William R. Davis Papers, 1929-1955 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: William R. Davis Papers, 1929-1955Add to your cart.

ID: A/47

Primary Creator: Davis, William R. (William Riley) (1886-1955)

Extent: 0.3 Linear Feet

Subjects: College teachers -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Davis, William R. (William Riley), 1886-1955 -- Manuscripts, Stephen F. Austin State University -- Faculty, Texas -- Civilization

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The unpublished manuscript of THE FOUNDATION OF TEXAS CULTURE was donated by Kenneth W. Davis, grandson of William R. Davis. The rest of the materials were transferred from the SFA Biography Files.

Collection Historical Note

William Riley Davis (1886-1955) joined the faculty of Stephen F. Austin State College in 1924 as associate professor of history and education. Educated primarily at Southwest Missouri State Teachers College and Columbia University, he was a teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools before coming to SFASC. His main professional fields of interest were in teacher training, extension programs, curriculum review, and interracial education.

Subject/Index Terms

College teachers -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Davis, William R. (William Riley), 1886-1955 -- Manuscripts
Stephen F. Austin State University -- Faculty
Texas -- Civilization

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Source: Kenneth W. Davis

Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical Material on Davis, 1955-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Clippings - Other Davis Family Members, 1962-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Publications - Articles, Standardized Test, Advertisement Fliers for 2 Books, 1929-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Typed manuscript of THE FOUNDATION OF TEXAS CULTURE: THE HISTORY OF THE RISE AND DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION IN TEXAS which traces the development of elementary, high school, black, and college education in Texas from the Republic to the 1950's. Includes 5 photographs, chapters on Texas culture (art, music, literature, and folklore) and a bibliography of Texana, [1955]Add to your cart.


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