Finding Aid to the Harmer E. Davis Collection of Book Ephemera, 1931-1964

Processed by David Zlotnick.
Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
Institute of Transportation Studies
409 McLaughlin Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-1720
Phone: (510) 642-3604
Fax: (510) 642-9180
Email: itslib@uclink4.berkeley.edu
URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ITSL
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Harmer E. Davis Collection of Book Ephemera, 1931-1964

Collection number: NS 3563

Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library

Institute of Transportation Studies



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library
  • Institute of Transportation Studies
  • 409 McLaughlin Hall
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-1720
  • Phone: (510) 642-3604
  • Fax: (510) 642-9180
  • Email: itslib@uclink4.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ITSL
Collection Processed By:
David Zlotnick
Date Completed
September 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Harmer E. Davis Collection of Book Ephemera,
Date (inclusive): 1931-1964
Collection number: NS 3563
Creator: Davis, Harmer Elmer, 1905-1998
Extent: 1 carton
Repository: The Institute of Transportation Studies Library
Berkeley, California 94720-1720
Abstract: [Abstract text]
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Institute of Transportation Studies Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute of Transportation Studies as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harmer E. Davis Collection of Book Ephemera, NS 3563, Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the library by the Institute of Transportation Studies, September 2002

Biography

Harmer E. Davis, born July 11, 1905 in New York was a professor of Civil Engineering (eventually becoming professor emeritus) and founding director of the Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering (ITTE), now known as the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), at the University of California, Berkeley. He attended U.C. Berkeley and received a B.S. and subsequent M.S. in Civil Engineering. Upon completing the M.S. degree, he began his 43-year career of research, teaching, and administration at Berkeley as an Instructor in the Department of Civil Engineering. He died December 24, 1998 at the age of 93.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of one carton containing approximately 70 items, chiefly antiquarian book dealers' catalogs, leaflets, and advertisements, along with newspaper clippings, personal notes, and other book ephemera assembled by Harmer E. Davis between 1931 and 1964.

Container List

Carton 1, Folder 1

Book Announcements, 1932-1950

Physical Description: 12 items

Scope and Content Note

Published book announcements, 1932-1950
Carton 1, Folder 2-5

Dawson's Book Shop, 1931-1943

Physical Description: 32 items
Carton 1, Folder 2-4

Catalogs, 1931-1945

Physical Description: 26 items
Carton 1, Folder 2

1931-1937

Physical Description: 8 items
Carton 1, Folder 3

1938-1942

Physical Description: 9 items
Carton 1, Folder 4

1943-1945

Physical Description: 9 items
Carton 1, Folder 5

Catalogs, Special List & misc., c1942-1943

Physical Description: 6 items
Carton 1, Folder 6

Misc. items, 1940-1975

Physical Description: 7 items
Carton 1, Folder 6

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Harmer E. Davis, Dec. 1940

Carton 1, Folder 6

Notice of change of ownership from Archetype Press, June 1940

Carton 1, Folder 6

Band Concert at the Lake Program Guide, Summer 1975

Carton 1, Folder 6

Memo to Will Hamilton

Physical Description: 1 leaf Mss.
Carton 1, Folder 6

An Evening of Classic American Humor and Song Campfire Circle, 1975

Physical Description: 3 leaves photocopy
Carton 1, Folder 6

Where to Look in the Bible

Carton 1, Folder 6

Christmas Card from Max and Dorothea Radin

Carton 1, Folder 7

Newspaper clippings, 1938-1964

Physical Description: 9 items
Carton 1, Folder 7

Bookman's Notebook , 1942

Physical Description: 2 articles
Carton 1, Folder 7

The Press Democrat, July 25, 1964

Carton 1, Folder 7

Daily Californian, "Editorial Page"

Carton 1, Folder 7

Charter Week Edition, "Hail to the Chief", 1956

Carton 1, Folder 7

Statewide University (Vol. 20, No.1), 1956

Carton 1, Folder 7

Notes for Bibliophiles, 1938 (May 8, May 22, Aug. 14)

Physical Description: 3 articles
Carton 1, Folder 8

Quarterly News Letter of the Book Club of California, 1936(Mar., June, Sep., Dec.) 1937(Mar., June)

Physical Description: 6 items
Carton 1, Folder 9

Various catalogs, 1932-c1950.

Physical Description: 20 items
Carton 1, Folder 9

Rare California, Catalog of a Collection of Unusual and Important Books.

Carton 1, Folder 9

Fifty Books of the Year, An Exhibition of American Bookmaking

Carton 1, Folder 9

William P. Wreden Rare Books

Physical Description: 3 catalogs
Carton 1, Folder 9

George Fields, Bookseller & Publisher

Physical Description: 4 catlogs
Carton 1, Folder 9

Gelber, Lilienthal, Inc.

Physical Description: 2 catalogs
Carton 1, Folder 9

The Colt Press

Physical Description: 6 catalogs
Carton 1, Folder 9

Roy Vernon Sowers

Physical Description: 2 catalogs
Carton 1, Folder 10

Various literature, 1935-1966.

Physical Description: 16 items
Carton 1, Folder 10

Cantique Spirituel (poem excerpt), C.F. MacIntyre, 1954

Carton 1, Folder 10

Christmas in Plymouth 1621, Ruth and James Hart, 1960

Carton 1, Folder 10

The Facts About Shakespeare, Pages 163-166, William Allan Neilson and Ashley Horace Thorndike, 1936

Carton 1, Folder 10

An Exhibition of the Work of Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, 1942

Carton 1, Folder 10

The True Ballad of the Galloping Horse, William Henry Davenport, 1935

Carton 1, Folder 10

The Ballad of the Horseshoe Nails, C.F. MacIntyre, 1953

Carton 1, Folder 10

Portfolio of Art, Folio

Carton 1, Folder 10

The University of California Press, 1940

Carton 1, Folder 10

Standards of Measurement and Nursery Rhymes, Chauncey D. Leake, 1959

Carton 1, Folder 10

Geriatric Magazine

Carton 1, Folder 10

The Pert and Sassy Blue Jay, vol. 19, pp. 784-785, Nov. 1964

Carton 1, Folder 10

Why not a Jaunty Cane?, vol. 20, pp. 997-998, Dec. 1965

Carton 1, Folder 10

Incentive to Vigor, vol. 21, Feb. 1966

Carton 1, Folder 10

Aeschylus at Gela, vol. 21, pp. 103-104, Mar. 1966

Carton 1, Folder 10

Spectrum, Swing and Feel Young!, vol. 21, pp. 298, 209 & 212, May 1966

Carton 1, Folder 10

Age and Memory, vol. 21, May 1966

Carton 1, Folder 10

Older but not Old, vol. 21, June 1966