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Guide to the Raven Ioor McDavid Papers, 1938-1985

Abstract

Collection consists primarily of writings and other materials concerning the linguist Raven Ioor McDavid (1911-1984). Writings include his reviews and a large number of his linguistics articles, bibliographies, and speeches. Other items include correspondence (one letter from Jay B. Hubbell and its reply), documentation of the work of the Linguistic Society of America's Technical Committee on Language and Cognitive Development, parts of The Mirth of a Nation: America's Great Dialect Humor, edited by McDavid, an early Haitian document, and McDavid's obituary.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Raven Ioor McDavid papers
Creator
McDavid, Raven Ioor
Extent
1.5 linear feet, 2 boxes, 176 items.
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection consists primarily of writings and other materials concerning the linguist Raven Ioor McDavid (1911-1984). Writings include his reviews and a large number of his linguistics articles, bibliographies, and speeches. Other items include correspondence (one letter from Jay B. Hubbell and its reply), documentation of the work of the Linguistic Society of America's Technical Committee on Language and Cognitive Development, parts of The Mirth of a Nation: America's Great Dialect Humor, edited by McDavid, an early Haitian document, and McDavid's obituary.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Newspaper clippings, undated
Box 1
Correspondence, 1970-1983
Box 1
Writings and manuscripts: A-O, undated
(5 folders)
Box 1
Writings and Manuscripts: P-Z, undated
(7 folders)
Box 2
Writings: Miscellaneous authors, undated
Box 2
Writings: Manuscript fragments, undated
Box 2
Writings: Miscellaneous printed materials, undated
(2 folders)
Box 2

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], the Raven I. McDavid Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Raven Ioor McDavid Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as gifts in 1951, 1977-1979, 1981-1982, and 1986.

Processing Information

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