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Collection Number: 05044

Collection Title: Hester A. Davis Papers, 1954-1964

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Size About 15 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract Hester A. Davis was a graduate student at Haverford College in 1954 and at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, 1955-1956. Along with other anthropology graduate students, Davis studied life on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in western North Carolina. She wrote her masters thesis, "Social Interaction and Kinship in Big Cove Community, Cherokee, N.C.," based on this field work. The collection includes papers, 1954-1964, that are chiefly field work notes, reports, and other materials from research conducted by Hester A. Davis and Haverford College students at the Big Cove community on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Cherokee, N.C. Included are descriptions of the community's physical environment, demographics, social structure, economy, education, assistance programs, and everyday life.
Creator Davis, Hester A., 1930-
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Hester A. Davis of Fayetteville, Ark., in December 2000 (Acc. 98810).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Hester A. Davis was a graduate student at Haverford College in 1954 and at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, 1955-1956. Along with other anthropology graduate students, Davis studied life on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in western North Carolina. She wrote her masters thesis, "Social Interaction and Kinship in Big Cove Community, Cherokee, N.C.," based on this field work.

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Papers, 1954-1964, that are chiefly field work notes, reports, and other materials from research conducted by Hester A. Davis and Haverford College students at the Big Cove community on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Cherokee, N.C. Included are descriptions of the community's physical environment, demographics, social structure, economy, education, assistance programs, and everyday life.

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About 15 items.

Papers, 1954-1964, that are chiefly field work notes, reports, and other materials from research conducted by Hester A. Davis and Haverford College students at the Big Cove community on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Cherokee, N.C. Included are descriptions of the community's physical environment, demographics, social structure, economy, education, assistance programs, and everyday life.

Folder 1

Field journals, 1954-1956 #05044, Series: "Papers,1954-1964." Folder 1

Folder 2

Field project report, 6 February 1955 #05044, Series: "Papers,1954-1964." Folder 2

Folder 3

Statement of the projects of the Cherokee Historical Association, Inc., 1954 #05044, Series: "Papers,1954-1964." Folder 3

Folder 4

Survey of a Cherokee Indian community, 14 May 1955 #05044, Series: "Papers,1954-1964." Folder 4

Folder 5-9

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Folder 9

Term papers: Haverford College, January-February 1955 #05044, Series: "Papers,1954-1964." Folder 5-9

Folder 10

Other materials, 1956-1964 #05044, Series: "Papers,1954-1964." Folder 10

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