21 Court Documents and Legal Correspondence, 1907-1912
Folder 22 Correspondence with Attorney Robert M. Ewing, 1909-1928
Folder 23 Court Documents and Legal Correspondence, 1913-1926
Folder 24 Correspondence with Ralph Flinn, 1942-1947
Folder 25 Court Documents and Legal Correspondence, 1926-1929
Folder 26 Notebooks about McGovern's Farm, undated
Folder 27 Check Register, 1935-1937
Folder 28 Address Book, undated
Folder 29 Address Book, undated

Subseries 2. Family, 1918-1981

Scope and Content Notes:

The second subseries, Family, which dates from 1918-1981, includes personal photographs, scrapbooks, parents' pension records, scenic photographs, biographical materials, Women's Political Educational Association materials, Charles C. McGovern Testimonial Dinner speech and program, personal correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs of McGovern.

Folder 30 McGovern's Parents Pension Records, 1919-1965
Folder 31 Program and Speeches of the McGovern Testimonial Dinner, 1936
Folder 32 Personal Correspondence, 1937-1958
Folder 33 Biographical Materials Written and Compiled by Mrs. McGovern, 1931-1962
Folder 34 Newspaper Clippings about McGovern (Published Posthumously), 1965-1981
Folder 35 Allen Humphreys Kerr, The Mayors of Pittsburgh, 1952

Series V. Photographs,


Box 8
Folder 1 McGovern (group of three individuals), c. 1940
Folder 2 McGovern at the Alderman Office, 1905
Folder 3 Allegheny Court House Tower, Undated
Folder 4 U.S. Senators Boise Penrose and George. S. Oliver, Undated
Folder 5 McGovern and Officers of Troop H in Mexican Boarder Campaign, 1917-1918
Folder 6 World Series, McGovern with Sen. Harris, and Gov. Pinchot, 1925
Folder 7 McGovern at His Farm, 1928
Folder 8 The McGovern Farm, Undated
Josephine McGovern on Horseback, Undated
McGovern Inspecting A Felled Pole, Undated
The Farm and an Unidentified Person, Undated
The Farm with a Car, Undated
Property Damage, Undated
Folder 9 McGovern (Headshots), ca. 1930s-1940s
Photograph of McGovern (B&W), ca. 1930s
Photograph of McGovern (Colour), ca. 1940s
Folder 10 Emmett M. Danahey, Scrapbook, Part 1, 1918-1940
Folder 11 Emmett M. Danahey, Scrapbook, Part 2, 1918-1949
Folder 12 Family Photographs 1934-1959
McGovern, Rose, and Friends at Dinner, 1959
McGovern, Rose, and Mary, 1958
Rose Danahey's Mother, 1950
Rose Danahey, 1934
McGovern and Rose on their Honeymoon Cruise, 1958
Folder 13 Military Personnel, 1944-1945
Photograph of Nurses Rose Mary Shenkel and Patricia Shenkel, September 1944
Photograph of Howie Howenstein, March 12, 1944
Photograph of Private Charles Howenstein, June 24, 1944
Photograph of P.F.C. Charles P. Koerbe, 1945
Photograph of Elmer J. Voltz at Lubbock Army Air Field, October 2, 1945
Folder 14 Military Personnel, ca. 1939-1945
Soldier with .30cal Machine Gun, Undated
Edgar Shenkel, Undated
War Young Jr., Undated
John Shenkel, Undated
William E. Jones Jr., Undated
Edward Magee, Undated
Unknown Soldier, Undated
Floyd Faturn, Undated
Dell Mercer, Undated
Folder 15 U.S. Army Signal Corps. Office, Undated
Folder 16 Friends and Various Scenic Photographs Around McGovern's Grandview Ave. Home Undated
Postcard of the Church Where Rose and McGovern Married, 1958
Photograph Taken By Rose Danahey in Ireland, 1927
Photographs of Pittsburgh Taken from Grandview Ave., 1949-1950
Photographs of Unnamed Stone Structures, Undated
Photographs of the Residence of Ray Jeffries, 1958
Scenic Photographs, Undated
Folder 17 Troop H Reunion and McGovern's Memorial 1954-1962
Photograph of Troop H Reunion, November 6, 1954
Photograph of the McGovern Memorial in the Lobby of the Court House After His Death, 1962
Folder 16 Plaques from Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Undated

Subseries Large Photographs,


Box 9
Folder 1 Military
Belgium Memorial at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Undated
Dinner in Honor of Lieutenant General Sir Alfred E. Codrington, October 17, 1913
Troop H Reunion, ca. 1940s-1950s
Folder 2 Events when McGovern was County Commissioner 1930s
Proposed Joyce Kilmer Memorial Grove, South Park, Undated
Senator Harris and McGovern (Allegheny County Fair?), Undated
Sewickley Horse Show and Officer U. S. Madden, 1933
Folder 3 Equipment used for Criminal Activity, ca. 1920s
Counterfeiting Machine, 1922
Burglar Tools, ca. 1920s
Folder 4 Pittsburgh Detectives, 1901-1903
Patrick Fitzgerald (Killed during the capture of the Biddle Brothers), 1901
Roger O'Mara, Superintendent of Detectives, 1901
Thomas A. McQuaide, Superintendent of Detectives, 1903
Solomon Coulson, Superintendent of Detectives, 1902
Folder 5 Pittsburgh Detectives, Undated
James W. Egan, Captain of Detectives, Undated
William McKelvey, Detective, Undated
William Shore, Detective, Undated
Folder 6 County of Allegheny Hospital, Undated
Folder 7 Individuals, Undated
Weasel Tail, Chief of the Blackfoot, Undated
Governor Gifford Pinchot, Undated
Arch Mackrell and Senator William Flinn at Idlewild Picnic, Undated