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

Manuscript Collection #1133

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Series 1 :
FRANK W. DAVIS, SR. FILES
  • Box 1
    • Folder 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
      Address to 6th Convention (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 7 p. Note: A. F. & A.M. Masons?
    • Folder c
      Bryant, Henry Estate. Letters of Administration (1938) Printed forms. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder d
      Business [Trucking Company] Licenses & files (1925-1935) 2 items. 7 p.
    • Folder 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
      "Fifty Years Ago [Lyrics] [ca. 1913]. Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Lyrics to song for 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
    • Folder 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
      Letters received (1896, 1918, 1923) 5 items. 7 p.
    • Folder 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
      Photographic prints (ca. 1903-1910, 1945, undated) Black & White. 14 items. 14 p.
Series 2 :
LOOSE MATERIAL FROM SCRAPBOOKS
  • Box 1
    • Folder k
      Clippings (ca. 1945-1948) 2 items. 2 p. Note: Loose items removed from Scrapbook 1.
    • Folder 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
      Miscellaneous programs & invitations (1913-1955, undated) Mimeographed & Printed. 10 items. 16 p. Note: Loose item removed from Scrapbook 1.
    • Folder n
      Photographic prints (1945-1950) Black & White. 34 items. 34 p. Note: Loose item removed from Scrapbook 1.
    • Folder o
      Photographic negatives (ca. 1940-1949) 4 items. 4 p. Note: Loose item removed from Scrapbook 1.
    • Folder p
      St. James Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC. Programs (1947-1952) 8 items. 14 p. Note: Loose item removed from Scrapbook 1.
    • Folder 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
      Programs, clippings, memorabilia (ca. 1930-1933, undated) 6 items. 6 p. Note: Loose item removed from Scrapbook 3.
Series 3 :
BOOKS & PAMPHLETS
  • Box 1
    • Folder s
      Facts About Church Music (Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY: Hall-Mack Co., © 1904) Pamphlet. 1 item. 10 p.
    • Folder 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
      North Carolina Bank and Trust Co. (n.p., [1930] Pamphlet. 1 item. 4 p.
    • Folder 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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
    • Folder 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
      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
      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
    • 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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