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Edward Davison Papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 787
Scope and Contents

The Edward Davison Papers consist of correspondence, subject files, writings, photographs, personal papers, and printed material that document the military and literary careers of Edward Davison. Significant quantities of material relate to Davison's work with the Army Prisoners of War Special Projects Division. Davison oversaw the re-education of German prisoners of war who were brought to the United States during the Second World War. Other material relates to Davison's literary and academic work, particularly to the Writers' Conference and to the faculty of the University of Colorado, where Davison taught.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Peter Davison, 1985.


Organized into nine series: I. Correspondence, 1920-1967. II. Military files, 1942-1950. III. Writings, 1914-1953. IV. Administrative Files, 1940-1949. V. Photographs, 1918-1962. VI. Personal Papers, 1920-1951. VII. Artwork, 1940-1959. VIII. Printed Material, 1919-1959. IX. Subject Files, 1919-1960.

1914 - 1968
8.48 Linear Feet (22 boxes)
Related Names
Peter Davison
Davison, Edward Lewis, 1898-1970
Language of Materials