Scope and Contents
The Silver Lee Davis papers primarily document the writing career of lesbian land community member Silver Lee Davis. The papers contain correspondence, article and poetry drafts, publications, photographs, personal ephemera, and an obituary. The bulk of the correspondence in this collection is between Davis and publishers. Some material in this collection, particularly photographs and items related to Davis' funeral, was collected by Sky Ainsling following Davis's death.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Silver Lee Davis was a member of the lesbian land community, Mountainlight, in Grants Pass, Oregon. Davis was a United States Navy veteran, pilot, Chinese medicine practitioner, and writer. She died of liver cancer in the Veterans Association Nursing Skilled Care Unit in Vancouver, Washington in 1999.
0.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 manuscript box
Language of Materials
Silver Lee Davis was a member of the lesbian land community in Grants Pass, Oregon. The Silver Lee Davis papers primarily document Davis' writing career.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Sky Aisling, 2012.
Processed by Alexandra M. Bisio, 2020.
- Guide to Silver Lee Davis papers
- Complete Description
- Alexandra M. Bisio
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English