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SMU collection of Ronald L. Davis oral histories on the performing arts
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Description
The SMU collection of Ronald L. Davis oral histories on the performing arts span the years 1974-1991 and encompass 23.8 linear feet. The collection includes more than 500 volumes of largely biographical interviews with actors, directors, producers, and writers. The interviews were mostly conducted by Davis, although some were done by other professionally trained historians.
Background
Ronald L. Davis is an American history professor and author. He retired as a professor of history at Southern Methodist University (SMU) where he served as director of the university's DeGolyer Institute for American Studies and the Oral History Program.
Extent
23.8 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.