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Lawrence Davis collection


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Lawrence Davis graduated from Haverford in 1966. In 1970, he obtained a PhD. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. During his college years, he was a member of the Student Christian Movement. After college, he was a member of the Churchmen's Committee, which actively sought to oppose the military draft. His academic research focuses on plant based biology and biochemistry. As of 2020, Davis is Professor Emeritus at Kansas State University, where he teaches biochemistry and molecular biophysics.

The collection contains materials from Lawrence Davis's time at Haverford and the ten years after his graduation. Included are souvenir Bryn Mawr/Haverford Drama Club programs, a 1966 commencement invitation and program, a photo of the Haverford College Class of 1966 from the 1976 reunion along with a letter sent to those photographed, and two letters condemning the Vietnam War. One of the letters is by the Student Christian Movement, of which Davis was a coordinator, and describes students' eight day fast in solidarity with the people of Vietnam. The second letter is by the Churchmen's Committee and writes about the hopes of 1971 being the final year of the Vietnam War draft.

The materials are arranged chronologically.

Gift of Lawrence Davis, 2016

Processed by Alexa Horkava, December 2020

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexa Horkava
Finding Aid Date
December, 2020
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Lawrence Davis collection, 1963 - 1976.
Box 1

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