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Joseph E. Davies collection

 Collection — Folder: S0336
Identifier: S0336

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a commencement address delivered at Indiana University, May 10, 1942. The speech addresses World War II and Davies discusses the causes of the war, the objectives of the enemy, and the character of the challenge Americans face.


  • 1942


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Joseph E. Davies was born in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin on November 29, 1876. His major political achievements include Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission in 1915-1916, economic advisor to President Woodrow Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference after World War I, and member of Delta Upsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Delta Chi. From 1936-1938, Davies, a lawyer by trade, was the United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union and the Ambassador to Belgium and United States Minister to Luxembourg from 1938-1939. Davies died May 9, 1958 and is entombed at Washington National Cathedral, Washington D.C.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Lucinda Barnhart during August 2004. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/12.
Joseph E. Davies collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.