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Major accessions to repositories in 2015 relating to Cinema, Drama and the Performing Arts


Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Young Mens Christian Association, Barnsley: minutes, programmes and photographs of the Association's 'Amateur Operatic Society' 1956-1974 (A/3663/G)

Bath Record Office

  • Bargain and sale of the Bath Theatre Royal 1807 (0028U)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • ACE Dance and Music, contemporary African and Caribbean dance company, Birmingham: records 1996-2005 (MS 4720)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Northwich and District Festival Choir: programmes, photographs, musical scores, corresp and recordings 1947-2001 (D 8735)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Albert John Coles (1876-1965), author, playwright, actor and Devon dialect authority: biographical papers 1917-1979 (ZADH)

Dorset History Centre

  • Colway Theatre Trust: plays, reviews, reports, translations and notes 20th cent (D-2717)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Arthur Clarkson Rose (1890-1968), entertainer: diaries (3) with published works 1938-1964 (C9843)
  • Dudley Little Theatre Company: records incl minutes, photographs, programmes, news cuttings and sound effects recordings 1947-2007 (Acc 9855)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Bob Gunnell (fl 1955-2000), manager, Radio Brighton: papers and theatre programmes c1955-2000 (ACC 12253)

Essex Record Office

  • Chelmsford Festival of Music and Drama: syllabi and programmes 1961-2013 (A14207)
  • Southend on Sea Operatic and Dramatic Society: programmes and photographs 1947-1963 (S3367)
  • Audio recordings of The Warm and Toasty Club at Colchester Arts Centre incl interviews with Essex residents 2014-2015 (SA747)

Explore York Libraries & Archives

  • York Musical Theatre Company: records 1958-2014 (MTC)
  • York Operatic and Dramatic Societies: programmes 1948-1969 (MTC)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Stanley Llewellyn Stennett (1925-2013), entertainer: papers incl scrapbooks, photographs, scripts, programmes, posters and newscuttings c1940-2013 (D1235)
  • Cowbridge Amateur Dramatic Society: programmes, photographs, newsletters, news cuttings, stage designs and photographs 1947-2009 (D1211)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Pat Webley (fl 1944-2015), of Gloucester: personal papers rel to the Three Choirs Festival and church and school music and dance in Gloucester 1944-2015 (D11702)
  • Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham: additional programmes, corresp and papers 1940-2009 (D6978)
  • City of Gloucester Mummers: photographs and papers 1969-2013 (D13863)
  • Gloucester Operatic and Dramatic Society: additional programmes, photographs and papers 1970-2014 (D12641)
  • Scrapbooks and papers of Vernon Morse rel to Cheltenham Little Theatre 1943-2007 (D13908)

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

  • Greater Manchester Sound Archives: oral history, radio and music recordings c1910-2015 (GB124. Various)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Dance Up, The Hampshire Dance Trust: records incl minutes, photographs, press cuttings, audio-visual recordings of performances 1991-2014 (36A15)

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • Hereford Concert Society: additional minutes, committee papers and concert details 2005-2014 (CW22)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Oxhey Hall Community Players: photographs of plays performed at local theatres of community halls 1951-1955 (Acc 5712)

Highland Archives

  • Amateur Dramatic Company of Inverness: minute book 1879-1884 (D1446)

Lambeth Archives

  • Duckie: HLF supported project, incl interviews with Paul O'Grady and others associated with the Royal Vauxhall Tavern 2014 (ARC/2015/01)

Lancashire Archives

  • Ludus Dance, arts charity and dance studio, Lancaster: records incl administrative records, material rel to individual performances, teaching resource packs, photographs and promotional material 1978-2007 (DDX 3125)
  • Papers rel to libel case around the film 'Five Nights', incl court papers, film summaries, newscuttings and film stills 1915 (CBP)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Kirby Muxloe Players: records incl player files, programmes and emphemera c1950-1999 (DE9082)

Liverpool Record Office

  • George Garrett (1896-1966), merchant seaman, playwright: personal papers incl play scripts c1920-1939 (ACC 6750)
  • Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool: programmes, flyers and DVDs 1970-2001 (ACC 6703)
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society: vinyl recordings and subscription books 1944-2006 (ACC 6748)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Cyril Ewart Lionel Grant (1919-2010), Guyanese actor, musician, writer and poet: additional papers rel to World War Two c1940-2010 (B15/041, B15/163)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Manchester International Arts Festival: posters, programmes, photographs and ephemera 1990s-2009 (GB127.M849)

Museum of Croydon

  • Moors family of Croydon: family papers 1919-2014 (AR1120)
  • Croydon Performing Arts Festival: records incl financial records, annual general meeting minutes, programmes, syllabuses and photographs 1924-2014 (AR1118)
  • Croydon Players: scrapbook and letters belonging to Barry and Grace Robinson, co-founders of the Players 1923-1969 (AR1100)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Great Hall Players, theatre group, Norwich: AGM and committee minutes, programmes, production photographs, corresp, newspaper cuttings, other papers 1964-2003 (Acc 2015/24)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Hucknall Entertainments Ltd: cinema ledgers 1954-1969 (8752)
  • Sutton in Ashfield Dramatics Society: accounts, memorandum, articles of association, membership records, production files 1952-2001 (8852)

Peterborough Archives

  • Peterborough Arts Theatre: production files, programmes, photograph albums, publications c1970-2015 (2015/4)

Portsmouth History Centre

  • Theatre Royal Society, Portsmouth: records incl minutes, newsletters and cuttings, collected by Jean Salisbury 1980-2008 (2953A)

Redbridge Local Studies and Archives

  • Ilford Operatic and Dramatic Society: records incl photographs, news cuttings, programmes, posters, tickets, flyers 1919-2015 (320)

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

  • Mitchells & Butlers Ltd, brewers, Smethwick: drama group records incl scrap books, posters and publicity stills 1933-1998 (2015/34)

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

  • Royal Shakespeare Company: programmes, cast lists, production records and audio-visual performance records, with administrative records, musical scores, costume records 1988-2015 (RSC)
  • Shakespeare on the Road Project: records of collaborative project documenting Shakespeare's place in contemporary American culture incl programmes, prompt books, cuttings and photographs of productions in the USA 2014-2015 (DR1414)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Arrow Theatre, Sheffield: scrapbook of photographs, news cuttings with reviews and theatre programmes 1947-1953 (2015/66)

Shropshire Archives

  • Shrewsbury Theatre Guild, amateur dramatic society: records incl minutes, accounts and production files 1972-2015 (8974)

Southwark Local History Library and Archive

  • John Constable (b 1952), poet and dramatist: personal papers incl records rel to Crossbones Burial Ground 1984-2015 (2015/18)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office

  • Newcastle Players, Newcastle-under-Lyme: minutes, accounts, performance files and papers rel to Theatre Workshop 1935-2015 (D7427)
  • Stafford Players: additional minutes, programmes, news sheets and play competitions 1988-2015 (D7416)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Stoke-on-Trent City Archives

  • Weston Coyney and Caverswall Film Society: contributed memories of cinemas in North Staffordshire, following a newspaper appeal 1984-1985 (SD 1694)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Lakenheath Amatuer Dramatic Society: minute books (10) 1953-2015 (GC742)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Worlingham Drama Group: scripts, photographs, constitution, committee minutes, financial accounts, audit records 1970-2014 (2359)

Surrey History Centre

  • Radio Lion, Guildford: recordings of shows, minutes, newsletters, photographs and publicity material c1980-2014 (9414)

Teesside Archives

  • Tees Valley Arts, Middlesbrough: business records, commissions and project documents 1974-2013 (7430)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Turner Visuals Ltd, film makers, Newcastle upon Tyne: publicity and sales material, newsletters, newspaper cuttings and photographs c1930-1999 (DT.TUR)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Mumbles Community Radio: oral history interviews broadcast by the station c1960-2015

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds: financial records, film record and daily return books 1914-1958 (WYL2359)

Wigan Archives and Local Studies

  • James Hilton (1900-1954), actor and writer: papers incl screenplays, newspaper cuttings, magazine articles and some copy documents rel to his life 1920-1954 (Acc. 2015/36)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • Jenny Beavan (b1950), costume designer: working archive incl mood boards, research material, scripts, other production papers and corresp c1984-2014 (JBE)
  • Penny Eyles (b 1938), script supervisor: volumes (41) of continuity scripts, covering 30 films worked on as script supervisor 1980-2013
  • Jill Hyem (1937-2015), writer: papers rel to work in film and television, incl scripts, photographs, publicity materials, corresp, press cuttings and related paperwork c1970-1999
  • Michael Miles (1919-1971), television presenter: papers rel to work in television, namely on Take Your Pick, incl scripts, photographs and paperwork c1950-1969
  • Alan Parker (b 1944), director, writer and producer: papers rel to career as a director and early work in advertising, incl scripts, production and promotional paperwork, Polaroids, posters, novelisations of Parker's films, and art department artworks 1964-2003 (PKR)
  • Peter Sasdy (b 1935), film and television director: scripts, papers, photographs c1950-1999
  • Annie Symons (b 1960), costume designer: costume production files incl annotated scripts, sketches, swatches, costume fitting photographs, budgets, research material and mood boards c1990-2014
  • S John Woods (1915- 1997), advertising director and artist: scrapbooks of articles and press cuttings, corresp, photographs and working papers c1930-1979

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Ada Margaret "Biddy" Crozier (1915-2004), actress, teacher and staff director at Sadler's Wells: corresp with poet David Gascoyne c1851-1973 (Add MS 89145)
  • Derek Harold Granger (b 1921), theatre and television producer: papers rel to his official biography of Laurence Olivier 1948-2011 (Add MS 89150)

British Library, Music Collections

  • Barrie Gavin (b 1935), television director: scripts, programme ideas and documents, music scores marked up for television coverage c1955-2015 (Music Deposit 2015/35)
  • Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900), composer: autograph full scores of 'The Sorcerer', 'The Grand Duke', 'Ivanhoe', 'The Merry Wives of Windsor', 'Henry VIII' and 'Iolanthe' c1862-1900 (Music Deposit 2015/21 and 2015/22)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Alan Donald Whicker (1921-2013), journalist, television presenter and broadcaster: photograph album, prints, etc 1942-1945 (2015-12-01)

Jersey Archive

  • Channel Television Ltd, St Helier: film reels, scripts and papers 1960-2009 (JA/2763)
  • First Tower School of Dancing Ltd, St Peter: photographs, posters and papers 1974-2013 (JA/2814)
  • Green Room Club, Jersey: programmes, posters and papers rel to the theatre and sports events 1941-2011 (JA/2848)
  • Jersey Amateur Dramatic Club: programmes, posters and papers 1939-2007 (JA/2797)

Manx National Heritage Library & Archives

  • Valerie Cottle (fl 1970-1980), journalist and author: playscripts of broadcasts on Manx Radio 1970s-1980s (MS 13947)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Ronald William Sutherland Frame (b 1953), author and playwright: further literary papers c1960-2014 (Acc.13654)
  • Southern Light Opera Company, Edinburgh: minutes, accounts, etc, of drama section 1946-2012 (Acc.13586)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Ted Breeze Jones (1929-1997), Welsh naturalist and broadcaster: diaries, notes and scripts, with slides (13000) (NLW ex 2901)

V&A Department of Theatre and Performance

  • Dorothy Renee Ascherson (1915-2014), actress: personal papers c1910-2014 (THM/458)
  • Edgar Hockley (1860-1938), theatre designer: drawings of theatre productions assumed to be produced by Hockley from live performances c1890-1910 (THM/459)
  • Society for Theatre Research: records 1949-2015 (THM/466)


Black Cultural Archives

  • Robert Hylton (fl 1999-2014), dancer, choreographer and educator: performance videos (22) 1993-2007 (AC2015/22)
  • Rudy Loewe (fl 2007-2016), artist: comic "Claude McKay: Queer, Black and Radical" 2014 (AC2015/16)
  • Tavaziva Dance: material relating to the Tavaziva Dance Company 2004-2014 (AC2015/01)
  • Carl Campbell Dance Company 7: various dance material c1978-1999 (AC2015/36)
  • State of Emergency: various performance material c1980-2014 (AC2015/30)

Museum of Science and Industry

  • Greater Manchester Theatre Ltd, publisher: records incl corresp, accounts, papers, publicity and artwork 1989-2005 (2015-2007)

Working Class Movement Library

  • Mike Harris (fl 1980-2015), playwright: playscripts 2013-2015 (ACC240)


Brunel University Library

  • Man Mela Theatre Company, theatre company, London: records rel to productions and community work 1993-2003 (MM)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts

  • Frank Humphrey Sinkler Jennings (1907-1950), film-maker, painter and writer: academic and literary papers 1929-1938 (MS Add. 10097)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • John Theobald Clarke (1926-2013), director, producer, screenwriter and actor, as Bryan Forbes: corresp with prominent Conservatives c1970-2010 (FRBS)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Adrian Howells (1962-2014), theatrical performer: papers c2003-11 (STA AHC)
  • The Arches, arts venue, Glasgow: records 1993-2015 (STA)
  • Untitled Projects, theatre company, Glasgow: scripts, drawings, film and marketing material (STA UPC)
  • Orpheus Club, Glasgow: records 20th cent (STA (AG06 d-f))

Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield Archives

  • Mikron Theatre Company: administrative papers, programmes, publicity and performance materials, photographs c1964-2014 (MKN)

Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)

  • Alan Frederick Plater (1935-2010), author and playwright: records and ephemera 1961-2010 (U DPR)
  • Out of Joint Ltd, touring theatre company: papers rel to promotion and publicity, tour diary, reviews 1995 (U DOJ)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • David Hare (b 1947), playwright: playscripts, corrsp, research papers inclu ref to Richard Boon and Howard Brenton 1980-2000 (SPCOLL/2015/11)
  • African Theatre, Leeds, theatre company: playscripts, newspaper cuttings, corresp, ephemera 1967-2015 (MS 1748/3)

Liverpool John Moores University

  • Merseyside Unity Theatre: additional records 20th cent
  • Fuse, New Theatre for Young People, Liverpool: additional records 1987-2014
  • Liverpool Biennial: additional records 2002-2012

London University: Goldsmiths Library: Special Collections and Archives

  • The Other Cinema, London, major distributor of radical film in the UK: records c1960-1999 (TOC)

London University: Institute of Modern Languages Research

  • Robert Lucas (1904-1984), writer: personal papers, photographs, corresp, radio scripts 1890-1995 (RLU)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Theatre Royal and Playhouse Theatre, Nottingham: programmes (6 boxes) c1900-2015 (MS 965)

Sheffield University Library

  • Ron Shuttleworth (b 1930), Morris Ring Folk-Play Archive curator: archive curated by Ron Shuttleworth relating to mumming and folk play incl books, booklets, articles, theses, essays, audio and video recordings 20th cent (MS 456)

Sheffield University: National Fairground Archive and Circus Archive

  • Enquirer Printing Company, printing press, United States of America: sideshow and freak show posters c1930-1949 (NFA0125)

Swansea University: Richard Burton Archives

  • Colin Thomas (fl 1990-1996), documentary film producer and script writer: scripts and corresp rel to Thomas, Teliesyn and Gwyn Alf Williams c1990-1996 (2015/5)
  • Collected corresp, newspaper cuttings, drama programmes and photographs rel to Cyril Jenkins, railwayman, drama teacher, director and actor 1937-2008 (2015/21)

Trinity College Dublin

  • John Banville (b 1945), novelist, dramatist and journalist: additional papers 21st cent (IE TCD MS 11517)
  • Louis Lentin (1933-2014), film producer and director: professional and personal papers 20th cent (IE TCD MS 11496)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • New Shakespeare Company: additional records comprising programmes of productions, press cuttings, marketing files, photographs and recordings of production held at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park 1932-2013 (DSH1)

University of Bristol: Theatre Collection

  • Robin Archer (fl 1970), costume and set designer: set and costume designs, related records 20th cent (2015/031)
  • Joe Aveline (fl 1950-1999), theatre production manager: records rel to history of lighting design in theatres 20th cent (2015/009)
  • Honor Blackman (b 1925), actor: scripts, photographs and publications 20th cent (2015/050)
  • Stephanie Cole (b 1941), actress: programmes, records rel to 'Cabin Pressure' 'This May Hurt a Bit' 'Still Open All Hours' and other productions 21st cent (2015/007; 2015/024)
  • John Alfred Louden Croall (1898-1979), actor: research papers, interview transcripts, corresp, family papers 20th cent (2015/036)
  • Rosemary Davis (1926-2014), actor and writer: programmes, ephemera, photographs, scrapbooks 20th cent (2015/035)
  • Phyllis le Grand (b 1888-1981), actor and singer: records rel to career 20th cent (2015/015)
  • Christopher Clifford Harris (1942-2014), actor, writer and director: research notes, photographs, sound and a/v recordings 20th cent (2015/048)
  • Hannah Murray (b 1989), actor: scripts and ephemeral rel to Game of Thrones, Welcome to our Village, Please Invade Carefully and others 2010-2015 (2015/051)
  • Phil Smith (fl 1977-2015), academic and performance artist: notes, corresp, scripts and publications rel to career 21st cent (2015/033)
  • Carole Woddis (fl 1960-2015), theatre journalist and critic: programmes, playscripts, research notes 21st cent (2015/034)
  • Bath Theatre Royal Co Ltd: posters, programmes, corresp 1996-2014 (2015/021; 2015/026)
  • Shakespeare's Globe, London, theatre: prompt copies and theatre programmes 1918-2015 (2015/027; 2015/032; 2015/043)
  • Medieval Players: records incl show reports and recordings of performances c1970-1993 (2015/019)
  • Women's Playhouse Trust: records 20th cent (2015/040)

University of East Anglia Archives

  • Snoo Wilson (1948-2013), playwright, screenwriter and director: papers incl corresp, photographs, printed diaries, plays, film scripts and prose works 1966-2015 (SW)

University of Reading: Special Collections

  • Samuel Barclay Beckett (1906-1989), author and dramatist: letters and postcards to Aldo Tagliaferri and David Warrilow 1968-1989 (MS 5549 & MS 5555)
  • Donald Landels Henderson (c1905-1947), author and playwright: papers incl corresp, photographs, a typescripts of plays and his autobiography "The Brink" c1938-1947 (MS 5565)
  • Victor F Perkins (b 1936), film critic: drafts and notes for 'Film as Film' c1970 (MS 5557)
  • Billie Honor Whitelaw (1932-2014), actress: annotated scripts, notebooks, corresp rel to theatrical work with Samuel Beckett c1970-1989 (MS 5546)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Writers' Guild of Great Britain: committee minutes, negotiations and agreements with production companies and publishers, files rel to individual plays and screenplays, scripts submitted for registration 20th-21st cent (1042)