Sous-fonds 5 - Davidson Black III and Nevitt Black sous-fonds

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UTA 1084-5


Davidson Black III and Nevitt Black sous-fonds


  • 1927-2006 (Creation)

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0.13 m of textual and graphic records

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Biographical history

For information on Davy Black, see the biographical history of the Black Family

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Biographical history

For information on Nevitt Maybee (Black), see the biographical history of the Black Family

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Scope and content

While this sous-fonds contains a copy of G. Elliot Smith’s memorial to Davidson Black that he sent to Davy and a single file of letters from Adena to Davy, along with some photographs, most of it relates to work done Davy in relation to interest by individuals and the media in his father and in the search for the lost fossils of Peking Man, and the efforts by Davy and Nevitt to ensure that their father’s work continued to be recognized. Also present are five diplomas and certificates relating to Davy’s medical education.

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The arrangement of the textual material in roughly chronological.

The photographs in this sous-fonds were received in packets identified in batches by Davy. While some of the photos may have been later moved about because some of the dates and images do not match the envelopes, Davy’s arrangement has been maintained. The images are filed by the package identifiers and further information on the photoprints or negatives themselves. ‘P.A.S.’ stands for ‘Peking American School’.

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B2011-0011/016 (26)-(47)

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B2011-0011/017 (14)-(18)

Retrieval code (poster)

B2011-0011/011 (11)

Retrieval code (photographs)

B2011-0011/005P (28)-(41)

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