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Robert Davis papers

 Collection — Box: 11-03-01
Identifier: MSS-260

Content Description

This collection of papers from Michigan politican Robert (Bob) Davis includes correspondence and photographs from his time as a member of the House of Representatives. Although the bulk of the collection consists of photographs, the voting record files are also substantial. They contain not lists of Rep. Davis's votes but also copies of the legislation on which he voted. The photographs include various people and organizations as well as Michigan state representatives and former presidents of the United States.


  • 1979 - 1991


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Robert Davis papers, MSS-260, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Biographical / Historical

Robert W. Davis was born in Marquette in 1932 but grew up in Saint Ignace. He attended Northern Michigan University, Hillsdale College, and Wayne State University. Before becoming a politician, he was a mortician. He served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1966 to 1970 and the Michigan Senate from 1970 to 1978. He was then elected to the House of Representatives and served from 1978 to 1992. He died in 2009 in Arlington, Virginia.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


1 box

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This collection was maintained in original order. The donor left photographs and correspondence mixed together by topic. The collection contains only one series, Subject Files.

Robert Davis papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1333 (Fax)


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