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Gene Davis papers, 1920-2000, bulk 1942-1990

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1930-1987
0.6 Linear feet
Box 1, 17

Series contains biographical documents such as birth and death certificates, awards, biographical narratives by Gene Davis and others, CVs, and résumés. Also found are personal documents from Gene Davis's family and childhood, documentation related to his death and memorial service, and papers for the family pets. Juvenilia includes a childhood essay and drawing, and memorabilia includes performance programs from the 1930s, French currency from 1944, and a clipping annotated by his mother. Papers related to Davis's job as a White House correspondent include schedules, invitations, telephone directories, and documentation of President Truman's travels.
Documentation of Davis's death and memorials include programs and typescript of remarks made at the service, a sound recording of the service on one sound cassette, photocopies of published obituaries, and a photograph album created for the memorial.
Additional material related to Davis's years as a journalist is found in series 5, Writings and series 7, Photographs. Original copies of many of the published obituaries are found in series 6, Printed Material. Additional photographs from Davis's childhood and early years are found in series 7, Photographs.
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Biographical Narratives, circa 1963-1985
1
1
Birth and Death Certificates, 1969, 1985
1
2
Certificates and Awards, 1953 - circa 1983
1
3
CVs and Résumés, circa 1968-1985
1
4
Documentary
Gene Davis
by Carl Colby, 1986
1 videocassettes (u-matic)
Broadcast on WETA-TV (Washington, D.C.)
1
5
Dog Papers, 1964-1973
1
6
Family Papers, 1939-1978
1
7
High School Yearbook, 1938
1
8
Horoscope, 1975
1
9
Juvenilia, circa 1930
1
10
Memorabilia, 1937-1953
1
11
Memorial Service Program and Remarks, 1985
1
12
Memorial Service, Sound Recording, 1985
2 sound cassettes
duplicates
1 sound cassette
original
1
12
Memorial Events and Proclamations, 1985-1987
1
13
Obituaries, 1985
1
14
Papers Related to White House Correspondent Job, 1946-1947
1
15
Photograph Album for Memorial, 1985
Oversized album housed in Box 17
1
16
Oversized Photograph Album from Box 1, folder 16
17

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