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Judge Mattie Belle Davis Collection

Identifier: SPC5020

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of various papers and memorabilia to commemorate the life of Judge Mattie Belle Davis.


  • Other: 1942 - 1994

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights: In copyright. Standardized rights statement:

Special Collections & University Archives provides copies of materials in our collections for private study, scholarship, or research. Patrons are responsible for determining the proper copyright holder and securing permission to publish, quote, broadcast, exhibit, or perform that work. FIU Special Collections will provide all available information about the copyright holder of materials found in our collections.

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Biographical / Historical

Born in 1910, Judge Mattie Belle Davis was the first woman from Florida to be elected to the American Bar Foundation. She also was the first woman judge of Metropolitan Court of Dade County, which led to March 3rd being Mattie Belle Davis Day. The Mattie Belle Davis Society was created in 2004 by The Florida Association for Women Lawyers in order to help facilitate contributions from FAWL members towards key initiatives.


11.00 boxes

Language of Materials



This collection is comprised of 11 boxes with the files in chronological/alphabetical order.

Method of Acquisition


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Repository Details

Part of the Florida International University Repository

Green Library
11200 SW 8th Street, GL 422
Miami FL 33199 US