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Silver Lee Davis papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll 652

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.


  • 1986-1999

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra M. Bisio, 2020.

Guide to Silver Lee Davis papers
Complete Description
Alexandra M. Bisio
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA