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Harrison Davis papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2023
Professional papers documenting Davis' academic career at Brigham Young University. Diaries, research notes, photographs, reel-to-reel sound tapes, cassette tapes, maps, correspondence, and postcards. The collection relates to the teaching of humanities, geography, and anthropology. The items also deal with Harrison's studies in numerology; dowsing; "synchronicity"; "coincidence studies"; Mormon history and cities; Massachusetts; Cache Valley, Utah; Wales; and Rexburg, Idaho. The collection also includes materials dealing with ancient civilizations, the Holocaust, and Nazism. Also contains reports of the National Humanities Faculty organization.

Dates

  • 1950-1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are not fully processed. Access only with permission from the reference staff.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

43 cartons (43 linear ft.)

1 oversize item (1 oversized canister)

Biographical History

Faculty member, Brigham Young University English Department, circa 1960s to his death in 1996.

Other Finding Aids

Preliminary inventory available in repository.
Other Finding Aids Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2023.xml

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Title
Register of Harrison Davis papers
Status
completed
Author
Garrett Schroath
Date
2011 June 1
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States