Guide to the Paul H. Davis Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0271
Creator: Davis, Paul H.
Title: Paul H. Davis papers
Dates: 1915-1980
Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot
Summary: Collection includes correspondence, articles by Davis, clippings, photographs (49 black and white prints), his Army Air Service records, and other biographical materials. A fair amount of the collection pertains to his kidnapping by Mexican bandits after crash landing his plane while on border patrol in 1919; other subjects include his family genealogy, his reminiscences of Dwight D. Eisenhower, and his career.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Brack Davis, 1981.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Paul H. Davis Papers (SC0271). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Davis earned his B.S. in electrical engineering at Stanford in 1922 and his engineer?s degree in 1923. His career included manager of the Pernambuco Light and Power Company in Recife, Brazil and manager of the Emergency Relief Administration in San Francisco before he returned to Stanford in 1936, where he was General Secretary and Director of the Stanford Associates. In 1946 he became General Secretary of Columbia University and three years later, Vice President.

Description of the Collection

Collection includes correspondence, articles by Davis, clippings, photographs (49 black and white prints), his Army Air Service records, and other biographical materials. A fair amount of the collection pertains to his kidnapping by Mexican bandits after crash landing his plane while on border patrol in 1919; other subjects include his family genealogy, his reminiscences of Dwight D. Eisenhower, and his career.

Access Terms

Davis, Paul H.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
United States. Army Air Forces.
Clippings.
Photoprints


Collection Contents

Box 1

Papers