Guide to the Charles McGovern Papers, 1893-1981 AIS.1982.08

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Charles C. McGovern Papers
Creator
McGovern, Charles C.
Collection Number
AIS.1982.08
Date
1893-1981
Extent
6.87 linear feet (8 boxes; 1 oversized box)
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.

Preferred Citation

Charles C. McGovern Papers, 1893-1981, AIS.1982.08, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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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.

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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.

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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

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, May 2011

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collectons
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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.

Processing Information

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

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection are available online.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • 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.).

Geographic Name(s)

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

Personal Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • County government -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • County officials and employees -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Personal papers
  • Politicians -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Politics

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Previous Citation

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

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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.

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

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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
County Commissioner Certificate, 1927 16
  Folder
Audit Records and Audit Correspondence, 1927-1928 17
  Folder
Information Booklets, 1924-1933 18
  Folder
Election Results for Chairmen and Chairladies of Pittsburgh City Ward, Independent Republican Party, 1931 19
  Folder
Election Results for Chairmen and Chairladies of Allegheny County, Republican Party, 1931 20
  Folder
Election Results for Chairman and Chairlady of Townships, Allegheny County, Republican Party, 1931 21
  Folder
Election Results for Chairmen and Chairladies of Townships, Allegheny County, Republican Party, 1931 22
  Folder
Election Results for Chairmen and Chairladies of Boroughs, Allegheny County, Republican Party, 1931 23
  Folder
Primary Election Results, 15 September 1931 24
  Folder
Primary Election Results, 1931 25
  Folder
Allegheny County Employee Records and Real Estate Assessment, 1931-1935 26
  Folder
Allegheny County Fair, Dedication Ceremony & Speech, 1933 27
  Folder
Allegheny County Fair, Clippings, 1933 28
  Folder
Perry Highway Community Celebration, Program, 1929 29
  Folder
George Westinghouse Bridge, Dedication Program, 1932 30
  Folder
Major General Callen, Testimonial, 1935 31
  BoxFolder
Allegheny County Commissioners Book of Reports and Regulations, 1932-1935 21
  Folder
Personnel Records of the County Commissioners Audits, 1933-1934 2
  Folder
Personnel Records (Roster) of the Board for the Assessement and Revision of Taxes, 1933 3
  Folder
County Commissioners Personnel Records, 1934 4
  Folder
List of McGovern Appointments, ca. 1929-1935 5
  Folder
McGovern Appointments, 1934 6
  Folder
Personnel Records, 1934 7
  Folder
Reports: County Parks, Adult Probation Office & Truck Rental, 1935 8
  Folder
Official Correspondence, Dec. 1930-Aug. 1935 9
  Folder
Official Correspondence, Sept. 1935-Dec. 1935 10
  Folder
Official Correspondence, Jan. 1936-Oct. 1936 11
  Folder
Official Reports and Brochures, 1934-1935 12

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

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

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.

  BoxFolder
Aldermann Court Affidavit, 1904 31
  Folder
McGovern Detective Service Publications, 1920s 2
  Folder
McGovern's Plan Concerning the Consolidation of Municipalities, 1924 3
  Folder
Commission to Study Municipal Consolidation in Counties of the Second Class, Report, October 7, 1925 4
  Folder
Board of Registration Commissioners, the Liquor Control Board, and as an Unemployment Referee, Certificates of Appointment, 1926-1947 5
  Folder
Women's Political Education Association of Allegheny County, Minutes, 1935 6
  Folder
Women's Political Education Association of Allegheny County, Rose McGovern, correspondence, 1936-1939 7
  Folder
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania Committee, correspondence, 1935-1947 8
  Folder
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, minutes, 1941-1946 9
  Folder
Prison Board of Allegheny County, Materials, 1936 10
  Folder
Republican Indexes, 1938 and 1940 11
  Folder
Highlights of the Metropolitan Plan for Allegheny County, 1939 12
  Folder
Mayor William A. Magee Memorial, 1939-1942 13
  Folder
Business Correspondence, 1939-1947 14
  Folder
Unemployment Board of Review, Materials and Correspondence, 1942-1945 15
  Folder
Treasurer of Allegheny County Campaign, Materials and Correspondence, 1943 16
  Folder
State Liquor Board, Newspaper Clippings, 1947 17
  Folder
Report about Point Park, December 23, 1953 18

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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.

  BoxFolder
Index of Speeches, A-G, 1924-1941 41
  Folder
Index of Speeches, H-L, 1924-1941 2
  Folder
Index of Speeches, M-Q, 1924-1941 3
  Folder
Index of Speeches, R-V, 1924-1941 4
  Folder
Index of Speeches, W-Z, 1924-1941 5
  Folder
Index of Speeches, A-W, undated 6
  BoxFolder
Men's Square Deal Party Speeches, Volume 1, October 8, 1935-October 23, 1935 47
Ray Sprigle, Director of Properties and Supplies, October 8, 1935 Online
E. Lowry Humes, Attorney, October 9, 1935 Online
E.O. Spotts, Attorney, October 10, 1935 Online
David I. MacQuarrie, October 11, 1935 Online
Kenneth Ketchum, October 12, 1935 Online
C. Gregg Lewellyn, Director Internal Revenue under Woodrow Wilson Administration, October 14, 1935 Online
Edward G. Lang, Candidate for City Council, October 16, 1935 Online
Richard Lawry, Prothonotary Candidate, October 15, 1935 Online
George E. Meyers, Chairman of the Board for Assessment and Revision of Taxes, October 17, 1935 Online
James Rae, Member Board for the Assessment and Revision of Taxes, October 18, 1935 Online
Harry Shapera, Member of Taxpayers' League, October 19, 1935 Online
A. Marshall Bell, Candidate for County Treasurer, October 21, 1935 Online
Charles Notari, Candidate for City Council, October 22, 1935 Online
Major Hal. Bazley, Manager of the County Airport, October 23, 1935 Online
S. Leo Ruslander, Attorney and Tax Expert from Real Estate Board, October 23, 1935 Online
John Lauer, Attorney, October 23, 1935 Online
David M. Weir, Businessman, Soldier, Sales for Steel Company, October 23, 1935 Online
  BoxFolder
Men's Square Deal Party Speeches, Volume 2, October 24, 1935-November 2, 1935 48
Thomas O. Hazley, Director of the Department of Highways, Bridges, and Tunnels, October 24, 1935 Online
Senator C.M. Barr, October 25, 1935 Online
Leo J. Guthrie, Independent Democrat, October 25, 1935 Online
C. Gregg Lewellyn, Director Internal Revenue under Woodrow Wilson Administration, October 26, 1935 Online
Senator C.M. Barr, October 26, 1935 Online
Churchill Mehard, Attorney, October 26, 1935 Online
Aaron M. Jaffe, Esquire, October 28, 1935 Online
A. Marshall Bell, October 29, 1935 Online
Robbin B. Wolf, October 29, 1935 Online
A. Marshall Bell, Candidate for County Treasurer, October 30, 1935 Online
E. Lowry Humes, Attorney, October 30, 1935 Online
Leo Guthrie, Independent Democrat, October 30, 1935 Online
Robert McEwan, Attorney and Democrat, October 30, 1935 Online
A. Marshall Bell, Candidate for County Treasurer, October 31, 1935 Online
John W. Collins, Soldier, October 31, 1935 Online
A. Marshall Bell, Candidate for County Treasurer, November 1, 1935 Online
Henry O'Neill, Representative of Labor, November 1, 1935 Online
Ray Sprigle, Director of Properties and Supplies, November 2, 1935 Online
  BoxFolder
Women's Square Deal Speeches, Volume 1, October 7, 1935-October 19, 1935 49
Cathermine M. Stephens, Prominent Club Woman of the East End, October 7, 1935 Online
Mrs. Frank Boyle, President of Women's Political Education Association Online
Mrs. Paul E. Ferraro, Activist, October 9, 1935 Online
Mrs. Jette E. Maier, Activist, October 10, 1935 Online
Mrs. Raymond Kaufmann, October 11, 1935 Online
Miss Rose Danahey, October 12, 1935 Online
Mrs. Lorraine Lawson, Member of Mt. Lebanon Women's Club, October 14, 1935 Online
Mrs. Chas. E. Helt, Member of the Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars, October 15, 1935 Online
Mrs. Walter Fleming, Vice President of Home for Blind Women, October 16, 1935 Online
Mrs. L. J. Davis, President of the Women's Club of Carnegie, October 17, 1935 Online
Mrs. Agnes Mills, Member of National Kennel Club, October 18, 1935 Online
Mrs. Eva Russo, Past Chief Amorita Circle Forrest of America, October 19, 1935 Online
  BoxFolder
Women's Square Deal Speeches, Volume 2, October 22, 1935-November 4, 1935 410
Miss Louise Gooch, Public Defender of the Underprivileged, October 22, 1935 Online
Mrs. Raymond Kaufmann, October 22, 1935 Online
Mrs. Sarah D. Large, President of the Margaret A. Frew Parent Teachers Association of the Thomas Wightman Schools, October 24, 1935 Online
Mrs. Mary Shaw Marohnic, October 25, 1935 Online
Mrs. Valeria Jozwiak, Polish Pittsburgher, October 25, 1935 Online
Miss Mary Fallon, Business Woman, October 26, 1935 Online
Mrs. Mary McDowell Schempp, Member of Women's Club of Rosalyn Farms, October 28, 1935 Online
Mrs. J. O. Miller, Organizer, October 28, 1935 Online
Mrs. Doris Biggerstaff, Activist, October 29, 1935 Online
Mrs. Clara Morris, October 30, 1935 Online
Mrs. Annette Thackwell Johnston, October 31, 1935 Online
Miss Ruth Morse, Writer and Newspaper Woman, November 1, 1935 Online
Miss Lucy Bennett, Principal of South Fayette Township Schools, November 2, 1935 Online
Miss Rose Danahey, November 4, 1935 Online
  BoxFolder
McGovern Speeches #1-7 April 14, 1935-May 26, 1935 411
#1: How Our County Governmen Was Put Together, April 14, 1935 Online
#2: County Commissioners, Their Employees, and Their Duties, April 21, 1935 Online
#3: The Metropolitan Plan, April 28, 1935 Online
#4: The Ohio & Lake Erie Canal, May 5, 1935 Online
#5: Why the County Authority Board was Created, May 12, 1935 Online
#6: Early History of the County and Present Day Tax Problems, May 19, 1935 Online
#7:Handicaps of County Commissioners in Purchase of Supplies, May 26, 1935 Online
  BoxFolder
McGovern Speeches #8-14 June 2, 1935-July 7, 1935 412
#8: Reminiscences of Allegheny County's Economic Record, June 2, 1935 Online
#9: Causes of Crime and Does it Pay, June 6, 1935 Online
#10: Property Damage Claims Against the County in Connection with Necessary Public Improvements, June 9, 1935 Online
#11: Philanthropy in Allegheny County, June 16, 1935 Online
#12: Raising River Bridges (Emsworth Dam), June 23, 1935 Online
#13: County History Relating to Public Questions, June 30, 1935 Online
#14: Allegheny County's Need for an Official Historian, July 7, 1935 Online
  BoxFolder
McGovern Speeches #15-21 July 14, 1935-August 25, 1935 413
#15: Abatement of All Interests and Penalties on County Taxes, July 14, 1935 Online
#16: Information to the Public Concerning Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, Part 1, July 21, 1935 Online
#17: Information to the Public Concerning Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, Part 2, July 28, 1935 Online
#18: Information to the Public Concerning Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, Part 3, August 4, 1935 Online
#19: Information to the Public Concerning Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, Part 4, August 11, 1935 Online
#20: Information to the Public Concerning Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, Part 5, August 18, 1935 Online
#21: Information to the Public Concerning Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, Part 6, August 25, 1935 Online
  BoxFolder
McGovern Speeches #22-29 September 1, 1935-October 20, 1935 414
#22: The Closing of Allegheny County's Third Annual Free Fair, September 1, 1935 Online
#23: Continuation of Information to the Public on Allegheny County's Business and other Public Questions of the Day, Part 1, September 8, 1935 Online
#24: Continuation of Information to the Public on Allegheny County's Business and other Public Questions of the Day, Part 2, September 15, 1935 Online
#25: The Formative Period of Allegheny County and the Neglected Farm Lands in this Great County of Ours, September 22, 1935 Online
#26: The Military History of Allegheny County in Colonial Days, September 29, 1935 Online
#27: The Cost Placed on the People of Allegheny County by the State Legislature, October 6, 1935 Online
#28: Early Indian Activities in Allegheny County, October 13, 1935 Online
#29: General Forbes Expedition into Allegheny County in 1758 to Rout the French, October 20, 1935 Online
  BoxFolder
McGovern Speeches #30-37 October 24, 1935-November 10, 1935 415
#30: Campaign Speech, October 24, 1935 Online
#31: Early History of Allegheny County, October 27, 1935 Online
#32: Campaign Speech Delivered to the Polish Citizenry over "Polish Hour", November 1, 1935 Online
#33: Early History of Allegheny County, November 3, 1935 Online
#34: Campaign Speech, November 4, 1935 Online
#35: Campaign Speech, November 4, 1935 Online
#36: Campaign Speech, November 5, 1935 Online
#37: A Summary of Some of the High Points that Occurred in the Recent Campaign for County Offices, November 10, 1935 Online
  BoxFolder
McGovern Speeches #38-46 November 17, 1935-January 12, 1936 416
#38: Who Helped to Found Pennsylvania, November 17, 1935 Online
#39: The Appropriateness of a Memorial Park at the Point, November 24, 1935 Online
#40: A Continuation of Allegheny County’s History, December 1, 1935 Online
#41: Early Settlers in Allegheny County and the Great Hardships they Endured from the Indian Trouble, December 8, 1935 Online
#42: The Proposed Lake Erie-Ohio River Canal, December 15, 1935 Online
#43: The Life and Death of Charles W. Dahlinger, December 22, 1935 Online
#44: Colonial History of Allegheny County, December 29, 1935 Online
#45: Customs of the People of Allegheny County in the Early Days, January 5, 1936 Online
#46: Matters Relating to Allegheny County’s History, January 12, 1936 Online
  BoxFolder
McGovern Speeches #47-48, 52-56 January 19, 1936-March 1, 1936 417
#47: The Soldiers' Bonus of Early Times as Compared with the Soldiers' Bonus of Today, January 19, 1936 Online
#48: The Effect of the Louisiana Purchase on Allegheny County, January 26, 1936 Online
#52: Conrad Weiser of Logstown, February 2, 1936 Online
#53: Harships Endured by the Early Scouts, February 9, 1935 Online
#54: The Need for the Lake Erie and Ohio Canal and Travel by Canal in the Early Days of this County, February 16 ,1936 Online
#55: George Washington, the Father of Our Country, February 23, 1936 Online
#56: Conditions that Early Settlers of Allegheny County Endured, March 1, 1936 Online
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McGovern Speeches #60-62, 65-67, 69-83a November 24, 1924-July 6, 1935 51
#60: Memorandum of Address by McGovern at the Victory Dinner of the Workers in His Campaign for County Commissioner, November 17, 1927 Online
#61: Pennsylvania Commission to Study Municipal Consolidation, November 24, 1924 Online
#62: Address before the Pittsburgh Chapter of Officers of the World War, February 11, 1935 Online
#65: Address to the Mass Meeting of the Registrars, May 5, 1926 Online
#66: Address at the State Convention of County Controllers, September 23, 1926 Online
#67: Address at the Banquet Held in Honor of Charles McGovern, October 19, 1926 Online
#69: William Flinn Memorial Highway Dedication Speech, December 23, 1926 Online
#70: Dedication of the Ninth Street Bridge at Pittsburgh Speech, November 26, 1926 Online
#71: Address Before the Advertising Club of Pittsburgh, April 5, 1927 Online
#72: Address at a Meeting of Citizens of the 11th Ward of Pittsburgh, June 3, 1927 Online
#73: Address Before the members of Captain Bayard Post V.F.W., June 14, 1927 Online
#74: Address Made in Greensburg, PA, July 14, 1927 Online
#75a: Address Introducing Mrs. Douglass Robinson at the Roosevelt Commemoration Association, October 27, 1927 Online
#76a: Testimonial Dinner to Col. McGovern, January 4, 1936 Online
#77a: Address at the Town Hall Meeting, February 6, 1928 Online
#78a: Address Before the Pittsburgh Builder's Exchange, March 21, 1929 Online
#79a: Address at Testimonial Dinner in Honor of Detective Peter Connors, April 3, 1929 Online
#80a: Address Before the Henry George Club, October 31, 1930 Online
#81a: Address at the Opening of the Stoops-Ferry-Shoustown New Highway, December 1, 1934 Online
#82a: Dedication of Monument to Soldiers of World War at Shouse Park, July 4, 1935 Online
#83a: Dedication of the Opening of Spring Run Road, July 6, 1935 Online
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McGovern Speeches #75b-84 February 18, 1937-September 17, 1938 52
#75b: In the Interest of National Defense Week in Pittsburgh, February 18, 1937 Online
#76b: Political Talk at Republican Rally, October 18, 1937 Online
#77b: Concerning the Election of 1937, October 24, 1937 Online
#78b: Dedication of New Juvenile Court of Allegheny County, October 20, 1937 Online
#79b: Introduction of Ray Sprigle at the Willkie Center, November 1, 1937 Online
#80b: Address Before the Women's Club at Turtle Creek, February 18, 1937 Online
#81b: Talk About the Community Chest Drive, October 20, 1937 Online
#82b: Speech at the Annual Banquet of Troop H, November 11, 1937 Online
#83b: George Washington, Father of this Country, February 22, 1938 Online
#84: The Constitution of the United States of America, September 17, 1938 Online
  BoxFolder
McGovern Speeches #85-90 January 3, 1939-April 24, 1939 53
#85:Address Before the Brookside Women's Club, January 3, 1939 Online
#86: Address at the Dedication of the Coraopolis Armory, January 14, 1939 Online
#87: Promoting Pittsburgh Institutions, January 24, 1939 Online
#88: Claims of Allegheny County on the Life of George Washington, February 22, 1939 Online
#89: Polo Tournament Speech, May 8, 1939 Online
#90: Address Before the Women's Political Educational Association, April 24, 1939 Online
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McGovern Speeches #91-96 April 9, 1939-May 14, 1939 54
#91: The Great Depression, April 9, 1939 Online
#92: The Proposed Metropolitan Charter, April 23, 1939 Online
#93: Local Government Affairs, April 30, 1939 Online
#94: The Life and History of the Late William Addison Magee, April 30, 1939 Online
#95: Why the Causes of Wars in Which this Country has Engaged Were Not Because of Economic Reasons, Part 1, May 7, 1939 Online
#96: Why the Causes of Wars in Which this Country has Engaged Were Not Because of Economic Reasons, Part 2, May 14, 1939 Online
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McGovern Speeches #97-109a May 21, 1939-August 6, 1939 55
#97: Origin of the Office of Justice of the Peace, Part 1, May 21, 1939 Online
#98: Origin of the Office of Justice of the Peace, Part 2, May 28, 1939 Online
#99: The Memory of the Marquis de Lafayette, June 4, 1939 Online
#100: The Bolshevik Revolution, June 14, 1939 Online
#101: Relating to Unemployment and the History of Laws, June 18, 1939 Online
#102: Relating to the Changing Form of Our Government, June 25, 1939 Online
#103a: On William Jennings Bryan, July 22, 1939 Online
#104a: Seriousness of Transferring Too Many Important States Duties to the Federal Government, July 2, 1939 Online
#105a: A Trend Towards the Awakening of the American People on National Security, July 9, 1939 Online
#106a: Subversive Tendencies of Classes, July 16, 1939 Online
#107a: Theories of Minority Groups Advancing Unpopular Forms of Government, July 23, 1939 Online
#108a: The Proper Definition of How History Can Repeat Itself, July 30, 1939 Online
#109a: The Interpretation of the Hatch Bill, August 6, 1939 Online
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McGovern Speeches #103b-116, 118-121 August 13, 1939-November 26, 1939 56
#103b: Relating to the Effect of Organized Propaganda on the Masses, August 13, 1939 Online
#104b: Relating to the Government’s Propaganda Not Always in the Taxpayer’s Interest, August 20, 1939 Online
#105b: The Attitude of People on Being Involved in World Wars, August 27, 1939 Online
#106b: Waiting Momentarily for War, September 3, 1939 Online
#107b: McGovern for Country Treasurer by Frank Napier-kowski, September 10, 1939 Online
#108b:The Abuse of the Weak Who Are Subjected to Intolerance, September 10, 1939 Online
#109b: Pre-Election Speech by Gregg Allen, September 11, 1939 Online
#110: The Likeness of Neville Chamberlain with Abraham Lincoln, September 17, 1939 Online
#111: Changing Minds from Worries of Depression to Keeping Out of the War, September 24, 1939 Online
#112: Campaign Speech for Office of County Treasurer, September 28, 1939 Online
#113: The Role of the Conditions Happening in the Old World in the Past Few Weeks, October 1, 1939 Online
#114: Showing the Elimination of Distinctive Peoples, How Barbarism Improves Civilization, October 8, 1939 Online
#115:Staying Out of the War, the War of 1812, October 15, 1939 Online
#116: The Birthday of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, October 22, 1939 Online
#118: The 1st Election in Allegheny County, Recounting a Duel Fought by a County Official, November 5, 1939 Online
#119: Early Colonial Days of Allegheny County, Need for Protection from Military Aggression, November 12, 1939 Online
#120: The Purposes of Celebrations on Thanksgiving, November 19, 1939 Online
#121: High Spots in the Growth of Pittsburgh from 1758-1908, November 26, 1939 Online
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McGovern Speeches #122-135 December 3, 1939-March 3, 1940 57
#122: How Allegheny County Inherited Many of its Civic and Social Organizations, December 3, 1939 Online
#123: Changing Fancies as Time Goes On, December 10, 1939 Online
#124: Personages Born in the Colonial Period, December 17, 1939 Online
#125: The Life of Colonel Alexander McKee, December 24, 1939 Online
#126: Present Day Problems Like How the People are Now Servants of the Government, December 31, 1939 Online
#127: The Achievements of An Unsung Pioneer Builder, January 7, 1940 Online
#128: A Brief Sketch of General Alexander Hay, January 14, 1940 Online
#129: The 1st Large Scale Business Man of PA, Glass Production in Pgh, January 21, 1940 Online
#130: The Ancestry of William McKinley, January 28, 1940 Online
#131: Western Pennsylvania’s Contribution to the World with Men of Genius, February 4, 1940 Online
#132: An Estimate of Abraham Lincoln's Ancestry, February 11, 1940 Online
#133: Religious References Made by Biographers of George Washington, February 18, 1940 Online
#134: Days Meditation in the United States, February 25, 1940 Online
#135: The Pony Express, March 3, 1940 Online
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McGovern Speeches #136-145 March 10, 1940-May 12, 1940 58
#136: How Two Pittsburgh Men Devoted Their Lives to Side Lines, March 10, 1940 Online
#137: Lore of the Rivers of Pittsburgh, March 17, 1940 Online
#138: The Uses of the Local Rivers by the 1st Settlers, March 24, 1940 Online
#139: The Importance of Our Local Rivers, March 31, 1940 Online
#140: The Wheeler-Lea Bill, the Vanishing Rivers, April 7, 1940 Online
#141: How We Humans Measure or Think in the Terms of Time or Space, April 14, 1940 Online
#142: Features of the Free Use of Inland Rivers, April 21, 1940 Online
#143: Great Naval Battles, April 28, 1940 Online
#144: Who Shall be the Judge of History, May 5, 1940 Online
#145: Comparison of Great Soldiers and Statesmen, May 12, 1940 Online
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McGovern Speeches #146-157 May 19, 1940-August 4, 1940 59
#146: General Mad Anthony Wayne, May 19, 1940 Online
#147: The Battle of the Fallen Timbers, May 26, 1940 Online
#148: Failure of US to be Prepared for National Defense, Difficulties in Raising Volunteer Armies, June 2, 1940 Online
#149: What Has Always Happened to the Non-Combatant Populations That Cannot Escape, June 9, 1940 Online
#150: The Heritage of Liberty and What It Means to Our Government, June 16, 1940 Online
#151: How Greed Has Jeopardized the Security of Whole Nations, June 23, 1940 Online
#152: Intrigue as an Age Old Plague to Humanity, June 30, 1940 Online
#153: Reference to the Selection of Presidents of the United States, Dark Horses at Conventions, July 7, 1940 Online
#154: National Presidential Platforms, July 14, 1940 Online
#155: How People Leave it to Other Parts of the Nation to Recognize Local Citizens, July 21, 1940 Online
#156: Famous Men of Allegheny County Who Had Faith in America, July 28, 1940 Online
#157: The Largest Movement of Troops in this Country During Peace Time, August 4, 1940 Online
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McGovern Speeches #158-170 August 11, 1940-November 3, 1940 510
#158: What Thomas Jefferson Said About National Preparedness in 1814, August 11, 1940 Online
#159: Propaganda in the US, What to Digest from People Who Oppose National Defense, August 18, 1940 Online
#160: Robert Fulton the Inventor of Steam Navigation, August 25, 1940 Online
#161: The Building of Early Highways by Wild Animals, September 1, 1940 Online
#162: About Jane Grey Swisshelm, September 8, 1940 Online
#163: Steamboat Building in Pittsburgh, Capt. James H. Rees, September 15, 1940 Online
#164: Another Immigrant Boy Who Came to Pittsburgh and Became an Empire Builder, September 22, 1940 Online
#165: Famous Old Taverns and Inns in Allegheny County, September 29, 1940 Online
#166: John Ormsby, the 1st Large Scale Merchant of Pittsburgh, October 6, 1940 Online
#167: General Butler, October 13, 1940 Online
#168: Lessons on the Opportunities of the Inhabitants in a Free Government, Dr. Brashear, October 20, 1940 Online
#169: The 82nd Anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt, October 27 1940 Online
#170: The Folly of Mixing Politics with the Country’s Security from Military Aggression, November 3, 1940 Online
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McGovern Speeches #171-179 November 10, 1940-January 5, 1941 511
#171: The Confusion of the Election and a Military Mobilization at the Same Time, November 10, 1940 Online
#172: Difficulties of Living at Ease in the US While the World is at War, November 17, 1940 Online
#173: Hugh Henry Brackenridge, Allegheny Cty’s Pioneer Lawyer, Politician, and Philosopher, November 24, 1940 Online
#174: Important Anniversary Days to Americans, the Monroe Doctrine, December 1, 1940 Online
#175: Isaac Craig, the Activities of a Patriot of the Colonial Period, December 8, 1940 Online
#176: Edwin Stanton, One of Allegheny County’s Great Lawyers, December 15, 1940 Online
#177: John Neville, a Distinguished Soldier and Citizen of the Colonial Period, December 22, 1940 Online
#178: Baldwin, Forward, and Bates, Three Young Smart Men, December 29, 1940 Online
#179: Continuation of the Life and Public Service of Walter Forward in the 1800s, January 5, 1941 Online
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McGovern Speeches #180-185, 187-189 January 12, 1941-March 23, 1941 512
#180: How National Preparedness of Today Compares with the Past Part 1, January 12, 1941 Online
#181: How National Preparedness of Today Compares with the Past Part 2, January 19, 1941 Online
#182: William McKinley, January 26, 1941 Online
#183: Boy Scout Movement and its Contribution to a Nation, February 2, 1941 Online
#184: Abraham Lincoln, this Country’s Greatest Strategist, February 9, 1941 Online
#185: George Washington and His Relationship to Pittsburgh, February 16, 1941 Online
#187: Situation that Has Existed in Congress During a National Emergency, March 2, 1941 Online
#188: Capt. Vandergrift, A Pittsburgher Who Made Lasting History, March 9, 1941 Online
#189: St. Patrick's Day, March 16, 1941 Online
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McGovern Speeches #192-200 April 6, 1941-May 25, 1941 513
#192: How the US Introduced Japan to Civilization, April: the War Month, April 6, 1941 Online
#193: The Death of Abraham Lincoln, April 13, 1941 Online
#194: The 1st Newspaper in Pittsburgh, April 20, 1941 Online
#195: The Nation’s Present Emergency, General Grant’s Birthday, April 27, 1941 Online
#196: Conditions of the US on the Brink of War, Pennsylvania’s role in Spanish-American War, May 4, 1941 Online
#197: Dedication of Mayor William A. Magee Monument, May 9, 1941 Online
#198: Confusion of the American People in the Present National Emergency Part 1, May 11, 1941 Online
#199: Confusion of the American People in the Present National Emergency Part 2, May 18, 1941 Online
#200: General Lafayette’s Visit to Pittsburgh in 1824, May 25, 1941 Online
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McGovern Speeches #201-206 June 1, 1941-July 6, 1941 514
#201: Comments on a Local Address Concerning the National Emergency, June 1, 1941 Online
#202: Repetition in Matters of National Defense, Those Who are ‘Just Opposed’, June 8, 1941 Online
#203: Those Favoring National Defense and Those Opposed, June 15, 1941 Online
#204: Caution through National Defense, June 22, 1941 Online
#205: Comparison of Current National Defense with the Past, June 29, 1941 Online
#206: Present Day Attempts to Strangulate the Traditional Custom of Seniority in the Army, July 6, 1941 Online
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McGovern Speeches #207-212 July 11, 1941-August 10, 1941 515
#207: Address to West End Draftee, July 11, 1941 Online
#208: Why the U.S.O. Should Have Immediate Help for Men Called to the Colours, July 13, 1941 Online
#209: The Increasing Danger to America, July 20, 1941 Online
#210: A Recent Pilgrimage Following the Trail of Old Forbes Road, July 27, 1941 Online
#211: Albert Gallatin, America’s Greatest Immigrant, August 3, 1941 Online
#212: How the Navy Has Won Most of the Wars of the United States with Foreign Foes, August 10, 1941 Online
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McGovern Speeches #213-225 August 17, 1941-October 3, 1949 516
#213: The Present National Emergency of this Country, August 17, 1941 Online
#214: The People’s Misunderstood Position Relating to the National Emergency, August 24, 1941 Online
#215: Captain Hunt, Another Great Pittsburgher, August 30, 1941 Online
#216: How Greed Destroys that Which Could Have Remained Illustrious, September 7, 1941 Online
#217: The Danger that Can Result From the People Failing to Support Their Government, September 14, 1941 Online
#218: A Distinguished Pittsburgher Whose Efforts Made the Louisiana Purchase Possible, September 21, 1941 Online
#219: William Alexis Stone, A Humorous Man, September 28, 1941 Online
#220: Comments Relating to the Long Discussed Ohio and Lake Erie Canal, October 4, 1941 Online
#221: Comparison of Hitler’s Claim to the Master Race to Early Colonial Beliefs in America, Octber 12, 1941 Online
#222: Two Groups of Gold Prospectors from Pittsburgh, October 19, 1941 Online
#223: Anniversaries of Events in American History Happening in October, October 26, 1941 Online
#224: Those Who Give the Most to Humanity, October 3, 1949 Online
#225: Pittsburgh's Second Hospital, November 9, 1941 Online
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McGovern Speeches #226-232 November 16, 1941-December 27, 1941 61
#226: Some Happenings During Armistice Week, November 16, 1941 Online
#227: How Some American Customs and Holidays Originated, November 23, 1941 Online
#228: References to the Benefits of the Monroe Doctrine, November 30, 1941 Online
#229: Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 Online
#230: What People Can Do Now that the US is at War, December 14, 1941 Online
#231: Local Home Defense, December 21, 1941 Online
#232: The Position of Japan and the US in the Past 25 Years, December 27, 1941 Online
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McGovern Speeches #233-241 January 4, 1942-March 1, 1942 62
#233: That People Should Guard Against False Rumours of Peace, January 4, 1942 Online
#234: Ingratitude of the Japanese Nation to the United States, January 11, 1942 Online
#235: Re-occurring Confusion of War Preparations, January 18, 1942 Online
#236: Changes in Style of Military Armaments, January 25, 1942 Online
#237: Some of the Many Quirks that Happen During Wars, February 1, 1942 Online
#238: Apathy on the Part of People at Home, February 8, 1942 Online
#239: The Disaster of Pearl Harbor Compared with the Attack at Havana in 1898, February 15, 1942 Online
#240: The Anniversary of George Washington, February 22, 1942 Online
#241: Where is this Country in the Present War, March 1, 1942 Online
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McGovern Speeches #242-251 March 8, 1942-May 10, 1942 63
#242: How Folks Can Help Our Defense by Joining a Civilian Defense Committee, March 8, 1942 Online
#243: Those Upon Whom We May Depend for the Defense of the Nation, March 15, 1942 #243: Those Upon Whom We May Depend for the Defense of the Nation,
#244: The Complacency of the People Swinging Into Action in Allegheny County, March 22, 1942 Online
#245: Present Naval Effectiveness as Compared with the Past, March 29, 1942 Online
#246: Events of the Week that are Relevant to the Present War, April 5, 1942 Online
#247: Successful Results of the Long Delayed Patriotic Demonstration by the people of PA, April 6, 1942 #247: Successful Results of the Long Delayed Patriotic Demonstration by the People of PA,
#248: Patriots' Day, April 19, 1942 Online
#249: How Pittsburgh and W. PA Contributed to Great Military Leaders of PA, April 26, 1942 Online
#250: Wars Which America Was Forced to Engage In, May 3, 1942 Online
#251: Benefits that the US Would Have Derived from Improving the Inland Waters, May 10, 1942 Online
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McGovern Speeches #252-258 May 17, 1942-June 28, 1942 64
#252: Those Who Enslave Their Fellow Man, May 17, 1942 Online
#253: Men and Women of the Civil Air Patrol, May 24, 1942 Online
#254: Progress of the War, May 31, 1942 Online
#255: Happenings in the Present World War, June 7, 1942 Online
#256: Peace and When it Comes, June 14, 1942 Online
#257: Wars of the Past, the Black Out, Why Peace Propaganda is Harmful, June 21, 1942 Online
#258: New Strategies in the Conduct of War, June 28, 1942 Online
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McGovern Speeches #259-267 July 5, 1942-August 30, 1942 65
#259: Multiplying Dangers from Air Bombing, July 5, 1942 Online
#260: Prophesies Made by Theodore Roosevelt, July 13, 1942 Online
#261: Failure of Scientific Research to Help Humans Avoid War, July 19, 1942 Online
#262: Local Defense and the Anniversary Days of America’s Friends and Foes, July 25, 1942 Online
#263: The Ruthlessness of Armies as Directed by their Intellectual Superiors, August 2, 1942 Online
#264: Episodes in the Month of August Which Tended to Take the Joy Out of Life, August 9, 1942 Online
#265: The Hessian Army in the American Revolution, August 15, 1942 Online
#266: The Uncertainty of the Present War, August 23, 1942 Online
#267: Important Events in the Month of August, August 30, 1942 Online
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McGovern Speeches #268-278 September 6, 1942-November 15, 1942 66
#268: Apparent Continued Delay and Confusion of US Participation in the Current War, September 6, 1942 Online
#269: The Anniversary of the US Constitution, the Man Who Guards Pennsylvanians, September 13, 1942 Online
#270: Costly Innovations in the Armed Forces, September 20, 1942 Online
#271: Things to be Taken into Consideration if We Are to Win the Current War, September 27, 1942 Online
#272: The Type of History that Destroys Free Governments, October 4, 1942 Online
#273: Anniversaries of America’s Early Days, October 11, 1942 Online
#274: Anniversaries of America’s Freedom, Phil Sheridan’s Famous Ride, October 18, 1942 Online
#275: Anniversary of the Birth of a Great American, Theodore Roosevelt, October 25, 1942 Online
#276: Daniel Boone and a Pennsylvania War Governor, November 1, 1942 Online
#277: Armistice Day, November 8, 1942 Online
#278: War Armistices, November 15, 1942 Online
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McGovern Speeches #279-289 November 22, 1942-January 31, 1943 67
#279: Important Anniversary Days this Week, November 22, 1941 Online
#280: Anniversaries of Important Events, November 29, 1942 Online
#281: The Introduction of Japan to Civilization by America, December 6, 1942 Online
#282: How Representative Forms of Government Suffer from Complacency, December 13, 1942 Online
#283: The Part of the Citizenry of America Must Contribute for their Future Freedom, December 20, 1942 Online
#284: The Importance of the People Knowing in Advance the Principle of Proposed Peace, December 27, 1942 Online
#285: Those Who Will Hinder Peace if They Can Confuse the People, January 3, 1943 Online
#286: The Uselessness of Peace Discussions at the Present Time, January 10, 1943 Online
#287: Political Confusion Supplemented by the War, January 17, 1943 Online
#288: Gallatin and McKinley, January 24, 1943 Online
#289: Great Men Who Have Sprung from Pennsylvania, January 31, 1943 Online
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McGovern Speeches #290-296 February 7, 1943-March 21, 1943 68
#290: The Results of Peace Following Past Wars, February 7, 1943 Online
#291: When Freedom of Speech was Only Challenged When What Was Said Was Untrue, February 28, 1943 Online
#292: The Anniversary of George Washington, February 21, 1943 Online
#293: The Use of Gas, February 28, 1943 Online
#294: Comparison of the Recent African Campaign with a Previous American Battles, March 7, 1942 Online
#295: Two Subjects of Much Concern to People These Serious Days, March 14, 1943 Online
#296: Getting Started on a Home-made Peace Plan that Should be Approved by the People, March 21, 1943 Online
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McGovern Speeches #297-312 March 28, 1943-July 11, 1943 69
#297: How Fear Has Become an Important Word in the Vocabularies of Americans, March 28, 1943 Online
#298:Getting Started on a Home-made Peace Plan, April 4, 1943 Online
#299: The Question of Peace When the War Ends, April 11, 1943 Online
#300: Guest Broadcast, April 18, 1943 Online
#301: Wars in the Month of April and Difficulties of the Selective Draft System, April 25, 1943 Online
#302: Comparison of Casualty Reports in Past Wars with Those of the Current One, May 2, 1943 Online
#303: Mother's Day, May 9, 1943 Online
#304: I am an American Celebration Day in Pittsburgh, May 16, 1943 Online
#305: The Type of Men that Made Western Pennsylvania Rich in History, May 23, 1943 Online
#306: Memorial Day of the Present Compared with Long Ago, May 30, 1943 Online
#307: Daniel Boone, June 6, 1943 Online
#308: Those Who Add Laurels to their Native State, June 13, 1943 Online
#309: Why the Americans Will Populate Alaska After the Current World War, June 20, 1943 Online
#310: Drifting of the States’ Control to the Federal Government, June 27, 1943 Online
#311: The Anniversary of Independence 1943, July 4, 1943 Online
#312: Political Animosities Resulting in the Liquidation of Those Contending for Political Control, July 11, 1943 Online
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McGovern Speeches #313-323 July 18, 1943-Spetember 26, 1943 610
#313: The Reappearing Hate of Obstructionists, July 18, 1943 Online
#314: The Attitude of Political Blocs in Times of the Country’s Danger, July 25, 1943 Online
#315: Great Colonials Closely Associated with Pennsylvania, August 1, 1943 Online
#316: The Episode of Molly Pitchers, August 9, 1943 Online
#317: Why Pittsburgh Has No Town Hall, August 15, 1943 Online
#318: General John White Geary, August 22, 1943 Online
#319: Political Prophesies, Women’s Equal Franchise in Government, August 29, 1943 Online
#320: Labor Day, September 5, 1943 Online
#321: Anniversary Days of Important Events, September 12, 1943 Online
#322: Washington’s Farewell Address, September 19, 1943 Online
#323: General John Fulton Reynolds, September 26, 1943 Online
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McGovern Speeches #324-334 October 3, 1943-December 12, 1943 611
#324: Shams Put Forward by Dictators for Armed Conflict, October 3, 1943 Online
#325: Comparions with World War I of the Present Conflict, October 10, 1943 Online
#326:Apparent Economic Conditions in Pennsylvania, October 17, 1943 Online
#327: The Teaching of History in the Public Schools and Colleges of Pennsylvania, October 24, 1943 Online
#328: Anniversary of Broadcasting with the Human Voice, October 31, 1943 Online
#329: The Problems of Peace, November 7, 1943 Online
#330: The Urgent Need of Women Marines and Aviation Cadets, November 14, 1943 Online
Special Speech by Col. Louis V. Barach, October 29, 1943 Online
#331: America’s Thanksgiving Days, November 21, 1943 Online
#332: Extermination of Non-Combatant Populations of Europe in 1943, November 28, 1943 Online
#333: Surprise Military Attacks on the United States, There Being No Semblance of Surprise, December 5, 1943 Online
#334: Important Anniversaries, the Bill of Rights, December 12, 1943 Online
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McGovern Speeches #335-343 December 19, 1943-February 17, 1943 612
#335: The Folly of Municipalities and Political Subdivisions, December 19, 1943 Online
#336: Two Important Anniversaries Regarding the Relentless Wars in America, December 26, 1943 Online
#337: Uncertainties at the End of the Year, Rumblings About the Use of Poison Gas, January 2, 1944 Online
#338: Questions that Will Confront People When the War Has Ended, January 9, 1944 Online
#339: The Birth of Pennsylvania’s #1 Citizen: Benjamin Franklin, January 16, 1944 Online
#340a: William McKinley, January 23, 1944 Online
#341: The Reestablishment of the Horse on the Battlefield, January 30, 1944 Online
#342: Preservation of Freedom, February 6, 1944 Online
#343: Reoccurring Events Throughout the Years, February 13, 1944 Online
#344: Speech at the Congress of Women's Club, February 17, 1944 Online
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McGovern Speeches #344-350 February 20, 1944-April 2, 1944 613
#344: Causes of Wars, General George Washington, February 20, 1944 Online
#345: Intricate Problems of Government, February 27, 1944 Online
#346: The Faithfuls Who Keep Up the Historical Society, March 5, 1944 Online
#347:Progress in Flood Control, March 12, 1944 Online
#348: The Failure of a Permanent Peace Agreement at the End of WWI, March 19, 1944 Online
#349: An Early Pittsburgh Happening Associated with the 9th and 10th Presidents, March 26, 1944 Online
#350: Allegheny Countains Who Served on the U.S. Supreme Court, April 2, 1944 Online
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McGovern Speeches #351-361 April 9, 1944-June 18, 1944 614
#351: April: The Month of Wars, April 9, 1944 Online
#352: Tradition Kept Up By a Western Pennsylvania Family, April 16, 1944 Online
#353: Mark Twain, April 23, 1944 Online
#354: Anniversaries of Great Battles for Freedom and How They Are Forgotten, April 30, 1944 Online
#355: Tactics Used By General Scott in the Mexican War, May 7, 1944 Online
#356: Comparison of Sherman’s March to the Sea and the Italian Campaign, May 14, 1944 Online
#357: General Ulysses S. Grant and How He Fought His Way to Vicksburg, May 21, 1944 Online
#358: Patrick Henry: Champion of American Liberty, May 29, 1944 Online
#359: The Interest of Both Political Parties in the Selection of a Vice President, June 4, 1944 Online
#360: Adolf Hitler and Napoleon, June 11, 1944 Online
#361: Invasion of the Yanks in Normandy, June 18, 1944 Online
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McGovern Speeches #362-372 June 25, 1944-September 3, 1944 615
#362: Whether War or Politics Will be the Worst Drawback to Future America, June 25, 1944 Online
#363: Independence Day, July 2, 1944 Online
#364: Some of the Doctors Who Fought the Country’s Early Wars, July 9, 1944 Online
#365: Peace Plans, July 16, 1944 Online
#366: A Summary of Various Peace Treaties, July 23, 1944 Online
#367: Pittsburgh's Creation, July 30, 1944 Online
#368: Pennsylvania’s Participation in National Elections, August 6, 1944 Online
#369: References to Long Marches Made by American Armies, August 13, 1944 Online
#370: Approach of Another Peace for Americans, August 21, 1944 Online
#371: Some of the Causes and Prices of Wars, August 27, 1944 Online
#372: Anniversary Days, September 3, 1944 Online
I Remember Speech for Edward Sykes’ Column, “I Remember”, July 14, 1944 Online
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McGovern Speeches #373-381 September 10, 1944-November 5, 1944 616
#373: Youngsters of Early Days Who Volunteered to Maintain Freedom, September 10, 1944 Online
#374: The Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1944 Online
#375: The Origin of Allegheny County, September 24, 1944 Online
#376: How the People Are Not Permitted to Know the Principles of Peace, October 1, 1944 Online
#377: General Casimir Pulaski and William Penn, October 8, 1944 Online
#378: A War and National Election Eighty Years Ago, October 15, 1944 Online
#379: How Changes in Government are Made Through Habit, October 22, 1944 Online
#380: Political and Personal Antagonisms and Passions, October 29, 1944 Online
#381: The Changing Complexion of American Freedom, November 5, 1944 Online
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McGovern Speeches #382-390 November 12, 1944-January 7, 1945 71
#382: The Battle of Knoxville, November 12, 1944 Online
#383: The Attitudes of the People Toward the US Government, November 19, 1944 Online
#384: The Americans First Peace Pact , the Great Pittsburgh Fire, General Schofield, November 26, 1944 Online
#385: America’s Experience in Failing to Prevent Wars, December 3, 1944 Online
#386: America’s Early Events, Outstanding Persons in Western Pennsylvania, December 10, 1944 Online
#387: The Pittsburgh Blues, December 19, 1944 Online
#388: Things about Christmas, December 24, 1944 Online
#389: Anniversaries of American Pioneers, the Gregorian Calendar, December 31, 1944 Online
#390: Famous Personalities of the Early Republic, January 7, 1945 Online
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McGovern Speeches #391-400 January 14, 1945-March 18, 1945 72
#391: The Fallacy of Local Governments Passing Maintenance Obligations, January 14, 1945 Online
#392: Happenings of the Past Reflected in the Present Day, January 21, 1945 Online
#393: Questions of Government, the Great Fire of 1845, January 28, 1945 Online
#394: Recalling Personalities Who Were in Their Prime During the Great Fire, February 4, 1945 Online
#395: History as a Branch of Science, Not Literature, February 11, 1945 Online
#396: George Washington and John Marshall, February 18, 1945 Online
#397: Contributions of Pittsburgh to the Universe, February 25, 1945 Online
#398: Creeping Changes Away From the Past, The Great Pittsburgh Fire of 1845, March 4, 1945 Online
#399: Groups Who Oppose Lasting Peace, Johnny Appleseed, the Great Pittsburgh Fire, March 18, 1945 Online
#400: Fifty Years of Progress, the Great Pittsburgh Fire of 1845, March 18, 1945 Online
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McGovern Speeches #401-414 March 25, 1945-June 24, 1945 73
#401: The California Peace Conference, March 25, 1945 Online
#402: Outstanding Personalities, Events of the Month of April, April 1, 1945 Online
#403: Early Political Activities Which Has Plagued People Periodically Thereafter, April 8, 1945 Online
#404: Important Anniversaries in April, The Death of US Presidents, April 15, 1945 Online
#405: Unpredictable Happenings in April, April 22, 1945 Online
#406: Pittsburgh’s Contributions to the Louisiana Purchase, April 29, 1945 Online
#407: May: A Lucky Month for United States Battles, May 6, 1945 Online
#408: Mother's Day, May 13, 1945 Online
#409: What Will Be the Status When the War is Concluded, May 20, 1945 Online
#410: The First Boys to Die in the Spanish American War, May 27, 1945 Online
#411: Doubt that Justice Will Be Meted Out for War Prisoners in Europe, June 3, 1945 Online
#412: How Much Has Civilization Progressed?, June 10, 1945 Online
#413: The Stupidity of Those Who Direct the Policy of Armies in Great Wars, June 17, 1945 Online
#414: Changes in the Customs of Returning Soldiers to Civilian Status, June 24, 1945 Online
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McGovern Speeches #417-426 July 15, 1945-September 16, 1945 74
#417: Quirks That Discomfort Our Way of Life, July 15, 1945 Online
#418: One of the Many Local Wars in Pennsylvania, July 22, 1945 Online
#419: The Molly Maguires, July 29, 1945 Online
#420: The Buckshot War in Pennsylvania, August 5, 1945 Online
#421: The Cresap War in Pennsylvania, the Mason Dixon Line, August 12, 1945 Online
#422: How Nations With Belligerent Tendencies Were Allowed to Prepare at Will, August 19, 1945 Online
#423: A One Man War Led by A Pittsburgh Physician, August 26, 1945 Online
#424: The Occupation of the Phillipines, September 2, 1945 Online
#425: John Barry: Father of the US Navy, September 9, 1945 Online
#426: Thomas Paine, September 16, 1945 Online
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McGovern Speeches #427-432, 434-440 September 23, 1945-December 23, 1945 75
#427: What the Children of the Conquered Countries Need, September 25, 1945 Online
#428: How An Unrest of People Has At Times Threatened the Republic, September 30, 1945 Online
#429: A Brief Sketch of Where the Harmony Society of Pennsylvania Was Born and Died, October 7, 1945 Online
#430: 166th Anniversary of Casimir Pulaski’s Death, October 14, 1945 Online
#431: General Hand Who Did So Much for Pittsburgh, October 21, 1945 Online
#432: Past Events Corresponding with the Previous Week, October 28, 1945 Online
#434: American Memorial Days, Stephen Collins Foster, November 11, 1945 Online
#435: The Passing of A Prominent Local Humanitarian, Thanksgiving Day, November 18, 1945 Online
#436: Major James Grant, What Is to Become of a Pittsburgh Shrine, November 25, 1945 Online
#437: General Anthony Wayne, December 2, 1945 Online
#438: Making History at Fort Pitt, December 9, 1945 Online
#439: One of the Outstanding Commandants at Fort Pitt, December 16, 1945 Online
#440: The Contribution that Pennsylvania Has Made to Christmas, December 23, 1945 Online
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McGovern Speeches #441-446, 448-456 December 30, 1945-April 14, 1946 76
#441: The Pennsylvania Background of the Late General George S. Patton Jr., December 30, 1945 Online
#442: General Irvine Who Commanded at Fort Pitt, January 6, 1946 Online
#443: The Natal Day of a Great Pennsylvanian, January 13, 1946 Online
#444: Thomas Paine, General Henry Lee, William McKinley, January 20, 1946 Online
#445: The Anniversaries of Three Great Men, January 27, 1946 Online
#446: Allegheny County, February 3, 1946 Online
#448: George Washington and His Relationship With Pennsylvania, February 10, 1946 Online
#449: Baldwin Township, February 24, 1946 Online
#450: Bethel Township, March 3, 1946 Online
#451: Braddock Township, March 10, 1946 Online
#452: Crescent Township, The Passing of the Honourable Frank J. Harris, March 17, 1946 Online
#453: Collier Township, March 24, 1946 Online
#454: Deer Township, March 31, 1946 Online
#455: Elizabeth Township, Part 1, April 7, 1946 Online
#456: Elizabeth Township, Part 2, April 14, 1946 Online
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McGovern Speeches #457-465, 467-472 April 21, 1946-August 4, 1946 77
#457: Moon Township, April 21, 1946 Online
#458: Franklin and Forward Townships, April 28, 1946 Online
#459: Frazer and Hampton Townships, May 7, 1946 Online
#460: Indiana and Harmar Townships, May 21, 1946 Online
#461: Patton Township, Allegheny County, Patton Borough, Cambria County, May 19, 1946 Online
#462: Decoration Day and What it Means, May 26, 1946 Online
#463: Robinson, Stowe, and Kennedy Townships, June 2, 1946 Online
#464: Fayette and Kennedy Townships, June 9, 1946 Online
#465: St. Clair and Scott Townships, June 16, 1946 Online
#467: Plum Township, June 30, 1946 Online
#468: Wilkins Townships, Governor Martin, July 7, 1946 Online
#469: Reorganization of the 28th Division Part 1, July 14, 1946 Online
#470: Reorganization of the 28th Division Part 2, July 21, 1944 Online
#471: Reorganization of the 28th Division Part 3, Vacation Suggestions Part 1, July 28, 1946 Online
#472: Reorganization of the 28th Division Part 4, Vacation Suggestions Part 2, August 4, 1946 Online
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McGovern Speeches #473-484,486-487 August 11, 1946-November 10, 1946 78
#473: Vacation Suggestions Part 3, Writers Who Have ‘Slammed’ Pittsburgh, August 11, 1946 Online
#474: Pine Township, August 18, 1946 Online
#475: Neville Township, August 25, 1946 Online
#476: Reorganization of the 28th Division Part 5, Labor Day in Pennsylvania, September 1, 1946 Online
#477: Reorganization of the 28th Division Part 6, O’Hara Township, September 8, 1946 #477: Reorganization of the 28th Division Part 6, O’Hara Township,
#478: Versailles Township, 150th Anniversary of Washington’s Farewell Address, September 15, 1946 Online
#479: Ross Township, September 22, 1946 Online
#480: A Racing Meet That Benefits the Industrial Home for Crippled Children, September 29, 1946 Online
#481: Marshall Township, A Backwoods Diplomat, October 6, 1946 Online
#482: Shaler Township, October 13, 1946 Online
#483: McCandless Township, Efforts of the United States to Accomplish World Peace, October 20, 1946 Online
#484: Theodore Roosevelt, October 27, 1946 Online
#486: Elections Past and Present, November 3, 1946 Online
#487: The Articles of Confederation of the United States, November 10, 1946 Online
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McGovern Speeches #485, 489-493 October 20, 1946-December 29, 1946 79
#485: A Great Pennsylvanian Patriot Now Almost Forgotten, November 3, 1946 Online
#489: Brief Anniversaries During the Seven Days of the Week, December 1, 1946 Online
#490: Serious Crises in American History, December 8, 1946 Online
#491: A Few Important Anniversaries Occurring This Week, December 15, 1946 Online
#492: The Engineer Fraternity and Its Service to Progress, December 22, 1946 Online
#493: Anniversaries of Events and Hopes for the New Year of 1947, December 29, 1946 Online
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McGovern Speeches #490-510 November 24, 1946-April 20, 1947 710
#490: Brief Anniversaries of the Seven Days of the Week, November 24, 1946 Online
#491: Serious Crises in American History, December 8, 1946 Online
#492: Brief Anniversaries of the Seven Days of the Week, December 15, 1946 Online
#493: The Engineering Fraternity, December 22, 1946 Online
#494: Anniversaries of Events and Hopes for 1947, December 29, 1946 Online
#495: New Year Prophecies and January Anniversaries, January 5, 1947 Online
#496: The Growth of Other Cities Over Pittsburgh, January 12, 1947 Online
#497: Albert Gallatin, Abner Lacock, January 19, 1947 Online
#498: The Inauguration of James H. Duff, January 26, 1947 Online
#499: Anniversary Days in Pennsylvania, February 2, 1947 Online
#500: Prominent Anniversaries and Events of Other Days, February 9, 1947 Online
#501: George Washington, February 16, 1947 Online
#502: February Anniversaries, Westmoreland County’s Contributions to Pennsylvania, February 23, 1947 Online
#503: Outstanding Anniversaries of Personages and Events, March 2, 1947 Online
#504: Pennsylvania’s Three Oldest Countries to be Erected, March 9, 1947 Online
#505: Excerpts from Early Pittsburgh, March 16, 1947 Online
#506: Patrick Henry, March 23, 1947 Online
#507: How Money Came Into Use in this Republic, March 30, 1947 Online
#508: America’s Experience During the French Revolution, April 6, 1947 Online
#509: Audubon Day, Anniversaries of Wars, April 13, 1947 Online
#510: Boys Club Week, The Friends of the Boy, April 20, 1947 Online
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McGovern Speeches #511-528 April 27, 1947-August 24, 1947 711
#511: General Ulysses S. Grant, April 27, 1947 Online
#512: May Days That Fit Into Important American History, May 4, 1947 Online
#513: Mother’s Day, Centenary of the Mercy Hospital, May 11, 1947 Online
#514: Anniversaries and Commemorations of Our Homeland Personalities, May 18, 1947 Online
#515: History and Observance of Memorial Day, May 25, 1947 Online
#516: The Origin of the Name of the 6th Month of the Calendar Year, June 1,1947 Online
#517: The Peace of the Russo-Japanese War, the History of the Flag of Our Country, June 8, 1947 Online
#518: Father’s Day, America’s First War, June 15, 1947 Online
#519: Pennsylvania’s Early Domestic Gun Wars, June 22, 1947 Online
#520: The Battle of Gettysburg, June 29, 1947 Online
#521: John Paul Jones, Other Heroes at Sea, July 6, 1947 Online
#522: Sherman’s Famous March to the Sea, July 13, 1947 Online
#523: The 1st Battle Between the States That the Whole Country Might Be Free, July 20, 1947 Online
#524: When Pennsylvania Was Aided By An Army of Aggressors, July 27, 1947 Online
#525: The Battle of Bushy Run, August 3, 1947 Online
#526: Pennsylvania as a Vatican State Part 1, August 10, 1947 Online
#527: Pennsylvania as a Vatican State Part 2, August 17, 1947 Online
#528: Allegheny County and Pittsburgh as a Vacation Ground, August 24, 1947 Online
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McGovern Speeches #529-540 August 31, 1947-November 16, 1947 712
#529: Commemoration of Labor Day, August 31, 1947 Online
#530: The Anniversary of a Great Sea Battle in Pennsylvania Waters, September 7, 1947 Online
#531: The Framing of the Constitution of the United States, September 14, 1947 Online
#532: The American Bill of Rights, September 21, 1947 Online
#533: The Pennsylvania Insurrection of 1794, September 28, 1947 Online
#534: Cecil B. Demille, Pontiac’s Conspiracy Around Fort Pitt, October 5, 1947 Online
#535: Three Important Anniversaries in American History, October 12, 1947 Online
#536: Pennsylvania and Some of Its Important Personalities, October 19, 1947 Online
#537a: Theodore Roosevelt, October 26, 1947 Online
#537b: Introduction of Colonel Grant Curry, November 4, 1947 Online
#538: Early Glass Manufacture in the Pittsburgh District, November 2, 1947 Online
#539: The Commemoration of Armistice Day, November 9, 1947 Online
#540: Difficulties in Establishing a Permanent National Capital, the Gettysburg Address, November 16, 1947 Online
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McGovern Speeches #541, 543-549 November 23, 1947-January 18, 1948 713
#541: Thanksgiving in America, The Governor’s Proclamation, November 23, 1947 Online
#543: Important Anniversaries During this Week, December 7, 1947 Online
#544: The Plight of the Remnants of the North American Indian, December 14, 1947 Online
#545: Christmas and the Vanishing American Indians, December 21, 1947 Online
#546: The Birth of the New Year 1948, December 28, 1947 Online
#547: Historical Happenings in Pennsylvania During January Part 1, January 4, 1947 Online
#548: Historical Happenings in Pennsylvania During January Part 2, January 11, 1948 Online
#549: Prominent Anniversaries Relating to Pennsylvania History, January 18, 1948 Online
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McGovern Speeches #550, 552, 554, 556, 674-675, 680, 682-683 January 25, 1948-September 12, 1948 714
#550: Prominent Anniversaries of the Week, January 25, 1948 Online
#552: Abraham Lincoln, February 8, 1948 Online
#554: George Washington, February 22, 1948 Online
#556: The Origin of Pennsylvania Counties, March 7, 1948 Online
#674: Anniversaries Happening During the Week of July 11th, July 11, 1948 Online
#675: Historic Happenings in July of Early Days of the Republic, July 18, 1948 Online
#680: Old Pointers Reunion, August 22, 1948 Online
#682: Commodore John Barry, September 5, 1948 Online
#683: Frontier Forts in Western Pennsylvania, September 12 1948 Online

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

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.

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Correspondence and Property Maps, 1903-1937 319
  Folder
Invoices and Receipts, 1906-1940 20
  Folder
Court Documents and Legal Correspondence, 1907-1912 21
  Folder
Correspondence with Attorney Robert M. Ewing, 1909-1928 22
  Folder
Court Documents and Legal Correspondence, 1913-1926 23
  Folder
Correspondence with Ralph Flinn, 1942-1947 24
  Folder
Court Documents and Legal Correspondence, 1926-1929 25
  Folder
Notebooks about McGovern's Farm, undated 26
  Folder
Check Register, 1935-1937 27
  Folder
Address Book, undated 28
  Folder
Address Book, undated 29

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

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Series  V. Photographs 

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McGovern (group of three individuals),  c. 1940 81
Photograph of McGovern,
  Folder
McGovern at the Alderman Office, 1905 2
Photograph of McGovern at the Alderman Office,
  Folder
Allegheny Court House Tower, Undated 3
Photograph of the Allegheny Court House Tower,
  Folder
U.S. Senators Boise Penrose and George. S. Oliver, Undated 4
Photograph of U.S. Senators Boise Penrose and Ceo. S. Oliver,
  Folder
McGovern and Officers of Troop H in Mexican Boarder Campaign, 1917-1918 5
Online
  Folder
World Series, McGovern with Sen. Harris, and Gov. Pinchot, 1925 6
Photograph of McGovern, Sen. Harris, and Gov. Pinchot at the World Series
  Folder
McGovern at His Farm, 1928 7
Photograph of McGovern at His Farm,
  Folder
The McGovern Farm, Undated 8
Josephine McGovern on Horseback, Undated Photograph of Josephine McGovern on Horseback,
McGovern Inspecting A Felled Pole, Undated Photograph of McGovern Inspecting A Felled Pole,
The Farm and an Unidentified Person, Undated Photograph of the Farm and an Unidentified Person,
The Farm with a Car, Undated Photograph of the Farm with a Car,
Property Damage, Undated Photograph of Property Damage,
  Folder
McGovern (Headshots), ca. 1930s-1940s 9
Photograph of McGovern (B&W), ca. 1930s Online
Photograph of McGovern (Colour), ca. 1940s Online
  Folder
Emmett M. Danahey, Scrapbook, Part 1, 1918-1940 10
Family Scrapbook, Part 1
  Folder
Emmett M. Danahey, Scrapbook, Part 2, 1918-1949 11
Family Scrapbook, Part 2
  Folder
Family Photographs 1934-1959 12
McGovern, Rose, and Friends at Dinner, 1959 Photograph of McGovern, Rose, and Friends at Dinner,
McGovern, Rose, and Mary, 1958 Photograph of McGovern, Rose, and Mary,
Rose Danahey's Mother, 1950 Photograph of Rose Danahey's Mother,
Rose Danahey, 1934 Photograph of Rose Danahey,
McGovern and Rose on their Honeymoon Cruise, 1958 Photograph of McGovern and Rose on their Honeymoon Cruise,
  Folder
Military Personnel, 1944-1945 13
Photograph of Nurses Rose Mary Shenkel and Patricia Shenkel, September 1944 Photograph of Nurses Rose Mary Shenkel and Patricia Shenkel
Photograph of Howie Howenstein, March 12, 1944 Photograph of Howie Howenstein
Photograph of Private Charles Howenstein, June 24, 1944 Photograph of Private Charles Howenstein
Photograph of P.F.C. Charles P. Koerbe, 1945 Photograph of P.F.C. Charles P. Koerbe
Photograph of Elmer J. Voltz at Lubbock Army Air Field, October 2, 1945 Photograph of Elmer J. Voltz at Lubbock Army Air Field
  Folder
Military Personnel, ca. 1939-1945 14
Soldier with .30cal Machine Gun, Undated Photograph of Soldier with .30cal Machine Gun
Edgar Shenkel, Undated Photograph of Edgar Shenkel
War Young Jr., Undated Photograph of War Young Jr.
John Shenkel, Undated Photograph of John Shenkel
William E. Jones Jr., Undated Photograph of William E. Jones Jr.
Edward Magee, Undated Photograph of Edward Magee
Unknown Soldier, Undated Photograph of Unknown Soldier
Floyd Faturn, Undated Photograph of Floyd Faturn
Dell Mercer, Undated Photograph of Dell Mercer
  Folder
U.S. Army Signal Corps. Office, Undated 15
Photograph of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Office
  Folder
Friends and Various Scenic Photographs Around McGovern's Grandview Ave. Home Undated 16
Postcard of the Church Where Rose and McGovern Married, 1958 Postcard of the Church Where Rose and McGovern Married
Photograph Taken By Rose Danahey in Ireland, 1927 Photograph Taken By Rose Danahey in Ireland
Photographs of Pittsburgh Taken from Grandview Ave., 1949-1950 Photograph of Pittsburgh Taken from Grandview Ave.
Photographs of Unnamed Stone Structures, Undated Photographs of Unnamed Stone Structures
Photographs of the Residence of Ray Jeffries, 1958 Photographs of the Residence of Ray Jeffries
Scenic Photographs, Undated Scenic Photographs
  Folder
Troop H Reunion and McGovern's Memorial 1954-1962 17
Photograph of Troop H Reunion, November 6, 1954 Photograph of Troop H Reunion
Photograph of the McGovern Memorial in the Lobby of the Court House After His Death, 1962 Photograph of the McGovern Memorial in the Lobby of the Court House After His Death
  Folder
Plaques from Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Undated 16
Photographs of Plaques from Soldiers and Sailors

Subseries Large Photographs, 

  BoxFolder
Military 91
Belgium Memorial at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Undated Belgium Memorial at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
Dinner in Honor of Lieutenant General Sir Alfred E. Codrington, October 17, 1913 Photograph of the Dinner in Honor of Lieutenant General Sir Alfred E. Codrington
Troop H Reunion, ca. 1940s-1950s Photograph of Troop H Reunion
  Folder
Events when McGovern was County Commissioner 1930s 2
Proposed Joyce Kilmer Memorial Grove, South Park, Undated Photograph of the Joyce Kilmer Memorial
Senator Harris and McGovern (Allegheny County Fair?), Undated Photograph of McGovern and Sen. Harris
Sewickley Horse Show and Officer U. S. Madden, 1933 Photograph Taken at the Sewickley Horse Show
  Folder
Equipment used for Criminal Activity, ca. 1920s 3
Counterfeiting Machine, 1922 Photograph of a Counterfeiting Machine
Burglar Tools, ca. 1920s Photograph of Burglar's Materials
  Folder
Pittsburgh Detectives, 1901-1903 4
Patrick Fitzgerald (Killed during the capture of the Biddle Brothers), 1901 Photograph of Det. Patrick Fitzgerald (KIA During the 1st Capture of the Biddle Brothers)
Roger O'Mara, Superintendent of Detectives, 1901 Photograph of Roger O'Mara, Superintendent of Detectives
Thomas A. McQuaide, Superintendent of Detectives, 1903 Photograph of Thomas A. McQuaide
Solomon Coulson, Superintendent of Detectives, 1902 Photograph of Solomon Coulson, Superintendent of Detectives
  Folder
Pittsburgh Detectives, Undated 5
James W. Egan, Captain of Detectives, Undated Photograph of James W. Egan, Captain of Detectives
William McKelvey, Detective, Undated Photograph of William McKelvey
William Shore, Detective, Undated Photograph of William Shore
  Folder
County of Allegheny Hospital, Undated 6
Photograph of the County of Allegheny Hospital
  Folder
Individuals, Undated 7
Weasel Tail, Chief of the Blackfoot, Undated Photograph of Weasel Tail, Chief of the Blackfoot
Governor Gifford Pinchot, Undated Photograph of Gifford Pinchot
Arch Mackrell and Senator William Flinn at Idlewild Picnic, Undated Photograph of Arch Mackrell and Sen. William Flinn

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