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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
1. Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism Marker
Inscription.  Martin Hall, home of the Perley Isaac School of Journalism since 1953, was completed in 1870, three years after West Virginia University was chartered. The Reverend Alexander Martin, the University's first president, had an office in the building from 1870 to 1875. The WVU Alumni Association was founded in the "Chapel" in Martin Hall in 1873.

Perley Isaac Reed began teaching journalism in the Department of English in 1920 and established a Department of Journalism in 1927. The Board of Governors of West Virginia University authorized the autonomous School of Journalism, one of only six in the country, in 1939. Reed was the director of the School until 1958, and the School was named for him in 1977.

The School, one of 92 accredited journalism schools in the nation, granted 186 degrees in 1992-93 to the largest class ever, bringing the total number of graduates during the School's 54-year history to 4,000.

This plaque acknowledges the legacy of Perley Isaac Reed and the accomplishments of the faculty, alumni and friends of the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism.
 
Erected
Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
2. Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism Marker
1993.
 
Location. 39° 38.169′ N, 79° 57.291′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker can be reached from University Avenue north of College Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodburn Circle (here, next to this marker); Eberly College of Arts and Sciences (here, next to this marker); Chitwood Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Centenary (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodburn Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Mast of the Battleship West Virginia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bell of the Armored Cruiser U.S.S. West Virginia (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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