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Guide to the John W. Davis Papers
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Series 1. Project files 1946-1952

Physical Description: 5 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The project files in this series were compiled by John W. Davis and contain sketches, correspondence, plat designs, and other documentation for individual design projects.
Box 1: 1

The Chuck Wagon 1946

Box 1: 2

May Shurr Antiques 1947

Box 1: 3

Town and Country Signs 1947-1948

Box 1: 4-5

Parents' Magazine Merit Award 1950-1952

Box 1: 6

Series 2. Correspondence 1946-1951

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters to William H. Scheick of the Building Research Advisory Board and Parents' Institute regarding Davis' application for the 1951 Parents' Magazine merit award. This series is organized alphabetically by correspondent name.
Box 1: 7-13

Series 3. Photographs 1946-1960

Physical Description: 7 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of nearly 100 images, the bulk of which are b&w photographic prints with views of the Town and Country Village and Town and Country homes.
Box 1: 7-8

Homes in Town and Country community and Roseville, CA 1951-1953

Box 1: 9-11

Town and Country Village 1946 - ca. 1960

Box 1: 12

Aerial views of Town and Country 1954, n.d.

Box 1: 13

Family ca. 1945 - 1955

Drawer M

Series 4. Plans 1950-1960

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes a master plot plan for Santa Anita Village Unit 4 (1960) and plans for the Town and Country Modern Personality Home (n.d.)
 

Series 5. Clippings and Printed Material 1947-1965

Physical Description: 4 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and ephemera documenting Davis' design projects : Town and Country Village, Town and Country homes, and a Sears & Roebuck building in Sacramento.
Box 1: 14

Town and Country Village ephemera ca. 1950

Box 1: 15

Newspaper clippings ca. 1945-1955

Box 1: 16

Magazine articles 1947-1955

Box M

Articles regarding Town and Country Village 1947-1987

Box 1: 17

Series 6. General 1956-1961

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes a card and letters regarding the Dreyfuss & Davis firm (1956-1958) and John W. Davis' resume (1961)