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Major accessions to repositories in 2007 relating to Cinema, Drama and the Performing Arts


Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Gateway Theatre, Chester: records rel to productions c1968-2003 (ZDTH)

Chiswick Local Studies Service

  • Robin Back: papers rel to the Bedford Park House of Arts amateur theatrical, musical and literary circles c1940-1989 (HALS/ARC 209)

Coventry History Centre

  • Coventry Reminiscence Theatre Company: scripts, research material and audio cassettes late 20th cent (PA2681)
  • Triangle Theatre Company, Coventry: production records c1990-1999 (PA2678)

Croydon Archives Service

  • Geoffrey Killick, actor: scrapbooks and photographs 1935-2007 (A889)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Theatre by the Lake, Keswick: administrative records and plans 20th cent (H8111)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Stourbridge Theatre Society: records 1946-1956 (9453)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Cherry Burton Drama Group: minute and log books 1940-1960 (DDX1151)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Clwyd Theatr Cymru: records c1970-1989 (AN4123)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Ivor Bertie Gurney, poet and composer: additional papers 1919-1972 (D10500)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Llwyfan Gogledd Cymru: documents and scripts rel to theatre productions 2001-2007 (XD139)

Hampshire Record Office

  • Winchester Dramatic Society (Chesil Theatre): additional production photographs 1966-2003 (90A04W)
  • Winchester Film Society: minutes, corresp and season files comprising programmes, film notes, newsletters and ephemera 1976-2006 (6A07W)

Liverpool Record Office

  • New Shakespeare Theatre, Liverpool: corresp, publicity and photographs c1950-1969 (Acc 6119)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • St Luke's Hospital (formerly Woodside Hospital): case file for Terence Alan (Spike) Milligan 1953-1966 (H64/B/05/001)

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

  • Gaiety Theatre of Varieties, Chatham: visitors' book and testimonials for guest houses used by performers at this theatre and at Barnard's New Palace of Varieties, Chatham 1902-05 (DE1130)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Amanda Whittington, playwright: scripts, publicity material and newscuttings 1999-2007 (7160)
  • Nottingham Playhouse: additional records incl production files and set plans 1996-2006 (7133)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Myra Knowles, playwright: scripts, poetry, notes, corresp, and Asian photographs 1990-2001 (Acc 3281)

Surrey History Centre

  • Castle Theatre, Farnham: papers incl Social Committee minutes c1951-74 (6894)
  • Farnham Repertory Co Ltd: records incl minutes and accounts 1949-83 (6894)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Pennard Players: scrap books of productions 1980-2002 (D/D PPL)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Yorkshire Arts Association: additional records 1967-1976 (WYB192)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Brighouse Children's Theatre: additional records c1947-1963 (WYC:1113/81)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Huddersfield and District Film Society: records 1953-1984 (WYK1428)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Christchurch Dramatic Society, Swindon: minutes, accounts and papers 1966-2006 (3593)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Lord Chamberlain of the Household: corresp rel to licensing of plays and regulation of theatres 1902-1936 (Add. 83383-83681)

British Library, Sound Archive

  • Pascal Theatre Company: 50 interviews with Jewish women of various ages and cultural backgrounds recorded as part of a film and exhibition project (C1242)
  • Cindy Oswin: "On the Fringe", video interviews with artists and producers from the 60s to the 80s c1960-1989 (C1266)

Jersey Archive

  • Jersey Film Society: additional records 1951-1974 (JA/1239)

National Library of Ireland

  • Seamus de Burca, Irish dramatist, born James Bourke: additional papers (Acc 6506)
  • Cyril James Cusack, actor: letters, mainly personal, to Mrs Lesley Gilmour-Wood 1962-92 (Acc 6433)
  • Micheal MacLiammoir, actor, designer and playwright: corresp and papers incl those of Hilton Edwards c1920-1979 (Acc 6663)
  • Ria Mooney, actress, director and writer: corresp and papers c1930-69 (Acc 6548)
  • Christopher Murray, writer on Irish theatre: papers, mainly rel to Irish theatre history 1940-2004 (Acc 6473)
  • Eileen Kathleen O'Casey, singer and actress: corresp and papers 20th cent (Acc 6470)
  • Udolphus Wright, stage manager of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin: collected papers incl letters from WB Yeats and Lady Gregory 1912-1975 (Acc 6435)
  • Project Theatre, Dublin: records c1970-1999 (ACC 6617)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • David Elliot Brown, playwright: literary papers 1988-2004 (Acc.12781)
  • Traverse Theatre Co, Edinburgh: additional papers c1994-2000 (Acc.12883)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Ivor Novello, actor and composer: autograph music ms "Willow Pattern Plate" (MS 23971)
  • Meic Povey, playwright: scripts of radio and television plays (ex 2513)

Tate Gallery Archive

  • John Egerton Christmas Piper, artist: letters to John Moody re designs for the theatre 1946-77 (TGA 200725)


BBC Written Archives Centre

  • Aubrey Singer, television producer and executive: papers collected incl while controller of BBC2 1967-1979 (Deposit ID: 4,098)
  • Henry Valentine L Swanzy, editor, broadcaster and BBC producer: BBC Colonial Service scripts 1945-1965 (Deposit ID 4,132)
  • Peter EFA West, BBC engineer: blueprints and technical articles as Head of Engineering Dept, West Region 1962-1970 (Deposit ID 4,290)
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra: diaries listing details of music programmes made by BBC Manchester 1954-1989 (Deposit ID 4,149)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation, Scotland: files rel to BBC Scotland TV and radio, incl Gaelic department 1929-2003
  • British Broadcasting Corporation, World Service: papers rel to Bulgarian, Czech, Greek, Hungarian and Thai services and management registry files 1936-2007
  • British Broadcasting Corporation: Woman's Hour Guest of the Week book 1947-1969 (R51/1,362)


Bristol University: Theatre Collection

  • Jack Allen, actor: corresp and papers incl material rel to his wife Ruth Dunning (Acc 2007/0023)
  • Rosalinde Fuller, actress: ephemera and letters received 1900-1975 (Acc 2007/0058)
  • Sir Henry Irving, actor: family corresp 1880-1900 (Acc 2007/0037)
  • Julia Trevelyan Oman, set designer: papers (Acc 2007/0063)
  • Frances Roe, costume supervisor, Royal Shakespeare Company: collected costume designs and production papers 1990-1994 (Acc 2007/0013)
  • Chris Shirley-Smith: papers rel to community theatre in Camden 1985-1996 (Acc 2007/0068)
  • Owen Paul Smyth: costume and set designs 1925-1935 (Acc 2007/0081)
  • Bristol Old Vic Co: additional records rel to building works and refurbishment 1972-1993 (Acc 2007/0049)
  • Bristol Old Vic Co: plans 1942-1944 (Acc 2007/0062)
  • Hope Centre, Clifton: papers and ephemera rel to theatrical productions 1978-2000 (Acc 2007/0101)
  • Welfare State International: additional records incl papers of founders John Fox and Sue Gill 1960-2007 (Acc 2007/0027, 2007/0028)
  • Womens Theatre Collection: additional papers incl records rel to Moving Target Theatre Co 1985-1990 (Acc 2007/0069)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Michael Block, playwright: personal and theatrical notebooks 1983-2007 (MS Add. 9775)

Hull University Archives

  • Anthony Minghella, writer and film director: draft scripts for 'Cello' (later renamed 'Truly, Madly, Deeply'), 'The Talented Mr Ripley' and 'The English Patient' 1989-1994

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Jill Craigie, film director: papers, incl the Grace Roe Archive and other suffrage material 1900-1999 (7JCC)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Stephen Joseph, theatre director, producer and designer: typescripts and photocopies of plays, some annotated 1938-1952 (2007/025)

University of Wales Bangor, Archives Department

  • Sir Huw Pyrs Wheldon, broadcaster: corresp, incl Sir Wyn Powell Wheldon (1879-1961) and Thomas Jones Wheldon (1841-1911) c1850-1986 (2007/12)