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Major accessions to repositories in 1998 relating to Cinema, Drama and the Performing Arts


Anglesey County Record Office

  • Cemaes Bay Dramatic Society: records 1946-58 (WM 1836)

Denbighshire Record Office

  • Meredith Edwards, actor: papers c1910-94 (DD/ME)

Falkirk Museums History Research Centre (Falkirk Archives)

  • Falkirk Scientific Film Society: records 1943-73 (A1019)

Finsbury Library

  • Sadler's Wells Theatre, London: administrative files c1970-89

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Gladys Aylward, missionary: letter rel to the film of 'The Inn of the Sixth Happiness' 1959 (XM 10642)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Merseyside Film Institute Trust: minutes and corresp c1980-90 (Acc 5324)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • Northampton Repertory Players Ltd: minutes 1973-87
  • Northampton Royal Theatre: records incl minutes and accounts 1913-95

Portsmouth Museums and Records Service

  • Milton Glee Club: records 1948-98 (1931A)

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

  • Wednesbury Shakespeare and Dramatic Club: records 1875-79 (Acc 9837)

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office

  • Shakespeare Club, Stratford-upon-Avon: files 1982-96 (DR 971)

Sheffield Archives

  • Rex Cinema (Sheffield) Ltd: records 1938-91

Surrey History Centre

  • Guildford Playgoers Society: minutes and corresp 1949-65 (6542)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Kate Bishop Theatre Group, Countesthorpe: records c1950-90 (DE 5474)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Mosley Street Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne: title deed 1836 (DX922)

Warrington Library, Museum and Archives Service

  • Warrington Light Opera Society: records 1977-97 (MS 2796)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Chichester Festival Theatre (addnl): records c1980-90 (Acc 11,131, 11,347)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • Derek Armstrong (d 1980), documentary film maker and editor: scripts and papers
  • Lajos Biro (1883-1948), scriptwriter and co-founder of London Film Productions: scripts
  • Maurice Hatton (1938-1997), film director, producer and writer: papers
  • Bill Naughton (1910-1992), Irish writer: papers
  • Sir David Terence Puttnam (b 1941), film producer (addnl): production records
  • Fred Zinnemann (1907-1997), US film director and producer (addnl): papers

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Sir Henry Herbert, Master of the Revels: papers 1628-60 (Add MS 74244)

National Library of Ireland

  • An tOireachtas: records c1939-96

National Library of Wales

  • Cardiff Bay Opera House Trust: records incl minutes 1991-97 (Cardiff Bay Opera House Trust Archive)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland: records 1967-95 (AC)


Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Edward Rose, playwright: papers and letters to him mainly from actors and writers c1880-1904 (Add 9526)

Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Palace Green Section

  • Mr Garthwaite, amateur actor and painter: account of his experiences in amateur theatricals in Sunderland and Ryhope and as an apprentice and journeyman painter in London 1808-16 (Misc 1997/98:9)
  • Louisa Ruth Maynard (1831-1921), later Mrs Crabb and Mrs Rochfort, actress as Miss Herbert: letterbook of corresp received by her (Misc. 1997/98:7)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow (addnl): scripts, production files and contracts (Scottish Theatre Archive)
  • Edinburgh International Fringe Festival (addnl): business records (Scottish Theatre Archive)

London University Library

  • Florence Farr (1896-1917) later Emery, actress and author: corresp (MS.982)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Frederick Robert Donat, actor (addnl): papers incl corresp with Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh 1943-55 (D001)