Mary R. Davis papers, 1950-1986

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z6m9

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Davis, Mary R. (Mary Roberts), 1903-1992.
Title: Mary R. Davis papers, 1950-1986
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 742
Extent: 6 linear feet (6 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of archivist, civic and political activist Mary R. Davis, including awards, certificates, minutes, correspondence, and pamphlets relating to various civic and political organizations.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 1993.


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


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Biographical Note

Mary Roberts Davis (1903-1992), archivist, civic and political activist, was one of the founders of the Memphis Chapter of the League of Women Voters. She continued her work with the League in Georgia. Davis also founded the Atlanta Chapter of Common Ground, a land value tax organization. Davis served as reference archivist and acting head of Special Collections at Emory University.

Scope and Content Note

The Mary R. Davis papers consist of awards and certificates; materials relating to the Georgia League for Land Value Taxation in the form of minutes, correspondence, and pamphlets; correspondence with the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation; letters to the editor written by Davis; materials relating to the Memphis League of Women Voters; materials relating to Common Ground; notes related to her activity with the United Methodist Church; and materials relating to DeKalb County (Ga.) government from 1950-1986.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Lieutenant colonel appointment certificate, undated correspondence, newspaper clippings
2 - Correspondence, 1988-1989 calendars, notepads
3 - Letters to the editor, 1986, LVT bibliography and studies, research files
4 - The Silhouette 1950, 1951, The Failure of Diplomacy typescript, undated correspondence, newspaper clippings The Failure of Diplomacy typescript, undated correspondence, newspaper clippings
5 - Family genealogy, undated correspondence
6 - Newspaper clippings, 1982 and undated, scrapbook, notebooks, undated correspondence