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Daniel Davis

Photograph Curator/Associate Librarian
B.A. History, 1994, University of Wyoming.
M.A. History, 1997, University of Wyoming.

1994. Museum Internship at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum, Green River, Wyoming.
1994-1996. Student Worker at the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
1996. Internship at Mcracken Research Library at the Buffalo Bill Historical Museum, Cody, Wyoming.
1996-2000. (Faculty level position) Assistant Archivist in Processing and Reference at American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
2000-2011. (Faculty level position) Photograph Curator/Assistant Librarian in Special Collections & Archives Department, Utah State University. Granted tenure and promotion to Associate Librarian in 2006.
2001-2011. Adjunct Instructor, USU History Department. Archiving Internships and Archives Management.

Scholarship
Entries for photographers C.R. Savage, A.J. Russell, and Carleton Watkins for the Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography.
"Appreciating a Pretty Shoulder: The Risqué Images of Charles Ellis Johnson." Utah Historical Quarterly 74 (Spring 2006): 131-146.
"Elwood Mead, Arid Land Cession, and the Creation of the Wyoming System of Water Rights." Annals of Wyoming: The Wyoming History Journal 77 (Summer 2005): 2-14.
Currently under contract with USU Press to produce a book entitled, "Across the Continent, West from Omaha:" The Union Pacific Photographs of Andrew Joseph Russell.

Extension
Conference of Inter-mountain Archivists, Council, 2007-2009
President, Cache Valley Historical Society, 2006-2007
Utah Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, 2003-2005

Historical Expertise Includes:
Photography in the 19th Century West.
Cache Valley History
Irrigation and Water Rights in the West.
Wyoming History.