Collection includes correspondence, articles by Davis, clippings, photographs (49 black and white prints), his Army Air Service
records, and other biographical materials. A fair amount of the collection pertains to his kidnapping by Mexican bandits after
crash landing his plane while on border patrol in 1919; other subjects include his family genealogy, his reminiscences of
Dwight D. Eisenhower, and his career.
Davis earned his B.S. in electrical engineering at Stanford in 1922 and his engineer?s degree in 1923. His career included
manager of the Pernambuco Light and Power Company in Recife, Brazil and manager of the Emergency Relief Administration in
San Francisco before he returned to Stanford in 1936, where he was General Secretary and Director of the Stanford Associates.
In 1946 he became General Secretary of Columbia University and three years later, Vice President.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the
Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
This collection is open for research.