Harrison Davis papers

Harrison Davis papers

Dates: 1950-1996

Professional papers documenting Davis' academic career at Brigham Young University. Diaries, research notes, photographs, reel-to-reel sound tapes, cassette tapes, maps, correspondence, and postcards. The collection relates to the teaching of humanities, geography, and anthropology. The items also deal with Harrison's studies in numerology; dowsing; "synchronicity"; "coincidence studies"; Mormon history and cities; Massachusetts; Cache Valley, Utah; Wales; and Rexburg, Idaho. The collection also includes materials dealing with ancient civilizations, the Holocaust, and Nazism. Also contains reports of the National Humanities Faculty organization.

  • Extent: 1 oversize item 1 oversized canister. -- 43 cartons (43 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Davis, Harrison M.
  • Call Number: MSS 2023
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: The materials are not fully processed. Access only with permission from the reference staff.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2023; Harrison Davis papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2023, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
National Humanities Faculty--History--Sources; Anthropology--Study and teaching--Utah--Provo; Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho); Colleges and Universities; Dowsing--Study and teaching--Utah--Provo; Education; Geography--Study and teaching--Utah--Provo; Holocaust; Humanities--Study and teaching--Utah--Provo; Massachusetts--History; Mormon Church--History; National socialism; Numerology--Study and teaching; Rexburg (Idaho)--History; Wales
Genre / Form
Diaries; Letters; Maps; Notes; Photographs; Postcards
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Davis (Harrison) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T11:46-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Faculty member, Brigham Young University English Department, circa 1960s to his death in 1996.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts