Ed Davis Papers

Title: Ed Davis Papers
Date: 1939 - 1961
Collection Number: H075

Extent: 1 folder

Repository: Alfred M. Heston Collection, Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, (609) 345-2269.

Preferred Citation: Ed Davis Papers, Alfred M. Heston Collection, Atlantic City Free Public Library.

Creator: Davis, Ed


Ed Davis was born in Philadelphia in 1920. After, serving in World War II, he enrolled in broadcast journalism courses, and began announcing big-band shows on WFPG radio. During his career in radio, Davis also worked for WIIN, WMID, and WOND-AM. Davis was a historian of Atlantic City history and is well known for his book, Atlantic City Diary, originally published in 1980 and reprinted in 1985. He died in 2007.

Scope and Content:
The Ed Davis papers consist of one folder of pamphlets and programs from various Atlantic City social, athletic, veterans, and fraternal organizations. The organizations within the collection include: the American Legion, the Miss Atlantic City Ball, the Inlet Social and Athletic Club, and the Elks Lodge. The collection also includes one copy of the Atlantic City Centennial Celebration Program. The Ed Davis Papers were once housed with the ACFPL Scrapbooks Collection (H035). Archival staff at ACFPL disassociated the Ed Davis Papers from the ACFPL Scrapbooks Collection when the Scrapbooks Collection was processed in August, 2011. Given the brevity of the collection’s extent, the Ed Davis Papers are housed in a box along with the Gladys Lody Papers (H074), the Bonnie Josephine Papers (H076), and the WPG Radio Collection (H077).

“Ed Davis, Longtime A.C. Radio Personality, Dies at 89,” Press of Atlantic City, October 9, 2007.


Access Points:
American Legion
Elks (Fraternal order)
Inlet Social and Athletic Club
Miss Atlantic City
Athletic clubs – New Jersey – Atlantic City
Fraternal organizations – New Jersey – Atlantic City

Related Materials:

Davis, Ed, Atlantic City Diary: A Century of Memories, 1880-1985. McKee City, NJ: Atlantic Sunrise Pub. Co.

Vertical Subject Files
American Legion
Community Organizations/Events
Miss Atlantic City & Little Miss Atlantic City

Processing Note: The collection is processed. Finding aid written by Shannon O’Neill, archivist, January, 2011.

Copyright Notice: While the Atlantic City Free Public Library owns the collection, the Library may not own the copyright for the materials. Researchers wishing to reproduce materials are responsible for obtaining the proper permission.

Box 1
Folder 1      Item 1: American Legion Reception program, 1939
                 Item 2: American Legion Reception program, 1941
                 Item 3: American Legion National Convention program, 1957
                 Item 4: Miss Atlantic City Ball program, 1945
                 Item 5: Inlet Social and Athletic Club Boardwalk Mile Run flyer, 1947
                 Item 6: Atlantic City Elks Lodge Minstrel Show program, 1956
                 Item 7: New Jersey State Elks’ Association 46th Reunion program, 1959
                 Item 8: New Jersey State Elks’ Association 47th Reunion program, 1960
                 Item 9: New Jersey State Elks’ Association 48th Reunion program, 1961
                 Item 10: New Jersey State Elks’ Reunion program of events, 1960
                 Item 11: New Jersey State Elks’ Reunion program of events, 1961
                 Item 12: Atlantic City 100 Years 1854-1954 Centennial Celebration program