Davis, Marianna W. (1929- )

The Marianna W. Davis collection consists of manuscripts, research material, printed material, memorabilia, and other material.

Manuscripts in the collection include several speeches and essays by Davis.

Correspondence consists of both personal and professional letters and email printouts regarding The Black History Teleconference (2012). Notable correspondents include James E. Clyburn.

Research material in the collection consists of several files containing various documents, arranged by Davis.  Topics include education, the arts, sports, media, business and commerce, politics, civil rights, law, medicine, health, biographies of prominent African-American women, and others.  Also present are transcripts of interviews conducted by Davis.

Printed material in the collection includes several pamphlets, brochures, programs, flyers, and clippings of items written by or about Davis.  Included is the 1989 Kennan High School Annual, dedicated to Davis; and issues of Molerama (1989-1992), a publication of The Moles, an organization of African-American women.

Memorabilia in the collection includes several awards presented to Davis, dating from 1971 to 2005, notably the mayor’s key from Columbia, South Carolina and a framed senate resolution congratulating Davis for her part in the 2012 Black History Teleconference 25th anniversary.

Photographs include several slides regarding seminars in Russia (1973), as well as a photograph of Davis with Dr. David H. Swinton (2012).

Other material in the collection includes genealogical research regarding the Bowman family; material on many Black History Month teleconferences, including video recordings; and various items regarding South Carolina State University.

Notable Figures
1. Davis, Marianna W.
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- Education Subject Guide
2. African American Collections -- Education Subject Guide
3. History and Biography Subject Guide
4. African American women -- United States
5. African American women college teachers -- South Carolina
6. African American college presidents -- South Carolina.
7. African American women educators -- South Carolina.
8. African American women college administrators -- South Carolina
9. Programs
10. Photographs