Davenport Family Papers
Davenport Family Papers, 1906-1999
Primary Creator: Davenport, John B. (1951-)
Extent: 16.75 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 08/07/2000
The Davenport Family Papers have been divided into six series as follows:
Series 1: Sumner and Jessie Burnham
Series 2: Margaret (Burnham) Davenport
Series 3: Willard E. Davenport
Series 4: John B. Davenport
Series 5: General Family
Series 6: Photographs and Photo Albums
Six reels of microfilm were separated and placed in the microfilm cabinets in the Family History Room, while three audio cassette tapes were added to the Audio Tape Collection.
The Davenport Family Papers largely focus on Sumner and Jessie Burnham, their daughter Margaret (Burnham) Davenport, her husband, Willard E. Davenport, and their son John Brian Davenport.
Sumner Burnham was born June 23, 1882 near Bushberry, Nebraska, to Horace A. Burnham and Lizzie M. Frost. His family moved to a farm near Westerville, Nebraska, in 1883. After the death of his mother in 1888, he went to live with his uncle and aunt, Sumner W. and Sarah Burnham, on their farm in Yankee Hill, near Lincoln, Nebraska. He was employed by his uncle in the First National Bank of Lincoln as head bookkeeper. On July 15, 1905, Sumner Burnham married Jessie Pearl Dixon at Lincoln, Nebraska.
Jessie Pearl Dixon was born in Indiana on March 19, 1883, to William L. Dixon and Rosa Hedge. At the age of six months, she and her family moved to a farm in Wilbur, Nebraska, where she attended school. Following her marriage to Sumner Burnham, the couple moved from Lincoln to a homestead five miles north of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, where Sumner Burnham worked as assistant cashier in the First National Bank. In 1913, the family moved to York, Nebraska, where Sumner and his brother, Frank Burnham, were associated with the York Brick and Tile Company. In 1918, the family moved back to a ranch in Sioux County, thirty miles northeast of Scottsbluff. In 1920, they moved to the Bayard community, residing first on a farm and later in the town of Bayard.
Sumner Burnham's civic and community interests were numerous. He served on the Sioux County School Board as well as the District 96 school board in Morrill County. He was a director of the Nebraska Beet Growers Association for a number of years. For sixteen years, beginning in 1934, he served on the Agricultural Adjustment Administration County Committee. From 1954 to 1964, he served as crop adjuster and county representative for the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. He helped lay the ground work for the formation of the Chimney Rock Public Power District; he served continuously on the district's board of directors from the time of its organization in 1935 through his death in 1964 and for 22 of those years he was the president of the board. Burnham was a member of the Bayard City Council, treasurer of the Bayard Lions Club, charter member and treasurer of the Bayard Chamber of Commerce, member of the board of trustees of the United Presbyterian Church of Bayard, member of Signal Hill Chapter 282, and member of the Nebraska State Historical Society. Jessie Burnham was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Sumner and Jessie Burnham had two daughters: Frances Marie (Hunt) and Margaret Jane (Davenport). Jessie Burnham died September 20, 1961, followed by Sumner on July 30, 1964. Both are buried at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Margaret Jane (Burnham) Davenport was born September 21, 1912, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She attended public schools in Bayard, Nebraska, and graduated in 1928. She then attended Chadron State College for one year. In 1932, Margaret Burnham married Willard E. Davenport, a teacher in the Bayard High School, where she worked as a secretary. They lived in Denver, Colorado, where Willard finished his graduate work at the University of Colorado in 1936, while she worked at a bank and insurance company. They moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota, in 1942. Willard Davenport taught Marketing and Management at the University of North Dakota (UND). In 1943, Willard worked for the Institute of Transit Advertising in Chicago, until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945. During his time in the army, Margaret Davenport returned to Bayard and lived with her parents.
After World War II, the Davenports returned to Grand Forks. From 1947 to 1950, Margaret Davenport worked in several offices at UND, including the Registrar's Office. She resigned when her first son, James B. Davenport (March 28, 1950- June 19, 1950), was born. A second son, John Brian Davenport, was born in 1951. Following Willard Davenport's death in 1963, Margaret returned to UND where she held the position of administration assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs until her retirement in 1977.
Margaret Davenport was very active in service and social organizations including the Daughters of the Eastern Star, PEO, Thursday Music Club, Franklin Club, and Roundtable. She was also a loyal member of the First Presbyterian Church of Grand Forks for many years, serving as a deacon, a member of the new organ committee, and the bell choir.
Margaret Davenport died November 11, 1999, in Grand Forks. She is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Forks.
Willard Eugene Davenport was born December 20, 1902, in St. Anthony, Iowa, to Perry Arthur and Sadie Davenport. He received his elementary and high school education at Swea City, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1929. He was awarded a Master's degree from the University of Colorado in 1936, and attended further graduate study at the University of Denver, 1938-1939, and during the summers of 1940 and 1941.
Willard Davenport's early tenure as an educator included teacher, coach, and superintendent in several high schools in Nebraska and Colorado, prior to serving as Head of the Department of Business Administration at Kansas Wesleyan University, 1940-1942. Davenport first came to UND in 1942 as head of the Marketing Department. From 1943 to 1945 he served with the market research staff of the Institute of Transit Advertising in Chicago. He entered the United States Army in 1945. As an acting Lieutenant Colonel, Davenport taught at American Servicemen's Universities in Shrivenham, England, Biarritz, France, and Bremerhaven, Germany. He returned from Europe as the Head of the Department of Marketing at the UND College of Business Administration.
Willard Davenport was active in social, civic, and church organizations. He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church and a member of the Franklin Club, the Masonic Lodge, and the Lions Club, of which he served as president, 1954-1955. He was also involved in the Sons of the American Revolution, the American Marketing Association, Pi Omega Pi, Delta Sigma Pi, the American Association of University Professors, and the YMCA. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Sales Executives Committee, 1953-1955, and First Federal Savings and Loan Association. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association, and for ten years, he was named in the Who's Who in Commerce and Industry in the United States.
Willard Davenport died March 18, 1963, in Grand Forks. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Forks.
John Brian Davenport was born in Grand Forks in 1951. He graduated from Grand Forks Central High School in 1969. After attending one year at the University of North Dakota, he transferred to Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated magna cum laude in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Davenport attended the University of Denver and received a Master of Arts degree in Librarianship and Archival Studies in 1974.
John Davenport returned to Grand Forks in 1974, and was employed in the Department of Special Collections at UND’s Chester Fritz Library. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1976 and worked for one year at the University of Minnesota Immigrant History Research Center, while a part-time graduate student. In 1977, he became Head of Special Collections at the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, University of St. Thomas. In 1986, he received a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Minnesota, followed by a Ph.D. in 1994. His dissertation was entitled John Davenport (1597-1670): A Puritan Clerical Archetype. Since 2002, he has been a Professor of History at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: John Davenport, St. Paul, Minnesota
Acquisition Method: Donation; Acc.2000-2480
Complete Registry of the Davenports in America. By Sharon Taylor. Halbert’s: 1984.
Davenports Across America. Published by Mary Whitney, Ottsville, Pennsylvania: 1987.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Davenport Family Papers. OGLMC 1424, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in March 2015.
Browse by Series:
[Series 1: Sumner and Jessie Burnham ],
[Series 2: Margaret (Burnham) Davenport ],
[Series 3: Willard E. Davenport ],
[Series 4: John B. Davenport ],
[Series 5: General Family ],
[Series 6: Photographs and Photo Albums],
[Microfilm Reel :],
[Cassette Tape :],
- Series 1: Sumner and Jessie Burnham
- This series consists of personal information about Sumner and Jessie Burnham including family history manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, records of their estate, and funeral arrangements.
- Box 1
- Folder 1: Family history manuscript
- Folder 2: "Some Reminiscences"
- Folder 3: Personal history, Sumner
- Folder 4: Diary, Sumner
- Folder 5: Jessie Pearl Dixon and Dixon Family History
- Folder 6: House: 1906
- Folder 7: Community Involvement
- Folder 8: Estate, Sumner
- Folder 9: Estate, Jessie
- Folder 10: Estate, Sumner & Jessie
- Folder 11: Property History
- Folder 12: N. McFarland et.al
- Folder 13: Mortgage
- Folder 14: Funeral Arrangements, Sumner
- Folder 15: Funeral Arrangements, Jessie
- Folder 16: Correspondence: 1950-1960
- Series 2: Margaret (Burnham) Davenport
- This series contains materials pertaining to Margaret Davenport's personal life, involvement with civic and community organizations, employment history, and funeral arrangements. Correspondence is also included, and has been arranged in alphabetical order by writer.
- Sub-Series 1: biography
- Box 1
- Folder 17: Youth
- Folder 18: High School
- Folder 19: Schoolwork
- Folder 20: Schoolwork
- Folder 21: High School Plays and Musicals
- Folder 22: Newspaper Articles
- Folder 23: High School Autograph Pages
- Folder 24: High School Scrapbook
- Folder 25: High School Scrapbook (part 2)
- Folder 26: Graduation Invitations
- Folder 27: Scrapbook, post highschool (Bayard ca. 1930's)
- Folder 28: Sketchbook
- Folder 29: Burma Shave Jingles: 1936
- Folder 30: Address Book
- Folder 31: Appointment Books
- Folder 32: Grand Forks Community Music Association
- Folder 33: Grand Forks Symphony Association
- Folder 34: Thursday Music Club
- Box 2
- Folder 1: PEO
- Folder 2: PEO Sisterhood
- Folder 3: PEO, Carrie B. Simpson Bookshelf: 1948-1975
- Folder 4: PEO, Carrie B. Simpson
- Folder 5: Presbyterian Church, Grand Forks
- Folder 6: "Gering Courier", Gering, Nebraska, 100th Anniversary
- Folder 7: Cottey College
- Folder 8: UND
- Folder 9: UND, Awards
- Folder 10: UND, Margaret Barr
- Folder 11: UND, Dr. James Grassick
- Folder 12: UND, Miscellaneous
- Folder 13: Sheyenne Care Center
- Folder 14: Assets
- Folder 15: Funeral Arrangements, Amundson Funeral Home: 1999
- Folder 16: Funeral Arrangements, Amundson Funeral Home: 1999
- Folder 17: Death, Beneficiaries
- Folder 18: Eulogy, by John Davenport
- Folder 19: Donations
- Folder 20: Funeral Announcements
- Folder 21: Condolences: November 12, 1999 - November 19, 1999
- Folder 22: Condolences: November 20, 1999 - November 26, 1999
- Folder 23: Condolences: undated
- Sub-Series 2: Correspondence: Burnham, Sumner
- Sub-Series 3: Correspondence: Davenport, John B.
- Sub-Series 4: Correspondence: Davenport, Willard E.
- Sub-Series 5: Correspondence: Davenport, Rowland and Lillian
- Sub-Series 6: Correspondence: Davenport, Sadie
- Sub-Series 7: Correspondence: Hunt, Frances
- Sub-Series 8: Correspondence: Miscellaneous
- Series 3: Willard E. Davenport
- This series consists mainly of information pertaining to Willard Davenport's education and positions at various schools and colleges. Also included are papers Davenport wrote, materials related to his involvement in World War II, correspondence, financial records, and funeral materials.
- Box 3
- Folder 13: High School teaching through Bayard, Nebraska
- Folder 14: Colleges attended
- Folder 15: College teaching before UND
- Folder 16: University of Colorado
- Folder 17: Universities of Colorado/ Denver
- Folder 18: Kansas Wesleyan University
- Folder 19: Kansas Wesleyan University, 1941 yearbook
- Folder 20: Shrivenham American University
- Folder 21: Worthington Junior College (Minnesota)
- Folder 22: Illness at Worthington Junior College
- Folder 23: UND
- Folder 24: UND, Marketing
- Folder 25: UND, Marketing award
- Folder 26: Willard and Margaret
- Folder 27: Family history
- Folder 28: Community Involvement
- Folder 29: Franklin Club
- Folder 30: Lions Club
- Folder 31: Lions Club Newsletter
- Folder 32: Presbyterian Church, Ordination
- Box 4
- Folder 1: Sons of American Revolution (SAR)
- Folder 2: Army Services
- Folder 3: WWII, Selective Service
- Folder 4: WWII, Transportation
- Folder 5: WWII, North Dakota contacts
- Folder 6: WWII, France
- Folder 7: WWII, Germany
- Folder 8: WWII, Great Britain
- Folder 9: WWII, Correspondence
- Folder 10: WWII, Ration book
- Folder 11: Republican Party
- Folder 12: Politics
- Folder 13: Finances: 1944 - 1947
- Folder 14: Finances: 1948 - 1950
- Folder 15: Finances: 1951 - 1952
- Folder 16: Finances: 1953
- Folder 17: Mortgage Records
- Folder 18: Grand Forks Abstract Co.
- Folder 19: Thesis- Iowa State Teachers' College: 1936
- Folder 20: A Brief of Accounting Systems, Their Design and Installation
- Folder 21: A Complete Systems of Accounts for the Hospital, Denver, CO
- Folder 22: Departmental History- Marketing
- Folder 23: The Lettuce Industry in Colorado
- Folder 24: Operational Results and Compilation of General Information- College Book Stores
- Folder 25: The Place of Advertising in the American System
- Folder 26: Scotland
- Folder 27: Survey of the Wholesale Market Area of the City of Omaha, NE
- Folder 28: Death, newspaper clippings
- Folder 29: Biography
- Folder 30: Eulogy
- Folder 31: Condolences: 1963
- Folder 32: Correspondence (miscellaneous): 1930 - 1963
- Series 4: John B. Davenport
- This series contains materials pertaining to John Davenport's personal life, beginning with his youth and education, high school and college papers, and correspondence. The bulk of this series consists of materials collected while writing his doctoral dissertation at the University of Minnesota. These materials are arranged last.
- Sub-Series 1: Biography
- Box 4
- Folder 33: Childhood and Adolescence
- Folder 34: Stegosaurus drawing
- Folder 35: Elementary School
- Folder 36: Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts
- Folder 37: Highschool
- Folder 38: General TEC
- Folder 39: TEC 25
- Folder 40: TEC 27
- Folder 41: TEC 28
- Folder 42: TEC 30
- Folder 43: TEC 33
- Folder 44: TEC 36
- Folder 45: TEC 44
- Folder 46: Deaf TEC 1
- Box 5
- Folder 1: FIAT 3
- Folder 2: Journey 2
- Folder 3: Genealogical Organizations
- Folder 4: Music
- Folder 5: UND
- Folder 6: Macalester College
- Folder 7: Macalester College, notes
- Folder 8: Macalester College, Irish Interim
- Folder 9: University of Denver
- Folder 10: University of Denver
- Folder 11: University of Minnesota, Ph.D.
- Folder 12: University of Minnesota, diplomas
- Folder 13: Foreign Service
- Folder 14: Speech Outlines
- Folder 15: High School and College Papers
- Folder 16: High School and College Papers cont.
- Folder 17: The Cathedrals and Prebendaries of York and Durham in the 18th Century
- Folder 18: Cathedral Reform in the Church of England, 1832-1885
- Folder 19: Christian Morality
- Folder 20: Church and Society in England, 1770-1970
- Folder 21: Ethnicity and Religion as Factors Determining a Loyalist
- Folder 22: GGF CommUniversity, citation
- Folder 23: Guide to the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection
- Folder 24: The Inclusion of Marxist Periodicals in Standard Library Indexes, Bibliographies, and Abstracts
- Folder 25: Martin Luther, 1483-1983
- Folder 26: Nature and Evolution of Sterne's Catholic Reference in 'Tristam Shandy' and 'The Sentimental Journey'
- Folder 27: North Dakota's Socialist Traditions
- Folder 28: Review– Bitburg in Moral and Political Perspective
- Folder 29: Saints Anchor Hold in All Storms and Tempests, 1661-1663
- Folder 30: Some Reflections on Peter Hebblethwaite's 'The Popes and Politics'
- Folder 31: Three Victorian Writers
- Folder 32: Eighteenth Century English Notes
- Folder 33: Intellectual and Cultural History of Modern Europe
- Folder 34: Modern British History, 1846-1901
- Folder 35: The Person and Mission of Jesus
- Folder 36: Introduction to Religious Studies
- Folder 37: Readings in American History
- Folder 38: Theological Methods and Resources
- Folder 39: American Colonial History
- Folder 40: New Testament
- Folder 41: Genealogy Background
- Folder 42: English History, Winter 1977
- Folder 43: English History, Winter 1977
- Folder 44: English History, Spring 1977
- Sub-Series 2: Correspondence
- Box 6
- Folder 1: Davenport, Margaret, 1964 - 1989
- Folder 2: Davenport, Margaret, 1990 - 1999
- Folder 3: Davenport, Rowland and Lillian, 1963 - 1998
- Folder 4: Duchschere, Kyle, Kevin, Paul, 1978 - 1998
- Folder 5: Freier, Jan S. Weiss, 1976 - 1978
- Folder 6: Gudmunson, Lowell, 1979 - 1992
- Folder 7: Harriman- Rankin Alliance, 1979 - 1996
- Folder 8: Hazen, Robert, 1979 - 1990
- Folder 9: Hunt, Frances, Bob, and Cousins, 1973 - 1998
- Folder 10: Kazmierczak, Audrey, 1980 - 1991
- Folder 11: Munkwitz-Smith, Lisa, 1975 - 1992
- Folder 12: Stolt, William and Barbara, 1973 - 1986
- Folder 13: A-E misc.
- Folder 14: F-J misc.
- Folder 15: K-O misc.
- Folder 16: P-T misc.
- Folder 17: U-Z misc.
- Sub-Series 3: Dissertation Materials
- Box 6
- Folder 18: Davenport, "Hilton Castle Sermons" 1 of 2
- Folder 19: Davenport, "Hilton Castle Sermons" 2 of 2
- Folder 20: New Haven Sermons, 1 of 2
- Folder 21: New Haven Sermons, 2 of 2
- Folder 22: Winthrop, "History of NE"
- Folder 23: Bacon, "Thirteen Historical Discourses"
- Folder 24: New Haven Laws
- Folder 25: Preston, John, Saints Daily Exercise, "To the Reader" by Davenport and Sibbes
- Folder 26: Norton, "Life of Cotton"
- Box 7
- Folder 1: Preston, John, "The Saints Qualification" 1 of 5
- Folder 2: Preston, John, "The Saints Qualification" 2 of 5
- Folder 3: Preston, John, "The Saints Qualification" 3 of 5
- Folder 4: Davenport, Amzi Benedict, "Supplement to... Davenport Family"
- Folder 5: Davenport, Amzi Benedict, "History and Genealogy of the Davenport Family"
- Folder 6: Research Notes- New England (see also "Christ Church")
- Folder 7: Davenport Background, Computer Searches, "GNML"
- Folder 8: Research in Europe, February - March 1993
- Folder 9: Background Papers
- Folder 10: Yale– Beinecke Rare Book and Ms. Library
- Folder 11: American Antiquarian Society
- Folder 12: Folger Shakespeare Library
- Folder 13: Connecticut Historical Society
- Folder 14: University of St. Thomas- ILL
- Folder 15: Massachusetts Historical Society
- Folder 16: Dockery, "Christopher Davenport"
- Folder 17: Connecticut State Library (contains genealogical material)
- Folder 18: Shepard, Douglas, "The Wolcott Shorthand Notebook Transcribed" 1 of 2
- Folder 19: Shepard, Douglas, "The Wolcott Shorthand Notebook Transcribed" 2 of 2
- Folder 20: Stoever, "Faire and Easy Way to Heaven"
- Folder 21: UMI (includes Janet Knight Correspondence)
- Folder 22: Mather, Cotton, "Memoirs, Relating to the Lives of the Ever-Memorable..."
- Folder 23: Davies, "Worship of American Puritans"
- Folder 24: Hill, "History of S. Church"
- Box 8
- Folder 1: Trumbell, "History of Connecticut"
- Folder 2: Hutchinson, "History of Massachuset Bay"
- Folder 3: Morse and Parish, "Compendious History of NE"
- Folder 4: Short Articles and Reviews on John Davenport
- Folder 5: Davis, "Hopkins Grammar School"
- Folder 6: Hall, "Antinomian Controversy"
- Folder 7: Walker, "Creeds and Platforms of Congress"
- Folder 8: Cameron
- Folder 9: Calder, "Activities of the Puritan Faction of the Church of England"
- Folder 10: Davies, "Worship of the English Puritans"
- Folder 11: Hall, "The Faithful Shepherd"
- Folder 12: Kendall, "Calvin and English Calvinism to 1649"
- Folder 13: Rohr, "The Covenant of Grace in Puritan Thought"
- Folder 14: Selement, "Keepers of the Vineyard"
- Folder 15: Stearns, "Congregationalism in the Dutch Netherlands"
- Folder 16: Toon, "Puritans, the Millennium and the Future of Israel"
- Folder 17: Wallace, "Puritans and Predestination"
- Folder 18: Larzer, "The Career of John Cotton"
- Folder 19: Cragg, "Puritanism in the Period of the Great Persecution"
- Folder 20: Battis, "Saints and Sectaries- Anne Hutchinson and the Antinomian Controversy"
- Folder 21: Bercovitch, "The American Jeremiad"
- Folder 22: Bercovitch, "Typology and Early American Literature"
- Folder 23: Braithwaite, "The Beginnings of Quakerism"
- Folder 24: Caldwell, "The Puritan Conversation Narrative"
- Folder 25: Carter, "The English Reformed Church in Amsterdam"
- Folder 26: Cliffe, "The Puritan Gentry"
- Folder 27: Collinson, "A Comment: Concerning the Name Puritan"
- Folder 28: Foote, "The Significance and Influence of the Cambridge Platform of 1648"
- Folder 29: Ford, "Davenport- Paget Controversy"
- Folder 30: Gorman, "A Laudian Attempt to 'Tune the Pulpit'"
- Folder 31: Hall, "The Half-Way Covenant of 1662"
- Folder 32: Huntington, "History of Stamford, Connecticut"
- Folder 33: Bercovitch, "Typology in Puritan New England: The Williams- Cotton Controversy"
- Folder 34: Miller, "The Half-Way Covenant"
- Folder 35: Somerville, "Conversion vs. the Early Puritan Covenant of Grace"
- Folder 36: Sprunger, "The Dutch Career of Thomas Hooker"
- Folder 37: Caldwell, "The Antinomian Language of Controversy"
- Folder 38: Miller, "Preparation for Salvation in 17th Century New England"
- Folder 39: Habegger, "Preparing the Soul for Christ"
- Folder 40: Palmer, "Reverend William Hooke, 1601-1678"
- Folder 41: Elwell, "Evangelical Dictionary of Theology"
- Folder 42: Archer, "Puritan Town Planning in New Haven"
- Folder 43: Sprunger, "Archbishop Laud's Campaign Against Puritanism at the Hague"
- Folder 44: Miller, "Declension in a Bible Commonwealth"
- Folder 45: Parker, "The Feoffs of Impropriations"
- Folder 46: Freshfield, "Some Remarks upon the Book of Records and History of the Parish of St. Stephen"
- Folder 47: Background Papers
- Folder 48: Preston, John, "The Saints Qualification" 4 of 5
- Folder 49: Preston, John, "The Saints Qualification" 5 of 5
- Folder 50: Saloman's Pest House
- Folder 51: Scudder, Christians Daily Walk
- Folder 52: Sibbes, "Saints Cordials"
- Box 9
- Folder 1: Davenport, John, AAS MSS. 1 of 2
- Folder 2: Davenport, John, AAS MSS. 2 of 2
- Folder 3: "Another Essay for the Investigation of Truth, 1663"
- Folder 4: Davenport, "An Answer of the Elders of the Several Churches in New England, 1643"
- Folder 5: Davenport, "An Apologie of the Churches in New England for Church Covenant"
- Folder 6: Davenport, "An Apologetical Reply" (to Paget) 1636
- Folder 7: Davenport, "A Chatechisme Containing the Chief Heads of Christian Religion"
- Folder 8: Davenport, "Christ's Church and His Government of It" AAS
- Folder 9: Knowledge of Christ Indispensably Required 1652
- Folder 10: Davenport Notebook 1
- Folder 11: Davenport Notebook 2
- Folder 12: Power of Congregational Churches Asserted 1645-1652
- Folder 13: Davenport, "Reply to 7 Questions" Anti-Synod of 1662
- Folder 14: Best, William, "Churches Plea for Her Right" 1635
- Folder 15: Davenport, "An Exhortation to the Restoring... Brotherly Communion" (1641)
- Folder 16: Cotton, John, "A Discourse about Civil Government in a New Plantation" (1638)
- Folder 17: Davenport, "Witches of Huntington"
- Folder 18: Mather, Increase, "Mystery of Israel's Salvation"
- Folder 19: Mather, Richard, "Church Government and Church Covenant Discussed" (1643)
- Folder 20: AAS MSS, Mather Papers, "Apologie"
- Folder 21: Mather, Richard, "A Defense of the Arguments of the Synod"
- Folder 22: Paget, John, "Answer to the Unjust Complaints"
- Folder 23: Preston, John, Breast-Plate of Faith and Love, "To the Christian Reader" 1 of 2
- Folder 24: Preston, John, Breast-Plate of Faith and Love, "To the Christian Reader" 2 of 2
- Folder 25: Preston, John, "The New Covenant" 1 of 2
- Folder 26: Preston, John, "The New Covenant" 2 of 2
- Folder 27: Stiles, Ezra, "A History of Three of the Judges of King Charles I"
- Folder 28: Notecards
- Folder 29: Davenport, John, Dissertation: "John Davenport (1597-1670): A Puritan Clerical Archetype"
- Series 5: General Family
- The final series contains information pertaining to the general history of the Davenport family, including extended family members and the history of the towns in which they settled.
- Box 10
- Folder 1: Bayard, Nebraska - High School and History
- Folder 2: Burnham, S.H.
- Folder 3: Burnham Cousins, Aunts, Uncles
- Folder 4: Burnham-Frost Family History
- Folder 5: Burnham Family Lineage Charts, v.12, 1978
- Folder 6: Davenport, Sadie
- Folder 7: Burnham, S.W. and Sarah
- Folder 8: Burnham, S.A. and Lizzie Frost
- Folder 9: Chadron State College
- Folder 10: Chicago World's Exhibition: 1934
- Folder 11: Civil War Diary, Sumner Burnham's Grandfather
- Folder 12: Davenport Births
- Folder 13: Davenport-Ingraham Family History
- Folder 14: Davenport, James B.
- Folder 15: Davenport, Perry and Sadie
- Folder 16: Davenport, Rowland and Lillian
- Folder 17: Europe Trip: 1966
- Folder 18: Free Masonry
- Folder 19: Grand Forks, North Dakota - History
- Folder 20: Hunt Cousins, Photos
- Folder 21: Hunt, Francis Burnham
- Folder 22: Hunt, Francis and Bob
- Folder 23: Kelty and Dog Shows
- Folder 24: Maine History
- Folder 25: Maine History cont.
- Folder 26: Simla, Co
- Folder 27: Swea City, Iowa
- Folder 28: UND, misc.
- Series 6: Photographs and Photo Albums
- This series contains photo albums and envelopes of random pictures of different trips and events in the lives of the Davenports.
- Box 10
- Folder 29: Willard E. Davenport as a Freshman at Centre College, Kentucky, circa 1920. Also, pictures of the Davenport farm near Swea City, Iowa, and of Kentucky around the same time.
- Folder 30: Pictures of Margaret and Willard Davenport from the summer they were married, 1933, around Bayard, Nebraska, as well as Colorado and South Dakota.
- Folder 31: Appears to be pictures of trips in the last 1930s to early 1940s to Montana or Oregon to visit Rowland (Willard's brother) and Lillian Davenport in Butte, Montana and Linfield, Eugene, Portland, Oregon. Dogs are Kelty, Chigger, and MacDuff - pure-bred Scotties. Also graduation at University of Colorado (M.A. - Willard Davenport) in late 1930s.
- Folder 32: Margaret Davenport and friends at Chadron State College, Nebraska, circa 1930.
- Folder 33: Trips to Massachusetts and Connecticut by Margaret and Willard Davenport "out East" to visit Rowland (Willard's brother) and Lillian Davenport. Also, trip to Western National Parks. Circa 1933.
- Box 11
- Folder 1: Margaret Davenport: High School Graduation
- Folder 2: Margaret Davenport: Retirement / Jerusalem trip
- Folder 3: John B. Davenport: Cub Scouts
- Folder 4: Large Portraits:
- Item 1: Willard E. Davenport, acting Lieutenant Colonel in WWII, circa 1944
- Item 2: Margaret Davenport, circa 1944 "
- Item 3: John B. Davenport - baby picture circa 1951
- Item 4: Frances Burnham Hunt - Margaret's sister
- Item 5: Robert Hunt - "Uncle Bob", husband of Frances Burnham Hunt
- Item 6: Willard E. and Margaret Davenport with James Burnham Davenport (born and died 1950) - only known picture of James - 2 photos
- Box 12
- Folder 1: Trips by:
- Folder 2: Margaret Davenport and pictures of family, friends, cemeteries, old houses, and trips.
- Box 13
- Folder 1: Willard and Margaret Davenport, Chicago, 1941 - 1943.
- Folder 2: Acting Lieutenant Colonel Willard E. Davenport during WWII in Shrivenham, England, Bianity, France, and Bremerhaven, Germany, from 1944 - 1946.
- Folder 3: Willard and Margaret Davenport - trip to Manitoba, circa 1950 (probably).
- Folder 4: Miscellaneous portraits of Willard E. Davenport, Margaret B. Davenport, John Davenport, and Kelty (Scottish Terrier), circa 1938 - 1950.
- Folder 5: Baby and childhood pictures of John Davenport, circa 1950s.
- Folder 6: Childhood parties of John Davenport, circa 1950s.
- Folder 7: Pictures from 1950s:
- Folder 8: Trips to visit Rowland (Willard's brother) and Lillian Davenport, and their children Dick Davenport and Patty McCarley. Also visited Sarah Davenport, Willard and Rowland's mother. Oregon, circa 1948 - 1960s
- Folder 9: University of North Dakota, 1941 - 1943 and 1947 - 1963.
- Folder 10: Trips to Bayard, Nebraska, to visit Sumner and Jesse Burnham (Margaret Davenport's parents) and Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to visit Frances (Margaret's sister) and Robert Hunt.
- Photographs :
- Separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinets.
- Photograph 1: Sumner Burnham
- Photograph 2: Sumner Burnham
- Photograph 3: Jessie (Dixon) Burnham
- Photograph 4: Margaret Burnham (Davenport) and Frances Burnham (Hunt)
- Photograph 5: Margaret Davenport
- Photograph 6: Margaret Davenport
- Photograph 7: Margaret Davenport
- Photograph 8: Margaret and John Brian Davenport, 1951
- Photograph 9: Margaret, Willard, and John Davenport
- Photograph 10: Margaret and John Davenport, 1953
- Photograph 11: Margaret Davenport awarding the 2nd Annual W.E. Davenport Memorial Award to Nicholas J. Matias, 1965
- Photograph 12: Margaret Davenport
- Photograph 13: Margaret Davenport
- Photograph 14: Margaret and Willard Davenport
- Photograph 15: Willard E. Davenport
- Photograph 16: Willard Davenport
- Photograph 17: Willard Davenport
- Photograph 18: Rowland Davenport, Unidentified, and Willard Davenport
- Photograph 19: Perry, Sarah, Rowland, and Willard Davenport
- Photograph 20: Willard Davenport
- Photograph 21: Willard Davenport
- Photograph 22: Willard Davenport, Superintendent of Simla, CO schools, 1930s
- Photograph 23: Willard Davenport
- Photograph 24: Willard Davenport, Bayard, NE
- Photograph 25: Willard Davenport
- Photograph 26: W. E. Davenport
- Photograph 27: Willard Davenport, Promotional for Strauss
- Photograph 28: John B. Davenport, 3 months
- Photograph 29: John Davenport
- Photograph 30: John Davenport, 1954
- Photograph 31: John Davenport
- Photograph 32: John Davenport
- Photograph 33: John Davenport
- Photograph 34: John Davenport
- Photograph 35: John Davenport
- Photograph 36: John Davenport
- Photograph 37: John Davenport
- Photograph 38: John Davenport
- Photograph 39: Sumner Burnham, Margaret Davenport's great uncle
- Photograph 40: Willard E. Davenport
- Photograph 41: Willard E. Davenport
- Photograph 42: Margaret Davenport
- Photograph 43: Margaret and John Davenport
- Photograph 44: John Davenport (baby)
- Photograph 45: John Davenport (toddler)
- Photograph 46: John Davenport (pre-adolescence)
- Photograph 47: Sumner Hunt, Cousin of John Davenport
- Photograph 48: Frances and Robert Hunt with sons
- Photograph 49: Frances and Robert Hunt with sons and Margaret and John Davenport
- Photograph 50: Frances and Robert Hunt with sons, sons' spouses and children
- Microfilm Reel :
- Separated and placed in the microfilm cabinets in the Family History Room
- Microfilm Reel 1: Sermon by John Davenport, "The Witches of Huntington, Their Examinations and Confessions," 1646
- Microfilm Reel 2: Sermon by John Davenport, "Response in Examinations for Degree," 1625
- Microfilm Reel 3: Sermon by John Davenport, "Reply to Seven Propositions," 1662
- Microfilm Reel 4: Sermon by John Davenport, "MS Sermons Preached at New Haven"
- Microfilm Reel 5: Dunster, H. "Dunster Notebook"
- Microfilm Reel 6: Shepard, Douglas H., "The Wolcott Shorthand Notebook Transcribed," 1957
- Cassette Tape :
- Three audio cassette tapes were separated and added to the Audio Tape Collection. These tapes record verbal reminiscences by Margaret Davenport regarding Burnham family history and her early memories about growing up in Nebraska.
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