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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cullom Davis  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1935 in Aurora, Illinois

-- Cullom Davis on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Davis lives in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cullom Davis is a Princeton graduate and received his doctorate in American history from the University of Illinois. He founded the nationally recognized Oral History Office at Sangamon State University - the predecessor to the University of Illinois Springfield. A founding faculty member at the university, he helped establish the MA program in public history as well. In addition to publishing numerous articles, Davis is the author of many books.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Oral History: From Tape to Type
ISBN: 0838902308

Amer Library Assn. 1977

Offers guidelines for the collection, processing, and dissemination of oral history and advice on the organization and administration of an oral-history program

The Public and the Private Lincoln: Contemporary Perspectives
ISBN: 0809309211

Southern Illinois University Press. 1979

Dust jacket tattered and torn. Boards edge worn.

The prairie bondman: A corporate biography of the John Nuveen Company on the occasion of its centennial celebration
ISBN: B0006QU0E4

The Company. 1996

Memorial days: A history of community partnerships, 1897-1997
ISBN: 096582960X

Memorial Health System. 1997

Book by Davis, Cullom

ISBN: 0252025660

University of Illinois Press. 2000

This landmark publication fills the last large gap in documenting the life of Abraham Lincoln: his quarter-century career as a general practice attorney in Illinois.

Gathering nearly 100,000 court documents from over 120 repositories and private collections, this invaluable resource provides full and convenient access to the complete documentary record of Lincoln=s legal career. The enhanced facsimile edition combines an enormous corpus of digitized documentary images with a custom-designed database, a comprehensive index, and an array of reference and background sections. A user can find cases and other legal materials in a variety of ways and search for historical topics such as African Americans, debt, railroads, and women as litigants. For each case a narrative summary is provided, along with subject entries and information about the various court levels in which it was tried.

Exhaustive in its coverage and meticulous in its accuracy, this authoritative electronic edition is indispensable to Lincoln scholars and admirers. A rich new source that documents a typical antebellum western law practice and the everyday disputes of thousands of citizens, The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln is also a boon for legal and social historians.



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