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Major accessions to repositories in 2000 relating to Cinema, Drama and the Performing Arts


Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service

  • Bill Naughton (1910-92), author and playwright: literary MSS, corresp and papers

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Wycombe District Council: records of predecessor authorities 1815-1935, with memorandum of association and directors minute books of High Wycombe Theatre Co Ltd 1921-67 (DC, B/Wyc)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Cheshire County Hall Amateur Dramatic Society: minutes, programmes, photographs, etc 1964-87 (D 5892)

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Whitehaven

  • Whitehaven and District Amateur Operatic Society: minute books 1953-85 (YDSo 13)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Pocket Theatre Company Cumbria: minutes and accounts 1981-94

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Dudley Festival of Music, Drama and Dance: records 20th cent (Acc 9165)

Essex Record Office

  • Saffron Walden Cinema: programmes, photographs and cuttings 20th cent (D/F 243; A10657)
  • Chelmsford Singers (addnl): minutes, accounts and other records 1929-97 (D/Z 192 addl; A10804)
  • Saffron Walden Amateur Dramatic Club: minutes, accounts, corresp and other records 1920-77 (D/Z 369; A10646)

Gwent Record Office

  • Ebbw Vale Theatres Ltd: accounts 1927-33

Liverpool Record Office

  • Tommy Handley, comedian: photographs and documents c1940-49 (Acc. 5420)

Northumberland Record Office

  • Bellingham Amateur Dramatic Society: minutes and programmes 1936-85 (NRO 5523)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Southampton Operatic Society: corresp and papers 1953-99 (D/SOS)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich: newspaper cuttings, programmes and photographs 1979-98 (GC 615)

Surrey History Centre

  • Lucy Etheldred Broadwood, folk song collector: diaries 1882-1929 (6782)
  • Tom Reynolds, actor, Thames Ditton: account book 1918-49 (6900)
  • Redgrave Theatre and Castle Theatre, Farnham: administrative records incl board minutes c1948-98 (6894)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Wycliffe Church Players: scrapbook, incl MS history, photographs and ephemera 1921-53 (DE 5792)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Theatre West Glamorgan: records 1982-97

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Bingley Musical Union: records 20th cent (51D99)
  • Bradford Gilbert and Sullivan Society: records, incl minutes 1948-98 (32D99)
  • Keighley Vocal Union: records 1906-57 (BK423)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Halifax Thespians (addnl): minutes 1997-99 (MISC1023)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Huddersfield Choral Society Youth Choir: records 1987-99 (KC985)
  • Kirklees Theatre Trust: corresp and papers 1980-92 (KA221)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield Headquarters

  • Wakefield Festival Committee: records rel to Mystery Plays 1970-80 (C1144)

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies

  • Wolverhampton and District Arts Centre Ltd: records 1970-71 (DX-600)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • Charles Crichton (1910-1999), producer and director: annotated scripts
  • Don Houghton (1930-1991), film producer and scriptwriter: scripts and production papers
  • Joan Kemp-Welch (1906-1999), television producer and director: scrapbooks and photograph albums
  • David Terence Puttnam (b 1941), Baron Puttnam, film producer (addnl): production papers
  • Peter Richard Henry Sellers (1925-1980), actor (addnl): personal scrapbooks (29)
  • Associated-Rediffusion Ltd, independent television programme producers, London: production papers
  • Triangle Films, short film producers: production papers and business corresp

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Laurence Kerr Olivier (1907-1989), Baron Olivier, actor: corresp and papers (c500 vols)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Sir Alexander Gray, economist and writer, and John Gray, broadcaster: corresp, diaries, broadcast scripts and tapes, papers c1918-75 (Acc 11897)
  • Norman Malcolm Macdonald, author and Gaelic dramatist: literary corresp and papers (Acc 11876)
  • Osborne Henry Mavor, playwright as James Bridie (addnl): papers 1929-56 (Acc 11907)

National Library of Wales

  • Made In Wales Stage Company: scripts of productions, commissions and workshops 1981-95 (Made In Wales Stage Company Records)

Science Museum Library

  • Charles Urban, pioneer fim producer: memoirs c1941-42 (MS 650)

Theatre Museum

  • Joyce Barbour (1901-1977), revue star and Richard Bird (1894- 1986), actor: scrapbooks (4) of press cuttings, photographs and ephemera rel to their careers (RF1999/1078)
  • John Barton: letters from Angus Mackay c1950-59 (RF2000/421)
  • Hal Burton, television producer: corresp with EHG Craig 1955 (RP2000/1039)
  • John Casson, theatre director: corresp and papers, incl papers as POW in Stalag Luft 111 and letters from James Bridie 1945-59 (THM/34)
  • Alfred Fagon (d 1986), playwright: notebooks, scripts and papers (RF2000/690)
  • Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905), actor: scrapbook rel to his early career (RF2000/734)
  • Mark Willie Hodges (b 1923) head of the Office of Arts and Libraries: collected papers rel to the founding of the National Theatre and the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Trust (RF2000/112)
  • Jean Du Rocher Macpherson, playwright: typescript plays (30) (RP2000/91)
  • Eileen Pollock, playwright: scripts and related promotional material (RF2000/691)
  • Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave (1908-1985), actor: personal and family corresp, diaries, notebooks and papers (THM/31)
  • Trixie Scales, actress and dancer: corresp and papers rel to her career c1920-79 (RF2000/906)
  • Lydia Sokolova, ballerina: corresp, papers and photographs c1911-33 (RF2000/245)
  • Dame Agnes Sybil Thorndike (1882-1976), actress: misc corresp and papers (THM/33)
  • Jeanne Denise Wells, soubrette-dancer: cuttings album (RF2001/37)
  • Akademi (South Asian Dance in the UK), dancing school: records (RF2000/546)
  • Marler & Marler, auctioneers, surveyors, house and estate agents, London: MS record book of theatres, music halls and picture palaces c1910-42 (RF2000/828)
  • English National Service Association (ENSA): scrapbook of photographs, notes and papers rel to tours of Italy, Malta, North Africa, etc 1944-46 (RF2000/632)
  • Notes and papers rel to the history of the theatre in Exeter and the opening of the Northcott Theatre 1967 (RP2000/1166)


York Minster Archives

  • York Millennium Mystery Plays: videos, scripts, music scores and papers 2000 (MUSIC M354, AV2, Add MSS 768/1)


Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Sir Granville Ransome Bantock (1868-1946), composer (addnl): corresp with Ernst Newman (Acc 2000/70)
  • Sir Edward William Elgar, composer (addnl): corresp with Ernst Newman 1903-07 (Acc 2000/69)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Louis Beydts, composer: incidental music for Marc Allegret's film 'La Dame de Malacca' 1937 (Add MS 9577)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Edward Morgan Foster, author: screenplays and script for Merchant Ivory film of Howard's End 1990-92 (EMF)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Edwin Morgan, poet (addnl): papers incl material rel to foreign tours 1965-2000 (MS Morgan)
  • Scottish Ballet: further records (STA)
  • Scrapbooks rel to proposed building of an opera house in Edinburgh (STA)

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Dorothy Irene Bouchier, actress as Chili Bouchier: personal and family corresp and papers c1909-99 (7/CHB)

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

  • Shirley Brown, theatre journalist: books and papers 1970-99 (200001/0030)
  • Deirdre Clancy, designer: designs 1980-99 (200001/0015, 200001/0023)
  • Herbert Farjeon, theatrical manager: revue scripts, reviews, photographs, books, copy corresp 1930-69 (199900/0111)
  • Joyce Grenfell, entertainer: scripts, broadcasts, books, recordings, sketches 1940-89 (200001/0006)
  • John Moody, theatre director and designer (addnl): books and files 1960-89 (199900/0092)
  • David Phethean, director and actor: papers and books 1950-89 (199900/0118)
  • Bristol Old Vic Co: minutes, financial papers, posters, photographs 1940-99 (1999900/0067,1999900/0084,199900/0084,200001/039)

University of Wales Bangor, Department of Manuscripts and Archives

  • Robert Alun Evans: research papers for doctorate on Sam Jones, BBC and the development of broadcasting in North Wales (A-2002-2)
  • Alun Davies Owen (1925-1994), actor, director, playwright: papers (B-2000-9)