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Harry Ellerbe Davis

educator

Harry Ellerbe Davis, American educator.

Background

Davis, Harry Ellerbe was born on August 25, 1905 in Little Mountain, South Carolina, United States. Son of Braxton Bragg and Ada (Boland) Davis.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity South Carolina., 1927. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1940. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1962.

Career

Director, Town Theatre, Columbia, South Carolina., 1929-1931. Member of faculty U. North Carolina at Chapel Hill and staff Carolina Playmakers, U. North Carolina, 1931-1968, professor dramatic art, 1949-1968, department chairman, 1958-1968, director Carolina Playmakers, 1958-1968. Member professional groups summers Surry (Maine) Playhouse, 1930, 31, Island Theatre.

Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1934, 35, The Lost Colony, Manteo, North Carolina, 1938, 40: director Unto These Hills, Cherokee, North Carolina, 1950-1967, producer, 1967-1968.

Works

  • Author articles in field.

Membership

Member of faculty U. North Carolina at Chapel Hill and staff Carolina Playmakers, U. North Carolina, 1931-1968, professor dramatic art, 1949-1968, department chairman, 1958-1968, director Carolina Playmakers, 1958-1968. Member professional groups summers Surry (Maine) Playhouse, 1930, 31, Island Theatre. Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1934, 35, The Lost Colony, Manteo, North Carolina, 1938, 40: director Unto These Hills, Cherokee, North Carolina, 1950-1967, producer, 1967-1968.

Member of advisory board Institute Outdoor Drama, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1963-1968. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Cherokee History Association (board directors 1950-1968), Southeastern (past president), National theatre confs., American Ednl.

Theatre Association (past board directors), American National Theatre and Academy.

Connections

Married Anne Mallard Osterhout, August 29, 1965.

father:
Braxton Bragg Davis

mother:
Ada (Boland) Davis

spouse:
Anne Mallard Osterhout