Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Jefferson Davis Association records, 1963-2015 UA 018



source Dix, Mary
source Crist, Lynda
creator Rice University. Jefferson Davis Association
Title: Jefferson Davis Association records
Dates: 1963-2015
Abstract: The records consist of drafts, galley proofs, revisions, page proofs, and typescripts. Also included are grant records, accounting receipts, correspondence, and other administrative files of the Jefferson Davis Association. Raw digital materials for the documentary "Jefferson Davis - an American President" (2008) are found in the Audio-Visual series.
Identification: UA 018
Quantity: 28.5 Linear Feet (26 boxes, 3 map drawers)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Note

The Jefferson Davis Association was a non-profit corporation chartered in 1963, to collect, compile, edit, and publish a complete comprehensive edition of the papers and correspondence of Jefferson Davis. Rice University sponsored the association since the corporation's founding. The university supplied housing, research materials, and graduate student interns from the history department. The association's primary resources, however, were grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The association also received support from many other organizations and persons, including the Davis family.

The association was initially chartered by Frank E. Vandiver, Palmer Bradley, and Cooper K. Ragan. As a professor with Rice University at the time, Dr. Vandiver secured sponsorship and saw the first volume published in 1971 along with colleagues Lynda Crist and Mary Dix. Lynda Lasswell Crist was editor since the fourth volume. Mary Seaton Dix volunteered as coeditor emerita since retiring after twenty-six years with the project. The Papers of Jefferson Davis were published by the Louisiana State University Press in fourtenn chronological volumes and three revised volumes, 1971-2015.


Scope and Contents

The records consist of drafts, galley proofs, revisions, page proofs, typescripts, and reviews of the published volumes of The Papers of Jefferson Davis. Also included are administrative records of the Jefferson Davis Association--both the coporation and university department--grant proposals and reports, files detailing the acquistion of Davis documents and research material, documentary editing methodology, and memorabilia. Some periodicals, such as "The Rebel Yell", 1979-1996, newsletters of the Chicago Civil War Round Table (1963-2000) and Civil War Round Table Associates (1968-1879), and "The United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) Magazine" (1988- ) are cataloged separately.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at woodson@rice.edu for assistance in accessing these materials.


Index Terms

galleys
letters (correspondence)
financial records
maps (documents)
videotapes
microfilms
Vandiver, Frank Everson
Dix, Mary
Crist, Lynda
Davis, Jefferson

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Jefferson Davis Association records, 1963-2015, UA 018, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Received from the Jefferson Davis Association between 1993 and 2015.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Volumes 1981-2008

Subseries A: Volume I 1990
Box Folder
1 1 Revised Edition: Typescript 1990
2 Revised Edition: Galley Proof 1990
3 Revised Edition: Page Proof
Subseries B: Volume III 1981
Box Folder
1 4 Draft
5 Draft
6 Draft
7 Draft (Final)
8 Draft (Final)
9 Draft (Final)
10 Draft (Final)
11 Typescript 1981
12 Typescript 1981
13 Typescript 1981
14 Typescript 1981
15 Typescript 1981
Box Folder
2 1 Galley Proof 1981
2 Galley Proof 1981
3 Page Proof 1981
Subseries C: Volume IV 1981
Box Folder
2 4 Draft
5 Typescript
6 Typescript
7 Typescript
8 Typescript
9 Typescript
10 Typescript
11 Typescript Citation Check 1981
12 Galley Proof
13 Galley Proof
14 Page Proof
15 Incomplete Index (floppy disc)
Subseries D: Volume V
Box Folder
3 1 Typescript
2 Typescript
3 Typescript
4 Typescript
5 Typescript
6 Galley Proof
7 Galley Proof
8 Galley Proof
9 Page Proof
10 Page Proof (revised)
11 Page Proof (revised)
12 Page Proof (revised)
13 Index (floppy disc)
14 Pages (floppy disc)
15 Pages (floppy disc)
16 Pages (floppy disc)
17 Pages (floppy disc)
Subseries E: Volume VI 1988
Box Folder
4 1 Draft
2 Draft
3 Typescript
4 Typescript
5 Typescript
6 Typescript
7 Typescript
8 Typescript
9 Typescript 1988
10 Typescript 1988
11 Typescript 1988
12 Typescript 1988
13 Typescript 1988
Box Folder
5 1 Galley Proof 1988
2 Galley Proof 1988
3 Galley Proof 1988
4 Galley Proof 1988
5 Galley Proof 1988
6 Page Proof
7 Page Proof
8 Pages (floppy disc)
9 Pages (floppy disc)
10 Pages (floppy disc)
11 Pages (floppy disc)
12 Pages (floppy disc)
13 Pages (floppy disc)
14 Pages (floppy disc)
15 Pages, Bibliography (floppy disc)
16 Index (floppy disc)
17 Index (floppy disc)
Subseries F: Volume VII 1991
Box Folder
6 1 Typescript 1991
2 Typescript 1991
3 Typescript 1991
4 Typescript 1991
5 Typescript
6 Typescript
7 Typescript
8 Typescript
9 Galley Proof 1991
10 Galley Proof 1991
11 Galley Proof 1991
Box Folder
7 1 Galley Proof 1991
2 Page Proof
3 Page Proof
4 Page Proof
5 Mary, Lynda (floppy disc)
6 Manuscript (floppy disc)
7 Docs 53-59 (floppy disc)
8 Docs 61-69 (floppy disc)
Subseries G: Volume VIII 1994
Box Folder
7 9 Draft
10 Draft
11 Draft
12 Draft
13 Draft
14 Draft
15 Typescript 1994
Box Folder
8 1 Typescript 1994
2 Typescript 1994
3 Typescript 1994
4 Typescript 1994
5 Galley Proof 1994
6 Galley Proof 1994
7 Galley Proof 1994
8 Page Proof 1994
9 Page Proof 1994
10 Page Proof 1994
11 Page Proof 1994
Subseries H: Volume IX 1996
Box Folder
9 1 Draft
2 Draft
3 Draft
4 Draft
5 Draft
6 Typescript 1996
7 Typescript 1996
8 Typescript 1996
9 Typescript 1996
10 Typescript 1996
11 Typescript 1996
12 Galley Proof 1996
13 Galley Proof 1996
14 Page Proof 1996
Box Folder
10 1 Page Proof 1996
2 Page Proof 1996
Subseries I: Volume X 1999
Box Folder
10 3 Draft
4 Draft
5 Draft
6 Draft
7 Draft
8 Typescript 1999
9 Typescript 1999
10 Typescript 1999
11 Typescript 1999
12 Typescript 1999
13 Typescript 1999
14 Typescript 1999
15 Additional Note: National Archives
Box Folder
11 1 Galley Proof 1999
2 Galley Proof 1999
3 Galley Proof 1999
4 Galley Proof 1999
5 Page Proof 1999
6 Page Proof 1999
7 Page Proof 1999
Subseries J: Volume XI 2003
Box Folder
11 8 Draft
9 Draft
10 Draft
11 Draft
12 Draft
Box Folder
12 1 Draft
2 Draft
3 Draft
4 Typescript 2003
5 Typescript 2003
6 Typescript 2003
7 Typescript 2003
8 Typescript 2003
9 Typescript 2003
10 Typescript 2003
11 Typescript 2003
12 Typescript 2003
13 Typescript 2003
14 Typescript 2003
15 Page Proof 2003
16 Page Proof 2003
17 Page Proof 2003
Box Folder
13 1 Page Proof 2003
2 Page Proof 2003
3 Page Proof 2003
4 Page Proof (Revised) 2003
Subseries K: Volume XII 2006-2008
Box Folder
13 5 Draft
6 Draft
7 Typescript 2006
8 Typescript 2006
9 Typescript 2006
10 Typescript 2008
11 Typescript 2008
12 Typescript 2008
13 Typescript 2008
14 Typescript 2008
15 Typescript 2008
Box Folder
14 1 Page Proof
2 Page Proof
3 Page Proof
4 Page Proof



Series II: Financial 1963-2015

Box Folder
14 5 Accounting Ledgers 1965-66
6 Accounting Ledgers 1966-71
7 Accounting Ledgers 1971-77
8 Accounting Ledgers 1977-90
9 Accounting Ledgers 1990-96
10 Accounting Records 1996-2010
11 Accounting Records 2010-15
12 Certificate of Deposit
13 Tax exemption and returns 1963-2015
14 Travel receipts 2011-2015



Series III: Grants, Gifts, Fund-raising 1963-2015

Box Folder
15 1 Civil War Presidential Papers Inc. 1981-1999
2 Civil War Presidential Papers Inc. legal papers 1982-83
3 Louisiana Historical Association 1982-1988
4 Moody Foundation 1972-1977
5 Moody Foundation 1979-1984
6 Moody Foundation 1981-86
7 Fund-raising efforts 1965-89
Gifts
Box Folder
15 8 1963-64
9 1965-79
10 1980-82
11 1983-86
12 1987-89
13 1990-94
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Box Folder
15 14 1981-83
15 1986-88
16 1988-90
17 1990-93
18 1992-94
19 1994-96
Box Folder
16 1 1996-98
2 1997-99
3 1999-2002
4 2002-05
5 2005-08
6 2008-11
7 2011-15
National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
Box Folder
16 8 1964-79
9 1979-81
10 1981-86
11 1986-89
12 1989-92
13 1992-95
14 1995-97
15 1997-99
16 1999-2001
17 2001-02
18 2002-03
19 2003-04
20 2004-05
21 2005-06
Box Folder
17 1 2006-07
2 2007-08
3 2008-09
4 2009-10
5 2010-11
6 2011-12
7 2012-13
8 2014-15
9 The William Stamps Farish Fund 1965-1983
10 Wortham Foundation 1970-1982



Series IV: Research trips 1969-78

Box Folder
17 11 Kathleen Davis: Louisiana 1969
12 Lynda Crist 1969, 1971
13 Lynda Crist: Louisiana 1972
14 Lynda Crist: Tulane 1977
15 Lynda Crist: Austin 1978
16 Mary Dix
17 Gene Riddle: Louisiana 1968
18 Gene Riddle: Pennsylvania, D.C., Virginia 1969



Series V: Administrative Files 1963-2015

Personnel
Box Folder
17 19 Gene Riddle (Brownrigg), Mary B. Butler, Peggy Dillard
20 Lynda Crist: awards and publicity
21-22 Lynda Crist: book notes, reviews, articles
23 Mary S. Dix
24 Suzanne S. Gibbs
25 Elizabeth Henson Smith, Barbara J. Rozek
26 George H. Hoemann
27 Carolyn Hudgens, Brady Hutchison
28 Molly M. Kelly, Sylvia S. Lowe, Kathleen D. Nienforff
29 James T. McIntosh
30 Haskell M. Monroe
31 Kenneth H. Williams
32 Eric H. Walther, Richard E. Wood
33 Office journal 1985-2015
Box Folder
18 1 Articles of Incorporation, Amendments, By-laws 1963-1964
2 Advisory Editors: Correspondence, meetings 1964-1997
Board of Directors
Box Folder
18 3 Cooper K. Ragan correspondence 1963-1982
4 Minutes and correspondence 1962-1972
5 Minutes (signed) 1965-1979
6 Minutes and correspondence 1973-1979
7 Minutes and correspondence 1980-89
8 Minutes and correspondence 1990-2015
9 Jefferson Davis Association offices
10 Jefferson Davis Association and project stationery
Publicity
Box Folder
18 11 1964-71
12 1963-79
13 1980-2015
Editing
Box Folder
18 14 Association for Documentary Editing Lobbying 1981-2006
15 Documentary editing resources
16 Conferences 1975-89
17 Workshops "Camp Edit" 1972-89
Box Folder
19 1 Prospectus, general information 1963-2015
2 Newsletters, reports and articles by editors 1965-2004
3 Cavass for documents
4 Document acquisition, procedures, style
The Papers of Jefferson Davis
Box Folder
19 5 Citations
6 Acknowledgements and kudos
7 Vol. 1, reviews and ads
8 Vol. 2, reviews and ads
9 Vols. 3-4, reviews and ads
10 Vols. 5-6, reviews and ads
11 Vol. 7, reviews and ads
12 Vol. 8, reviews and ads
13 Vols. 9-10, reviews and ads
14 Vols. 11-14, reviews and ads



Series VI: Memorabilia 1965-2005

Photographs
Box Folder
19 15 1980-92
16 1994-2001
17 2002-2013
Awards/honors
Box Folder
20 1 Rice University Service Award (Lynda Crist) 1990
Houston Civil War Round Table
Box Folder
20 2 1980
3 1982
Quiz winner
Box
20 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
4 Civil War Round Table of New Orleans 1985
Brazos Valley Civil War Round Table
Box Folder
20 5 1991
6 1995
7 Sons of Confederate Veterans 1997
8 Texas Senate resolution 1979
9 National Endowment for the Humanities 2004-05
10 U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission 1965
drawer
116 Mississippi Historical Society Award of Merit 2004
Confederate Memorial Literary Society
drawer
116 Centennial Scholar 1994
drawer
117 Founder's Awards 1972-2004
drawer
116 Founder's Award 1995-96
drawer
117 Founder's Award 2003-04
Resolution 2008
drawer
116 Museum of the Confederacy Centennial Scholar's Program 1994
Restoration of citizenship of Jefferson Davis by U.S. Congress 1978
Family tree: Descendants of Samuel E. Davis, 1756-1824, and Jane C. Davis, 1760-1845
drawer
237 Framed color print of Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library, Biloxi, MS; artist Jerry McWilliams 2014-01
drawer
116 Framed print of Jefferson Davis (gift of Oveta Culp Hobby)



Series VII: Additional Volumes 2007-2011

Subseries A: Volume XIII 2007-2011
Box Folder
21 1-5 Draft
6-10 Typescript
Box Folder
22 6 Typescript addenda and sources
7 Typescript index
8-10 Page Proof 2011
Subseries B: Volume XIV 2012-2015
Box Folder
23 1 Draft (annotated documents) 1880-1882
2 Draft (annotated documents) 1883-1884
3 Draft (annotated documents) 1885-1886
4 Draft (annotated documents) 1887-1889
5 Draft (calendared documents) 1880
6 Draft (calendared documents) 1881
7 Draft (calendared documents) 1882
8 Draft (calendared documents) 1883
9 Draft (calendared documents) 1884
10 Draft (calendared documents) 1885
11 Draft (calendared documents) 1886
12 Draft (calendared documents) 1887
13 Draft (calendared documents) 1888
14 Draft (calendared documents) 1889
15 Draft (appendix, addenda) 1880's
16 Typescript (front matter) pp. 1-99 March 1880
17 Typescript pp. 100-199 March 1880-January 1881
18 Typescript pp. 200-299 January 1881-December 1881
19 Typescript pp. 300-399 January 1882-September 1882
20 Typescript pp. 400-499 September 1882-July 1883
21 Typescript pp. 500-599 July 1883-August 1884
22 Typescript pp. 600-719 August 1884-1885
23 Typescript pp. 720-804 January 1886-September 1886
24 Typescript pp. 805-905 September 1886-August 1887
25 Typescript pp. 906-985 August 1887-December 1887
26 Typescript pp. 986-1065 1888
27 Typescript pp. 1066-1178 1889
28 Typescript (appendix, addenda, epilogue) pp. 1179-1228
29 Typescript (sources) pp. 1229-1311



Series VIII: Audio-Visual

Box
24 Video reference materials from Jeff Davis Project office (VHS, DVD)
Jefferson Davis project, 34 image files in TIFF format, captured as disk image
Jefferson Davis project, 30 image files in TIFF format, captured in disk image format
Box
25 Video and image raw materials for documentary "Jefferson Davis: an American President" 2008, including ca. 30 hours of video interviews (DV format and others)
Video interviews on DV tape format
Paper records for documentary
Zip discs of Library of Congress images considered or used in documentary
CD-ROMs of text and images
Video timecode and content log
Voice over text (version 2)
Episode outline revision, 12/2/2003
Thank you notes regarding donations of documentary DVDs to libraries, 2008
Project overview and episode outline, July 2003
Chronologies and other research fragments
Newsclippings / coverage of documentary, 2003-2008
Documentary interview questions, both general and for interview with Lynda Crist
Inventory of original digital video (DV) tapes as sent to vendor for conversion, May 2016
Box Folder
26 1 Interview transcript: Allen, William (filmed at the Capitol)
2 Interview transcript: Baker, Richard A. (filmed at U.S. Capitol)
3 Interview transcript: Cooper, William J. (filmed at Louisiana State University - interview 1 of 2)
4 Interview transcript: Cooper, William J. (filmed at Louisiana State University - interview 2 of 2)
5 Interview transcript: Crist, Lynda (filmed at Jefferson Davis Project office)
6 Interview transcript: Davis, William C. (Jack) (filmed in Blacksburg, Virginia)
7 Interview transcript: DiLorenzo, Tom (filmed in Baltimore)
8 Interview transcript: Dix, Mary
9 Interview transcript: Eckert, Edward K. (1 interview of 2)
10 Interview transcript: Eckert, Edward K. (2nd interview of 2)
11 Interview transcript: Frank Vandiver



Series IX: Digitized Volumes 1-14 for nearline access

Access quality PDFs for volumes 1-14 (one file each)
Access quality PDF files for each of the 14 volumes of the Jefferson Davis Papers
Master TIFF and OCR text files for volumes 1-14
Master TIFF page images and OCR txt files created from the printed 14 volume set of the Jefferson Davis Papers