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Eva and Morris Davis correspondence, 1936-1941.
BANC MSS 2014/127 box 1
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Eva and Morris Davis correspondence, 1936-1941


Davis, Eva Weintrobe, 1911-1972, creator, correspondent.


Davis, Morris Joseph, 1898-1981, correspondent.


Contains mostly personal correspondence between Eva Davis (née Weintrobe) and Morris Davis covering the time period up to and including their marriage in 1938. The bulk of the letters are addressed from Eva in Liverpool, England to Morris in London prior to their marriage. Later letters are addressed from Eva to Morris who is living in the United States and whom she eventually joins to be married there. Topics include occasional references to deaf life and cultural events and facing discrimination from United States immigration officials.


1936 (issued)


e-uk-en -- n-us--- -- n-us-ny
Davis, Eva Weintrobe -- 1911-1972 -- Correspondence
Davis, Morris Joseph -- 1898-1981 -- Correspondence
Deaf -- England -- Correspondence
Deaf -- New York (State) -- New York -- Correspondence
Jews -- England -- Correspondence
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Correspondence
Deaf culture
Deaf -- Marriage
Deaf -- Social life and customs
Courtship -- England
Jewish marriage customs and rites
Immigration enforcement -- United States
Discrimination against people with disabilities -- United States
Religious discrimination -- United States


Eva and Morris Davis correspondence, 1936-1941, BANC MSS 2014/127, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Lennard J. Davis; 20140409.
Morris and Eva Davis were deaf, Jewish, British citizens who emigrated to the United States, and the parents of professor Lennard J. Davis, a nationally and internationally known American specialist in disability studies.
In English.
Shall I say a kiss? : the courtship letters of a deaf couple, 1936-1938 / Lennard J. Davis, editor. Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 1999.


Love letters.

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0.4 (1




BANC MSS 2014/127 box 1