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Maurice Rea Davie Papers

Call Number: MS 1359

Scope and Contents

These papers consist of correspondence and printed matter sent by the National Institute of Immigrant Welfare to Maurice R. Davie, a member of the Institute's Board of Directors. Most of the letters concern either requests for Davie to speak, or such routine business matters as committee meetings, dues, and financial problems. Professor Albert. J. Reiss, Jr., of the Yale Sociology Department, gave these papers to the Manuscripts and Archives Department in April 1978.


  • 1914-1975


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Albert J. Reiss, Jr., 1978; Douglas Davie, 1990; and transferred from YRG 37-V, 1994.


6 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


The papers consist of correspondence of Maurice Rea Davie, primarily with Albert G. Keller, writings, subject files, and photographs.

Biographical / Historical

Maurice Rea Davie was born in Toronto, Canada, on January 22, 1893. He received his A.B. (1915), A.M. (1917), and Ph.D. (1918) from Yale University. Davie was a member of the sociology department at Yale from 1921 until his death in November 1964. Among his areas of speciality were child welfare, immigration, and William Graham Sumner.
Guide to the Maurice Rea Davie Papers
Under Revision
compiled by John Espy and staff of Manuscripts and Archives
February 1983
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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