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John Preston Davis papers

Title
John Preston Davis papers, 1845-1972, 1891-1972 (bulk).
Author
Davis, John P. (John Preston), 1905-1973.
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r. 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc Micro R-5858 r. 1Schomburg Center - Research & Reference
r. 2Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc Micro R-5858 r. 2Schomburg Center - Research & Reference

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Description
  • 1.6 lin. ft.
  • 2 microfilm reels.
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Genre/Form
Poems.
Note
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
  • Sc MG 39.
Access (note)
  • Researchers are restricted to microfilm copy.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Collection available on microfilm;
Reproduction (note)
  • Microfilm.
Source (note)
  • Davis, Marguerite DeMond
Biography (note)
  • John Preston Davis was a journalist, author, and civil rights advocate.
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  • Surveyed
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Call Number
Sc Micro R-5858
Author
Davis, John P. (John Preston), 1905-1973.
Title
John Preston Davis papers, 1845-1972, 1891-1972 (bulk).
Access
Researchers are restricted to microfilm copy.
Summary
Writings and research files, along with personal papers, and corrrespondence documenting Davis' multifaceted career, 1923-1972. Includes material on the AMERICAN NEGRO REFERENCE BOOK, 1966, edited by Davis; papers relating to Frederick Douglass, including letters to Douglass from his sons, Lewis and Frederick; historical novel about a frontier family in Louisville, Kentucky; compilation of biographies of black athletes called "Jump High;" short stories and poetry; and manuscript about Liberia entitled "Bitter Canaan," by Charles S. Johnson. Correspondents include Mary M. Bethune, Ralph J. Bunche, and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Additional Formats
Collection available on microfilm; Micrographic Preservation Service ; call number Sc Micro R-5858.
Reproduction
Microfilm. New York, N.Y. : New York Public Library, marketed by Scholarly Resources Inc., 19--. 2 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. (MN *ZZ-30663)
Biography
John Preston Davis was a journalist, author, and civil rights advocate.
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Davis, John P. (John Preston), 1905-1973. Jump high.
Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956.
Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956. Bitter Canaan.
LCCN
ms 82001356
Research Call Number
Sc Micro R-5858
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