Fonds Mss 138, PC 144 - Angela E. Davis fonds

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Angela E. Davis fonds

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CA UMASC Mss 138, PC 144

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0.39m textual records. -- 74 slides.

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Angela Elizabeth (ne Pizzey) Davis was born in Middlesex, England in 1926. She received her Registered Nurse diploma from King's College Hospital in 1948. She married Dr. Royden Davis in 1950 and they emigrated to Canada in 1951. Davis had five children: Sara, Christopher, Jonathon, Rowan and Michael. Davis returned to school in the mid-1970s and received her B.A. (Hons.) in History from the University of Winnipeg in 1977. She earned her M.A. in History in 1979 from the same institution. In 1987, Davis received her Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba. During this time, Davis received many academic awards. From 1975 to 1994 Davis worked in the field of education, both at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. Her fields of interest were British and Canadian social and cultural history, as well as art history, and prairie women's history. Davis published several articles, university texts, and other publications. Davis was involved in many aspects of the history community, including consultation, research, committees, and conferences. She was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1994 and died 16 October 1994.

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The fonds were given to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Debra Lindsay of St. John's College in 1997.

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The fonds consists of three series covering Davis' professional life. The first series is Correspondence. This includes correspondence with colleagues and publishers regarding research and publication. The correspondence spans the years 1983 to 1994, with the predominant years being 1992 to 1994.

The second series covers Davis' Literary Career. The series is broken down into the subseries of research and publications. There is research on several of Davis' projects, including Sir Frank Brangwyn; photoengraving and Frederick Brigden; Simcoe County; Manitoba Artists; and Mary Riter Hamilton. The publications subseries is divided onto to sections, articles and typescripts. IN the articles section there are some reviews Davis wrote as well as articles on the following subjects: prairie women as seen through The Grain Growers Guide 1908-1928; women and technology on the prairies 1910-1940; Mary Barrett Speechly; landscape in Canadian popular illustration before 1920; and the Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop. Under typescripts there is a copy of "And So The Lights Came On": Women and History in Manitoba, which was edited by Davis, as well as copies of photographs used in the publication. There is a bound copy and an unbound copy of "Country Homemakers": a selection of letters and editorials from the woman's page of The Grain Growers Guide 1908-1928 Part I: The Home and the Farm, as well as an unbound copy of Part II: Outside the Home. These were published in 1989.

The final series encompasses Davis' academic career. There is a report card from King's College Hospital in 1945, as well as a 1948 graduation certificate and a testimonial from 1951. There is also literature dealing with both The Lady Eleanor Holles School and King's College Hospital from the 1960s and the 1990s. There are graduation programs and invitations from the University of Winnipeg from 1975 to 1977. As well, there are two University of Winnipeg journals from 1977 and 1979. This series also includes Davis' graduate school essays from both the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba from 1975 to 1981. Finally there is an official transcript from the University of Manitoba from 1988.

There is also a photograph collection (PC 144) which contains 74 slides dealing with Davis' research and teaching of art history. The slides contain examples of art from the 18th to the 20th centuries, with an emphasis on the years 1850 to 1890.

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This collection is organized into 5 series

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  • English

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Separated from the collection is the Photograph Collection (PC 144). Culled from the collections were duplicates of material.

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Inventory prepared by Karyn Riedel Taylor in 2000.
Finding aid prepared by Julianna Trivers on January 2003.
Quality checked by Mary Grace Golfo on 27 March 2017.

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