DAVIS, JAMES C. (JAMES CURRAN), 1895-1981.
James C. Davis papers, 1919-1966

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z6cb

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Davis, James C. (James Curran), 1895-1981.
Title: James C. Davis papers, 1919-1966
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 507
Extent: 226.5 linear feet (225 boxes), 1 oversized papers box and 1 oversized papers folder (OP), and AV Masters: 1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:Correspondence, audio-visual materials, speeches, subject and fact files of James Curran Erskine Davis, attorney, judge, and legislator of Georgia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access audiovisual material in this collection.

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1968, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], James C. Davis papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

James Curran Erskine Davis, attorney, judge, and legislator, was born 17 May 1895, in Franklin, Georgia, and died 28 December 1981, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a state legislator from DeKalb County, Georgia (1924-1928), an attorney for the Georgia Department of Industrial Relations (1928-1831) and for DeKalb County (1931-1934), a Georgia Superior Court judge (1934-1946), and a Georgia representative to the United States Congress (1947-1963). Davis married Mary Lou Martin (1905-1969) in 1932, and was publisher (1964-1965) of the Atlanta Times, a conservative newspaper.

James Curran Erskine Davis, attorney, judge, and legislator, was born 17 May 1895, in Franklin, Georgia, and died 28 December 1981, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a state legislator from DeKalb County, Georgia (1924-1928), an attorney for the Georgia Department of Industrial Relations (1928-1831) and for DeKalb County (1931-1934), a Georgia Superior Court judge (1934-1946), and a Georgia representative to the United States Congress (1947-1963). Davis married Mary Lou Martin (1905-1969) in 1932, and was publisher (1964-1965) of the Atlanta Times, a conservative newspaper.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, audio-visual materials, speeches, subject and fact files of James C. Davis from 1919-1966. Materials relate to J.C. Davis’s congressional campaigns; his work on the Post Office and Civil Service Committee and District of Columbia Committee; other congressional committees, government agencies and departments; proposed and passed legislation; and military service academies. Correspondence includes some received from constituents. Some non-congressional materials and personal correspondence relate to Davis’s friends and family and his career before and after his term as a U.S. congressman. The audio-visual materials include photographs, television and other films, and audio discs and tapes.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection. Organized into thirteen series: (1) Audio-visual materials, (2) Campaign files, (3) Carbons, (4) Case and claims, (5) Correspondence, (6) D.C. Committee, (7) Fact files, (8) Legislation files, (9) Non-congressional materials, pre-congressional and post congressional, (10) P.O. and C.S. Committee Series, (11) Service Academies, (12) Speeches, and (13) Subject files.


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