USF Libraries

Helen Gordon Davis Collection

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST PHYSICAL COLLECTION ITEMS FOR USE IN USF TAMPA LIBRARY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS READING ROOM ( Related URL )
MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Helen Gordon Davis Collection
Physical Description:
9.59 : (23 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Gordon Davis, Helen, 1926-

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
League of Women Voters (U.S.)   ( lcsh )
Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc   ( lcsh )
Women's rights   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of campaign materials, correspondence, human and women’s rights materials, legislative bills, press clippings, photographs, research materials, and speeches from Helen Gordon Davis’ public career. The collection also contains a large volume of materials documenting Davis’ community activism in the Tampa Bay area.
Preferred Citation:
Helen Gordon Davis Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
Helen Gordon Davis
Biographical:
Helen Gordon Davis (1926- ) received her B.A. from Brooklyn College in New York and moved to Tampa in 1948. In 1952 she became the first white woman in Florida to join the NAACP and founded the first women’s center in Florida in 1971. Davis became the first female elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1974 and served various districts until 1988, when she was elected to the Florida Senate where she served until 1992. During Davis’ tenure in the Florida Legislature, she pushed tirelessly for women’s rights and various family-based social programs. Davis has been awarded many community honors and remains an active supporter of the University of South Florida in Tampa, the Children’s Home of Tampa, and the Salvation Army. She was also a founding member of the Tampa Centre for Women.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at [url=http://www.copyright.gov/%C2%A0]http://www.copyright.gov/[/url] for more information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - D05
usfldc handle - u29.126-d05-ead
System ID:
SFS0031943:00001


This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text
xml version 1.0 encoding UTF-8 standalone no
record xmlns http:www.loc.govMARC21slim xmlns:xsi http:www.w3.org2001XMLSchema-instance xsi:schemaLocation http:www.loc.govstandardsmarcxmlschemaMARC21slim.xsd
leader npcaa2200265 a 4500
controlfield tag 003 FTS
005 20140118101236.0
008 010101i19762004xxeng##
datafield ind1 8 ind2 024
subfield code a D05
099
D05
3 100
Gordon Davis, Helen
d 1926-
0 245
Helen Gordon Davis Collection
f 1976-2004
g 1976-1992
300
9.59
Linear Feet
b (23 boxes)
351
Arranged alphabetically by subject within series.
506
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at [url=http://www.copyright.gov/%C2%A0]http://www.copyright.gov/[/url] for more information.
2 520
The collection consists of campaign materials, correspondence, human and womens rights materials, legislative bills, press clippings, photographs, research materials, and speeches from Helen Gordon Davis public career. The collection also contains a large volume of materials documenting Davis community activism in the Tampa Bay area.
524
Helen Gordon Davis Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
541
Helen Gordon Davis
c Donation
545
Helen Gordon Davis (1926- ) received her B.A. from Brooklyn College in New York and moved to Tampa in 1948. In 1952 she became the first white woman in Florida to join the NAACP and founded the first womens center in Florida in 1971. Davis became the first female elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1974 and served various districts until 1988, when she was elected to the Florida Senate where she served until 1992. During Davis tenure in the Florida Legislature, she pushed tirelessly for womens rights and various family-based social programs. Davis has been awarded many community honors and remains an active supporter of the University of South Florida in Tampa, the Childrens Home of Tampa, and the Salvation Army. She was also a founding member of the Tampa Centre for Women.
600
Gordon Davis, Helen
610
Florida. Legislature. House of Representatives
Florida. Legislature. Senate
650
League of Women Voters (U.S.)
Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Women's rights.
4 856
u http://digital.lib.usf.edu/?u29.126-d05-ead


ead audience external eadheader langencoding iso639-2b countryencoding iso3166-1 dateencoding iso8601 repositoryencoding iso15511 scriptencoding iso15924 relatedencoding MARC21
eadid encodinganalog 856$u mainagencycode US-FTS countrycode US identifier ArchonInternalCollectionID:173 D05
filedesc
titlestmt
titleproper 245 Guide to the Helen Gordon Davis Collection
type filing Davis, Helen Gordon Collection
author 245$c Finding Aid Authors: Jean McAllister and Joe Tamargo, 2011.
publicationstmt
p © Copyright 2011 USF Tampa Library Special & Digital Collections. All rights reserved.
date 260$c publication normal 2011-03-30 2011-03-30
address
addressline 4202 East Fowler Ave.
LIB122
Tampa, FL, 33620-5400
URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
profiledesc
creation 500 This finding aid was encoding in EAD by Archon 3.21 from an SQL database source on encoded 2013-02-01 February 1st, 2013.
langusage 546 The collection description/finding aid is written in language 041 langcode eng English
frontmatter
titlepage
Guide to the Helen Gordon Davis Collection
19762004 1976/2004
publisher 260$b USF Tampa Library Special & Digital Collections
archdesc level collection inventory
did
head Overview of the Collection
unittitle label Collection Title Helen Gordon Davis Collection unitdate Dates 245$f inclusive 1976-2004
Bulk 245$g bulk 1976-1992
unitid 035 Identification repositorycode D05
origination Creator
persname 100 Gordon Davis, Helen source local role Collector Gordon Davis, Helen, 1926-
physdesc Physical Description extent 300 Linear Feet 9.59
Alternate Extent Statement 300$a 23 boxes
langmaterial Language of Materials
English
repository 852$b Repository
corpname USF Tampa Library Special & Digital Collections
4202 East Fowler Ave.
LIB122
Tampa, FL, 33620-5400
URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
note Note
Other Information:
ready
Additional information may be found at usfldc:U29-00126-D05
!--COLLECTION LEVEL METADATA: --
bioghist altrender Biographical Information 545 Biographical Information:
Helen Gordon Davis (1926- ) received her B.A. from Brooklyn College in New York and moved to Tampa in 1948. In 1952 she became the first white woman in Florida to join the NAACP and founded the first womens center in Florida in 1971. Davis became the first female elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1974 and served various districts until 1988, when she was elected to the Florida Senate where she served until 1992. During Davis tenure in the Florida Legislature, she pushed tirelessly for womens rights and various family-based social programs. Davis has been awarded many community honors and remains an active supporter of the University of South Florida in Tampa, the Childrens Home of Tampa, and the Salvation Army. She was also a founding member of the Tampa Centre for Women.
!-- CONTROLLED ACCESS SUBJECT TERMS
controlaccess
Access Terms
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
610 lcsh subject Florida. Legislature. House of Representatives
Florida. Legislature. Senate
Personal Name:
600 USFSpecCol Gordon Davis, Helen
Topical Term:
650 League of Women Voters (U.S.)
Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Women's rights.
END
ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
descgrp
Administrative Information
acqinfo 541
Acquisition Information:
Donation
processinfo 583
Processing Information:
Complete
accessrestrict 506
Conditions Governing Access:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at extref linktype simple show embed actuate onrequest href http:www.copyright.gov%C2%A0 http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
prefercite 524
Preferred Citation:
Helen Gordon Davis Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
arrangement 351
Arrangement of Materials:
Arranged alphabetically by subject within series.
scopecontent
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of campaign materials, correspondence, human and womens rights materials, legislative bills, press clippings, photographs, research materials, and speeches from Helen Gordon Davis public career. The collection also contains a large volume of materials documenting Davis community activism in the Tampa Bay area.
COLLECTION METADATA
BEGIN SUBORDINATE COMPONENTS
dsc combined
Detailed List of Contents
c01 series
ArchonID internal id68579
LABEL 1 Subject Files
c02 otherlevel
id68580
container Box 1
Abortion
c03 file
id68581
1
Folder 1
Abortion--Articles
id68582
1
2
Abortion--Clinics
id68583
1
3
Abortion--Fact Sheets
id68584
1
4
Abortion--Florida Current Law
id68585
1
5
Abortion--Florida Supreme Court Ruling
id68586
1
6
AbortionLegislation
id68587
1
7
AbortionNOW Legal Defense and Education Fund
id68588
1
8
AbortionReligious Views
id68589
2
ACLU- By-laws
id68590
2
1
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)
id68591
2
2
Adoption
id68592
2
3
Adoption (SB 138)
id68593
2
4
Age-deferred Taxation
id68594
2
5
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
id68595
2
6
AIDS
id68596
2
7
Alimony (HB 677, HB 11)
1977-1978
id68597
2
8
Annulment (HB 1033)
1976
id68598
2
9
Anti-Defamation League of BNai Brith
id68599
2
10
Appropriations
id68600
2
11
Appropriations
1995
id68601
2
12
Arbitration
id68602
2
13
Arbitration and Mediation
id68603
2
14
Awards and Citations
id68604
2
15
Arts
id68605
2
16
Bankruptcy
id68606
2
17
Biographical Materials (Helen Gordon Davis)
id68607
2
18
Bush, George Criticisms
id68608
2
19
By-laws
id68609
3
Cabinet- Childcare
id68610
3
1
Cabinet reform
id68611
3
2
Campaign
id68612
3
3
Campaign Materials
id68613
3
4
Campus Rape
id68614
3
5
Censorship
id68615
3
6
Center for Women
id68616
3
7
Central Depositories and Child Support
id68617
3
8
Change of Name Regardless of Marital Status
id68618
3
9
Child AbuseGeneral
id68619
3
10
Child AbuseSpecial Assistance for Child Abuse
id68620
3
11
Child AbuseWarrantless Arrest
id68621
3
12
Childcare, Part 1
id68622
3
13
Childcare, Part 2
id68623
3
14
Childcare, Part 3
id68624
3
15
Childcare Facilities
id68625
3
16
Childcare Funding
id68626
3
17
ChildcareSchool
id68627
4
Child- Custody
id68645
4
1
Child Molestation
id68646
4
2
Child SupportCentral Depository
id68647
4
3
Child Support (SB 96/1342)
id68648
4
4
Children Against Dead Beat Dads
id68649
4
5
Children and Youth Program Office
id68650
4
6
ChildrenFlorida
id68651
4
7
Childrens Bill of Rights
id68652
4
8
Childrens DayResolution
id68653
4
9
Church and State
id68654
4
10
Civil Rights
id68655
4
11
Clinton, Bill and Al Gore Campaign Literature
id68656
4
12
Commission on Status of Women
id68657
4
13
Committee on Children and Youth
id68658
4
14
Consumer AffairsOffice of Consumer Affairs
id68659
4
15
Crime
id68660
4
16
Cuba
id68661
4
17
Custody
id68662
5
Davis- Driver
id68663
5
1
"Davis Dispatch" Newsletters
id68664
5
2
Davis- Memorials and Awards
id68665
5
3
Day Care (HB 1641)
1980
id68666
5
4
Death Penalty
id68667
5
5
Democratic Executive Committee
id68668
5
6
Democratic Party
id68669
5
7
Displaced Homemakers
id68670
5
8
Divorce
id68671
5
9
Domestic Violence
id68672
5
10
Drivers LicensesOut of State
id68673
6
Economic- Florida
id68674
6
1
Economic Conversion
id68675
6
2
Economic Equity
id68676
6
3
Economic Services for Adults
id68677
6
4
EducationAbused and Migrant Children
id68678
6
5
Education Task Force
id68679
6
6
Endorsements
id68680
6
7
Equal Rights Amendment
id68681
6
8
Evidence of Minors (SB 1350)
id68682
6
9
Family Involvement Program
id68683
6
10
Family Policy Bill (HB 614)
1988
id68684
6
11
Flexible Benefits
id68685
6
12
Florida Cabinet System
id68686
6
13
Florida Commission on the Status of Women
2001
id68687
6
14
Florida Institute for Economic Justice
id68688
6
15
Florida Orchestra
id68689
6
16
Florida State Legislature- Articles About
id68690
6
17
Florida Voice for Choice
id68691
7
Foreign Affairs- Freedom
id68692
7
1
Foreign Affairs- Central America
late 1970s and early 1980s
id68693
7
2
Foreign Affairs- China Materials from Visit
1979?
id68694
7
3
Foreign Affairs- Israel and the Soviet Union
id68695
7
4
Foreign Affairs- Journals and Notes from Nicaragua and Honduras trip
1983
id68696
7
5
Foreign Affairs- Nicaragua Materials
1983-84
id68697
7
6
Foreign Affairs- Peace
id68698
7
7
Foster Care, Part 1
id68699
7
8
Foster Care, Part 2
id68700
7
9
Foster Care (HB 1648)
id68701
7
10
Freedom of Information Act
id68702
8
Gender- Healthcare
id68703
8
1
Gender Balance (SB 974)
id68704
8
2
Gerrymandering, Part 1
id68705
8
3
Gerrymandering, Part 2
id68706
8
4
Guardian Ad Litem (HB 1644, Passed 1980)
id68707
8
5
Gun Control
id68708
8
6
Halfway House
id68709
8
7
Health Care
id68710
8
8
Helath Care- Indigent (SB 156)
id68711
8
9
Health Care- National
id68712
9
Home- Lobbying
id68713
9
1
Home Protection from CreditorsLien Law
id68714
9
2
Home Rule for Hillsborough County
id68715
9
3
Homeless
id68716
9
4
HousingApartment Incentive Loan
id68717
9
5
HRS (Health and Rehabilitative Services) Outcome Evaluation (HB 420)
id68718
9
6
Human RightsIllegitimate, Repeal of Term
id68719
9
7
Hunger in Hillsborough County
id68720
9
8
Income Tax Statistics
id68721
9
9
Jewish Population
id68722
9
10
Joint Custody
id68723
9
11
Letter to the African-American Community
id68724
9
12
Lobbying
id68725
10
Judiciary- Article V- History
id68726
10
1
Judicial-Article V of Florida Constitution- Research
id68727
10
2
Judicial-Background and Structure of Florida Courts
id68728
10
3
Judicial-Campaign Kit- Article V of the Florida Constitution
id68729
10
4
Judicial-Conciliation Court- Correspondence
id68730
10
5
Judicial-Conciliation Courts- Divorce
id68731
10
6
Judicial-Conciliation Courts and Merit Selection
id68732
10
7
Judicial-Correspondence- Merit Selection
1970s
id69035
11
Judiciary- League- System
id69049
11
1
Judicial Compensation- Retirement Fund
id69050
11
2
Judicial Selection Committee
1970s
id69051
11
3
Judiciaries
id69052
11
4
Juries
id69053
11
5
League of Women Voters- Court Reform
id69054
11
6
Lets Get Divorce Out of the Courts- Helen Gordon Davis- emph render italic Florida Bar Journal
id69055
11
7
Merit Selection- Judges
id69056
11
8
Merit Selection- Retention
id69057
11
9
System of Justice- League of Womens Voters Newsletters
1966-72
id69036
12
Mandatory- Nut File
id69058
12
1
Mandatory Arbitration (HB 379)
id69059
12
2
McBride for Governor Campaign Meeting- 2002
id69060
12
3
Medicaid
id69061
12
4
Media- Advanced Opportunities
id69062
12
5
Midwifery
id69063
12
6
Migrants- Unemployment Compensation
id69064
12
7
Minor Suits/Statute of LimitationsMinors
id69065
12
8
Minorities/Families (HB 1187)
id69066
12
9
Miscellaneous Local Organizations
id69067
12
10
News Clippings pertaining to Davis
id69068
12
11
Notification to Wife Co-Signer (SB 658)
id69069
12
12
Nut File
id69037
13
Organizations
id69070
13
1
OrganizationsArts Council of Hillsborough County
id69071
13
2
OrganizationsAthena Society
id69072
13
3
OrganizationsEmilys List
id69073
13
4
OrganizationsFlorida Commission on the Status of Women
id69074
13
5
OrganizationsFlorida Womens Consortium- Annual Meeting
id69075
13
6
OrganizationsFlorida Womens Hall of Fame Committee
id69076
13
7
OrganizationsTampa-Hillsborough Urban League
id69077
13
8
OrganizationsWMNF Board
id69038
14
Pay Equity
id69078
14
1
Pay Equity
id69079
14
2
Pay Equity- Class Adjustments
id69080
14
3
Pay Equity- Davis Comments
id69081
14
4
Pay Equity- Coalition Donations
id69082
14
5
Pay Equity- Correspondence and Clippings
id69083
14
6
Pay Equity- Florida State Government- Overall View
id69084
14
7
Pay Equity- Legislation sponsored by Davis
id69085
14
8
Pay Equity- Sponsored by Davis
id69086
14
9
Pay Equity- Press Clippings
id69087
14
10
Pay Equity- Remarks and Speeches
id69088
14
11
Pay Equity- Research
id69089
14
12
Pay Equity- Studies
id69090
14
13
Pay Equity- Supporters
id69039
15
Parental- Prostitution
id69091
15
1
ParentalFamily Leave (SB 458), 1991
id69092
15
2
ParentalFamily Medical Leave
id69093
15
3
Perpetuities
id69094
15
4
Photos
id69095
15
5
Poems and Jokes
id69096
15
6
Politics
1994
id69097
15
7
Potty Parity (SB 76), 1992
id69098
15
8
Rehabilitative Services
id69099
15
9
Privacy- Government Spying
id69100
15
10
ProChoice
id69101
15
11
ProstitutionPimp (SB 104), 1991
id69040
16
Redistricting- Soviet Union
id69368
16
1
Redistricting- 2001-02
id69369
16
2
Residential Care (HB 1642/SB 1314)
id69370
16
3
Residential/Group Homes
id69371
16
4
Ronald Reagan Materials
id69372
16
5
School Based Clinics
id69373
16
6
School Choice- Vouchers
id69374
16
7
SchoolsDiscipline
id69375
16
8
School Prayer
id69376
16
9
Sex Education
id69377
16
10
Sexual Battery
id69378
16
11
Sexual HarassmentLegislation, 1978-1979; 1980-1984
id69379
16
12
Sexual Harassment
id69380
16
13
Soviet Union Trip for American/Soviet Womens Conference- 1989
id69041
17
Spouse- Surveys
id69381
17
1
Spouse Abuse
id69382
17
2
Spouse AbuseWarrantless Arrest
id69383
17
3
Status of Women- 2002
id69384
17
4
Strip Searches
id69385
17
5
Support
id69386
17
6
Surveys (Blank)
id69042
18
Tampa- University
id69387
18
1
Tampa Democrats
id69388
18
2
Tampa- Hillsborough Urban League
2002
id69389
18
3
Tampa Urban League
id69390
18
4
Teenage Pregnancy
id69391
18
5
Teen Parents
id69392
18
6
Trade
id69393
18
7
Unemployment CompensationExtension of
id69394
18
8
University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum
id69043
19
United- Youth
id69395
19
1
United Nations
id69396
19
2
Voice for Choice
id69397
19
3
Welfare
id69398
19
4
WomenCredit
id69399
19
5
WomenDiscrimination
id69400
19
6
WomenInsurance
id69401
19
7
WomenPrison
id69402
19
8
WomenReligion
id69403
19
9
Women in Politics
id69404
19
10
Womens Issues
id69405
19
11
Young Drunk Drivers
id69406
19
12
Youth in Distress
id69044
2 Speech Files
id69045
20
SpeechesResearch, Notes, and Drafts
id69407
20
1
SpeechesResearchAbortion
id69408
20
2
SpeechesResearchAd Valorem Tax
id69409
20
3
SpeechesResearchCampaign
id69410
20
4
SpeechesResearchChildren
id69411
20
5
SpeechesResearchChildren and Families
id69412
20
6
SpeechesResearchCivil Rights and Black Democratic Caucus
id69413
20
7
SpeechesResearchGovernment/Political
id69414
20
8
SpeechesResearchHealth Care
id69415
20
9
SpeechesResearchJokes, Quips, and Quotes
id69416
20
10
SpeechesResearchJuvenile Crime
id69417
20
11
SpeechesResearchMiscellaneous
id69418
20
12
SpeechesResearchMondale Speech
id69419
20
13
SpeechesResearchNotes and Drafts
id69420
20
14
SpeechesResearchPlant Graduation
id69421
20
15
SpeechesResearchSpeeches by Others
id69422
20
16
SpeechesResearchWomens Issues
id69423
20
17
SpeechesResearchWomens Speech File
id69046
21
SpeechesA-I
1982-1986
id69424
21
1
SpeechesAbortion
id69425
21
2
SpeechesAccessing Services
id69426
21
3
SpeechesAdult Foster Care, Foster Grandparents, and Projections for Social Service
id69427
21
4
SpeechesArbitration SpeechNever Given
id69428
21
5
SpeechesChild Abuse Commission of Florida State Conference
September 26, 1986
id69429
21
6
SpeechesChildren
id69430
21
7
SpeechesConference on Adolescents: Minors with Major Problems
id69431
21
8
SpeechesCorporate Childcare
id69432
21
9
SpeechesDay Care Licensing
id69433
21
10
SpeechesDemocratic Platform
id69434
21
11
SpeechesDead Beat Dads
id69435
21
12
SpeechesFair Housing
August 18, 1982
id69436
21
13
SpeechesFamily
id69437
21
14
SpeechesFlorida Association of Professional Health Educators
id69438
21
15
SpeechesFuture of the American Family
id69439
21
16
SpeechesGender Bias
id69440
21
17
SpeechesHealth Care
id69441
21
18
SpeechesHealth Systems, Health and Rehabilitative Services
id69442
21
19
SpeechesInternational Womens Year
id69047
22
SpeechesJ-W
1982-1986
id69443
22
1
SpeechesJuvenile Wellness and Birth Defects
id69444
22
2
SpeechesLabor, Human Rights, and Florida Correction System
id69445
22
3
SpeechesMerit Selection Law
id69446
22
4
SpeechesMigrants
id69447
22
5
SpeechesMiscellaneous Speeches and Note Cards
id69448
22
6
SpeechesNational Council on Crime and Delinquency
id69449
22
7
SpeechesNetworking, 1984
id69450
22
8
SpeechesNew York Speech
id69451
22
9
SpeechesPatrick Air Force Base
id69452
22
10
SpeechesPay Equity
id69453
22
11
SpeechesPHS Baccalaureate
id69454
22
12
SpeechesPhi Kappa Phi
id69455
22
13
SpeechesPolitical Speech to Womens Club
id69456
22
14
SpeechesTalent Agency Search
September 17, 1986
id69457
22
15
SpeechesTeen Pregnancy
id69458
22
16
SpeechesTrade
id69459
22
17
SpeechesUnited They Fell
id69460
22
18
SpeechesVarious Topics
1984
id69461
22
19
SpeechesWelfare
id69462
22
20
SpeechesWomens Legislation1985 Legislative Session
id69463
22
21
SpeechesWomens Rights; Women in Politics and Government
id69048
23
Miscellaneous SpeechesVarious Topics
id69464
23
1
SpeechesVarious Topics
1989-1992
id69465
23
2
SpeechesVarious Topics
1989-1992
id69466
23
3
SpeechesVarious Topics
id69467
23
4
SpeechesVarious Topics
id69468
23
5
SpeechesVarious Topics
id69469
23
6
SpeechesVarious Topics
id69470
23
7
SpeechesWomenVarious Topics