William A. Davis papers
The William A. Davis papers contain correspondence, instructions, memoranda, orders, and reports related to Davis’ work with the United States of America Typhus Commission in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Denmark; an extensive report on typhus at Bergen‐Belsen; two newspaper clippings about the 1945 Belsen trial; Davis’ notes about his daily activities; his immunization register; and photographs of members of the Typhus Commission.
A chronological file includes correspondence, instructions, memoranda, orders, and reports related to Davis’ work identifying and combating typhus in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Denmark. This file also contains Davis’ July 26, 1945 report detailing the typhus epidemic at Bergen‐Belsen with illustrative black and white photographs of Bergen‐Belsen, inmates, and the cleansing, delousing, and treatment process. A daily activities record contains Davis’ personal notes about his daily activities in Europe, lists the cities and camps he visited, and includes his frank impressions of the conditions at Bergen‐Belsen. Additional black and white photographs in the collection depict members of the Typhus Commission and the bestowal of Typhus Commission medals on Brigadier R. Galloway and Colonel J.S.K. Boyd.
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