Title: Papers, 1905-1980 Description: 28 linear ft.
Notes: Afro-American educator, administrator, scientist, author, and civil rights activist. Personal and family papers, correspondence, speeches, writings by Davis and others, documents concerning organizations with which Davis was affiliated, subject files, photographs, memorabilia, artifacts, and audiotapes relating to Davis's activities on behalf of Afro-American education, civil rights, and international cooperation. Includes materials relating to Davis's activities as director of the US Technical Cooperation Administration in Liberia, research concerning Afro-American education and employment conducted by Davis through the Phelps-Stokes Fund and the National Technical Association, and materials relating to his involvement with African-American Institute, Freemasons, Morehouse College, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and its Legal Defense and Educational Fund, National Science Foundation, Unesco, and West Virginia State College. Gift of Ethel Davis, 1983.
Subjects: Afro-American authors. lcsh Afro-American civil rights workers. lcsh Afro-American college teachers -- Georgia -- Atlanta. lcsh Afro-American college teachers -- West Virginia -- Institute. lcsh Afro-American freemasons. lcsh African-American Institute. Afro-American scientists. lcsh Afro-Americans -- Civil rights. Afro-Americans -- Education. Afro-Americans -- Employment. Afro-Americans -- Professional education. Audiotapes. lcsh Freemasons. Liberia -- History -- 1944-1971. Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. National Science Foundation. National Technical Association (U.S.) Phelps-Stokes Fund. UNESCO. United States. Technical Cooperation Administration. West Virginia State College (Institute, W. Va.)
Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NUCMC Number: DCLV96-A757
Staff, MSRC, "DAVIS, John Warren" (2015). Manuscript Division Finding Aids. 53.