Papers of Jackson Davis, 1910-1947.


Papers of Jackson Davis, 1910-1947.

Papers of Jackson Davis, include correspondence, photographs and travel journals, and pertain chiefly to his travels and his work with the General Education Board and the Virginia State Board of Education. Papers from the General Education Board include Davis's 1946 address at the unveiling of a bust of Booker T. Washington at New York University; and statistical summaries on Alabama counties. Davis's diaries/travel journals, 1911, 1913, as state agent for Negro Schools for the Virginia State Board of Education describe his tours through Virginia visiting African American schools and colleges, and discuss the education of African-Americans. Among the schools discussed are Hampton Institute and Virginia Union University. Among the people mentioned are John Stewart Bryan, Wallace Buttrick, A.B. Chandler, Jr., Caroline Preston Davis, K.C. Davis, J. Hardy Dillard, Joseph Dupuy Eggleston, Hollis Burke Frissell, John Manuel Gandy, Leslie Pinckney Hill, George Rice Hovey, Joseph Leonard Jarman, Charles W. Kent, Charles Gilmore Maphis, Edwin Mims, Samuel Chiles Mitchell, Bruce Ryburn Payne, George Foster Peabody, Virginia Randolph, Wickliffe Rose, R.C. Stearnes, and Willis Duke Weatherford. Letters from Davis, 1942-1945, describes travels in Colombia, Peru, Nigeria, Belgian Congo, and Liberia. Specific topics include mission work, war-time Liberia, Achimota College, native "pagan" customs, and Islamic influence. Thomas White Young is mentioned. With these is a journal from the 1942 trip to South America to consider educational opportunities and needs in Chile, Peru, and Colombia. Photographs depict Davis, G.E.B. members, the Jackson Davis Elementary school, Charles E. Diehl and Sir William Beveridge. The collection also contains a series of letters to Helen M. Davis, 1926, describing a European tour; the travel journal of Corrine M. Davis, 1935, describing a voyage to the Canary Islands, around the coast of Africa to Palestine and across the Mediterranean to Italy and France; and a letter fragment from Jackson Davis discussing parts of the voyage. With these is a genealogical chart of the Davis family given by Joseph T. Davis. There are also essays by Alan Gregg "Future in Europe," 1940, predicting political and economic outcomes of the Second World War, and "Statement on Social Medicine," 1943, advocating socialized medicine. The collection also contains letters of condolence on his death and clippings regarding him, chiefly obituaries.

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