Sydney Arthur Davidson, Jr. papers, 1934-1939  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Davidson, Sydney Arthur Jr.
Sydney Arthur Davidson, Jr. papers
1934-1939 (inclusive)
0.05 linear feet, (2 folders)
Collection Number
A 210
Sydney Arthur Davidson, Jr. worked in Foochow, China, teaching English at the Anglo-Chinese College. The collection (1934-1939) contains notes, manuscript material, and copies of published pieces regarding his experience working in China.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Sydney Arthur Davidson, Jr. was born in Brockton, Massachusetts and educated at Williams College. He also took journalism courses at Syracuse University. In 1934 he went to Foochow, China, to teach English at the Anglo-Chinese College.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection (1934-1939) contains notes, manuscript material, and copies of published pieces regarding his experience working in China.

Manuscript material includes mostly typed notes and drafts of stories. Most stories were written for the Brockton Enterprise feature titled "Letters from a Brockton Boy in China."

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sydney Arthur Davidson Jr. papers, A 210, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Teachers' writings, American--China
  • Personal Names :
  • Davidson, Sydney Arthur Jr.
  • Geographical Names :
  • China--Politics and government--20th century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication