Russell L. Davisson, Politician, Papers, 1850-2004 A&M.3472

Russell L. Davisson, Politician, Papers, 1850-2004 A&M.3472


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P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown, WV 26506-6069
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Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center

Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.3472
Title
Russell L. Davisson, Politician, Papers1850-2004
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/1132
Quantity
4 Linear Feet Summary: 3 ft. 11 1/2 in. (3 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.); (2 records cartons, 15 in. each)
Creator
Davisson, Russell Lee, 1922-
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
English

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Preferred Citation

A&M 3472, Russell L. Davisson, Politician, Papers, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Scope and Contents

Papers of Russell L. Davisson, a Republican member of the West Virginia State House of Delegates. Includes mostly genealogy records regarding the Davison, Davisson, and Davidson Families; also includes political correspondence with Governor Arch Moore (1967-1972) and material regarding the welfare system in Mingo County (1966-1967).

Series include:

Series 1. Biographical Information, 2005 (box 1, Folder 1a)
Series 2. Political Correspondence, 1967–1972 (box 1, Folder 1b)
Series 3. Welfare in Mingo County, 1966-1967 (box 1, folders 2-6)
Series 4. Photocopy of "History and Genealogy of Davison, Davisson, Davidson Families" by Arthur Henry Davison, 1982 (box 1, folders 7-10)
Series 5. Genealogy Records A, 1916-1920, 1960-2004 (box 2; box 3, folders 1-18)
Series 6. Genealogy Records B, 1835-1855, 1916-2003 (box 3, folders 19-47)
Series 7. Genealogy Records C Lost Creek Series, 1907, 1952-1992 (box 3, folders 49-55)
Series 8. Subject Files, 1850-1853, 1928-2004 (box 3, folders 56-100; box 4, folders 19-32b)
Series 9. Book Manuscript "The Davissons" by Russel L. Davisson, 1992-1993, undated (box 4, folders 1-18)
Series 10. Publications, 1942-1998, undated (box 4, folders 33-40b; box 6)
Series 11. Travel, undated (box 4, folders 41-44)
Series 12. Maps, 1940-1994, undated (box 4, folders 45-59)
Series 13. Ephemera, 1972, undated (box 4, folders 60-61)
Series 14. Photographs, 1966, 1986-1993 (box 4, folders 62-64; box 5, folders 1-2)
Series 15. Certificate, 2004 (box 5, folder 3)
Series 16. Newsletters, 2000–2002 (box 5, folders 4-5)
Series 17. Microfilm Copy of Early Genealogy of Davisson Family, undated (box 5, folders 6-7)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Davison family - Genealogy
  • Davison family - genealogy.
  • Davisson, Russell Lee, 1922-
  • Genealogy
  • Welfare - Mingo County.

Container List

Archival Resource Key
Series 1. Biographical Information
mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1a2005
Scope and Contents

This series includes an autobiography written by Russell L. Davisson.

Archival Resource Key
Series 2. Political Correspondence
mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1b1967–1972
Scope and Contents

This series includes correspondence from Governor Arch Moore to Davisson.

  • mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 1b Archival Resource Key
    Governor Arch Moore to Russell L. Davisson (RLD)
    1967–1972
Archival Resource Key
Series 3. Welfare in Mingo County
mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 2-61966-1967
Scope and Contents

This series includes records regarding investigation into the welfare program of Mingo County. The files contain sworn depositions of those involved, contemporary newspaper accounts, and letters from other politicians concerning the controversy.

Archival Resource Key
Series 4. Photocopy of "History and Genealogy of Davison, Davisson, Davidson Families" by Arthur Henry Davison
mixed materials Box: 1 Folder: 7-101982
Scope and Contents

This series includes a photocopy of the work, "History and Genealogy of Davison, Davisson, Davidson Families" by Arthur Henry Davison.

Archival Resource Key
Series 5. Genealogy Records A
mixed materials Box: 2mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 1-181916-1920, 1960-2004
Scope and Contents

This series includes research records regarding Davisson Family genealogy research, including correspondence, photocopied documents, family histories, and genealogies.

Archival Resource Key
Series 6. Genealogy Records B
mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 19-471835-1855, 1916-2003
Scope and Contents

This series includes research records regarding Davisson Family genealogy research, including correspondence, photocopied documents, family histories, and genealogies.

Archival Resource Key
Series 7. Genealogy Records C Lost Creek Series
mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 49-551907, 1952-1992
Scope and Contents

This series includes genealogical records pertaining specifically to Lost Creek, Harrison County, WV.

Archival Resource Key
Series 8. Subject Files
mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 56-100mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 19-32b1850-1853, 1928-2004
Scope and Contents

This series includes inauguration invitations (Arch Moore and Richard Nixon), publications on various topics (including Richard Nixon's inauguration and election), and assorted correspondence.

Archival Resource Key
Series 9. Book Manuscript "The Davissons" by Russell L. Davisson
mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1-181992-1993, undated
Scope and Contents

This series includes page proofs, manuscript excerpts, and other material pertaining to "The Davissons" by Russell L. Davisson.

Archival Resource Key
Series 10. Publications
mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 33-40bmixed materials Box: 61942-1998, undated
Scope and Contents

This series includes assorted publications, including a copy of Richard Nixon's Presidential nomination acceptance speech, other political works, and various historical works.

Archival Resource Key
Series 11. Travel
mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 41-44undated
Scope and Contents

This series includes postcards and pamphlets from a trip to China and a trip to Brussels.

Archival Resource Key
Series 12. Maps
mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 45-591940-1994, undated
Scope and Contents

This series includes maps of locations in the United States, Europe, and China.

Archival Resource Key
Series 13. Ephemera
mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 60-611972, undated
Scope and Contents

This series includes political car plates and business cards from China.

Archival Resource Key
Series 14. Photographs
mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 62-64mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 1-21966, 1986-1993
Scope and Contents

This series consists of assorted photographs, including a signed photograph of Russell L. Davisson and Richard Nixon, a portrait of Governor Cecil B. Underwood, and the Davisson Cemetary and other historical sites related to the Davisson family.

Archival Resource Key
Series 15. Certificate
mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 32004
Scope and Contents

This series consists of a Certificate of Appreciation from George Washington's Mount Vernon.

Archival Resource Key
Series 16. Newsletters
mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 4-52000–2002
Scope and Contents

This series consists of various issues of the newsletter, "Mountain Messenger," and of the newsletter of the Washington County Genealogical Society.

Archival Resource Key
Series 17. Microfilm Copy of Early Genealogy of Davisson Family
mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 6-7undated
Scope and Contents

This series includes a copy of "Early Genealogy of the Davisson Family" on two microfilm reels.

  • mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
    Book #1, Page #1-Book #2, Page #1021 (1 Reel of Microfilm)
    undated
  • mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
    Book #2, Page #1022-Book #2, Page #111 (1 Reel of Microfilm)
    undated