Judge Mattie Belle Davis was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1936 and practiced law until she was appointed the first woman Judge to the Metropolitan Dade County Court in 1959. This collection contains materials related to the life and career of Judge Mattie Belle Davis of Miami, Florida. The bulk of the collection consists of awards and recognitions of Judge Davis' accomplishments, but there are also several dolls dressed like judges and three wooden gavels. Also included are awards, photographs, newspapers, correspondence, magazines, journals, and miscellaneous items.
15 linear feet.