Samuel L. Davis papers
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Samuel L. Davis papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Davis, Samuel L., 1903-1978
Title: Samuel L. Davis papers
Dates: 1944-1950
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft.
Abstract:The collection contains newspaper clippings, affidavits, manuals, and correspondence relating to African American educator Samuel L. Davis and his 1944 lawsuit against the Atlanta Public School system.
Identification: aarl96-007

Biographical/Historical Note

The biography is lacking most important information, which are needed in order to complete that portion of the finding aid-- Biographical Sketch.

In 1944, Samuel L. Davis filed in the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta, in behalf of himself and other Negro teachers and principals in the Atlanta Public School System, claiming that the defendent over a long period of years had consistently pursued and maintained a policy of paying Negro teachers and principals less salary than white teachers and principals, even though they possessed the same qualifications, certifications, experiences and were exercising the same duties as the Negro teachers and principals.

I have conducted further research from several library sources, hoping to find something written about Mr. Davis, but I found nothing relevant about him. At any rate, my search is continued, and a "Biographical Sketch" will be processed as soon as one is available.


Scope and Content Note

This is a small collection stored in one (1) box only, and it is about ½ cubic foot. It includes newspaper clippings from the Atlanta Daily World, June 10, 1978, giving the obituary of Mr. Samuel L. Davis; letters of correspondence; four (4) United States District Court Affidavits; and a brief biographical sketch of Mr. Davis.


Index Terms

Affidavits.
African American educators--Georgia--Atlanta.
Atlanta Public Schools. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Davis, Samuel L., 1903-1978
Equal pay for equal work--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century.
Manuals (instructional materials)
Segregation in education--Georgia--Atlanta.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, Samuel L. Davis papers, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

Processing Information

Processed by Regina Broh-Grolin in 2002

The biography is lacking most important information, which are needed in order to complete that portion of the finding aid - Biographical Sketch. I have conducted further research from several library sources, hoping to find something written about Mr. Davis, but I found nothing relevant about him. At any rate, my search is continued, and a "Biographical Sketch" will be processed as soon as one if available.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on research use of this collection.

Copyright Restrictions

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.


Container List

 

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11Newspaper Clipping: Article: " In Memoriam of Mr. Samuel L. Davis; Davis lauded as Scout And Education Rights Leader; brief biographical sketch of Mr. Davis."
 
24 Affidavits
Conclusions of Law; Civil Docket, No. 2682 (3 copies).
 
3Memorandum to Attorney. Walden Oliver W. Hill, James Nabrit, from Robert L. Carter, October 30, 1950
 
4 Procedures For Applying The New Salary Schedules For Elementary and High School Teachers.
 
52 Letters, 1944 1947
From: IRA Jarrell, Superintendent of Schools, To: Mr. S. L. Davis, October 1, 1944
From: A. T. Walden, To: Mr. Thurgood Marshall, June 6, 1947