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Davidson, Levette Jay, 1894-1957

 Person

Sources

DU faculty, 1922-1957; Interim chancellor, Mar.-Aug. 1953; University Lecturer, 1955-56.
Levetter J. Davidson interim Chancellor March-August in 1953.
Sources Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg. 153); Board of Trustees Minutes – Volume P: page 169.
To give book review on Friday, February 17, 1956.
Cancels Talk due to illness (May 1956).
To deliver Annual University Lecture on November 19, 1956.
Passed away Monday, May 13, 1957.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Levette J. Davidson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M017
Overview

Levette J. Davidson (1894-1957) was a professor of English literature at the University of Denver from 1922-1957, specializing in folklore and literature of the American West. He served as head of English Department (1940-1957), and was the first faculty member elected president of the University Senate. He wrote several books including A guide to American folklore, The Rockies and beyond, and Literature of Colorado.

Dates: 1851-1968; Majority of material found in 1913-1962

Personal: As Interim Chancellor, 1953

 File
Identifier: M017.01.0001.0019
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series contains correspondence, clippings, Davidson's work as a student, and other personal papers.
Dates: 1953

University of Denver Professor and Administrator Levette Jay Davidson, between 1922-1957

 Item
Identifier: M017.01.0001.0032.00001
Overview University of Denver(DU) professor and administrator Levette Jay Davidson poses for a portrait in Denver, Colorado. Over the course of his career at DU, Davidson served as head of the English Department (1940-1957), and was the first faculty member elected as president of the University Senate. He taught at the University of Denver until his death in 1957.
Dates: between 1922-1957

University of Denver Professor and Administrator Levette Jay Davidson, between 1922-1957

 Item
Identifier: M017.01.0001.0032.00002
Overview University of Denver(DU) professor and administrator Levette Jay Davidson poses for a portrait in Denver, Colorado. Over the course of his career at DU, Davidson served as head of the English Department (1940-1957), and was the first faculty member elected as president of the University Senate. He taught at the University of Denver until his death in 1957.
Dates: between 1922-1957

University of Denver Professor and Administrator Levette Jay Davidson, between 1922-1957

 Item
Identifier: M017.01.0001.0032.00003
Overview University of Denver(DU) professor and administrator Levette Jay Davidson poses for a portrait in Denver, Colorado. Over the course of his career at DU, Davidson served as head of the English Department (1940-1957), and was the first faculty member elected as president of the University Senate. He taught at the University of Denver until his death in 1957. This particular photo is a cutout of Davidson alone from a portrait.
Dates: between 1922-1957

University of Denver Professor and Administrator Levette Jay Davidson, between 1922-1957

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Identifier: M017.01.0001.0032.00004
Overview University of Denver(DU) professor and administrator Levette Jay Davidson delivers a speech or address from behind a long table. Over the course of his career at DU, Davidson served as head of the English Department (1940-1957), and was the first faculty member elected as president of the University Senate. He taught at the University of Denver until his death in 1957.
Dates: between 1922-1957

University of Denver Professor and Administrator Levette Jay Davidson, 1953 July

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Identifier: M017.01.0001.0032.00005
Overview University of Denver(DU) professor and administrator Levette Jay Davidson at a Folklore Conference is featured in the far right of the photo. Over the course of his career at DU, Davidson served as head of the English Department (1940-1957), and was the first faculty member elected as president of the University Senate. He taught at the University of Denver until his death in 1957.
Dates: 1953 July

University of Denver Professor and Administrator Levette Jay Davidson, 1953 July

 Item
Identifier: M017.01.0001.0032.00006
Overview University of Denver(DU) professor and administrator Levette Jay Davidson at a Folklore Conference is featured in the far right of the photo. Over the course of his career at DU, Davidson served as head of the English Department (1940-1957), and was the first faculty member elected as president of the University Senate. He taught at the University of Denver until his death in 1957.
Dates: 1953 July