Davis, Geena (1956- )
The Geena Davis collection of consists of subject files, scrapbooks, photographs, video recordings, and memorabilia.

Subject files in the collection consist of various items, mostly related to different film and television projects, sorted by Davis into files by topic.  The contents of these files vary, but overall they contain photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence related to specific events, and a few other types of items.  The file regarding Commander-in-Chief (2004-2005) includes photographs, a script for the pilot episode with related descriptive material issued by the studio, and clippings from various magazines regarding the show.  Other files pertain to Thelma and Louise, “Oscar Press,” and “Inaugural Ball Publicity 2005.”  There are also a number of “clippings” files.  These include general articles on Davis over the years, as well as interviews on specific issues.  There are also a number of complete magazines that include articles on Davis, as well as files of programs, brochures and flyers for various events, dinners, conferences, etc. which feature Davis as an attendee, participant, or honoree.  The correspondence files primarily contain fan mail and other general correspondence.  Included is a letter from Bill Clinton to Davis in regards to her birthday (2000) and a letter from George W. and Laura Bush (2004).

There are a number of scrap books in the collection directly related to a number of Davis’ films.  Their contents include printed material, photographs, notes, and other ephemera regarding Thelma and Louise, A League of Their Own, The Accidental Tourist, The Fly, Beetlejuice, Earth Girls Are Easy, and Tootsie.  There is also an early scrapbook documenting Davis’ career as a model.

Photographs in the collection are extensive.  Personal photos include Davis with family and friends.  Professional photos include images related to specific films and events.  There are several photographs devoted to Davis’ interest in the sport of archery, including her participation in the Olympic Trials held in Bloomfield, New Jersey, in July 1999.

The collection contains a number of VHS video cassettes (1985-2006) which include various appearances by Davis on television programs such as The David Letterman Show, The Tonight Show, The Academy Awards, and The Golden Globe Awards.  Videos of films include The Accidental Tourist, Cutthroat Island, A League of Their Own, Thelma and Louise, and others.

Also present in the collection are various certificates of recognition and merit, as well as a sword used by Davis in the film Cutthroat Island.
Notable Figures
1. Davis, Geena
Associated Subjects
1. Theatre and Film Subject Guide
2. Television Subject Guide
3. Helen Deutsch Research Section