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Frank W. Davis, Sr., Papers, 1876-1955, undated

(Manuscript Collection #1133)

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Title: Frank W. Davis, Sr., Papers
Creator: Davis, Frank W., Sr.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.83 Cubic feet, 131 items .

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

August 17, 2007, (unprocessed) 131 items, 0.83 cubic feet; Papers (1876-1955, undated) of a leading Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina African American businessman pertaining to his family, business, charitable, fraternal & church activities; also papers of his daughters, Onelia Altus Davis & Alice Bertie Davis, especially their education in the public schools, & at Shaw University, Raleigh, NC; and including manuscripts, photographic prints, negatives, scrapbooks, printed materials, & oversized materials. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Mrs. Josie B. Davis

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Frank W. Davis, Sr. Papers (#1133), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Josie B. Davis

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, September 17, 2008


Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

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Series 1:
FRANK W. DAVIS, SR. FILES
  • Box 1#1133.1
    • Folder a#1133.1.a
      "A Reply to 'The Negro Has No Flag of His Own' [Poem]" by Israel Harris, New Bern, NC (undated) Flyer. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder b#1133.1.b
      Address to 6th Convention (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 7 p. Note: A. F. & A.M. Masons?
    • Folder c#1133.1.c
      Bryant, Henry Estate. Letters of Administration (1938) Printed forms. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder d#1133.1.d
      Business [Trucking Company] Licenses & files (1925-1935) 2 items. 7 p.
    • Folder e#1133.1.e
      Davis, Frank W., Sr. File. (1942) 3 items. 3 p. Note: includes newspaper article clipping, photographic print & letter to editor by his daughters, re: St. James Baptist Church mortgage burning.
    • Folder f#1133.1.f
      "Fifty Years Ago [Lyrics] [ca. 1913]. Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Lyrics to song for 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
    • Folder g#1133.1.g
      Guardianship Reports for James R. Barnes, Leon Barnes, William Ross, & Bernice Webb (1929-1930) 8 items. 49 p. Note: Financial accounts & statements.
    • Folder h#1133.1.h
      Letters received (1896, 1918, 1923) 5 items. 7 p.
    • Folder i#1133.1.i
      Lodge No. 64, A. F. & A. M. [Ancient Free & Accepted Masons] if Edgecombe County, North Carolina (1905-1930) 3 items. 8 p.
    • Folder j#1133.1.j
      Photographic prints (ca. 1903-1910, 1945, undated) Black & White. 14 items. 14 p.
Series 2:
LOOSE MATERIAL FROM SCRAPBOOKS
  • Box 1#1133.1
    • Folder k#1133.1.k
      Clippings (ca. 1945-1948) 2 items. 2 p. Note: Loose items removed from Scrapbook 1.
    • Folder l#1133.1.l
      First African American Baptist Church of Philadelphia [Philadelphia, PA] Program (1941) Mimeographed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Loose item removed from Scrapbook 1.
    • Folder m#1133.1.m
      Miscellaneous programs & invitations (1913-1955, undated) Mimeographed & Printed. 10 items. 16 p. Note: Loose item removed from Scrapbook 1.
    • Folder n#1133.1.n
      Photographic prints (1945-1950) Black & White. 34 items. 34 p. Note: Loose item removed from Scrapbook 1.
    • Folder o#1133.1.o
      Photographic negatives (ca. 1940-1949) 4 items. 4 p. Note: Loose item removed from Scrapbook 1.
    • Folder p#1133.1.p
      St. James Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC. Programs (1947-1952) 8 items. 14 p. Note: Loose item removed from Scrapbook 1.
    • Folder q#1133.1.q
      Shaw University. Miscellaneous file (ca. 1928-1936, undated) 5 items. 10 p. Printed materials. Note: Loose item removed from Scrapbook 2. Davis' daughter Onelia Altus Davis attended Shaw University, 1928-1932.
    • Folder r#1133.1.r
      Programs, clippings, memorabilia (ca. 1930-1933, undated) 6 items. 6 p. Note: Loose item removed from Scrapbook 3.
Series 3:
BOOKS & PAMPHLETS
  • Box 1#1133.1
    • Folder s#1133.1.s
      Facts About Church Music (Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY: Hall-Mack Co., © 1904) Pamphlet. 1 item. 10 p.
    • Folder t#1133.1.t
      Grand Master's Address Session - 1899 [J. J. Worlds] [Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M., For the State of North Carolina, n.p., n.p. 1899] [Goldsboro, NC: Nash Brothers Book and Job Printers © 1899] Pamphlet. 1 items. 8 p.
    • Folder u#1133.1.u
      North Carolina Bank and Trust Co. (n.p., [1930] Pamphlet. 1 item. 4 p.
    • Folder v#1133.1.v
      Primary Arithmetic, by Charles Davies, LL.D., New York, Chicago & New Orleans: A. S. Barnes & Company © 1876) Book. Hard bound. 1 item. 56 p. Note: Autographed "March 11, 1877 Vergil Davis, Halifax, N.C."
    • Folder w#1133.1.w
      Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M., For the State of North Carolina, Held at Wilson, N.C., Dec. 14, 15, 16 and 17, A. D. 1897, A. l. 5897. (Goldsboro, NC: Nash Brothers Book and Job Printers © 1897) Book. Soft cover. 1 item. 70 p.
    • Folder x#1133.1.x
      Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M., For the State of North Carolina, Held at New Bern, N.C., Dec. 11, 12 and 13, A. D. 1894, A. l. 5894. (Goldsboro, NC: Nash Brothers Book and Job Printers © 1894) Book. Soft cover. 1 item. 68 p.
    • Folder y#1133.1.y
      Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M., For the State of North Carolina, Held at Elizabeth City, N.C., Dec. 12, 13 and 14, A. D. 1893, A. l. 5893. (Goldsboro, NC: Nash Brothers Book and Job Printers © 1893) Book. Soft cover. 1 item. 57 p.
    • Folder z#1133.1.z
      Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M., For the State of North Carolina, Held at Oxford, N.C., Dec. 13, 14 and 15, A. D. 1898, A. l. 5898. (Goldsboro, NC: Nash Brothers Book and Job Printers © 1898) Book. Soft cover. 1 items. 65 p.
    • Folder za#1133.1.za
      Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M., For the State of North Carolina, Held at Edenton, N.C., Dec. 8, 9 and 10, A. D. 1896, A. l. 5896. (Goldsboro, NC: Nash Brothers Book and Job Printers © 1896) 1 item. 59 p.
Series 4:
ONELIA ALTUS DAVIS SCRAPBOOKS
  • Box 2#1133.2
    • Folder a#1133.2.a
      Scrapbook No. 1 of photographic prints, clippings, cards, etc. (1926-1948, undated) 1 vol. 19 p. 126 attached items. Note: Compiled by Onelia Altus Davis during and after she attended Shaw University, Raleigh, NC
    • Folder b#1133.2.b
      Scrapbook No. 2 of photographic prints, clippings, cards, etc. (1930-1932, undated) 1 vol. 21 p. 24 attached items. Note: Compiled by Onelia Altus Davis during and after she attended Shaw University, Raleigh, NC
    • Folder c#1133.2.c
      Scrapbook No. 3 of photographic prints, clippings, cards, etc. (1928-1933, undated) 1 vol. 42 p. 381 attached items. Note: Compiled by Onelia Altus Davis during and after she attended Shaw University, Raleigh, NC
Series 5:
OVERSIZED MATERIALS
  • Oversize Folder os1#1133.os1
    • Booker T. Washington High School, Rocky Mount, NC Diploma: Altus Onelia Davis (1928). Printed form. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #1)
    • Booker T. Washington High School, Rocky Mount, NC Diploma: Josephine Delaine Davis (1934). Printed form. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)
    • Lincoln High School High School Certificate of Attendance: Onelia A. Davis (1926) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #3)
    • Rocky Mount Graded School Diploma: Alice Bertie Davis certificate of graduation from Lincoln School (1926) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: fragile, brittle. Needs conservation.  (item #4)
    • Rocky Mount Graded School Diploma: Gertrude Mack Davis certificate of graduation from Lincoln School (1918) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: fragile, brittle. Needs conservation.  (item #5)
    • Rocky Mount Grammar School Certificate of Promotion: Onelia A. Davis (1924) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #6)
    • Shaw University, Raleigh, NC Bachelor of Science Diploma: Alice Bertie Davis (1930). Printed form. Latin Language. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #7)
    • Shaw University, Raleigh, NC Bachelor of Science Diploma: Onelia Altus Davis (1932). Printed form. Latin Language. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #8)
    • Southern Baptist Convention, Sunday School Board, Nashville, TN (1928) Course in Sunday School Diploma Administration: Mrs. Annie Davis for completion of Building A Standard Sunday School; with letter of conveyance. Printed form & typescript. 2 items. 2 p.  (item #9)
    • Southern Baptist Convention, Sunday School Board, Nashville, TN (1928) Course in Sunday School Diploma Administration: Onelia Davis for completion of Building A Standard Sunday School; with letter of conveyance. Printed form & typescript. 2 items. 2 p.  (item #10)
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