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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Davis Retires from Institute of Texan Cultures

John L. Davis Retires From Institute Of Texan Cultures
By James Benavides - Public Affairs Specialist

The newsrelease begins:
"(Aug. 11, 2008)--The man who for more than 40 years helped craft the nation’s view of Texas, John L. Davis, will retire August 15 from The University of Texas at San Antonio's museum, The Institute of Texan Cultures.
Davis joined the museum team as a researcher in 1967, two years after then Texas Governor John Connally commissioned the Institute to develop the Texas Pavilion for the 1968 World's Fair in San Antonio. Davis would help present and preserve the stories, histories and traditions of the numerous cultural groups of Texas and would continue to act as a steward of the institute after the fair, as the Texas Pavilion became a permanent museum.

Davis completed his doctorate in humanities at the University of Texas at Austin, while working as a researcher for the institute. After HemisFair, Davis remained with the museum until the mid 1980s. In 1986, he was a part-time professor at UTSA and San Antonio College, often serving as a consultant to the ITC and working with Jo Ann Andera, director of the Texas Folklife Festival.

During his tenure at UTSA, Davis served in various capacities: lecturer, teaching associate, director of research, associate executive director of research and interim executive director. ...." READ MORE AT

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