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Clifford T. Davis letters

Call Number: RH MS 661


Clifford T. Davis, a lifetime resident of Lawrence, Kansas, served in Europe during World War II as a medic. During his service, he maintained a steady correspondence with his wife, Josephine M. (Votaw) Davis (1921-1988), whom he had married on July 4, 1941. The collection includes his letters to her and their baby, Nanci Jo, who was born while Clifford was abroad. Josephine Davis was from Hesper, Kansas and was an elementary school teacher.


  • Creation: 1942 - 1946


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1.25 Linear Feet (3 document cases + 1 oversize folder)

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Physical Location

RH MS 661

Physical Location

RH MS R135

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Charles Apfelbaum

Related Materials

Davis family papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS 817, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Samuel Hunt Davis collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P16, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Guide to the Cliff Davis Collection
Clifford T. Davis letters
Finding aid prepared by rlf, 2006. Finding aid encoded by rlf, 2006. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
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Clifford T. Davis letters, Kansas Collection, RH MS 661, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States