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Loda Mae Davis papers
UA 082  
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This collection includes correspondence, publications, fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, speech transcripts, photographs, videos, video logs, audio cassettes, and other material. Loda Mae Davis (1898-1989) was the first Dean of Women at the University of California, Riverside when it opened in 1954. The entire collection was for the Loda Mae Davis Women's Archive. The first part of the collection describes Davis' papers and the rest of the collection documents the life and work of female faculty members who contributed to the UCR academic community. Each file includes an oral history interview and supporting material.
Loda Mae Davis (1898-1989) was born in Washington State to homesteaders in 1898. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 1923 and continued on to obtain a Master's of Science in Business in 1932. She continued to study at Berkeley as a graduate student in Psychology. During the Great Depression she traveled the world for several years before returning to the United States and joining the Works Project Administration. She spent well over a decade working for the US Government or as a consultant. Davis joined the new University of California, Riverside faculty in 1953 as the Dean of Women and also served as an Associate Dean of Students during her over ten years at UCR. She remained a part of the UCR community after her retirement, helping to found the Loda Mae Davis Archive and serve as a mentor to women in academia.
5.8 linear feet (14 boxes)
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