Guide to the Oakley Bruce Davy, Sr. (1893 - 1990) Family Papers

Collection Title: Oakley Bruce Davy, Sr. (1893 - 1990) Family Papers
Dates: 1897-1962
Identification: 55/4
Creator: Davy, Oakley Bruce, 1893-1990
Davy, Oakley Bruce, 1921-1998
Davy, Reuben Roy, 1891-
Extent: 10 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The Oakley Bruce Davy, Sr., Family Papers are arranged in four major sections: the papers of Oakley Bruce, Sr., and Reuben Roy; Helen Lambert Davy; Oakley Bruce, Jr.; and the financial records of Oakley Bruce, Sr., and Reuben Roy. These are divided into 22 main categories and are housed in 10 boxes containing 31 folders and a great variety of separate items. The bulk of the papers, 5 boxes, consists of financial records (1924-1939) for the dental offices shared by O. B. Davy, Sr., and R. R. Davyin Evanston, Illinois. The papers of Oakley Bruce, Sr., occupy part of Box 1, and are divided into a folder of miscellaneous items and 7 dental school notebooks (1913-17) and personal record books. The papers of Reuben Roy occupy the remainder of Box 1 and consist of a folder of miscellaneous items and 4 dental school notebooks (1916-17). The papers of Helen Lambert Davy occupy Boxes 2 and 3. Box 2 contains 5 folders of personal, school, and college materials, and 7 school and college notebooks (1897-1920).
Processing Information: William K. Beatty
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

O. B. Davy, Sr., received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (1914) from Northwestern University Dental School. He and his brother, Reuben, joined forces in dental offices at 603 Dempster, Evanston, shortly after World War I. After O. B. Davy, Jr., began practice the three moved to 708 Church St. O. B. Davy, Sr., was active in the Evanston Association of Dentists for many years. Davy married Helen Lambert of Chicago and a son, O. B., Jr., was born in 1921.

Scope and Content

The Oakley Bruce Davy, Sr., Family Papers are arranged in four major sections: the papers of Oakley Bruce, Sr., and Reuben Roy; Helen Lambert Davy; Oakley Bruce, Jr.; and the financial records of Oakley Bruce, Sr., and Reuben Roy. These are divided into 22 main categories and are housed in 10 boxes containing 31 folders and a great variety of separate items. The bulk of the papers, 5 boxes, consists of financial records (1924-1939) for the dental offices shared by O. B. Davy, Sr., and R. R. Davy in Evanston, Illinois.

Oakley Bruce Davy, Sr., (1893-1990), dentist, and Reuben Roy Davy (1891- ), also a dentist, were brothers. Helen Lambert Davy, wife of Oakley B. Davy, Sr., was the daughter of Irvin C. Lambert, a salesman. Oakley Bruce Davy, Jr. (1921- ) is also a dentist.

The papers of Oakley Bruce, Sr., occupy part of Box 1, and are divided into a folder of miscellaneous items and 7 dental school notebooks (1913-17) and personal record books.

The papers of Reuben Roy occupy the remainder of Box 1 and consist of a folder of miscellaneous items and 4 dental school notebooks (1916-17).

The papers of Helen Lambert Davy occupy Boxes 2 and 3. Box 2 contains 5 folders of personal, school, and college materials, and 7 school and college notebooks (1897-1920). One folder contains many letters written to Mrs. Davy from Alpha Delta Phi alumni in the services (1944-1945). Box 3 contains 3 folders of personal and organizational materials related to the sorority Chi Omega (1901-1962) and a large number of recommendation and record cards for candidates and members. Most of these items are for 1961-1962. The use of the material in Box 3 is restricted to those who have permission from the University Archivist.

The papers of Oakley Bruce, Jr., occupy Boxes 4 and 5. Box 4 contains 3 folders of high school and college notes and 5 college notebooks (1937-41). Box 5 contains 2 folders of dental school notes and related materials and 13 college and dental school notebooks (1941-1945).

The Dental Office Financial Records for the offices shared by O. B., Sr., and R. R. Davy occupy Boxes 6-10, and cover the years 1924-1939.

Subjects

Personal Name

Davy, Helen Lambert, -1975

Davy, Oakley Bruce, 1893-1990

Davy, Oakley Bruce, 1921-1998

Davy, Reuben Roy, 1891-

Subjects

Dentistry--Practice--Illinois


Container List / Contents

  • Helen Lambert Davy
    • Alpha Delta Phi materials, 1944 - 1945Box 2, Folder 1
    • School and College, 1897 - 1941Box 2, Folder 2
    • Correspondence - Misc.Box 2, Folder 3
    • Correspondence and Diaries, 1907 - 1962; 1913, 1920Box 2, Folder 4
    • Clippings and misc.Box 2, Folder 5
    • Personal misc., 1901 - 1960Box 3, Folder 1
    • Chapter Advisor - Letters to, recommendations, 1961Box 3, Folder 2
    • Chapter Advisor - Letters to, recommendations, 1962Box 3, Folder 3
  • O.B., Jr.
    • School Notes - E.T.H.S., 1937 - 1938Box 4, Folder 1
    • College Notes, 1939 - 1940Box 4, Folder 2
    • College Notes, 1940 - 1941Box 4, Folder 3
    • Dental School Notes, 1942 - 1943Box 5, Folder 1
    • Dental School Notes, 1943 - 1945Box 5, Folder 2
  • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1924Box 6, Folder 1
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1925Box 6, Folder 2
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1926Box 6, Folder 3
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1927Box 6, Folder 4
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1928Box 6, Folder 5
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1929Box 7, Folder 1
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1930Box 7, Folder 2
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1931Box 8, Folder 1
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1932Box 8, Folder 2
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1933Box 9, Folder 1
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1934Box 9, Folder 2
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1935Box 9, Folder 3
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1936Box 9, Folder 4
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1937Box 10, Folder 1
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1938Box 10, Folder 2
    • O.B., Sr., and R.R. Dental Office Financial Records, 1939Box 10, Folder 3
  • Miscellaneous, 1916 - 1917Box 1, Folder 1
  • Miscellaneous, n.d.Box 1, Folder 2