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Major Accessions to Repositories in 1995 relating to Theatre History

National, Special and University

University of Birmingham, University Library

  • Patric Dickinson, poet and playwright: letters (2) to John Hammond 1975 and letter to Charles Osborne 1966

British Film Institute

  • John Selwyn Gilbert, BBC TV producer: floor plans, working scripts, research notes and interviews for BBC Open University productions 1978-83
  • David Puttnam, film producer: production material (addnl) rel to The Life and Death of Chico Mendez (unrealised project) and Memphis Belle
  • Clive Donner (b1926): material rel to unrealised projects

British Library

  • Sir Terence Rattigan (1911-1977), playwright: manuscript of Ross
  • T S Eliot (1888-1963), poet and playwright: letter to Mrs Hans Kurath and papers rel to a translation of his Murder in the Cathedral (Add 71581 G, 71694)

University of Cambridge, Kings College Library, Modern Archive Centre

  • George Reginald Barnes, radio and television executive: addnl papers rel especially to the BBC 1927-60 (MISC)

University of Dublin, Trinity College Library

  • Pike Theatre, Dublin: records c1953-62 (10813)

University of London, University Library

  • David Perez, Italian composer: score of opera Didone Abbandonata 1753 (ULL MS 950)

National Library of Scotland, Department of Manuscripts

  • William Douglas-Home, playwright: literary manuscripts, corresp and papers (addnl) 1946-91 (Acc 11222)

National Library of Wales, Department of Manuscripts and Records

  • Dannie Abse, poet and playwright: addnl literary papers 1955-93 (Dannie Abse Papers)
  • Emyr Humphreys (b1919), novelist, poet and playwright: manuscripts and papers (Emyr Humphreys Manuscripts and Papers)

University of Reading, University Library

  • J C Trewin, theatre critic and writer: notebooks, reviews, misc papers

University of Sheffield, University Library

  • National Fairground Archive, incl papers, books, newspapers, photographs, advertising material, manufacturers drawings, films, videos and audio recordings rel to the history of fairs and fairgrounds and the showland families which toured the country

Theatre Museum

  • Sir Peter Saunders, theatrical producer: papers incl the original prompt copy of The Mousetrap, A P Herberts notebook rel to The Water Gypsies and photographs and posters rel to plays produced by him
  • Renaissance Theatre Company: records
  • David Palmer, dance publicist: administrative files incl publicity files for the opening of the National Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Australian Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Nederlands Dans Teater and Stuttgart Ballet (RP 93/2283)
  • Millie Howe, music hall artiste: full script, designs, score and production notes for the music hall sketch The Devil Bird performed by her (RP 95/718)
  • Empire, Leicester Square, London: complete run of programmes (RP 95/607)
  • John Blythe, comedian: notebooks (6) rel to gags created John Blythe (RP 95/183)
  • Frank Matcham, theatre architect: architectural plans and blueprints
  • Noël Coward: letters to his childhood friend Esme Wynne, incl details of his work (RP 95/1489)
  • Osiris Players, all-women theatre group: records c1930-79 (RP 95/901)
  • Unity Theatre, left-wing theatre company, London: papers from c1930 (RP 95/110)
  • Time Out, magazine, London: photographs of fringe and West End productions and venues c1970-89 (RP 95/2362)
  • Prudence Hyman, ballet dancer: photographs (action pictures) rel to several dances in sequence (RP 95/2002)
  • Anton Dolin, dancer: photograph and cuttings albums rel to his early career to c1929 (RP 95/2114)
  • H M Tennent, producer: administrative files and papers rel to productions c1930-69 (RP 95/2363)

University of Warwick, Modern Records Centre

  • Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematography and Theatre Union (BECTU), BBC Television Branch: files on the re-organisation of engineering and scenic operations departments, and the contracting-out of services, as well as branch circulars and some publications c1970-90 (MSS 354)

Local Repositories in England

Berkshire Record Office

  • Progress Theatre, Reading: minutes, financial papers and administrative records 1948-94 (D/EX 1151)

Chester City Record Office

  • Chester Arts and Recreation Trust: minutes, annual reports, newsletters, corresp 1971-83 (CR757)

Cumbria Record Office

  • Renaissance Theatre Trust, Ulverston: further papers rel to the promotion of local art and drama events 1974-93 (BDB 26)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Buxton & High Peak Entertainments Ltd: records incl cinema/theatre returns, corresp 1917-58 (D4404)
  • Buxton Social and Dramatic Society: minutes 1893-1900 (D4404)
  • Buxton Amateur Dramatic Society: minutes, accounts 1892-1905 (D4404)

Hampshire Record Office

  • Winchester Amateur Operatic Society: records incl minute books, publicity material, photographs, press cuttings c1912-80 (111M95W)

Kingston upon Hull City Record Office

  • The Little Theatre (Hull) Ltd: records (DFBN)

Greater London: Greenwich Local History Library

  • Tramshed Theatre, Woolwich: minutes of board of directors 1973-84

Greater Manchester: Oldham Archives Service

  • Oldham Amateur Operatic Society: records 1939-89 (1995/018)

Greater Manchester: Wigan Archives Service

  • Theatre and concert handbills, Wigan and district 1940-60 (ACC 2978)
  • Wigan Little Theatre: programmes and stills 1968-82 (ACC 2988)

Merseyside Record Office

  • Merseyside Arts: papers incl financial records c1980-90s (1995/9)

West Midlands: Birmingham Central Library, Archives Division

  • Sir Barry Jackson, theatre manager: recording of speech 1959 (MS 1904)
  • Richard Peyton, impresario: scrapbook rel to the Baroness von Beck affair c1849-51 (MS 1552, addnl)
  • Philip Domellen, television and film producer: film, videos and related papers c1950-90 (MS 1938) [Transferred from Wolverharnpton Borough Archives]
  • Charles Parker, radio producer: addnl recordings and transcripts of his lectures and interviews c1970-79, recording of BBC documentary The Ballad of Charles Parker 1995 (MS 1913, MS 1905)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Nottingham Playhouse: addnl board minutes, administration and production files 20th cent (DD NP)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Lewes Little Theatre Club and Lewes Little Theatre Ltd: programmes and photographs for productions 1994-95 (LTC)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • E Story-Gofton, actor-manager: album and papers rel to the Story family of Newcastle (DX738)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale District Archives

  • Halifax Thespians, minutes 1992-94 (MISC 889)