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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of John Warren Davis
RLIN number: NXCP87-A78
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Georgia childhood; University of Chicago; YMCA administrator, 1917-19; history of black colleges in Atlanta; evolution of segregated land-grant colleges in West Virginia; President, West Virginia State College, 1919-50: faculty recruitment, building program, establishment in North Central Association, 1926, Reserve Officers Training Corps for black colleges; black masonic lodges; first black member of National Education Association; American technical assistance to Liberia, role of Firestone in diplomatic relations; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1954- : impressions of Ralph Bunche, Mary McLeod Bethune, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young, Carter Woodson, Harry S. Truman, Thurgood Marshall.
Extent: Transcript: 629 leaves, Tape: 6 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Davis, John Warren, 1888-1980
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1888
Speaker occupation: Educator
Age at speaking: 88
Document date: 1976
Interviewer: Gellhorn, Kitty
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; National Education Association; West Virginia State College, Charleston, WV; Young Men's Christian Association
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American universities and colleges; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.; African Americans--Segregation; Civil rights--United States; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; National Education Association; North America; Oral history; Racism--United States; United States; West Virginia State College, Charleston, WV; Young Men's Christian Association
Topics discussed - Other terms: African American universities and colleges--Administration; College presidents; Davis, John Warren, 1888-1980; NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (US)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018573-14016