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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 360 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: Rockefeller Research Grant Proposal, 1944-1945

 File
Identifier: M017.01.0001.0014
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series contains correspondence, clippings, Davidson's work as a student, and other personal papers.
Dates: 1944-1945

Published Material: ''A Ballad of the Wyoming 'Rustler War''' reprinted from Western Folklore, 1947

 File
Identifier: M017.06.0009.0017
Overview Folder contains published material written by Levette Jay Davidson.
Dates: 1947

Published Material: ''Auto Tourist Talk'' in American Speech, 1934

 File
Identifier: M017.06.0008.0033
Overview Folder contains published material written by Levette Jay Davidson.
Dates: 1934

Published Material: ''Barriers that Became Goals'' in The Colorado Quarterly, 1953

 File
Identifier: M017.06.0009.0036
Overview Folder contains published material written by Levette Jay Davidson.
Dates: 1953

Published Material: Bibliography of Publications, 1913-1957

 File
Identifier: M017.06.0008.0019
Overview Folder contains published material written by Levette Jay Davidson.
Dates: 1913-1957

Published Material: '''Bill' Nye and the Denver Tribune'' in The Colorado Magazine, 1927

 File
Identifier: M017.06.0008.0022
Overview Folder contains published material written by Levette Jay Davidson.
Dates: 1927

Published Material: Book Review in Journal of American Folklore, 1944

 File
Identifier: M017.06.0009.0005
Overview Folder contains published material written by Levette Jay Davidson.
Dates: 1944

Published Material: Book Review in Journal of American Folklore, 1945

 File
Identifier: M017.06.0009.0008
Overview Folder contains published material written by Levette Jay Davidson.
Dates: 1945

Published Material: Book Review in Journal of American Folklore, 1957

 File
Identifier: M017.06.0009.0044
Overview Folder contains published material written by Levette Jay Davidson.
Dates: 1957