Daniel Davis

Special Collections and Archives

Photograph Curator, Instruction Coordinator

Daniel Davis

Contact Information

Phone: (435) 797-0890
Email: daniel.davis@usu.edu
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Educational Background

Master of Arts Degree, University of Wyoming, American History (Archival Studies Program), 1997 Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Wyoming, History, 1994


Daniel Davis became the photograph curator in Special Collections & Archives in 2000. He received tenure in 2006 and became coordinator of instruction in 2014. He is the author or co-author for two books about 20th Century Western photographers. In 2019 he went on sabbatical taking a “deep dive” into primary source literacy and creating a lesson plan for teaching with historic images. He has taught semester-length classes on archival management, mentored individual students, and taught single-class sessions to a wide range of students from fourth graders to Ph.D. candidates.