The Lowell Davies Papers consist of correspondence, organizational documents, architectural records, financial records, meeting
minutes, committee reports, programs, publications, newspaper and magazine clippings, publicity announcement, and photographs.
The collection measures 7.5 linear feet and spans the period from 1911 to 1988. The materials in this collection pertain to
the production and physical history of the San Diego Old Globe Theatre (San Diego Community Theatre), including Falstaff Tavern
(Cassius Carter Center Stage).
Robert Lowell Davies (known as Lowell Davies) was born in 1895 in New Almaden, California (near San Jose). Young Davies, the
son of a miner, first attended elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse near Mariposa, but his father’s continual search
for the mother lode kept the family on the move from one Sierra Nevada mountain town to another.
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.
This collection is open for research.