Davis, Jerome, 1891-1979

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1891-12-02
Death 1979-10
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Clergyman, college professor, lecturer interested in social reform.

From the description of Papers, 1912-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155522391

Jerome Davis was an American professor of Sociology at Yale University.

From the description of Jerome Davis fonds. [1935]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848429

Jerome Davis (1891-1979) was born in Kyoto, Japan to Jerome Dean Davis and Frances Hooper Davis, both missionaries. Davis married Mildred Rood in 1920 and had three children. Davis attended Oberlin College, Columbia University, and the Union Theological Seminary.

Davis worked on the world's committee of the YMCA in Russia from 1916-1918. He worked again for the YMCA in Canada where he was the director of POW camps, 1940-1943. He was also a visiting professor and lecturer at Japanese universities.

Davis became an international activist for peace and social reform, labor organizer, and sociologist, teaching at Dartmouth and Yale Divinity School. He was denied tenure in a controversial case related to his Socialism and relationships with Bolshevik leaders.

From the guide to the Jerome Davis papers, 1914-1963, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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Subjects:

  • Teachers--United States
  • Sociology--20th century
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Labor unions
  • Teachers--Societies, etc
  • Pacifists--United States
  • Passports
  • Sociologists--United States
  • Labor and laboring classes
  • Sociologists--United States--Correspondence
  • Pacifists--United States--Correspondence
  • Peace movements
  • Jails
  • Labor movement--United States
  • Teachers--United States--Correspondence
  • Sociologists--20th century--Correspondence
  • Socialism--United States--History--20th century
  • Photographs

Occupations:

  • Clergy
  • College teachers
  • Social reformers

Places:

  • Japan (as recorded)
  • West Virginia (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)