University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Donald Davis Papers, 1950-2005



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Davis, Donald G.
Title: Davis, Donald, Papers
Dates: 1950-2005
Abstract: The Donald Davis Papers, 1950-2005, contain the administrative files of Davis while a faculty member of the UT Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS), now the UT School of Information. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, photographs, printed material, publications, programs, notes, newsletters, and other documents relate to the planning of the 40th and 50th anniversaries of the GSLIS, especially in regards to his involvement with the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) and the development of the program. The reports and memoranda about GSLIS, the faculty, and the GSC emphasize the importance of faculty-student-administration relationships and the school’s place within the university as well as within the field of library and information science.
Accession No.: 2010-012
Extent: 6 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Professor Emeritus Donald Gordon "Don" Davis, Jr., taught from 1971 until his retirement in 2006 at the University of Texas at Austin’s Graduate School in Library and Information Science (GSLIS), renamed the School of Information in 2002, and the Department of History. He earned a Ph.D. in Library Science from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1972 and a M.A.T.S. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1996. Throughout his career, Davis actively participated on numerous committees and round tables of library and historical associations, including the American Library Association, the Association for the Bibliography of History, Association for Library and Information Science Education, Fellowship of Christian Librarians and Information Specialists, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, and the Texas Library Association, among others. Davis wrote The Association of American Library Schools, 1915-1968: An Analytical History (1974) and Bibliography and Chronology of Texas Library History, 1685-2000 (2002). From 1977 to 2005, he edited the Journal of Library History, now Libraries & the Cultural Record, and co-authored 14 books.

Source:

Davis, Don. "Donald G. Davis, Jr." School of Information, UT Austin. http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~dgdavis/ (accessed July 19, 2010).


Scope and Contents

The Donald Davis Papers, 1950-2005, contain the administrative files of Davis while a faculty member of the UT Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS), now the UT School of Information. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, photographs, printed material, publications, programs, notes, newsletters, and other documents relate to the planning of the 40th and 50th anniversaries of the GSLIS, especially in regards to his involvement with the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) and the development of the program. The reports and memoranda about GSLIS, the faculty, and the GSC emphasize the importance of faculty-student-administration relationships and the school’s place within the university as well as within the field of library and information science.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Davis, Donald G. -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
University of Texas at Austin. School of Information.
University of Texas at Austin. Graduate School of Library Science.
Subjects
Library science -- Texas -- Austin.
Library schools -- Texas -- Austin.
Library education -- Texas -- Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- Sources.

Related Material

See also UT Graduate School of Library and Information Science Records, 1921-2001; UT Graduate School of Library Science Students Association Records, 1950-1972; and UT Graduate School Records, 1965-1996


Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the UT Ephemera Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Donald Davis Papers, 1950-2005, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Erin Schuelke, March 2010, and Laurel Rozema, July 2010.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2010-012/1a Quarters-Blueprints, 1982
Photos, 1957-1964, undated
CPT Files, undated
Boorstin Party, 1976
GSLS Reports, 1975-1978, 1985
Report of the Centennial Commission, 1983
Graduate Education: Goals and Objectives, 1975, 1987
GSLIS Announcement Programs, 1970-1992
40th GSLIS Celebration, 1987-1988
GSC, 1995, 2005
GSLIS Commencement Printed Materials, 1994-1998, 2000-2002
Centennial Commencement Programs and Printed Materials
University of Texas Commencement Programs and Printed Materials, 1984, 1988-1993, 2002-2005
University of Texas Printed Materials, 1998-2002, undated
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2010-012/1b Self Study, Faculty, 1972-1975
Notes, undated
Memos, News Clipping, and Degree List, 1988, undated
50th Anniversary of GSLIS stickers and postcard, 1998
Roster of Alumni, 1950-1998
LHRT, 1997-1998
GSLIS 50th Anniversary:
General, 1998
Panel name cards, 1998
Itineraries and correspondence, 1998
50th Anniversary Committee, 1998
Texas Center for the Book, 1998
Address Lists, Correspondence, and Notes, 1998, undated
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 1980
Photocopy of Beta Phi Mu Award for Good Teaching 1969 to Esther L. Stallmann from Katharine M. Stokes, President, on behalf of Beta Phi Mu Award Committee, 1969
Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) files:
GSC Memorandum, re: Summary of GSLIS Faculty Research and Scholarly Contributions, May 1, 1996
Review of Doctoral Program in Library and Information Science, The University of Texas at Austin by Terry L. Weech and Diane L. Schallert, submitted November 16, 2001
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2010-012/2 GSC files, 1992-2004
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2010-012/3 Comprehensive Papers and Questions, 1971-1974, undated
Publicity/Publications, 1972-1974, undated
GSLIS promotional items, undated
Graduate Studies Committee, 1972-1977, 1979, 1982
School Name Change, 2002
MARRBLE Roundtable News, 1990, 1992
GSC Teacher Recommendations, 1997, 1999, undated
GSLIS folder
GSLIS Interim Dean, 2001-2002
Admin/Team, 2001-2002
Executive Committee, 1990-1991, 1988
GSLIS Doctoral Program, 2000-2002
COA, 1991
Comprehensive Examination, 1973-1974
Self Study Report, Updated, 1985
Self Study Report, Volumes 1-2, 1984
Reports of Student Practicums at SWTSU Library, 1973-1975
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2010-012/4 Graduate School folder with Student letters and envelopes, 1978
Exec. Committee, 1983-1989
Evaluation correspondence, 1967, 1977, 1985
Self-Study COA, 1983-1984
GSLIS Reports, 1975-1977, 1991
Study Committee, 1983
Faculty Meetings, 1971-1977
Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1969-1973, 1975, 1977-1979, 1984
On Campus newsletter, 1984
(two copies)
University of Kentucky correspondence and printed materials, 1983
Printed material, 1984, 1986
Colloquium, 1982-1986
Accreditation Committee, 1985
GSLIS Dean Search, 1996-1997
Bush Commencement, 1990
UT printed materials, 1971, undated
GSC, 2002-2003, 2005
A. Baker, 1978-1979
Colloquium, 1974-1980
Strategic Planning Committee, 1992-1994
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2010-012/5 On Campus, 1999
Promotion and Tenure, 1999-2002
Alumni Newsletters, 1973-2002
Self-Study Report, Volumes 1-2, 1991
Self-Study Report, 1975
COA-Faculty, 1990-1991, undated
Graduate Studies Committee, 1975-1976
GSC Committee, 1974-1975
Grads Studies Committee, 1974
Colloquium Committees, 1980-1984
Colloquium-Irving, 1982
Colloquia, 1974-1977, 1980, 1982-1983
Corporate Bibliography, 1982