Papers of Professor Emeritus of History Added to Archives


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 2, 2006 — Special Collections and Archives in Kent Library at Southeast Missouri State University recently received the papers of Dr. George Suggs, professor emeritus of history at Southeast. 

While at Southeast, Suggs was a productive scholar and an effective teacher, conducting courses dealing with the American labor movement and Constitutional history.  Suggs is the author of five books written or edited, numerous articles in scholarly journals, presentations at conventions and more than 40 book reviews.

The eight linear feet of material donated to Special Collections documents his 30-plus years of teaching and scholarship at Southeast Missouri State University. The materials include correspondence, committee minutes and research notes for Suggs’ published works including Colorado’s War on Militant Unionism: James H. Peabody and the Western Federation of Miners (1972).  The collection also contains documents dealing with the 1980 Missouri History Conference and the Bicentennial Lecture Series at Southeast.   

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