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Collection Number: 04505

Collection Title: Archie K. Davis Papers, 1927-1986

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Size 12.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6700 items)
Abstract Archie K. Davis wrote "The Boy Colonel of the Confederacy" (1987) and was chair of the board of Wachovia Bank and Trust Company; president of the American Bankers Association, 1966; and president of the United States Chamber of Commerce. The collection includes correspondence, writings, and research materials collected by Davis; business-related papers; public service papers; and other materials. Most of the collection documents Davis's interest in Civil War history. Included are correspondence, writings, and research materials about a variety of historical subjects, ranging from Davis's Moravian background to his research on Henry King Burgwyn and his interest in the Battle of Gettysburg, and including his friendship with Julia Preston, granddaughter of Stonewall Jackson. The business-related material contains some information about Davis's career with Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, but it chiefly documents his tenures as president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and the American Bankers Association. The public service papers contain information about Davis's two terms in the North Carolina Senate, 1958-1962, and his activities following his retirement in 1974. The Addition of June 2002 consists of 20 reels of silent, black-and-white, color, acetate, or diacetate 16-mm films, among other items. Films mostly document Archie K. Davis's 1927 trip around the world on the ship Franconia with his parents when he was 16. Other films were shot in the 1940s and are primarily of Davis's family and friends. Also included are a biographical note on Davis, items concerning Thomas G. Jones and Walter Burgwyn Jones, information concerning his term with the North Carolina Society, and a diary of American Bankers Association activities.
Creator Davis, Archie K.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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 Archie K. Davis papers #4505, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Archie K. Davis of Winston-Salem, N.C., in January 1988, November 1989, February 1990, May 1990, June 1990, December 1990, March 1991, and July 1991.
Received from H.G. Jones of Chapel Hill, N.C., in June 2002 (Acc. 99272).
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Archie K. Davis, North Carolina banker, was born 22 January 1911, in Winston-Salem. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Davis was named assistant treasurer of Wachovia Bank in 1938; assistant vice-president in 1940; vice-president in 1942; and senior vice-president of the Winston-Salem office in 1946. Davis became chair of the board of Wachovia Bank and Trust Company in 1956. In 1966, he was elected president of the American Bankers Association. From 1971 to 1972, Davis served as president of the United States Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to his banking career, Archie K. Davis was a leader in regional development. From 1958 to 1962, he served two terms as senator in the North Carolina General Assembly. Davis was an organizer and first president of the Northwest North Carolina Development Association. He served as president of the Research Triangle Foundation and was a leader in the development of Research Triangle Park. Davis served on the boards of several companies including the executive committee of Robert Morris Associates, and the board of trustees of UNC-CH, Converse College, and Salem Academy and College. A Moravian, Davis was a charter member and president of the organization that restored Old Salem.

Davis was also an avid Civil War historian. After his retirement from Wachovia in 1974, he returned to the University of North Carolina to earn a Masters Degree and complete a dissertation. Although Davis never took the preliminary examinations requisite for the PhD, The University of North Carolina Press, in 1985, published Boy Colonel of the Confederacy: The Life and Times of Henry King Burgwyn Jr. , based on his dissertation.

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Most of the collection documents Archie K. Davis's interest in Civil War history. The first series includes correspondence, writings, and research materials collected by Davis about a variety of historical subjects, ranging from his Moravian background to his interest in the Battle of Gettysburg, and including his friendship with Julia Preston, granddaughter of Stonewall Jackson. Davis acted on his interest in the Civil War by working toward a Ph.D in history at The University of North Carolina. His dissertation research on Henry King Burgwyn Jr., is documented in Series 3. One of the youngest regimental commanders of the Confederacy, Burgwyn became colonel of the Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Regiment at the age of twenty and died at Gettysburg one year later.

Series 2 contains some information about Davis's banking career, but it chiefly documents his tenure as president of the United States Chamber of Commerce and the American Bankers Association. The public service papers in Series 4 contain information about Davis's two terms in the North Carolina Senate (1958-1962) and his public service activities following his retirement in 1974. This collection has been processed to the folder level, retaining Davis's original arrangement scheme in most cases.

The Addition of June 2002 consists of 20 reels of silent, black and white, color, acetate or diacetate 16-mm films. Films consist mostly of Archie K. Davis's 1927 trip around the world on the ship Franconia. Other films were shot in the 1940s and are primarily of Davis's family and friends. The addition also includes a biographical note on Davis, items concerning Thomas G. Jones and Walter Burgwyn Jones, information concerning Davis's term with the North Caroliniana Society, and a diary of American Bankers Association activities.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Historical Materials (See also Series 3).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated.

About 30 items.

This series contains writings by Davis, including typed papers written during the course of UNC history classes, and published speeches on historical subjects. Also included are handwritten and typed notes apparently created in the process of writing his papers.

Folder 10

"Colonel Harry Burgwyn of the 26th North Carolina Regiment" (See also Series 3) #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 10

"An Enduring Society" #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 10

"Fact and Fiction or The Southern Situation by a Southern Sympathizer" #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 10

"An Inquiry into the History of a Revolver made by E. Whitney, New Haven" #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 10

"He Stands Alone" #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 10

"My Philosophy of History" #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 10

"Remarks" (speech made at Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the first state-sponsored observance of the signing of the Declaration of Independence) #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 10

"Time" (a poem) #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 10

Typed transcription of a conversation between Davis and Bernie J. Pfohl, 2 May 1957 #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

"The Boy Colonel of the Confederacy" (See also Series 3) #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 11

"Generals in Gray" #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 11a

"The Lady from Boston" #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 11a

Folder 11b

"'She Disdains to Pluck One Laurel from a Sister's Brow:' Disloyalty to the Confederacy in N.C." #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 11b

Folder 11c

Speeches: Historical Subjects #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 11c

Folder 12

Typed and handwritten notes prepared in the process of writing papers #04505, Subseries: "1.2. Writings, 1951-1983 and undated." Folder 12

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. Writings by Others.

About 590 items

Pamphlets, brochures, photocopies of published articles, and magazine clippings, reflecting Davis's varied research interests. This series also includes typed photocopies of unpublished writings by friends and associates of Davis.

Folder 13-22

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Writings, Others (Historical Materials) #04505, Subseries: "1.3. Writings by Others." Folder 13-22

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. Research Materials.

About 490 items

A range of primary source materials, including photocopies of typescript and manuscript diaries and narratives, broadsides and advertisements, photocopies from nineteenth-century journals, and fragments of nineteenth-century newspapers.

Folder 23-28

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Research materials #04505, Subseries: "1.4. Research Materials." Folder 23-28

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.5. Clippings.

About 570 items

Primarily clippings from twentieth-century newspapers on topics with a Civil War connection.

Folder 29-32

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Clippings #04505, Subseries: "1.5. Clippings." Folder 29-32

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About 1000 items

Chiefly research materials and miscellaneous information collected as background for speeches and writings on various historical subjects. Also included are a series of correspondence between Davis and Burke Davis; letters from Julia Preston, grandaughter of General T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson; and correspondence with the Southern Historical Collection about Davis's assistance with the Southern Oral History Program.

Folder 32a

Ball, Douglas - early North Carolina currency #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 32a

Folder 32b

Civil War #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 32b

Folder 32c

Civil War #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 32c

Folder 32d

Civil War #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 32d

Folder 32e

Civil War #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 32e

Folder 32f

Civil War #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 32f

Folder 33

Confederate Navy #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 33

Folder 34

Davis, Burke #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 34

Folder 35-37

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

Gettysburg #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 35-37

Folder 38

Henderson, Richard #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 38

Folder 38a

Jackson, Stonewall: VMI presentation by Davis, 1987 #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 38a

Folder 39-40

Folder 39

Folder 40

Jackson, Stonewall #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 39-40

Folder 40a

Lee-Jackson Foundation #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 40a

Folder 40b-c

Lee, Robert E. #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 40b-c

Folder 40d

Moravian History and Old Salem Celebration (4 July 1983) #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 40d

Folder 40e

Museum of the Confederacy #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 40e

Folder 41-41a

Folder 41

Preston, Julia #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 41-41a

Folder 42

Southern Historical Collection #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 42

Folder 42a-i

Twenty-sixth North Carolina Regiment: Gettysburg Monuments #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 42a-i

Folder 43

Miscellaneous #04505, Subseries: "1.6. Subject Files." Folder 43

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The bulk of business-related material consists of speeches written by Davis along with subject files that document his participation at various national and international business conferences, 1965-1978. Other materials include scrapbooks of Archie K. Davis's tenure as president of the United States Chamber of Commerce and American Bankers Association, newspaper clippings, and a few letters.

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12 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters from United States congressmen and foreign officials documenting Davis's international business affiliations. Also included are letters documenting other business-related activities. Of particular interest are several letters from United States Senator Samuel J. Ervin Jr.

Folder 44

Correspondence, 1965-1983 #04505, Subseries: "2.1. Correspondence, 1965-1983." Folder 44

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Writings, 1957-1972.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978.

About 30 items.

Chiefly published reports generated by international business conferences Davis attended.

Folder 46

American Bankers Association, 1965-1966 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46

Folder 46a

Commodity Credit Corporation, Advisory Board, 1974-1977 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46a

Folder 46b-c

Governor's Efficiency Study Commission, 1973 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46b-c

Folder 46d

International Business Conference, Versailles, 1972 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46d

Folder 46e

International Month, Oct. 1970 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46e

Folder 46f

Interview regarding Chemical Bank of New York #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46f

Folder 46g

Japan-US Conference, 1971 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46g

Folder 46h

National Commission on Productivity, 1973-1974 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46h

Folder 46i

North Carolina State Constitution Commission, 1968-1969 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46i

Folder 46j

North Carolina State Constitution Commission, 1968-1969 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46j

Folder 46k

North Carolina State Advisory Committee on Public Education, 1970-1972 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46k

Folder 46l

North Carolina State Advisory Committee on Public Education, 1970-1972 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46l

Folder 46m

North Carolina State Advisory Committee on Public Education, 1970-1972 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46m

Folder 46n

Northwest Trading Post #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46n

Folder 46o

Tripartite Conference, 1974 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46o

Folder 46p

United States Chamber of Commerce, Committee to Consider the Problems of the Dollar, 1968 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46p

Folder 46q

United States Chamber of Commerce, Committee to Consider the Problems of the Dollar, 1968 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46q

Folder 46r

United States Chamber of Commerce, Trip to Far East, 1971 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46r

Folder 46s

US-EC Businessmen's Conference, March 1972 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46s

Folder 46t

US-EC Conference on Agriculture, December 1972 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46t

Folder 46u

US-EC Japan Conferences, 1973 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46u

Folder 46v

US-EC Businessmen's Council Inaugural Meeting, 1974 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46v

Folder 46w

US-EC Conference on Agriculture, 1974 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46w

Folder 46x

US-EC Conference on Agriculture, 1975 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46x

Folder 46y

US-EC Conference on Agriculture, 1976 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46y

Folder 46z

US-EC Conference on Agriculture, 1977 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46z

Folder 46aa

US-EC Conference on Agriculture, 1978 #04505, Subseries: "2.3. Subject Files, 1965-1978." Folder 46aa

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About 10 items

Includes miscellaneous programs and invitations to conventions attended by Davis; a few newspaper clippings and photocopies of clippings relating chiefly to Davis's business activities in North Carolina.

Folder 47-48b

Folder 47

Other Materials #04505, Subseries: "2.4. Other Materials." Folder 47-48b

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10 items
Oversize Volume S-4505/3

American Bankers Association, Volume I, 1962-1966 (152 pages). P. 89: Davis becomes president of ABA; p. 134: one of the first new coins (quarter) issued under Coinage Act of 1965 #04505, Subseries: "2.5. Volumes." S-4505/3

Oversize Volume S-4505/4

American Bankers Association, Volume II, 1966 (126 pages). Documents Davis's year as president of the Association. Pages 49-57: monetary conference in Spain; p. 86: Southern Bell; p. 91: National Association of Bank Women. #04505, Subseries: "2.5. Volumes." S-4505/4

Oversize Volume S-4505/5

Chamber of Commerce, United States, Volume I, 1971-1972 (120 pages). Pp. 14 and 79: Richard Nixon signatures; p. 116: Christmas card from President and Mrs. Nixon. #04505, Subseries: "2.5. Volumes." S-4505/5

Oversize Volume S-4505/6

Chamber of Commerce, United States, Volume II, 1971-1972 (116 pages). P. 56: Richard Nixon's signature. #04505, Subseries: "2.5. Volumes." S-4505/6

Oversize Volume S-4505/7

Archie K. Davis, President, Chamber of Commerce of the United States, 1971-1972, Volume 1 (58 pages). P. 40 - Richard Nixon's signature. #04505, Subseries: "2.5. Volumes." S-4505/7

Oversize Volume S-4505/8

Archie K. Davis, President, Chamber of Commerce of the United States, 1971-1972, Volume II (62 pages). #04505, Subseries: "2.5. Volumes." S-4505/8

Oversize Volume S-4505/9

Photograph Album - "Presented to A. K. Davis, Member of Board of Directors, Western Electric Co., As a Memento of His June 11, 1964 visit to White Sands Missile Range." #04505, Subseries: "2.5. Volumes." S-4505/9

Oversize Volume S-4505/10

"A Unique Occasion Honoring Three Distinguished North Carolina Bankers, May 4, 1966." #04505, Subseries: "2.5. Volumes." S-4505/10

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About 5,000 items

After earning a Masters Degree at The University of North Carolina in 1975, Davis collected the material in this series during research for a dissertation about Henry King Burgwyn Jr. These papers show that, in addition to the Southern Historical Collection, Davis's research took him to Boston, New York, Gettysburg, and London. The bulk of the material relates to two members of the Burgwyn family--Anna Greenough Burgwyn and Henry King Burgwyn Jr. The series contains photocopies of original diaries and letters composed by these and other family members, many with typed transcriptions. Along with the historical materials Davis collected, the series also contains his correspondence with research assistants, professors, and archivists documenting the progress of his project. Writing on weekends for over six years, Davis produced a twelve hundred page dissertation, Boy Colonel of the Confederacy: The Life and Times of Henry King Burgwyn Jr. , published in 1987 by The University of North Carolina Press.

Folder 49

Dissertation, early correspondence, background information, etc. #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 49

Folder 50

Brief on dissertation #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 50

Folder 51-52

Folder 51

Folder 52

John Burgwin #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 51-52

Folder 53-54

Folder 53

Folder 54

Anna Greenough Burgwyn Letters 1838-1839 [photocopies of originals] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 53-54

Folder 55

Anna Greenough Burgwyn Letters May 1838-February 1839 [typed transcriptions] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 55

Folder 56-57

Folder 56

Folder 57

Anna Greenough Burgwyn Letters 1838-1841 [photocopies of originals] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 56-57

Folder 58

Anna Greenough Burgwyn Letters 1838-1841 [typescripts] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 58

Folder 59

Anna Greenough Burgwyn Letters 1839-1840 [photocopies of originals] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 59

Folder 60

Anna Greenough Burgwyn Letters March 1839-May 1841 [typed transcripts] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 60

Folder 61-62

Folder 61

Folder 62

Anna Greenough Burgwyn Letters 1840-1841 [photocopies of originals] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 61-62

Folder 63

Anna Greenough Burgwyn Letters [typed transcriptions] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 63

Folder 64-65

Folder 64

Folder 65

Correspondence regarding Davis's editing and possible publication #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 64-65

Folder 66

Diary, 1847-1861 and 1863-1874 [transcript] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 66

Folder 67

George William Bush Burgwyn #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 67

Folder 68-70

Folder 68

Folder 69

Folder 70

Henry King Burgwyn Sr. #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 68-70

Folder 71

Henry King Burgwyn Jr. Letters Ashe County, NC [photocopies and transcripts] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 71

Folder 72

Henry King Burgwyn Jr. Letters Camp French [photocopies] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 72

Folder 73

Henry King Burgwyn Jr. Letters Chapel Hill, NC [photocopies and transcripts] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 73

Folder 74-75

Folder 74

Folder 75

Headquarters 26th NC [photocopies and transcripts] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 74-75

Folder 76

Kinston-Hanover Junction [photocopies] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 76

Folder 77-79

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

Petersburg-Richmond area, VA [photocopies and transcripts] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 77-79

Folder 80

Raleigh, NC [photocopies and transcripts] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 80

Folder 81

VMI #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 81

Folder 82

West Point [typescripts] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 82

Folder 83-87

Folder 83

Folder 84

Folder 85

Folder 86

Folder 87

Miscellaneous [photocopies] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 83-87

Folder 88

Diaries, 1840-1842 [typescript] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 88

Folder 89

Diaries, 1844-1848 [typescript] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 89

Folder 90

War Journal, 1861-1862 [photocopy and typescript] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 90

Folder 91

War Journal, 1862 [photocopy and typescript] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 91

Folder 92

War Journal, 1863 [photocopy] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 92

Folder 93

Death of Colonel Burgwyn #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 93

Folder 94

Henry King Burgwyn: Epilogue #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 94

Folder 95

John Fanning Burgwyn #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 95

Folder 96

Captain W.H.S. Burgwyn, Diary, 1863-1864 [photocopy] #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 96

Folder 97

Judge W.H.S. Burgwyn Interview, Summer 1974 #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 97

Folder 98-99

Folder 98

Folder 99

Burgwyn Family Correspondence #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 98-99

Folder 99a

Eliza Clitherall Diary Vol. I #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 99a

Folder 99b

Eliza Clitherall Diary Vol. II #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 99b

Folder 99c

Eliza Clitherall Diary Vol. III #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 99c

Folder 99d

Eliza Clitherall Diary Vol. IV #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 99d

Folder 99e

Eliza Clitherall Diary Vol. V #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 99e

Folder 99f

Eliza Clitherall Diary Vol. VI #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 99f

Folder 99g

Eliza Clitherall Diary Vols. VII-XII #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 99g

Folder 99h

Eliza Clitherall Diary Vols. XIII-XVII #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 99h

Folder 100

Cureton Letters, The Lane Papers #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 100

Folder 100a

John R. Lane and 26th NC Regiment #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 100a

Folder 101

Farm Machinery--Burgwyn Farms, Hager/McCormick Letters #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 101

Folder 102-102a

Folder 102

Genealogy Burgwyn Family #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 102-102a

Folder 103

Genealogy Devereux Family #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 103

Folder 104

Genealogy Burgwyn v. Devereux (NC Supreme Court 1841) #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 104

Folder 105

Genealogy Doane Family #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 105

Folder 106

Genealogy Greenough Family #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 106

Folder 106a

Grove House, England #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 106a

Folder 107

New York Genealogical and Biographical Record #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 107

Folder 108

Maps #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 108

Folder 109

New Bern--Mary Ellen Gadski Research #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 109

Folder 110

Battle of New Bern #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 110

Folder 111

Plantations: Burgwyn, Devereux, Pollock, etc. #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 111

Folder 112-113

Folder 112

Folder 113

Burgwyn Research--Boston #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 112-113

Folder 114

Burgwyn--Miscellaneous #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 114

Folder 115

Jonathan Edwards #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 115

Folder 116-118

Folder 116

Folder 117

Folder 118

Dissertation Research #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 116-118

Folder 118a

University of North Carolina Press #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 118a

Folder 118b-f

University of North Carolina Press, Illustrations #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 118b-f

Folder 118g

University of North Carolina Press, Maps #04505, Series: "3. Burgwyn Research Materials, 1838-1982." Folder 118g

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About 500 items.

This series chiefly documents Davis's record of public service following his retirement in 1974. However, it also includes five folders containing information about his two terms in the North Carolina Senate from 1958 to 1962. Materials from the latter include correspondence and newspaper clippings about election campaigns, as well as Davis's legislative appointments, awards, and honors. The remaining public service papers document Davis's board memberships, his support for non-profit foundations, and his numerous involvements beyond the banking industry. In particular, these papers reveal Davis's interest and participation in activities to benefit higher education.

Folder 119

Senate Campaign, 1958-1959 #04505, Series: "4. Public Service Material, 1958-1962; 1977-1988." Folder 119

Folder 120

Senate Campaign and Service, 1960-1962 #04505, Series: "4. Public Service Material, 1958-1962; 1977-1988." Folder 120

Folder 121

Senate, 1962 #04505, Series: "4. Public Service Material, 1958-1962; 1977-1988." Folder 121

Folder 122-123

Folder 122

Folder 123

Legislative Appointments, Awards, Honors, etc. #04505, Series: "4. Public Service Material, 1958-1962; 1977-1988." Folder 122-123

Folder 124-130

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

Folder 128

Folder 129

Folder 130

Miscellaneous Public Service Papers #04505, Series: "4. Public Service Material, 1958-1962; 1977-1988." Folder 124-130

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse ADDITIONS AFTER APRIL 1990.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of May 1990 (Acc. 90052).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of May 1990 (Acc. 90058).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of June 1990 (Acc. 90069).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of December 1990 (Acc. 91021).

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23 items.

The Addition of June 2002 consists of 20 reels of silent, black-and-white, color, acetate or diacetate 16-mm films. Film F-4505/3 is in color. The estimated lengths of the films range from 80 to 500 feet. Most films were shot in either 1927 or the 1940s.

Films chiefly document Archie K. Davis's 1927 trip around the world on the ship Franconia. Other films are primarily of Davis's family and friends. The addition also includes a biographical note on Davis, items concerning Thomas G. Jones and Walter Burgwyn Jones, information concerning Davis's term with the North Carolina Society, and a diary of American Bankers Association activities.

All film titles are transcribed from the original film containers. Films are either edited from original camera film or unedited original camera films. Many edited films include intertitles. Intertitles are transcribed from the films in chronological order. Descriptions of shots are also listed in chronological order.

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14 items.

This footage documents Davis's trip around the world on the ship Franconia in 1927. On this voyage, Archie Davis was 16 years old. He was accompanied by his father and his brother Whit Davis on the trip.

All film titles are transcribed from the original film containers. Films are either edited from original camera film or unedited original camera films. Many edited films include intertitles. Intertitles are transcribed from the films in chronological order. Descriptions of shots are also listed in chronological order.

Film F-4505/2

"Maderia, Nice, Naples, Egypt, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4505/2

Intertitles: Franconia; World Cruise 1928, Funchal, Madeira; Promenade de Anglais, Nice; Vesuvius, Egypt, Life and Scenes; Up the Nile; and Goodbye Egypt. Footage includes street scenes, cityscapes, and pyramids. Shots include exterior views of the Franconia; cityscapes with mountains; street performers;the Sphinx; the Nile River; and Egyptian children.

Edited from original camera film.

Film F-4506/4

"Java, Mauritius, Durban, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4506/4

Intertitles: Java, Buitenzorg, Weltevreden; Batavia; Mauritius; Durban; Zulu War Dance. Footage depicts indigenous people. Shots include children who are possibly at school; street scenes, with horses, men carrying carts and buckets, and a game with coins; boats; a cannon in front of an elephant statue; a man fixing a straw roof; a tram; machinery; fishermen; sailors; a crowd of Mauritians; a waterfall; a monkey; a beach scene; a man with a headdress; and a Zulu war dance.

Edited from original camera film.

Film F-4505/5

"Singapore, Siam, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4505/5

Intertitles: Singapore; Siam; Hong Kong; Shanghai. Footage includes cityscapes and various street scenes. Shots include temples; figurines; men pushing carriages and carts; buses; a restaurant in a market; water scenes; statues; crowds; workers digging; mountains and roads; food markets; and children.

Edited from original camera film.

Film F-4505/6

"Nara, Kyoto, Nikko, Yokohama, Kamakura, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4505/6

Intertitles: Nara, Japan; Kyoto; Nikko, Sacred City of Japan; Yokohama; Daibutsi, Kamakura; Manila. Shots include animals; boats; Japanese children playing hopscotch; street scenes with statues, etchings, and buildings; possibly a guard or a military man; a sign for the "Trade Association Bazaar"; a Buddha statue; and water scenes.

Edited from original camera film.

Film F-4505/7

"India-Ceylon, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4505/7

Intertitles: India Bathing and Burning Ghats Benares; Shah Jahan's Palace Delhi; Kutb Minar Tower of Victory; Agra, Taj Mahal; Colombo, Ceylon; Home of Buddha's Tooth. Shots include a river; street scenes; snake charmers; a palace; the Taj Mahal; a monkey; a man riding an elephant and an elephant swimming; and beach scenes with a railway train in the background.

Edited from original camera film.

Film F-4505/12

"Premier Diamond Mine, Rhodes Grove, Victoria Falls, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4505/12

Intertitles: Premier Diamond Mine; Pretoria; World View; Victoria Falls; Up the Zambezi; Charleston. Shots include the inside of a diamond mine; locomotive carts, men with pick axes and mining machinery; African children and people; the grave of Cecil John Rhodes, which is also known as Rhodes Grove; a statue; a train station; a trolley; waterfalls; a view of the Zambezi river; African children dancing the Charleston.

Edited from original camera film.

Film F-4505/8

"Zoo Animals, Africa I, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4505/8

Shots include an assembly line, a factory, a lighthouse on the ocean, a rocky harbor, city views, and lions in their cages.

Unedited original camera film.

Film F-4505/11

"Africa-Franconia, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4505/11

Footage of scenes on the Franconia ship. Shots include men boxing on the ship; an island; a canoe and a speedboat; a view of the mountains; people swimming; a worker on the boat; and passengers on the deck of the ship.

Unedited original camera film.

Film F-4505/15

"Zulu Dance, Zoo Animals, Africa II, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4505/15

Shots include a giant boar, animals in their cages, birds, street scenes, and a Zulu dance performance.

Unedited original camera film.

Film F-4505/17

"South America, Rio, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4505/17

Shots include views of Rio de Janeiro and an incline cable car going up a mountain.

Unedited original camera film.

Film F-4505/20

"Japan, Hot Springs, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4505/20

Scenes include street views of a parade with Japanese people and children; a sign for "The International Industrial Exposition"; a sign for "Tower of Hot Springs" and views of the Hot Springs; Japanese women; people on the deck of a boat; "Tsurumi Jigoka" sign; and people swimming in the Hot Springs.

Unedited original camera film.

Film F-4505/14

"Also Aboard Ship, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4505/14

Shots include a view of a city and mountains; a rocky cove and harbor; the exterior of the Franconia; a waterfall; water scenes; a sunset or sunrise over the mountains; horse racing figurines; and passengers on the deck of the Franconia.

Unedited original camera film.

Film F-4505/13

"New York, Equator, Ship Party, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4505/13

Footage depicts shots and scenes of life on the Franconia ship. Shots include a performance on the deck with a band, men in tribal and horse costumes, and dancers; people swimming; party on the deck; a band on the deck; and people playing tennis and shuffleboard.

Unedited original camera film.

Film F-4505/10

"Statue of Liberty, Coming Home, 1927" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Films of trip around the world, 1927" F-4505/10

Shots include a boat; a man performing on the Franconia in tribal costume; passengers filming with their cameras on the deck; the Statue of Liberty; and a ferry with cars.

Unedited original camera film.

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8 items.

Other films include shots of adults and children who are most likely Davis's relatives or friends. All film titles are transcribed from the original film containers. Films are either edited from original camera film or unedited original camera films. Many edited films include intertitles. Intertitles are transcribed from the films in chronological order. Descriptions of shots are also listed in chronological order.

Also included are a biographical note on Davis, items concerning Thomas G. Jones and Walter Burgwyn Jones, information concerning his term with the North Carolina Society, and a diary of American Bankers Association activities.

Film F-4505/1

"Fishing, Cape Hatteras, 1935" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Other films and papers" F-4505/1

Shots include a beach house, docks with boats, the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, a ferry, fishing, a canoe in the water, and children playing. A note on the film can reads "Clyde Gordon, Pop, Children, etc."

Unedited original camera film.

Film F-4505/3

"Honeymoon in Bermuda, 1943-1945" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Other films and papers" F-4505/3

Footage depicts a honeymoon in Bermuda. The film includes black and white and color footage spliced together. The first black and white segment includes scenes of an unidentified couple, possibly Davis and his wife. Color footage includes a beach scene, people hiking, men in uniforms, airplanes, sailboats, horse racing, and badminton. The closing sequence is in black and white and includes shots of children in a field and on a playground.

Edited from original camera film.

Film F-4505/18

"Home Movies, Cindy, circa 1944" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Other films and papers" F-4505/18

Shots include a view from a boat with mountains in the background and a child, who is most likely Cindy, riding a tricycle. Also includes a shot of a man in uniform.

Unedited original camera film.

Film F-4505/19

"Uncle Bill, Convoy Duty, WWII, 1944" #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Other films and papers" F-4505/19

Shots include scenes of water taken aboard a ship and military men on the deck of a ship.

Unedited original camera film.

Film F-4505/16

"Railroad, Swimming, Pool, Relatives," circa 1947 #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Other films and papers" F-4505/16

Shots include a train on a railroad track; a family portrait, possibly Davis's family; a swimming pool; and children playing in a pool.

Unedited original camera film.

Film F-4505/9

"Bi Plane, Beaufort," circa 1948 #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Other films and papers" F-4505/9

Shots include a view of a city, which is most likely Beaufort, N.C.; a "Welcome to Beaufort" sign; a destroyed car sitting in a field; and airplanes.

Unedited original camera film.

Folder 149

Biographical note on Archie K. Davis and miscellaneous items concerning Thomas G. Jones and Walter Burgwyn Jones #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Other films and papers" Folder 149

Folder 150

Correspondence and information concerning Archie K. Davis's term as president of the North Carolina Society #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Other films and papers" Folder 150

Folder 151

Diary of American Bankers Association activities, written by Archie K. Davis (president from 1965-1966) #04505, Subseries: "Addition of June 2002: Other films and papers" Folder 151

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Processing Information

Processed by: Lisa Tolbert, January 1988, January-February 1990

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Finding Aid updated by Samantha Leonard in October 2010 because of an addition.

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