Bruce Davis Collection, 1922-1975Add to your cart.

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Collection Overview

Title: Bruce Davis Collection, 1922-1975Add to your cart.
ID: 01/ AR0101
Primary Creator: Davis, Bruce (1913-1974)
Extent: 9.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged into one series, Series 1: Papers, which consists of nine boxes of materials. It is further split into sub-series arranged alphabetically by subject to reflect the different cities and agencies that Bruce Davis worked with, as well as one that contains his personal papers. The folders found within each sub-series are also arranged alphabetically and contain the same titles that were given to them by the collection creator, Bruce Davis.
Date Acquired: 09/16/1982. More info below under Accruals.
Forms of Material: Correspondence
Legal documents
Speeches (documents)
Languages: English


Bruce Davis (b. 1913) was a North Texas State Teachers College alumnus, lawyer, former Denton City Attorney, and World War II veteran who died in 1974. This collection contains materials such as paperwork and photographs relating to Davis and his work as a lawyer in the Denton County Area of Texas.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains papers, photographs, materials and records pertaining to work Davis carried out as a lawyer in the Denton County Area of Texas, which includes the municipalities of Argyle, Aubrey, Denton, Highland Village, Justin, Krum, Lake Dallas, Little Elm, Pilot Point, and Shady Shores, as well as for the non-profit senior citizens nursing facilities of Fairhaven, located in Denton, Texas, the government agency of Farmers Home Administration, and local government agency Lake Dallas Municipal Utility Authority. This collection also contains additional papers such as appointments and speeches, recommendations and certifications, legal aid correspondence, legal notices, personal correspondence, photographs, and other material related to Davis' life and work.

Biographical Note

During his time in Denton, Texas, Bruce Davis [also known as Bruce Lacy until he legally changed his name] lived with his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Davis. He graduated from Denton Senior High School in 1929 and was a student at North Texas State Teachers College from 1929 to 1933. In addition to being a UNT alumnus, Davis was also an alumnus of the Southern Methodist University where he studied from 1933-1936. He was the Denton City Attorney from 1938 until he entered the United States Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He returned to practicing law after being honorably discharged. He died in 1974 at the age of 61 and was survived by his wife, Louise Davis [once Louise Green of Houston prior to her marriage to Bruce Davis in 1947].

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

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This collection is not restricted.

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Physical Access Note:

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 82-019
Acquisition Source: Louise Davis
Preferred Citation: Bruce Davis Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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