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Major accessions to repositories in 2001 relating to Cinema, Drama and the Performing Arts


Angus Archives

  • Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust, Angus collection: records 1997-2000 (MS 696)

Berkshire Record Office

  • Bucklebury Players: records 1958-99 (D/EX 1685)

Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service

  • Bill Naughton (1910-92), author and playwright (addnl): corresp and other records 1950-90 (ZNA)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Theatre in Keswick: records 1980-99 (DSO/215)

Doncaster Archives Department

  • Doncaster Camera Club (addnl): photographic studies and postcard views 20th cent (DS 53 additional)

East Kent Archives Centre

  • Astor Theatre, Deal: accounts 1992-2000 (EK2001/40)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Lewes Little Theatre (addnl): records (8364)

Essex Record Office, Colchester and North-East Essex Branch

  • Frinton Arts and Music Society: records 1948-2000 (D/Z 385; C1160)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Berkhamsted Pageant 1066-1966: records 1966 (Acc 3666)
  • Ware Dramatic Society: further records 1947-85 (Acc 3680)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Blackpool Grand Theatre: minutes and annual reports 1981-2000 (DDX 2322)
  • Lancashire Constabulary, Accrington Division: film licence applications and cinema inspection reports 1952-66 (PLA)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Fakenham Little Theatre: records from c1954 (SO 222)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Humber Radio Station: papers and photographs 1918-28 (450/100)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Drama Association: records 1947-2001 (DD/DS)
  • Nottingham Shakespeare Society (addnl): records 1904-88 (Acc 5993)

Oxfordshire Record Office

  • Oxford Playhouse (addnl): financial and legal records and press cuttings (4800)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Friends of the Welsh National Opera, Southampton branch: minutes, accounts, corresp and papers 1974-2001

Surrey History Centre

  • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford: production and performance records, finanical and administrative files incl papers rel to Guildford Repertory Theatre c1940-2001 (7018)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Geoffrey Burton of Leicester: corresp, scrapbooks and papers rel to theatrical life in Leicester (DE6074)
  • Leicester Palace Theatre: stage department time sheets 1950-52 (DE5938)

Warrington Library, Museum and Archives Service

  • Padgate Film Society: minutes, accounts, corresp and other records 1982-91 (MS 2824)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • Christopher Barry, television director and producer: papers incl scripts
  • Wheeler Dryden (1892-1957), actor and director: corresp rel to his discovery of being half-brother of Charles Chaplin
  • James Mason (1909-1984), actor: corresp c1950-59
  • Eric Paice (1926-1989), television scriptwriter: scripts and production material
  • Honoria Plesch (1919-1990), director, costume designer, scriptwriter: albums (4) of press cuttings and photographs
  • Dilys Powell (1901-1995), film critic: papers rel to the first London Film Festival and files on actors and directors
  • David Terence Puttnam (b 1941), Baron Puttnam, film producer (addnl): production papers
  • Tom White (d 1969), studio production manager, Tony White (d 2001) camera operator: scripts and production material

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Sir Arthur John Gielgud (1904-2000), actor: papers (Dep. 10007)
  • Sir Ralph David Richardson (1902-1982), actor: papers (Dep. 10035)

National Library of Ireland

  • Thomas Keohler, member of the Abbey Theatre business committee: corresp and papers c1907-41
  • Tom Mac Intyre (b1931), poet and playwright (addnl): papers incl dream notebooks and drafts of published works 1982-2000
  • Laurence McKeown (b1957) and Brian Campbell (b1960): typescript screenplay of 'No Distant Heroes'
  • Sean O'Casey, playwright: corresp, literary MSS and papers

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Ronald Frame, author and playwright: literary papers 1983-2001 (Acc 12045)

Theatre Museum

  • Albert Chevalier, music hall artist: letters (13) to Wilton Cole, pianist and papers
  • Terry O'Brien, comedy writer: papers incl scripts and corresp


York Minster Archives

  • York Millennium Mystery Plays: scripts, scores, designs and photographs (YMMP)


Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Sir Noel Coward, (1899-1973) playwright and composer: diaries, corresp and papers (Acc 2001/6)
  • John Phillips, actor: papers rel to Henry Reed (poet, radio dramatist and translator) 1937-86 (1 file) (MS61)

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Dorothy Louise Johnson (1909-1966), researcher: letters and cuttings rel to John Lawrence Toole (1830-1906), actor manager, and research notebooks (MS 149)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow (addnl): papers 1992-93 (STA)

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Standing Conference of Women Theatre Directors and Administrators: committee and administrative papers incl minutes and corresp 1980-96 (6/CWT)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • North West Playwrights: records incl material rel to workshops and award schemes c1991-98 (Acc 2001/03)

Trinity College Dublin

  • George Mann MacBeth (1932-92), poet and editor: drafts of his play The Nazi (TCD MS 11140)

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

  • Herbert Farjeon, theatrical manager (addnl): scripts (200001/0016)
  • Joyce Irene Grenfell (1910-1979), actress and entertainer (addnl): papers, books and recordings (200001/0006; 200001/0013)
  • Bristol Old Vic Company (addnl): minutes, prompt books and photographs 20th cent (200001/0033; 200001/0039; 200001/0073; 200001/0077)
  • Princes Theatre, Bristol: misc papers and photographs (200001/0005; 200001/0043)
  • Prompt book for 'The Bride of Abydos' and 'Rob Roy' c1850 (200001/0010)