Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis and daughter Anna

Anna Jarvis

The following is a list of books and articles about Anna Jarvis which can be found at the West Virginia State Archives Library.


Kendall, Norman Festus. Mother's Day, A History of its Founding and its Founder, Grafton, WV, D. Grant Smith, 1937.
394.2 K33m Pam.

Higginbotham, Wilma Dodson. Memorial to Mothers, West Virginia Review, Charleston, W, vol.24:8, pp.8-10, 1947.

Johnson, James P. Death, Grief and Motherhood: the Woman Who Inspired Mother's Day, West Virginia History, Charleston, WV, vol. 39, pp.187-194.
Arc 1. 4:39 1977-78.

Rice, Susan Tracey. Mother's Day; Its History, Origin, Celebration, Spirit and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse, NY Moffort, Yard and Co., 1915.
808.8 R36.

Wolfe, Howard H. Mother's Day and the Mother's Day Church, Privately Printed, 1962.
394.2 W83.


"A Tribute to Mother," Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, 5-1926.
"Anna Jarvis is Dead at 84," n.p. 1948.
"Anna Jarvis Home Being Restored," Times West Virginian, 3-5-1995.
"Anna Jarvis Dead; Honored Mothers," n.p. 1948.
"Anna Jarvis Birthplace," Times West Virginian, 11-28-1996.
"Anna Reeves Jarvis..Spent Much of Life in Philippi, Webster," Inter-Mountain, 10-22- 1995.
"Anna Jarvis Birthplace to Get Needed Facelift," Daily Sentinel, 5-11-1973.
"Bibliography from Reference Department Library of Congress on Mother's Day" 6-3-1946.
"Book Tells How Things Began," Herald-Dispatch, 11-13-1994.
"Bowman's Mother's Day SpeechHouse Wins Declamatory Contests," Grant Co. Press, 5-1930.
"Business Women Visit Mother's Day Shrine," White Sulphur Springs Star, 9-5- 1974.
"Calendar Print Famous Firsts of WV," 1963.
"Celebrating Mother's Day Where it All Began," Herald-Dispatch, 5-14-1989.
"College Honors West Virginian, Portrait Presented of Grafton Mother's Day Founder," n.d.
"Community House Recommended as Jarvis Memorial," Grafton News, 4-26- 1946.
"Day for all Mothers Started as Tribute to One," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 5-13- 1979.
"Dedicate Permanent Memorial to First Mother's Day Celebration," Grafton News, n.d.
"Do You Remember". n.p. nd.
"First Methodist Church and Elks Have Same Mother's Day Speaker," News Register ,5-5-1940.
"First Mother's Day Proclamation from Governor R.S. Vessey, South Dakota," 4-9-1909.
"Founder of Mother's Day to Observe 82 Birthday on May 1," Grafton News, 4-26- 1946.
"Grafton Church to Observe Birthday of Mother's Day," n.p. n.d.
"Grafton Home to First Mother's Day," 5-10-1995.
"Grafton Mecca of Mother's Day to Pay Homage Tomorrow," Grafton Sentinel, 5-13- 1944.
"Holiday Hurt by Changes," Charleston Gazette, 5-13-1984.
"Home of Mother of the Day," Charleston Gazette, 5-11-1975.
"International Mother's Day Shrine Envisioned," 3-16-1962.
"Jarvis Memorial," Grafton News, 5-17-1946.
"Jarvis Home Restoration Project in Need of Help," Mountain Statesman, 9-9- 1991.
"Jarvis Memorial Committee Gets Local Resolution," Grafton News, 5-17-1946.
"Maybe Mother of Ann Jarvis Caused it All," Fairmont Times, 5-12-1945.
"Mother, Speech of Hon. F. L. Bowman of WV" , Congressional Record, 5-11- 1929.
"Mother Love," Ki-Grams, Kiwanis Clubs, Washington DC, 5-6-1929.
"Mothers," Charleston Gazette, 5-13-1923.
"Mother," Ki-Grams, Kiwanis Clubs, Washington DC, 5-5-1930.
"Mother's Day House Under Going Loving Restoration," News Register, 10-22- 1995.
"Mother's Day Was Inspired by Parent, Says Founder," n.p. n.d.
"Mother's Day Sentiments," Herald-Dispatch, 5-11-1984.
"Mother's Day is Now Widely Observed," Dots and Dashes, 5-1929.
"Mother's Day, May 13, 1928," Kendall Bible Class, Andrews M.E. Sunday School-1928.
"Mother's Day Address by C.V. Miller," Grafton, WV, 1940.
"Mother's Day on Campus, Bethany's Corridor," Wheeling News Register, 5-12- 1946.
"Mother's Day Trivia," WV Hillbilly, 5-7-1987.
"Mother's Day Home a Treasure," Clarksburg Telegram, 5-13-1995.
"Mother's Day Shrine to See 64th Service," Daily Sentinel, 5-11-1973.
"Mother's Day," Weekly Market Bulletin, 5-19-1924.
"Mother's Day Founder: Skip the Flowers Buy a Mattress," Dominion Post, 4-10- 1996.
"Mother's Day Congressional Record, 11251," 6-3-1914.
"Mother's Day--1945," Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1945.
"Mother's Day It Says Here Didn't Start in Church But on a Picnic," WV Hillbilly, 9- 21-1974.
"Mother's Day 1st Observed at Grafton, WV Church," Wayne Co. News, 5-9-1947.
"Mother's of the World," Washington Herald, 5-17-1931.
"Mother's Day Popularity on Increase, Origin Traced to 1904," News Register, 5-12- 1946.
"Mother's Day Tradition in Grafton and the World," Sentinel, 5-12-1973.
"Mother's Day Program Locally," Guardian, 5-12-1974.
"Mother's Day Brings Out Man's Highest Sentiments," n.p. n.d.
"Mother's Day Founder Bitter About Commercialism of Holiday," Pantagraph, IL, 5-5- 1983.
"Mother's Day Founder Opposed Its Commercialization," Charleston Gazette, 5-4- 1980.
"Mother's Day Events Are Set," Dominion Post, 5-4-1975.
"Mother's Day Shrine to be Restored," Charleston Gazette, 5-4-1975.
"My Mother," Homer Seay Show Cards, Charleston, WV.
"Observing Mother's Day the Golden Rule Way," Golden Rule Foundation, NY, 5-14-1933.
"Pair Restores Jarvis Home as Mother's Day Dedication," Dominion Post, 7-3- 1997.
"Philadelphians Boast Mother's Day Founder," n.p. n.d.
"Picture of Church Where First Mother's Day Was Observed," Dominion Post, 3-2- 1969.
"Postcard Facts Concerning Mother's Day," n.p. n.d.
"Proclamation, Gov. Glasscock WV, for Observance of Mother's Day," 5-8-1910.
"Restoration Continuing Jarvis Birthplace," Taylor Co.,Visitors Guide, Mt. Grafton, 4-16- 1990.
"Ripley Lady Writes Mother's Day Program," Jackson Herald, 5-5-1933.
"Ruth Cameron on Mother's Day," Charleston Daily Mail, 5-13-1923.
"She Started Mother's Day," by Barbara True, Together, 4- 1958.
"The Why's of Mother's Day," Daily Sentinel, 5-10-1975.
"The Jarvis Women," Dominion Post, 5-13-1984.
"The Story Behind Mother's Day," Family Weekly, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 5-12- 1963.
"The Father of Mother's Day," Eagle, 5-1963.
"The Mother of All Mother's Days," The Dominion Post, 5-11-1997.
"Today is Anna Jarvis' 82nd Birthday," 1946.
"Tree Planted Near Capitol, Honoring Mothers of Nation," Washington Post, 5-10- 1925.
"World Will Pay Tribute Mother Today Various Expressions of Affection," Gazette, 5- 10-1925.
"WV Good Neighborliness Led to The First Mother's Day," National Bank of Commerce, 1963.


Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis
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