Collection Number: 40500-z

Collection Title: Louise Davis Photographs, 1937

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Size 50 items
Abstract Photographs compiled by white student Louise Davis, a member of the Chi Omega sorority and the first woman commencement marshal when she graduated in 1937 from the historically all male University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Images depict student life on the campus from the perspective of a woman in a predominately male environment. Subjects include campus buildings, students, and campus life at the University.
Creator Davis, Louise, 1914-2010.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Louise Davis Photographs #40500, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Donated by Linda Northcutt in January of 2020(UA-20200109.1).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Louise Davis began attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1933 as a sophomore. At the time UNC did not admit women to the general college or School of Business Administration unless they were locals, so she had to have a local guardian. She was very active in campus life: she joined the Chi Omega sorority, earned a letter in basketball, and was active in many other organizations. In 1937 she graduated with a degree in Business Administration.

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Images depicting student life on the campus from the perspective of a woman in a predominately male environment. Subjects include campus buildings, students, and campus life at the University. Also included is a folder of background material on Louise Davis and enhanced descriptions for the photographs.

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50 Items

Images depicting student life on the campus from the perspective of a woman in a predominately male environment. Subjects include campus buildings, students, and campus life at the University. Also included is a folder of background material on Louise Davis and enhanced descriptions for the photographs.

Image Folder PF-40500/1

Photographic Prints, circa 1937 #40500-z, Series: "Louise Davis Photographs, 1937." PF-40500/1

29 Images

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

Image Folder PF-40500/2

Printed materials, circa 1937-2010 #40500-z, Series: "Louise Davis Photographs, 1937." PF-40500/2

21 Items

Printed Materials

Includes enhanced descriptions of all 29 photographs in the collection.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Cullom, January 2020

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, January 2020

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