Guide to the Allan Park Davis Papers, 1942-1946
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Davis, Allan P., 1901-1955 Title Allan Park Davis Papers Dates 1942-1946 Extent 2 Files About the Collection
The collection includes six photographs, 1942-1943; these include images of the following: Allan Davis in 1942 before he went overseas, a World War II scrap drive (two images), a World War II paper drive, a World War II victory garden, and Nancy Davis in her Girl Scout uniform. Also included are several paper items including V-mail sent by Allan Davis to his daughter Nancy at Easter, 1943, and a 1946 Norwich University commencement program and ticket. The latter program was signed in pencil by commencement speaker Dwight D. Eisenhower.
About Allan Park Davis
Originally from Brattleboro, VT, Allan P. Davis graduated with the Norwich University class of 1923. He was active in both football and track. Colonel Davis later spent three years overseas during World War II. Following the war he lived in West Rutland, VT, and worked as a training officer at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction, VT. He was married to Lena Shangraw and the couple had one daughter, Nancy Davis Phelan. The control file included with the collection contains additional information on Allan P. Davis.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Davis, Allan P., 1901-1955 Eisenhower, Dwight D. -- (Dwight David), -- 1890-1969.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Photographs.
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Allan Park Davis Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Easter greeting V-Mail from Allan P. Davis to Nancy Davis, 10 April 1943. Allan Park Davis Papers; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 2 Files Collection Location: Archives 501 — Small Collections IV, Alumni Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, firstname.lastname@example.org
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