WorldCat Identities

Davis, Myrtle 1931-

Works: 8 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 35 library holdings
Genres: Filmed interviews  Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Myrtle Davis
Most widely held works by Myrtle Davis
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Myrtle Davis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharmacist and veteran city council member Myrtle Reid Davis was born on October 9, 1931 to Emmalee Reid, a teacher, and Carl Reid, a postal worker. Davis was raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina where she attended Emmett School Elementary and High School. After graduating from high school in 1949, Reid went on to attend Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana where she pursued her B.S. degree in pharmacy. In 1953, Davis was hired at the Queens City Pharmacy in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1956, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she was hired by the Triangle Prescription Shop. That following year, she was married to activist and local physician, Dr. Albert M. Davis. Throughout the 1960s, Davis served on the boards of numerous Atlanta based organizations including the League of Women Voters of Fulton County, where she served as president. She also served on the board of directors for the Gate City Day Nursery Association, and in 1970, she was elected to serve on the board of directors for the Atlanta Urban League. In 1979, Davis was hired by Leadership Atlanta where she worked as co-executive director for ten years. In 1981, Davis ran for public office and was elected as a member of the Atlanta City Council. During her tenure on the Atlanta City Council, Davis served as chair of the Human Resources Committee, the Water and Pollution Committee and the Community Development Committee. Davis also served for five years as chair of the Finance Committee. Then, in 1994, after Maynard Jackson decided to leave his post as mayor, she became a candidate for mayor of the City of Atlanta. She later became the coordinator for the 1996 Atlanta Expo, and in 1998, Davis retired from city government as water utility manager for the City of Atlanta
The Myrtle Davis collection of World War I Letters by Myrtle Davis( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The letters are from two World War I soldiers, Sergeant Charles Conrad, who was sent to Camp Gordon, Georgia from May-December 1918, and Corporal Albert F. Robbins, who was deployed to France and Italy from April 1917-April 1918, to Miss Myrtle Davis of Barberton, Ohio. Conrad's letters to Davis provide detailed descriptions of camp life and what it was like to be in love, but separated by war. The letters from Robbins give insights on what it meant to be a soldier sent to Europe and observations he made about his own life as he faced the possibility of combat. This collection includes 125 letters, 16 postcards, and 15 photographs, as well as several ephemeral items included in the letters
Myrtle Davis : by Myrtle Davis( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Commercials used during Davis' campaign for the 1981 city council election in Atlanta, Georgia
Wyoming Heritage and Contemporary Values Project records by Wyoming Heritage and Contemporary Values Project( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection contains transcripts of oral history interviews with women living in southeastern Wyoming, including the towns of Laramie, Cheyenne, and Wheatland, as well as smaller communities in the area. Included are professional women, ranch women, an African-American woman, and a Hispanic woman. The interviewers seek information on the women's attitudes about such issues as birth control, as well as stories of their lives
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Audience level: 0.58 (from 0.53 for The Histor ... to 0.99 for Photograph ...)