Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958

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Author, journalist, news analyst, and government official.

From the description of Elmer Holmes Davis papers, 1865-1957 (bulk 1946-1957). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74986273

American journalist and author.

From the description of Then came war : 1939 : sound recording, 1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122446694

Writer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Elmer Holmes Davis : oral history, 1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122451573

From the description of Reminiscences of Elmer Holmes Davis : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309731742

Writer, news commentator.

From the description of Elmer Holmes Davis letter to Glen Walton Blodgett, [manuscript], 1928 Aug 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 247517754

Biographical Note

  • 1890, Jan. 13: Born, Aurora, Ind.
  • 1910 - 1911 : A.B. and A.M., Franklin College, Franklin, Ind.
  • 1912 - 1914 : Rhodes Scholar, Queen's College, Oxford University, Oxford, England
  • 1914 - 1924 : Worked on staff of New York Times
  • 1917: Married Florence MacMillan
  • 1920 - 1935 : Created and wrote for the character Godfrey G. Gloom, who was a columnist and political commentator
  • 1939 - 1942 : News analyst, Columbia Broadcasting Co.
  • 1942 - 1945 : Director, Office of War Information
  • 1945 - 1954 : Free-lance writer, radio commentator, and lecturer
  • 1954: Published But We Were Born Free. Garden City, New York: Garden City Books
  • 1955: Published Two Minutes Till Midnight, a sequel to But We Were Born Free. Indianapolis, Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill
  • 1958, May 18: Died, Washington, D. C.

From the guide to the Elmer Holmes Davis Papers, 1865-1957, (bulk 1946-1955), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Biographical/Historical Note

American journalist and author.

From the guide to the Elmer Holmes Davis sound recording : Then came war, 1939 December 1, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Davis, Elmer. [Letter], 1945. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. Bernard De Voto papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1944-1951). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Edward P. Lilly Papers. 1928 - 1978. Photographs
referencedIn Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.) archive, 1923-2007. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Then came war : 1939 : sound recording, 1939. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series III., Blanche W. Knopf, 1918-1966 (bulk 1940-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956. Arthur Bliss Lane papers, 1904-1957 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Papers, 1905-1946 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Pike, Burlyn. Papers. 4 March - 13 April 1943. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972, 1929-1957 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Wright, Austin Tappan, 1883-1931. Papers, 1901-1958. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Lockhart, Dorothy, 1905-1985. Dorothy Lockhart papers, ca. 1922-1957. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn American Scholar, Records, 1926-2006, (bulk 1944-2005) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Ponce de Leon, Michael, b. 1922. Michael Ponce de Leon papers, 1943-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series VII., Other Department Files, 1916-1996 (bulk 1943-1969). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Elmer Holmes Davis papers, 1865-1957 (bulk 1946-1957). Library of Congress
creatorOf Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Letter, 1946, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Reminiscences of Elmer Holmes Davis : oral history, 1955. Nolan, Norton & Company, Incorporated
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn T. Swann Harding Papers, 1918-1963 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series II., Alfred A. Knopf Personal, 1874-1984 (bulk 1953-1984). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Thurber, James, 1894-1961. Papers, 1884-1972 (inclusive), 1920-1961 (bulk). State Library of Ohio
creatorOf Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Letter : New York, to J.K., 1928 Oct. 5. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Benham, F. Darius, 1896-1960. Papers, 1915-1960. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Letter, 1957 October 7, Washington, D.C. [to] Roger [Douglas Branigin] / E.D. [Elmer Davis]. Franklin College, Hamilton Library
creatorOf United States. Office of War Information. Letters, 1942-1946, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn White mss., 1932-1969 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Davis, Elmer. Letter [typescript] : 1943 January 30, Office of War Information, Washington [to] Archibald MacLeish, [Washington, DC] Greenfield Community College, Nahman-Watson Library
creatorOf Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Letter to George Sylvester Viereck. New York, NY. 1932 July 9. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Dorothy Lockhart papers, ca. 1922-1957 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Elmer Holmes Davis sound recording : Then came war, 1939 December 1 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Proxmire, William. William Proxmire papers, 1938-2004 (bulk 1957-1980). Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Letter : New York, to J.K., 1928 Oct. 5. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Elmer Holmes Davis Papers, 1865-1957, (bulk 1946-1955) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series I., General Correspondence, 1922-1977 (bulk 1946-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. Papers of Richard B. Glaenzer [manuscript], 1885-1936. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Burlingame Family Papers, 1856-1967 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967,. Elmer Rice letters from various correspondents, 1915-1967. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1918-1926. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.) archive, 1923-2007. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fetter mss., 1875-1988 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn American Scholar records, 1926-2006 (bulk 1944-2005). Library of Congress
referencedIn Arthur Bliss Lane papers, 1904-1957 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Harding, T. Swann (Thomas Swann), 1890-. T. Swann Harding papers, 1918-1963. Library of Congress
creatorOf Authors' League of America. Letter, 1939, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Bernard Augustine De Voto Papers, 1918-1955 (inclusive), 1944-1951 (bulk) Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Thurber, James, 1894-1961. Papers, 1884-1972. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Correspondence, 1946, from Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Blair Moody Papers, 1928-1954, 1934-1952 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Childs, Marquis William, 1903-. Papers, 1919-1967. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Jones Studio (Boulder, Colo.) (Photographer). Elmer Davis portrait, [undated]. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Elmer Holmes Davis letter to Glen Walton Blodgett, [manuscript], 1928 Aug 17. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. Papers, ca.1919-1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Donald S. Leonard Papers, 1925-1966 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Thurber, James, 1894-1961. James Thurber papers, 1884-1972 [microform]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Flagg, Mildred Buchanan, 1886-1980. Papers, 1876-1955 (inclusive), 1900-1955 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Biographic Files
creatorOf Davis, Elmer. Studio one-- "The road to Jericho" / by Elmer Davis. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Reminiscences of Elmer Holmes Davis : oral history, 1955. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Page, Arthur W. (Arthur Wilson), 1883-1960. Papers, 1908-1960. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith Brigham, Harold Frederick, 1897- person
associatedWith Burlingame family. family
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associatedWith Clark, Barrett H. (Barrett Harper), 1890-1953 person
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associatedWith Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
France
Madison (Ind.)
Subject
Journalism
Literature--20th century
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
World War, 1914-1918--France
Authors--Interviews
World War, 1914-1918--Protest movements
Manuscripts--English
World War, 1939-1945--Causes
World War, 1914-1918--Peace
World War, 1914-1918
World politics
Occupation
Public officials
Journalists
Authors
News analysts
Function

Person

Birth 1890-01-13

Death 1958-05-18

Americans

English

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