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Wallace Evan Davies PapersUPT 50 D257

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Summary Information

Date [inclusive]
1923-1976
Extent
13.0 Cubic feet

ARRANGEMENT

This is an unprocessed collection. A rough inventory is available at the Archives.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Wallace Evan Davies was an historian, educator, and author. He attended Colgate University (1936, B.A.) and Harvard University (M.A. 1937, Ph.D 1946). Davies was a member of the University of Pennsylvania faculty from 1949 – 1976, serving as professor of American Social and Intellectual History. He was known primarily for his contributions in genealogical history and the hereditary patriotic societies. He was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Contains principally correspondence (1936-1976) and lectures and lecture notes of courses he taught as a teaching fellow and tutor at Harvard U. (1941-1945) and as a faculty member at Yale (1946-1949) and Pennsylvania (1949-1976); also includes copies of his publications; memorabilia from his childhood and undergraduate career; journals with daily entries kept during his graduate career (1938-1945).

Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
United States–History–Study and teaching (Higher).
Subject(s)
University of Pennsylvania–Curricula.

Inventory

 

Papers of Wallace Evan Davies 

Box

Folder

Scrapbook, early years 

 1

 

Miscellaneous papers, early years 

 1

 

Colgate University student record 

 1

 

Diaries, 1943‑55, passport 

 1

 

Medical records 

 1

 

Financial records (4 folders) 

 1

 

Photographs (4 folders) 

 1

 

Pedigree 

 1

 

 

Correspondence 

Box

Folder

1936 

 2

 

1938 

 2

 

1941 (2 folders) 

 2

 

1942 (3 folders) 

 2

 

1943 (5 folders) 

 2

 

1944 (4 folders) 

 2

 

1945 (6 folders) 

 2

 

1946 (6 folders) 

 3

 

1947 (8 folders) 

 3

 

1948 (5 folders) 

 3

 

1949 (2 folders) 

 3

 

1950 (4 folders) 

 4

 

1951 (2 folders) 

 4

 

1952 (2 folders) 

 4

 

1953 (2 folders) 

 4

 

1954 (2 folders) 

 4

 

1955 (2 folders) 

 4

 

1956 

 4

 

1957 

 4

 

1958 

 4

 

1959 

 4

 

1960 

 4

 

1961 

 4

 

1962 

 4

 

1965 

 4

 

1966 

 4

 

1967 

 4

 

1969 

 4

 

1970 

 4

 

1974 

 4

 

1975 

 4

 

1976 

 4

 

Correspondence with publishers 

 4

 

 

Papers written by Wallace E. Davies 

Box

Folder

1933 

 5

 

1936 (3 folders) 

 5

 

1937 (2 folders) 

 5

 

Bibliographies 

 5

 

Paper undated 

 5

 

Book reviews by Wallace E. Davies 

 5

 

Addresses to outside groups on historical topics 

 5

 

Genealogical lectures 

 5

 

History of Philadelphia publication project 

 5

 

History of the People of Philadelphia Conference, 1971 

 5

 

University City Historical Society 

 5

 

Lectures, Dubrovnik (1958) and Oxford University 

 5

 

Movie material 

 5

 

Papers on Silent Film Stars (4 folders) 

 5

 

Papers on Dr. Jokichi Takamine 

 5

 

Printed drafts and outlines for books 

 5

 

Poster, Philomathean lecture, 1955 

 5

 

Poster, Ivy Lecture, 1957 

 5

 

Poster, I. A. A. lecture, 1952 

 5

 

 

Writings of Wallace Evan Davies: 

Box

Folder

Astor, Mrs. William 

 6

 

Cunningham, Ann Pamela 

 6

 

Darling, Flora Adams 

 6

 

Fish, Marion Graves Anthon 

 6

 

Frederick, Pauline 

 6

 

McDowell, William B. 

 6

 

Sherwood, Katherine Margaret Brownlee 

 6

 

Walworth, Ellen Hardin 

 6

 

White, Pearl 

 6

 

American Veterans’ and Hereditary Patriotic Societies 1783- 1900 (Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 1944) 

 6

 

Journal articles and offprints of journal articles by Wallace E. Davies (17.folders) 

 7

 

Harvard Class notes 

 8

 

Harvard class notes 

 9

 

Harvard lecture notes 

 9

 

Yale lecture notes 

 10

 

M.A. Comprehensive Exams 1955‑67 

 11

 

History 60 ‑ course outlines 1952‑76 

 11

 

History 60 ‑ exams 1952‑76 

 11

 

History 60A 

 11

 

History 60B 

 11

 

History 60C 

 11

 

History 60F.M. 

 11

 

History 63 and 63C.W. (Coll. for Women) 

 11

 

History 70C 

 11

 

History 72 

 11

 

History 173 

 11

 

History 373 

 11

 

History 473 

 11

 

History S73 

 11

 

American Civilization 600 

 11

 

History 678 

 11

 

History 679 

 11

 

Miscellaneous course materials and exams (2 folders) 

 11

 

Course work outline, exam, commencement program ‑ non‑Penn 

 11

 

Blue book exams 

 11

 

Foreign students 

 11

 

Student related material 

 11

 

Student term paper (5 folders) 

 11

 

Interdiscipline 200 

 11

 

American Civilization seminars 

 11

 

Institute of Humanistic studies for Executives 

 11

 

Penn lecture notes 

 12

 

Penn lecture notes 

 13