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Finding Aid to the Harmer E. Davis Collection of Book Ephemera, 1931-1964
NS 3563  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Harmer E. Davis Collection of Book Ephemera,
    Date (inclusive): 1931-1964
    Collection number: NS 3563
    Creator: Davis, Harmer Elmer, 1905-1998
    Extent: 1 carton
    Repository: The Institute of Transportation Studies Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-1720
    Abstract: [Abstract text]
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Institute of Transportation Studies Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute of Transportation Studies as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Harmer E. Davis Collection of Book Ephemera, NS 3563, Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to the library by the Institute of Transportation Studies, September 2002


    Harmer E. Davis, born July 11, 1905 in New York was a professor of Civil Engineering (eventually becoming professor emeritus) and founding director of the Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering (ITTE), now known as the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), at the University of California, Berkeley. He attended U.C. Berkeley and received a B.S. and subsequent M.S. in Civil Engineering. Upon completing the M.S. degree, he began his 43-year career of research, teaching, and administration at Berkeley as an Instructor in the Department of Civil Engineering. He died December 24, 1998 at the age of 93.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of one carton containing approximately 70 items, chiefly antiquarian book dealers' catalogs, leaflets, and advertisements, along with newspaper clippings, personal notes, and other book ephemera assembled by Harmer E. Davis between 1931 and 1964.