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SMU collection of Ronald L. Davis oral histories on the performing arts
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: SMU collection of Ronald L. Davis oral histories on the performing arts
    Date (inclusive): 1974-1991
    Collection number: 196
    Creator: Davis, Ronald L.
    Extent: 23.8 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    SMU collection of Ronald L. Davis oral histories on the performing arts, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Southern Methodist University, 2001

    Biography

    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.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

    Indexing Terms

    Davis, Ronald L. , 1933---Archives.