Robert D. Davis World War II Collection

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Andrews Library

1140 Beall Avenue

Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-263-2493

Fax: 330-263-2253

The Robert D. Davis World War II Collection is a collection of correspondence about, from, and to Robert D. Davis (June 2, 1922 - March 3, 2012)

Davis served as a rifleman and interpreter during World War II. These materials provide a soldier's personal insights and reflections regarding the war.  Davis went on to make a full-time career of military service.  His boyhood diary and the letters trace the trajectory of his path from a naive young man through his time in the service and his work as a diplomat.  At the end of his career, he moved to Wooster where, as a member of the campus and the local community, he was involved with the Great Decisions Lecture Series.

All digitized materials were property of the estate of Robert D. Davis.  His daughter, Ruth Brown (donor), gave permission for the materials to be digitized and used for research purposes.  They are available as open access.  Special Collections received this collection in February 2013.

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