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Manuscripts – Papers of John Davis, 1967-1992
King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255
Descriptive Summary Repository: Gallaudet University Archives Call No.: MSS 150 Creator: Title: Papers of John Davis,1967-1992. Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box) Abstract: Note: This document last updated 2006 January 12.
Administrative Information Acquisition Information: Processed by: Octavian Robinson. 2005 January 12. Processing Note: Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research. Related Material in the Archives:
Biographical Sketch John B. Davis was born in Evanston, Illinois, on August 30, 1909. He was born deaf and attended the Parker and Bell Grammar schools and the Lane, Evanston, and Wisconsin School for the Deaf for high school. He attended Gallaudet in Washington, DC. He embarked upon a career as a linotype printer. He worked in Washington, DC, Chicago, and California. When he retired as a printer, he became the state coordinator of Rehabilitation Services, and after eight years, he retired for the final time. He was active in the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, Chicago Club of the Deaf, and the Illinois Association of the Deaf. He fathered three children and has seven grandchildren. A more detailed biography can be found in the collection.
Scope and Content The papers in the Davis collection range from 1967 to 1992. The papers include awards, correspondence, newspaper articles, and reports. This collection’s strength is the assorted speeches and essays regarding education, rehabilitation, and services for the deaf.
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