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Richard "Dick" Davis papers

Identifier: MS0534

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of material Richard Davis generated over the course of his career working for Mecklenburg Area Mental Health and Allied Services and the Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department.


  • Creation: ca. 1970-2000

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collection.

Biographical Note

Richard "Dick" Akin Davis (1936-2017) graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1958. He earned a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974. It was there that he met and married his wife, Boyd. From 1962-1974, while working on his doctorate, Davis taught a variety of courses at Winthrop, Sacred Heart, Queens, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked for the bulk of his career in Charlotte in a variety of municipal offices, including: Mecklenburg Area Mental Health and Allied Services and the Mecklenburg County Managers Office, and the Parks and Recreation Department. He was always looking after the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


1.67 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Contains material generated over the course of Richard Davis career working for Mecklenburg county government, primarily in the area of mental health. Includes subject files, minutes, newsletters, photographs and negatives.


The collection is organized into an alphabetical, single folder title series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Boyd Davis.

Processing Information

Inventory created by Julie Henry. No additional processing anticipated at this time.

Richard "Dick" Davis papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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