Guide to the Darlene Gould Davies Collection

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Guide to the Darlene Gould Davies Collection 1948/2000

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Darlene Gould Davies Collection
Dates: 1948-2000
Identification: MS-0099
Creator: Davies, Darlene Gould
Physical Description: 11.25 linear
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Darlene Gould Davies has served on five San Diego City boards and commissions under several San Diego mayors, is Professor Emerita of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University, and co-produced videos for the Mingei International Museum.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Audio Recordings
Personal Papers
Video Recordings

Personal Name:

Davies, Darlene Gould -- Archives
Davies, Darlene Gould -- Correspondence
Davies, Lowell -- Correspondence


Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, Calif.) -- History -- Sources

Topical Term:

San Diego (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Sources
Theater -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Darlene Davies Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Old Globe Theatre Photograph Collection
Old Globe Theatre Records

Scope and Contents

The collection documents Davies' involvement as a member of the Old Globe Theatre's Board of Directors (1986-1996), and with her late husband Lowell Davies, participation in many of the Globe's activities and events. It consists of correspondence, photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, scrapbooks, awards, and ephemeral material.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence-Darlene G. Davies 1980-200

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence-Lowell Davies 1950-1956, 1980, 1983

Box 1, Folder 3


Scope and Contents

-Groundbreaking for the Lowell Davies Festival Theater (4), 1985 -Old Globe Theater Camp Orbit Recipients (6) -Lowell Davies speaking -Hugh French, Craig Noel, and unidentified
Box 1, Folder 4

Globe Upstage (incomplete) 1998-2000

Box 1, Folder 5

619 Social Calendar (incomplete) 1994-1998

Box 1, Folder 6

Booklet-Old Globe Theater 60th Anniversary Gala 1935-1995

Box 1, Folder 7

Booklet-Old Globe Theater 65th Anniversary Gala 2000

Box 1, Folder 8

Booklet-Old Globe Theater: 1935-1985 Jubilee Festival '85 1985

Box 1, Folder 9

Booklet-"A Birthday Fantasy" Craig Noel at 75 1990

Box 1, Folder 10

San Diego Magazine

Scope and Contents

August and December 1956 September 1960 November 1978 May and June 1985 October and December 1998 Specially bound edition for Lowell Davies, October 1998
Box 1, Folder 11

Old Globe Theater Herald (incomplete) 1981-1992

Box 1, Folder 12

The Romance of Balboa Park By Florence Christman 1988

Box 1, Folder 13

The Journal of San Diego History Spring 1985

Box 1, Folder 14

Postcards-Old Globe Theater (3)

Box 1, Folder 15

Flyers/brochures/programs 1980's and 1990's

Box 1, Folder 16

Galas and Special event programs/invitations 1980's and 1990's

Box 1, Folder 17

Old Globe Theater Advancement Campaign News 1998-90

Box 1, Folder 18

Old Globe Theater Annual Reports 1985-1986, 1986-1987

Box 1, Folder 19

Old Globe Theater Guilder Gazette (incomplete) 1983-1992

Box 1, Folder 20

Globe Guilders Directories 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1998-1999, 1999-2000

Box 1, Folder 21

Playwrights Project, 1994-1995-Craig Noel was Honorary Director Plays Performed at Old Globe Theater

Box 2, Folder 1

Flyers/Brochures/Programs 1980's

Box 2, Folder 2

Galas and Special Event programs/invitations 1980's

Box 2, Folder 3

OGT Miscellaneous Publications 1980-1990

Box 2, Folder 4

Non-Old Globe Theater Publications 1984-2000

Box 2, Folder 5

Newspaper/magazine clippings (2) 1985-2000

Box 3, Folder 1

Platter (Tiffany crystal)-Globe Guilders Darlene Davies "Oscar in Autumn II" Fashion Show Chair 1992

Box 3, Folder 2

Bowl (Tiffany crystal)-Issued one per couple at 1st showing of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" 1998

Box 3, Folder 3

Jar and Lid (Tiffany crystal)_Old Globe Theater Monogrammed

Box 3, Folder 4

Champagne Glass-"The Year of Celebration, "Old Globe Theater commemorating The Inaugural Gala opening of the New Old Globe 1982

Box 3, Folder 5

Wine Glasses (2)-Globe Guilders 40th Anniversary 1955-1995

Box 3, Folder 6

Statuette: glass angel and block-"Craig Noel Circle, Old Globe Theater, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Davies" 1981-1982

Box 4, Folder 1

Atlas Award: molded silver colored atlas, presented to Lowell Davies

Box 4, Folder 2

Atlas Award: mounted glass-"Old Globe Theater the Atlas," Opening gala for newly rebuilt OGT to Lowell Davies,1982; Simon Edison Center for the performing arts

Box 4, Folder 3

Plaque: engraved glass and wood pedestal (Old Globe Theater Building) Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Davies, Founder Member, Old Globe Theater, Simon Edison Center for the Performing Arts

Box 4, Folder 4

Paperweight-Craig Noel Circle-Old Globe Theater

Box 4, Folder 5

Drink Coaster: Teatro Meta Circulo de Oro

Box 4, Folder 6

T-shirt: OTG A Midsummer Night's Dream

Box 4, Folder 7

Box of Cards: Blank Cards with Costume Shop Productions on covers

Box 4, Folder 8

Coffee Mug: Old Globe Theater

Box 4, Folder 9

Three Lapel pins; Old Globe 1986, Year of Jubilee, a tribute to Craig Noel

Box 5, Folder 1

Framed Invitation-50 Year Anniversary Commemoration and Dedication of the Lowell Davies Festival Theater 1985

Box 5, Folder 2

Framed Article-"Summer Starts Early for Globe, Junior League", San Diego Tribune June 10, 1985

Box 5, Folder 3

Framed Article/Photographs-Groundbreaking of the Lowell Davies Festival Theater 1985

Box 5, Folder 4

Framed Letter-Congressman Jim Bates offering his condolences to Darlene Davies on the passing of her husband Lowell (Darlene has the associated plaque) 1983

Box 5, Folder 5

6 Framed Appreciation letters to Lowell and Darlene Davies for helping sponsor individuals to Camp Orbit

Scope and Contents

-Wendy Clark (associated photograph located in photo file box 1) -Antoinette (associated photograph located in photo file box 1) -Heather Wagner (associated photograph located in photo file box 1) -Jane Vietzman -Raleigh Evans -Angela Cavallgro
Box 5, Folder 6

Mounted Congress Record Proceeding in honor and memory of the death of Lowell Davies-Eulogy for Lowell Davies read on floor of Congress 1983

Box 5, Folder 7

Matted artwork facsimile of actor on stage at Old Globe Theater

Box 5, Folder 8

Poster-Old Globe Theater "The Miser" Festival 1982

Box 6, Folder 1

4 Scrapbooks-newspaper/magazine clipping, magazine articles, memorabilia of Old Globe Theater activities/events 1980's and 1990's

Box 7, Folder 1

2 Scrapbooks-newspaper/magazine clippings, magazine articles, memorabilia of Old Globe Theater activities/events 1980's and 1990's

Box 8, Folder 1

Mounted ad-" As Seen in San Diego Magazine for The Magic of Venice Globe Gala" 1991

Box 8, Folder 2

Magazine-"Life" July 23, 1956

Box 8, Folder 3

Booklet-specially bound and boxed Old Globe Theater Inaugural Year 1982. Includes inscription in honor of Lowell Davies as Life Chairman 1983

Box 8, Folder 4

Book-"Graham Clarke's Grand Tour" (inscribed to Darlene, 1995) 1989

Box 8, Folder 5

Dissertation-The Old Globe Theater, Its History, Growth and Achievements By John E. Donelly 1957

Box 8, Folder 6

Book-"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare" (inscribed by Craig Noel to Darlene Davies) 1990

Box 8, Folder 7

Book-"A Life in a Wooden O, Memories of the Theater" By Iden Payne (inscribed by Iden Payne to Lowell Davies)

Box 8, Folder 8

Playbook-"The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker: A Comedy in Three Acts" By Liam O'Brien 1954

Box 8, Folder 9

Cookbook-"Cooks 'Round the Globe" 1988

Box 8, Folder 10

Books-"The Complete Oxford Shakespeare" # vols. (inscribed by Criag Noel to Darlene Davies) 1987

Box 8, Folder 11

Leather Folder-Old Globe Theater monogrammed, Exact replica of book presented to Queen Elizabeth II at the Old Globe Theater

Box 9, Folder 1

Magazines-"Performing Arts" (incomplete) 1983-2000

Box 10, Folder 1


Box 10, Folder 1

Framed and matted certificate-50th Anniversary of Old Globe Theater and the Dedication of the Lowell Davies Festival Theater 1985

Box 10, Folder 1

Framed and matted picture/poster of Lowell Davies Festival Theater 1985

Box 10, Folder 1

Framed newspaper article-"Old Globe Festival Takes a Bow, " La Jolla Light 1985

Box 10, Folder 1

Framed and matted photograph-Two actors (unidentified) on stage performing. (inscribed: "Darlene Davies Member Board of Directors OGT 1986-1992

Box 10, Folder 2

Oversize (not boxed)

Box 10, Folder 2

Framed and matted poster-Old Globe Theater Simon Edison Center for the Performing Arts, signed by the artist

Box 10, Folder 2

Framed Poster-Old Globe Theater "Pygmalion"

Box 10, Folder 2

Shovel-Used for the groundbreaking of the "Lowell Davies Festival Stage" 1985

Box 10, Folder 2

Framed Poster-Playwrights Project 1994

Box 10, Folder 2

Framed certificate stating that U.S. flag was flown over the capital at the request of Congressman Bob Wilson for Lowell and Darlene Davies 1979

Box 10, Folder 2

Framed Photograph-Garden of Shakespeare's Birthplace