The Ronald G. Davis Papers consist of rare items relating to the San Francisco Mime
Troupe's early period (1960-1970). These materials contain audio tapes, financial
records, general office files, legal records, photographs, production files, promotional
material, published material, scrapbooks, and scripts.
Davis was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 9, 1933. He graduated from the University
of New Mexico with a degree in economics in 1955. During the next several years, Davis
gained an extensive performing arts background which included classes in modern dance and
attendance at the American Mime Studio in New York where he studied under Paul Curtis.
Subsequently, in 1957, he received a Fullbright scholarship allowing him to study under
Etienne Decroux at L'Ecole de Mime in Paris.
The Library can only claim physical ownership of the Ronald G. Davis Papers. Users are
responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
Collection is open for research.