A Guide to the Dorothy L. Davis Scrapbooks, 1923-1939 Dorothy L. Davis Scrapbooks MSS 06-08

A Guide to the Dorothy L. Davis Scrapbooks, 1923-1939

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 06-08


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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 06-08
Title
The Dorothy L. Davis Scrapbooks, 1923-1939
Extent
0.5 linear feet
Creator
Clark, Dorothy L Davis (1905-1997)
Language
English
Abstract
The Dorothy L. Davis Scrapbooks consists of 0.5 linear feet and spans the years 1923-1939 and comprises of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings chronicling the start of World War II, movie stars, poems, matrimony, and home decorating.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information

Preferred Citation

Dorothy L. Davis Scrapbooks, MSS 06-08, Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Acquisition Information

Unknown

Processing Information

Chris Barbuschak, March 2017
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2017


Historical and Biographical Information

Dorothy L. Davis was born on February 16, 1905 to Benjamin and Lydia Davis of Pennsylvania. The family later moved to Brooklyn, New York and Dorothy attended Manual Training High School. In the early 1920s, the family moved to 55 Spencer Avenue in Lynbrook, New York. After graduating high school, Dorothy found employment as a secretary clerk for a life insurance company. She married Harold Ward Clark and had a son Stanley D. Clark in 1931. Dorothy Clark died on August 29, 1997 in Queens, New York.

Dorothy assembled these scrapbooks while living in Lynbrook, New York. The first scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of poems, movie stars, scenery, and articles on home decorating and the married life. A separate folder contains loose clippings from this scrapbook. The second scrapbook contains newspaper clippings chronicling the start of World War II and European conflicts in 1939.

Scope and Content

The Dorothy L. Davis Scrapbooks consists of 0.5 linear feet and spans the years 1923-1939 and comprises of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings chronicling the start of World War II, movie stars, poems, matrimony, and home decorating.


Index Terms

  • Popular Culture - 1920-1929
  • World War II

Container List

Box 1
Folder 1
Scrapbook, “My Scrapbook - Dorothy L. Davis, 1925”, 1923-1928
Box 1
Folder 2
Scrapbook clippings, 1927-1931
Box 1
Folder 3
Scrapbook, World War II , 1939