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

 Collection
Identifier: 55/4
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.

Dates

  • 1897-1962

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

10.00 Boxes

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
Title
Guide to the Oakley Bruce Davy, Sr. (1893 - 1990) Family Papers
Author
William K. Beatty
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635