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Harry Lee Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-125

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of Wilmington artist Harry Lee Davis, including correspondence, publicity materials, and prints.

Dates

  • 1986-2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Harry L. Davis, born in Wilmington, NC, was a self-taught artist who operated the Davis Studio in Wilmington. Davis was an oil painter whose use of bold bright colors and attention to detail became his trademark. Davis focused mainly on African American heritage and culture, and his paintings have included themes such as African/Tribal, Americana, Spiritual, and Boxers.

Extent

2.8 Linear Feet (Contains 1 document box, 1 oversize box, and 1 map case folder)

Language

English

Title
Harry Lee Davis Papers
Status
Partially Processed
Author
Mary Katherine M. Abbott
Date
11/30/2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:

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