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Manuscript Group 019: Matthew J. Walsh (1872-1961) Papers

Identifier: MG019


  • Majority of material found within 1872 - 1961


6 boxes Linear Feet (Matthew John Walsh (March 3, 1872-November 29, 1961) was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After receiving an education at the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania, Walsh began teaching Latin at the high school level. In 1920, his career in administration began at Indiana State Normal School (ISNS) as Head of the Department of Education. From 1927 to 1942, he was the Dean of Instruction of Indiana State Teachers College (ISTC). In 1936, Walsh served as acting President of ISTC. After his retirement in 1942, in recognition of his career at ISNS and ISTC, the State of Pennsylvania named the new science building at Indiana State College (later IUP) in his honor, Matthew J. Walsh Hall in 1958. The Matthew J. Walsh papers are housing in six archival boxes. The collection contains personal papers of Mr. Walsh and his family, various certificates and awards, as well as newspaper clippings and other articles in scholarly journals. Several items of university history, such as athletics and alumni memorabilia, are also part of this collection. Much of this collection dates from the early 20th century, especially the 1920s and 1930s. )

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Manuscript Group 19: Matthew J. Walsh Papers
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Part of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Repository

Indiana Pennsylvania