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Davidson Family papers

Identifier: 1981_112-UA
Philip Grant Davidson served as the twelfth president of University of Louisville from 1951 to 1968. These papers include correspondence from 1946 to 1951 when Davidson served as dean of the graduate school at Vanderbilt University; photocopies of correspondence dating 1968 to 1972 addressed to Davidson, most written by Eleanor Turner, a longtime employee of the president's office, and correspondence with Davidson's successor Woodrow M. Strickler (see also Woodrow Mann Strickler papers). These letters detail the University of Louisville's relationships with the University of Kentucky, state legislature, and various governors at the time the university was entering the state system of higher education, as well as information about student unrest in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and general information about Louisville and the university at that time. Also included is a microfilm reproduction of a scrapbook concerning Davidson's presidential and post-presidential career. The microfilm provides access to materials still in private hands.


  • 1946-1975


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The copyright interests have not been transferred to the University of Louisville.


12 linear feet (6 records center boxes, 6 manuscript boxes, 2 half-manuscript boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 audiocassette box, 1 videocassette box, and one loose plaque)

Davidson Family papers
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Finding aid is in English.

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Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

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