Camp Davis (University of Michigan) records 1874-1964


Camp Davis (University of Michigan) records 1874-1964

Summer engineering camp of the University of Michigan at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Records include correspondence, annual reports, and other papers relating to the establishment and administration of the camp; includes papers of camp directors Joseph B. Davis and Clarence T. Johnson; also includes records of predecessor surveying camps, including the Bogardus Engineering Camp at Douglas Lake, Michigan; and photographs.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6390170

Bentley Historical Library

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Davis, Joseph Baker, 1845-1920. (person)

Professor of civil engineering and associate dean of the Department of Engineering at University of Michigan. From the description of Joseph Baker Davis papers, 1875-1918. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422457 ...

Camp Davis (University of Michigan) (corporateBody)

The University of Michigan was the pioneer in the establishment and maintenance of a field camp for work in surveying practices and techniques. Organized by Professor Joseph B. Davis, the first session of what came to be called Camp Davis was held near Whitmore Lake during the summer of 1874. The next year, the camp moved to Thornapple Lake, and over the next thirty years, the site of the camp shifted about to a dozen different locations in Michigan's lower peninsula, usually near a...

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University of Michigan. Summer Session. (corporateBody)

Office administering summer session programs and camps of the University of Michigan. Formally established in 1900, the office oversaw courses offered on campus as well instructional work at off-campus site including Biological Station, Camp Davis, Camp Filibert Roth, the Fresh Air Camp.s From the guide to the Summer Session (University of Michigan) records, 1902-1965, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan) ...

Johnston, Clarence T. (Clarence Thomas), 1872-1970 (person)

Professor of engineering at the University of Michigan. From the description of Clarence T. Johnston papers, 1888-1941. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421108 Clarence Thomas Johnston was born on a farm in Littleton, Colorado on October 23, 1872. His mother, Melissa Drummond Johnston, was of Scotch and Welsh ancestry. His father, James Albert Johnston, was of Scotch-Irish and Dutch ancestry. James Johnston pursued a variety of careers: he was a f...

University of Michigan. College of engineering (corporateBody)

See the historical sketch in the finding aid for the College of Engineering (University of Michigan) Records. From the guide to the College of Engineering (University of Michigan) publications, ca. 1881-, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan) Interviews of retired College of Engineering faculty conducted by Enid Galler. From the description of College of Engineering (University of Michigan) oral history interviews, 2003. (University of Michigan). Wo...