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Guide to the Donald C. Davidson papers Mss 19
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  • Acquisition Information
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  • Title: Donald C. Davidson papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Mss 19
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 12.21 linear feet (7 cartons, 2 card file boxes, 1 document box, 1 half-sized document box and 2 flat oversize boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1920s-1980s
    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: A portion of the collection is located at the Southern Regional Library (SRLF). Inquire at Special Research Collections for access.

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research 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 Research Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of June A. Davidson, widow of Donald C. Davidson, 1995-2004; 2017 addition gift of Jean Davidson and Gale Busch.

    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.

    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).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Time
    Sundials
    Calendars
    Chronology
    Clocks and watches
    Davidson, Donald Curtis