Series 1: Professional, 1971-1991
Scope and Contents
Series 1 contains files for specific research projects in which Davis participated and research on the following topics: volcanic ash, the Caltech Microprobe, soil, sedimentation, and core [testing]; those topics represent separate subseries within Series 1. The contents of the project files, Subseries 1, vary but may include unit level records, catalog records for found objects, site maps, summaries of faunal remains, reports, photographs, notes and charts, correspondence, proposals, prospectus, agreements, and field notes. The sites investigated are identified either by Bureau of Land Management or Nevada State Museum site number, or by specific site name. Files with site numbers are arranged chronologically and are filed in the first part of the subseries; files for sites with names are arranged alphabetically and follow those which are identified by number.
All sites but one are located within the Great Basin region of Nevada, southern Idaho, and southeastern Oregon. Significant projects include 26 PE 670 (Rye Patch), the Black Rock Desert, Borealis Mine, Cariguela Cave (Spain), Gatecliff Shelter, Hidden Cave, Lahontan Lake and Basin, Last Supper Site, the Nevada Test Site, Pebble Mounds, Pyramid Lake, Railroad Valley, Summer Lake, Lake Tahoe, Valmy, Walker Lake and River, and Yucca Mountain.
The contents of Subseries 2-6 vary, but in general consist of research materials, some correspondence, and notes.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
From the Collection: 13 Linear Feet (13 boxes)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Arranged in the following subseries: 1) Projects, General; 2) Volcanic Ash Research; 3) Caltech Microprobe; 4) Soil; 5) Sedimentation; 6) Core