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John Davis

Interim Curator, Special Collections in Performing Arts
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
Research, Teaching, & Learning
1517C Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland
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John Davis is the Interim Curator of Special Collections in Performing Arts (SCPA) in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library (MSPAL) at the University of Maryland. He is a certified archivist and holds a Master's in Library and Information Science from the Catholic University of America. He has curated and co-curated exhibits at MSPAL and at Lost Origins Gallery in Washington, DC. His articles appear in Notes (the journal for the Music Library Association), The Washington Post, NPR and Punk & Post-Punk. He is currently writing a monograph on the history of DC punk fanzines for Georgetown University Press.

Research Subjects:

  • Performing Arts Archives and Manuscripts

College/School:

  • College of Arts and Humanities

Library Location:

  • Performing Arts