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Major accessions to repositories in 2005 relating to Cinema, Drama and the Performing Arts


Birmingham: Archives and Heritage Service

  • Banner Theatre Co, Birmingham: additional records 20th cent (MS 1611)
  • Highbury Little Theatre, Sutton Coldfield: records 1900-1999 (Acc2005/011)
  • The Drum, arts centre, Birmingham: records c1960-2005 (MS 2192)

Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service

  • William John Francis Naughton, Author and Playwright: additional records, incl corresp c1980-2005 (ZNA)
  • Bolton Film Society: corresp, accounts and other records c1960-1989

Brent Archive

  • Flamingo Carnival Group: designs, photographs and cuttings c1980-2005 (A19/2005)

Bristol Record Office

  • Bristol Opera Company: records 1923-2004 (43020)
  • Documents rel to the Cinematograph Act 1909 1912-1913 (42967)

Centre for Kentish Studies

  • Speldhurst Players, amateur dramatic group: minutes and scrapbooks rel to productions 1945-95 (Acc7081)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Majestic Picture House Ltd, Macclesfield: records, mainly financial 1922-99 (D 6965)

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Whitehaven

  • John Irwin, poet and playwright: papers, mainly comprising manuscripts and drafts of poems and plays c1970-2004 (YDX 441)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Elsie Arnott, operatic singer: personal records and corresp 1933-1991 (DX 1804)

Dorset History Centre

  • William G Stickland, magician: personal papers 1970-1984 (D.1932)
  • Collected films relating to Dorset towns incl 'Shaston', a documentary on Shaftesbury c1930-79 (D.1614)

Durham County Record Office

  • Dorothy Carr, Drama Advisor: papers 20th cent

Ealing Local History Centre

  • Bleak House Operatic Society, Ealing: programmes c1931-55 (344)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Lewes Little Theatre Ltd: additional records c1950-2004 (ACC 9260)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Mayfest (arts festival), Glasgow: records 20th cent (TD1465)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham: additional records, minutes, corresp and papers 1974-2005 (D6978)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Eveline Vaughan Davies, teacher: corresp, articles, notes and photographs rel to her training and work as a teacher, and to local interests incl amateur dramatics 1914-1995 (XM 11904)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society: minutes 1951-1976 (DDX 985 acc 9896)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London: additional records incl corresp, papers and photographs etc 1960-2005 (CLA/056)

Newham Archive and Local Studies Library

  • Berta Freistadt, drama teacher, Newham: papers c1965-75

Norfolk Record Office

  • Spin-Off Theatre Company, Norwich: recorded interviews rel to life on the Norfolk Broads 2004 (SAC)
  • Hellesdon parish: Church Drama Group papers 1953-1960 (ACC 2005/279)
  • Eastern Angles Theatre Company, Ipswich: recorded interviews, script and publicity material rel to 'Beyond the Breakers', a play by Ivan Cutting, based on oral history material of the Norfolk lifeboat services 2004-2005 (SAC 2002/10)

Peterborough Archives Service

  • Peterborough Film Society: records 1947-2005 (PAS/PFS)

Portsmouth Museums and Records Service

  • Portsmouth Players: additional programmes 1951-64 (1392A)
  • Portsmouth Music Club: additional minutes 1975-84 (2262A)
  • Daniels collection: records of Southsea Shakespeare Actors c1940-59 (2261A)

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

  • Duncan Goddard, Actor, Stratford-upon-Avon: papers incl those rel to the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre and amateur theatrical performances 1941-1957 (DR 1157)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Charles Dibdin, Dramatist and Songwriter: MS scores for opera, pantomime and music sketches 18th-19th cent
  • Follies Variety Club, Southampton: photographs, press cuttings and ephemera c1960-2004

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Eastern Angles Theatre, Ipswich: records rel to the production of 'Beyond the Breakers' 2004-2005 (1676)

Surrey History Centre

  • Thorndike Theatre and Leatherhead Theatre Club: additional records rel to young people's theatre and Thorndike Exchange, mainly promotional material 1993-98 (7836)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Ruth Dodds, author, playwright and councillor: diaries and notebooks 1905-74 (DF.DOD)
  • Ian Milne, comedian and entertainer: scripts, corresp, bookings etc 1943-48 (DF.IM)
  • Sunderland Empire, theatre: scrapbooks, posters, photograph albums 1908-2000 (TH.EMP)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Robert William Victor Gittings, Poet Biographer and Playwright: additional papers c1940-59 (Acc.13833)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Sowerby Bridge and District Gilbert and Sullivan Society: records incl minutes 1957-78 (WYC:1259)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Grand Theatre, Leeds: additional financial records 1910-2003 (WYL762 (add))

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Trowbridge Amateur Operatic Society: minutes, photographs and ephemera 1921-2003 (3499)

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies

  • Theatre Royal, Wolverhampton: records incl minutes 1843-1877 (DX-374/4/1)
  • Commoners Morris Dancers, Wednesfield: minutes, corresp and photographs 1986-2001 (DX-966)

York City Archives Department

  • Dustin Gee (d 1986) comedian: records incl scrapbooks and photographs (775)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • John Baxter, film director, producer and writer: misc papers rel to film productions 1934-1953
  • Katrin Cartlidge, actress: papers relating to film productions 1985-2002
  • Lindy Hemming, costume designer: scripts and papers 1983-2005
  • Bluey Hill, Australian film director and producer: production papers 1944-1986
  • Bob Jordan, camerman: scripts 1963-1972
  • Joan Morgan, actress, playwright and novelist: papers relating to film productions c1915-1999
  • Edna Purviance, actress: misc personal papers 1919-1938
  • Kevin Whately, actor: scripts and papers 1978-2005
  • Electric Pictures, film distributor, London: press cuttings and publicity material 1980-1997

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Michel Jacques Saint-Denis, actor, director, drama teacher: additional corresp and papers (Add 81091-81276)

British Library, Music Collections

  • Clara Butt, Dame, singer: letters to May Thompson c1900-36 (2005/13)

Jersey Archive

  • Island Players, Jersey: minutes, photographs and papers 1949-2001 (JA/1027)

National Archives of Scotland

  • Edinburgh Civil Service Dramatic Society: records 1931-2005 (GD1/1366)

National Library of Ireland

  • Tom MacIntyre, poet, playwright: corresp, diaries, literary drafts, photographs c2001-04 (Acc. 6315)
  • Dermot Bolger, novelist, playwright, poet: drafts of poems, novels, plays and radio scripts, corresp 1980-2001 (Acc. 6249)
  • Padraic Colum, Poet and Playwright: letters to Avrahm Yarmolinsky and Babette Deutsch 1923-57 (Ms 41, 557(1-3))
  • George Bernard Shaw, Author and Playwright: typescript of 'The King, the Constitution, and the Lady' with ms alterations 1936 (Acc. 6239)
  • Irish PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists): corresp, minute books and reports 1935-94 (Acc. 6328)
  • Liam Mac Uistin (b 1938), Irish playwright: papers, corresp, ms of plays and stories c 1975-2005 (Acc. 6298)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Michael Aiken Elder, playwright: scripts of "Take the High Road" 1987-97 (Acc.12469)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • George Emlyn Williams, Playwright and Actor: papers incl corresp and photographs (NLW ex 2395)


BBC Written Archives Centre

  • British Broadcasting Corporation: Midlands Region: scripts for radio plays incl pilot episodes (5) of the Archers 1948-51 (Deposit ID 3479)

Laban Centre for Movement and Dance Archive

  • Transitions Dance Company, London: administrative and production files and photographs 1993-2005 (2005/42)
  • Transitions Dance Company, London: interviews undertaken as part of the Transitions Dance Company Oral Archive c 2004-2005 (2005/18, 2005/19, 2005/21, 2005/39, 2005/40)
  • Transitions Dance Company, London: records, incl corresp and agendas, rel to overseas auditions 1998-2001 (2005/30)
  • Transitions Dance Company, London: records incl videos of performances c 1990-2005 (2005/1, 2005/8, 2005/9, 2005/15)
  • Laban Centre for Movement and Dance (formerly Art of Movement Studio), London: records rel to the launch of the new Creekside building, incl corresp, papers, agendas, plans, programmes and audio and video recordings c 2003 (2005/33/1-2)
  • 2 scrapbooks of costume design drawings, additions to the Peter Williams collection (2005/4/1-2)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Harry Gordon, comedian: scripts and papers 20th cent

Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • George Hunter, writer on the history of drama: corresp and papers rel to his published book 'English Drama 1586-1642: the age of Shakespeare' c1990-2000 (DSH26)
  • Norman Painting (b 1924), actor and scriptwriter: papers rel to his education and career, incl his work on the radio serial 'The Archers' 20th cent (MS200)

Borthwick Institute for Archives

  • Julia Pascal, Writer and Stage Director: papers incl scripts, reviews and research notes 1984-2003 (JP)
  • David Storey, Novelist and Playwright: papers (2/2005)
  • Charles Wood, film, television and theatre writer: records incl scripts, research notes and corresp (3/2005)

Bristol University: Theatre Collection

  • Joan Jefferson Farjeon, theatre designer: costume and set designs, notebooks (2005/0048)
  • George Rowell, theatre historian: papers (2005/0026)
  • Glynne Wickham, professor of drama: literary and academic papers (2005/0021)
  • Old Vic Theatre, London: John Garside's accounts for sets and costumes 1924-1927 (2005/0068)
  • Women's Theatre Collections: additional playscripts (2005/0008, 2005/0076, 2005/0092)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Freda Collins, author and playwright: corresp and papers rel to religious drama 1939-60 (MS Add. 9712)
  • Edward Rose, playwright (addnl): diaries and notebook 1865-1904 (MS Add. 9526 (addnl))

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Dundee Repertory Theatre: press cuttings, programmes, posters and promotional material, photographs 1936-2002 (2005/176)

Exeter University: Bill Douglas Centre

  • Don Boyd, film director, producer and writer: personal and business papers 1968-2000 (BDC 2)
  • Peter Cotes, actor, producer and director: personal papers and business corresp 1950-1998 (BDC 1)
  • Robert Dunbar, film producer, Principal of the London (International) Film School: personal and business papers 20th cent (BDC 3)
  • Gavrik Losey, film producer and director: business papers and production materials 20th cent (BDC 6)
  • James Mackay, film producer: personal and business papers 20th cent (BDC 5)
  • Oswald Morris, cinematographer: production and personal papers 20th cent (BDC 4)

Liverpool University: Special Collections and Archives

  • John Owen, University of Liverpool: typescript of plays, short stories and comedies for radio written by John Owen and James Parkinson 1955-2003 (D.947)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Frederick Robert Donat, Actor: corresp from Robert and Ella Donat to Robert Donat's family in North America c1910-1950 (Acc 2005/003)
  • Holloway's Portable Theatre, Lancashire: manuscript playscripts and other records 1800-2000 (Acc 2005/015)

Oxford University: St Antony's College: Middle East Centre Archive

  • Brian Lapping Associates Ltd, film makers: post-production script of documentary 'Israel and the Arabs: the Elusive Peace', with transcripts of interviews with leading participants 2002-05 (0383)

Southampton University Library

  • David Kossoff, actor: papers rel to his screen and stage acting, performance of one-man shows and publications on the reinterpretation of Biblical stories c1960-99 (MS 348)
  • Keith Rose, acoustician: papers incl material on sound insulation at television studios 1953-94 (MS 342)

University of Westminster Archives

  • Leslie William Baily, script writer: corresp, scripts and newspaper cuttings 1910-1957 (DC BAI)

University of Wales Bangor, Archives Department

  • Francis George Fisher, teacher and theatre organiser: scripts 1934-1959 (B-2005-1)
  • John Roberts Williams, journalist, film director and writer: BBC scripts 1981-1995 (A-2005-3)

University of Wales Swansea, Archives, Library and Information Services

  • Richard Burton, stage and film actor: papers incl diaries, corresp, photographs and film scripts 1940-1984 (2005/14)
  • Alun Richards, novelist and playwright: plays, novels, articles and tapes 1929-2004 (2005/21)