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Donald C. Davidson Papers
Mss 19  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Donald C. Davidson Papers
    Dates: ca. 1920s-1980s
    Collection Number: Mss 19
    Creator: Davidson, Donald Curtis, 1911-
    Extent: 7.3 linear feet (4 cartons, 2 card file boxes, 1 half-sized document box and 1 flat oversize box).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Abstract: The collection contains research files (notes, articles, clippings), bibliography cards, and picture postcards, mainly relating to concepts of time throughout history and among various cultures. Donald C. Davidson was University Librarian at UCSB for many years (1947-1977) and the collection reflects his longstanding interest in the study of time.
    Physical Location: Del Sur (boxes 1-8), Del Sur Oversize (box 9).
    Language: English, French.

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Donald C. Davidson Papers. Mss 19. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of June A. Davidson, widow of Donald C. Davidson, 1995-2004.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains research files (notes, articles, clippings), bibliography cards, and picture postcards, mainly relating to concepts of time throughout history and among various cultures. Donald C. Davidson was University Librarian at UCSB for many years (1947-1977) and the collection reflects his longstanding interest in the study of time.
    The collection also contains a number of printed works relating to the study of time, as well as other topics. These have been cataloged separately and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Davidson, Donald Curtis, 1911-
    Time.
    Calendars.
    Sundials.
    Chronology.
    Clocks and watches.

    Related Materials

    Davidson (Donald C.) Oral History, 1984, 1993. Interviews with University Librarian Davidson, tracing the development of the UCSB Library, explaining the origins of each collection, and describing the trials he faced in keeping pace with the academic needs of a growing institution. Also 1993 interviews with other librarians in conjunction with naming of the Library in honor of Davidson, including Martha Peterson, Windal Simons, Christian Brun, Don Fitch, Grace Callahan, and Henry Tai. (OH 15).
    Three formative decades of the UCSB Library : Donald C. Davidson, Librarian 1947-1977 [draft copy]. Donald C. Davidson with David Russell. Special Collections Z733.C1566 D399 1988.
    UCSB Library Records. Includes materials from Davidson's time as University Librarian. (UArch 22).
    UCSB Office of Public Information Biographical Files. One file containing clippings and other documents about Davidson. (UArch 11).