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Harrison Davis papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2023

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1950-1996


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.

Biographical History

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


43 cartons (43 linear ft.)

1 oversize item (1 oversized canister)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Preliminary inventory available in repository.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Harrison Davis papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 June 1
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States