Oberlin College Archives

EDITH BUNKER DAVIS, 1900-1991

FAMILY PAPERS, 1857 (1916-50)-1990


INVENTORY

Series I.  Bunker Family Correspondence, 1857-1950, n.d.  1 l.f.
	Subseries 1.  Calendar to the Correspondence, n.d.
Box 1
		Calendar (card file) to the correspondence, n.d.
	Subseries 2.  Bunker Family Correspondence, 1857-1950, n.d.
Box 1 (cont.)
		Correspondence, 1857, 1859-61, 1866, 1870, 1879, 1882, 1884, 
			1886, 1891, 1893-1916  (26f)
Box 2
		Correspondence, 1917-37  (18f)
Box 3
		Correspondence, 1938-50, n.d.  (15f)
	Subseries 3.  Correspondence of Fred R. Bunker, 1891-1914, 
		1923-26, 1929, 1932
Box 4
		Circular letters from Africa, 1891-94, 1896, 1897-98, 1900, 1902-03, 
			1905-07, 1909, 1911, 1913-14  (4f)
		Circular letters to Bunker children, 1923-26, 1929, 1932
		Letters (file copies) to Sydney Bunker, 1923, 1925, 1931-32
	Subseries 4.  Correspondence of Alma Asted Bunker, 1932-33
Box 4 (cont.)
		Correspondence (incoming), 1932-33
Series II.  Diaries, 1887, 1891-95, 1914-91, n.d.  1 l.f. 
	Subseries 1.  Diaries and Notes of Fred R. Bunker, 1887, 1891-92,  
		1895, 1917, n.d.
Box 5
		Diary (typed transcription), 1887
		Diary (typed transcription), 1891
		Diary (carbon transcription), July-October 1892
		"Journal of a Journey" (edited version of July-October 1892 diary), 
			ca. 1954
		Diary (photocopy), 1895
		Diary account (ms.), 1917
		Ms. notes for lectures and sermons (loose), n.d.
	Subseries 2.  Diaries of Isabel H. Bunker, 1892-94
Box 5 (cont.)
		Diary (photocopy), 1892-93
		Diary (photocopy), 1893-94
	Subseries 3.  Diaries of Edith Bunker Davis, 1914-91  11 vols. 
Box 6
		Diary, 1914-15
		Diary, 1917-20
		Diary, 1931
		Diary, 1936
		Diary, 1949
		Diary, 1952-54
		Diary, 1958
		Diary, 1975
		Diary, 1965-78
		Diary, 1984-85
		Diary, 1990-91 
Series III.  Bunker-Davis Family Miscellany, 1887-1991  1.2 l.f.
Box 7
	Address books of Edith Bunker Davis (EBD), 1913, 1951
	Autograph book of EBD (Durban High School), 1915-17
	Diplomas of EBD, 1918, 1922  (Housed separately following Series III)
Box 8
	Genealogical files
		Bunker Family Association (membership lists), 1978-81
		Bunker Family Association (correspondence), 1930-72
		Bunker Family History by Henry L. Bunker, 1984  147 pp.
		Bunker Genealogy, Vol II, by Edward C. Moran, 1965  302 pp.
		Bunker Genealogy, Vol III, by Edward C. Moran, 1982  389 pp.
Series III.  Bunker-Davis Family Miscellany (cont.)
Box 8A
	Genealogical files (cont.)
		Fred R. Bunker's genalogical papers (charts, ledger, scrapbook 
			(disbound), ms. notes, 1920-46, n.d.
		Edith Bunker Davis genealogical notebooks, 1950, 1976
Box 9
	Guest books of EBD, 1928-66, 1974  2 vols.
	Legal documents and passports, 1905, 1917, 1950, 1953, 1964
	Maps: "The World", "Africa" (American Map Company), n.d.
	Newspaper clippings re: Bunker family, 1924-64
	Newspaper clippings re: Africa, 1977-88
Box 9A
	Oberlin Women's Club of New York (correspondence of EBD), 1958-65
	Obituaries, 1950
	Pamphlets, 1887-1984
Box 10
	Postcards, ca. 1907  (80 items)
	Talladega College (correspondence with archivist), 1973-82
	Talladega College brochures, 1987-89
	Unpublished paper by Talladega librarian, Leon Spencer (n.d.), 
		"Toward an African Church in Mozambique"
Series IV.  Correspondence of Edith Bunker Davis, 1919-90, n.d.
	Subseries 1.  Correspondence, 1919-89, n.d.
Box 11
		Correspondence, 1919, 1922-24, 1929-58, 1960  (15f)
Box 12
		Correspondence, 1961-77, 1981-89, n.d.  (10f)
	Subseries 2.  Christmas Letters (Outgoing), 1957-90
Box 12 (cont.)
		Christmas letters, 1957-90
Series V.  Writings of Edith Bunker Davis, 1913, 1949-88, n.d.  .4 l.f.
Box 13
	Correspondence with editors, 1954
	Ms. writings, 1954, 1961, n.d.
		"A Day in the Life of My Missionary Mother", n.d.
		"A History of Fred R. Bunker in the Rhodesia Mission", 1961
		"How Beautiful Upon the Mountains" (original typescript), 1954
		"How Beautiful Upon the Mountains" (carbon copy), 1954
		"Making the Home Christian", n.d.
	Meditations, 1980-81, n.d.
		Miscellaneous meditations, 1980-81
		[Daily Prayer Book for Women], n.d.
	Miscellaneous short writings (talks, reviews), 1913, 1949-88, n.d.
	Research Materials, 1965-73, n.d.
		"Daybook" (notebook) 1965-73
		"History of South Africa" (notebook), n.d.
		"Facts and Customs, Natal and Gazaland" (notebook), n.d.
		Notes (loose) on lives of Fred and Isabel Bunker, n.d.
Box 13a
	Miscellaneous Writings, 1986-87
Series VI.  Photographs, ca. 1892-1982, n.d.  3.1 l.f.
	Subseries 1.  Glass plate negatives, 1898-1917, n.d.
Box 14
		Adams mission station, 1898-1900
		Furlough, 1900
		Bunker family at Umvoti (Groutville), ca. 1901-05
			(33 plates in Box 14)
Box 15
		Bunker family at Beira, 1904-07
		Bunker garrison, Durham, New Hampshire, n.d.
		Fred R. Bunker at Wilton, Connecticut, n.d.
		Kamba Simango in U.S.A., n.d.
		Missionaries and family (Durban, S.A.), 1914-17
		"Mt. Silinda", n.d.
		Duplicates, n.d.
			(46 plates in Box 15)
	Subseries 2.  Film Negatives, ca. 1892, ca. 1930-40 
Box 16
		Negatives, ca. 1892, ca. 1930-40  
	Subseries 3.  Loose Photographs 1886-1982, n.d.
Box 16 (cont.)
		Bunker family photographs, 1886-1982, n.d.  (14f)
Box 17
		Africa photographs, 1891-ca. 1940, n.d.  (10f)
	Subseries 4.  Photograph albums, 1900-25  7 vols.
Box 18
		Album (disbound), 1900  (2f)
		Album, 1900-17  
Box 19
		Album (disbound), 1913-17
		Album, 1917-21
		Album, 1917-22
Box 20
		Album (disbound), 1920-23
		Album, ca. 1920-25
Box 21
		Album (disbound), "Grandmother Stories," n.d.
			(with accompanying ms. text)
Series VII.  Zulu Artifacts, ca. 1910, n.d.
Box 22
		Woven basket, ca. 1910
		Zulu beads, ca. 1910  (loose beads and necklaces)

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