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Osha Gray Davidson Papers

Identifier: MsC0588

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Osha Gray Davidson consist of 1.5 linear feet of manuscripts dating from 1987 to 1994. They deal primarily with the writing of his two books, Broken Heartland and Under Fire, and related articles. Included are research notes, correspondence, early drafts, printer's typescripts, and reviews.


  • Creation: 1987 -


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Osha Gray Davidson was born and educated in Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1982 with a B.A. in English. He is married and has two daughters. A free-lance writer, Davidson’s work has appeared in The Nation, The Progressive, the St. Louis Post - Dispatch, and others.


5.50 Linear Feet

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Free-lance journalist and author of Broken Heartland and Under Fire. Correspondence, research notes, and preliminary drafts of his writings.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mr. Davidson in 1995. He continues to add to the collection.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
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