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Donald W. Davis Papers

Identifier: UA 6.001

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Scope and Contents

Includes subject files and correspondence, speeches, notes and grade books for Biology 101 (spring 1932). Also included are a plaque, glass specimen slides and a book by Joseph S. Davis (Donald Davis' brother).


  • Creation: 1916-1950


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Professor of Biology at William and Mary (1916-1950) Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


9.00 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Acc. 1986.37-Slides: Pav. A, 2409: F

Acquisition Information:

Mss Acc. 1968-36 received 8/1/1968; Mss Acc. 1973-29 received 9/1/1973 from Donald Davis' daughter; Mss Acc. 1973-37 received 10/1/1973. All were transferred to the University Archives as Acc. 1980.35 acquired 03/05/1980 and 10/27/1987. Acc. 1986.37 was transferred from Acc. 1980.35.

Related Materials:

Department of Biology Records (UA 202)

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Separated Materials:

Five plastic boxes containing glass specimen slides were transfered to Acc. 1986.037. This collection came with photographs of biology professors which were transferred to the Photograph Collection.

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository