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International Student History

A guide containing archival and special collections material about international students and international student history at Davidson College.

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Our collections can be searched and browsed through this catalog.

This database includes finding aids for our institutional records and manuscript collections. Finding aids describe collections, how they were created, and how they can be accessed.

If have questions or would like to view our materials in-person, please email for assistance. 

Manuscript Collections

Manuscript materials are largely unpublished documents such as diaries, letters, speeches and sermons. The collections may be about an individual, a family, or a group. The majority of our collections relate to students and alumni of Davidson College and to civic organizations in the town of Davidson, North Carolina.

Listed below are relevant collections related to international students and international student history. Collections are organized by manuscript number, along with a brief description of the collection's contents, and are hyperlinked to the collection's digital finding aid.

If you would like to view any of the materials listed below, please email to make an appointment.


A selection of D-Files related to internationals students and international student history:

  • Davidson College - Japan Scrapbook (DC0137s)

    Description: The collection consists of two scrapbooks compiled by Davidson alumni from Japan, a directory of Japanese-Davidsonians, and a memory book written in kanji. The scrapbooks contain photographs of Davidson College campus scenes, alumni and their family, Davidson faculty and staff visiting Japan, and visits by Japanese to Davidson.

  • Lucy Martin Currie Collection (DC0193s)

    Description: The collection consists of Currie's reminiscences of growing up in Davidson (1922), notes for a talk on Davidson history for the Tuesday Club, a typescript "Fact and Fiction About Old Davidson" written for the Thelemite Book Club (1955), a typescript of a talk on "Our Foreign Alumni,” copies of newspaper clippings relating to Currie and 2 photographs.


Davidsoniana Files

Davidsoniana Files, or "​D-Files," primarily contain secondary source information and are housed in Archives and Special Collections. This includes newspaper articles, scanned memos, brochures and pamphlets, memorial speeches, and booklets. 


A selection of D-Files related to internationals students and international student history:

  • Scholarships - Richardson Scholars

    Description: Digitized file contains brochures for the Richardson Scholarship program. It also contains a list of Richardson Scholars from 1958 to 1968. These items originate in our departmental D-File, our vertical reference files.

  • International Students - Articles

  • International Students - Reports, flyers

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