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Major accessions to repositories in 2008 relating to Cinema, Drama and the Performing Arts


BBC Written Archives Centre

  • Richard Marson, television editor: papers rel to editorship of Blue Peter 1963-2006 (S518)
  • Thea Murray, production assistant, BBC TV Drama: production paperwork incl scripts, running orders and corresp 1967-82 (S532)
  • Barbara Saxon, secretary at the BBC: personal working papers as secretary to Head of TV Documentaries Department, incl diaries of overseas trips, scripts and contacts books 1959-78 (S525)
  • BBC World Service: Audience Research Department records incl corresp, research and reports 1949-96 (E3)


Ayrshire Archives

  • Irvine Harbour Arts Centre: records incl minutes, annual reports and photographs 1966-2005 (Accession 08/37)
  • Prestwick Arts Guild: records incl minutes and financial papers 1970-2008 (Accession 08/165)

Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Charlie Williams, footballer and comedian: letters, scrapbooks, programmes, photographs and 'This is your life' book 1927-2006 (A/3185/F)

Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service

  • Walmsley Church Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society: minutes, programmes and photographs 20th cent (Acc No 2088)

Bristol Record Office

  • Arts Opportunity Theatre, Bristol: minutes, corresp, accounts, recordings, scripts and papers 1970-1999 (43798)
  • Bristol Amateur Operatic Society: records 1894-2008 (43869)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Cambridge Arts Theatre: records of Cambridge Arts Cinema c1930-1998 (R108/082)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Wilmslow Opera: records incl minutes, corresp and papers relating to members 1990-2004 (D 7408)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Long Eaton Operatic Society: minutes 1962-1967 (D6974)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Brierley Hill Film Society: records 1950-1989

Essex Record Office

  • Chelmsford Theatre Association: minutes and accounts 1976-2004 (D/Z 196)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Theatr Gwynedd: minutes, administrative and publicity material 1975-2008 (XD142, XS4535)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Colden Common Drama and Music Group: records incl photographs, annotated original scripts and cuttings 20th cent (104A08)
  • Penton Players, Andover: scrapbooks rel to theatrical productions 1985-98 (71A08)

Henry Moore Institute

  • David Dye, sculptor and film maker: sketch books (7) rel to time at St Martin's School of Art, London 1969-1971

Highland Archives: Lochaber Archive Centre

  • Fort William Amateur Dramatic Society: minute book 1953-1971 (Acc 18)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Hylda Baker, actress and comedienne: corresp and papers c1940-79 (DDX 1683)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Gainsborough Amateur Operatic Society: records, incl photographs of productions (1912-1939) and biographical notes rel to society and its members 1912-2000 (MISC DON 1451)
  • Grantham Cine Society: minutes 1964-2008 (MISC DON 1474)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Playwrights' Workshop, Manchester: records incl corresp and scripts 1948-1971 (2008/75)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Palace Cinema, Thetford: cinema exhibitor's records and return registers 1933-1954 (ACC 2008/249)
  • Wymondham Players, amateur dramatic society: records incl corresp and photos c1956-1995 (ACC 2008/101)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Tibbermore Amateur Dramatic Club: minute book 1948-1951 (ACC08/35)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Lichfield Record Office

  • Lichfield International Arts Festival: files 1998-2002 (D487)

Surrey History Centre

  • Leatherhead Operatic Society: records incl accounts, minutes, photographs, programmes, production and publicity material c1900-2007 (8353)
  • Reigate Philharmonic Society: additional corresp and ephemera 1966-2006 (7867add)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea Festival: additional records incl Executive Committee minutes, corresp, publications and programmes 1950-2007
  • Taibach People's Theatre: scrap book incl programmes and photographs c1959-99 (D/D Z 739)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • Rudolph Cartier, director, producer and screenwriter: scripts c1950-1975
  • Tom Chadbon, actor: papers c1970-90
  • Desmond Davis, director, cameraman and producer: scripts 1962-64
  • Harold John Lawrence, film enthusiast: diaries incl reviews of films c1930-45
  • Euan Lloyd, director: records incl scripts 1968-85
  • Tom Milne, film critic: corresp 1963-1975
  • Peter Moffat, actor and director: corresp c1960-1985
  • Anthony Simmons, director: papers 1965-1992
  • Children's Film & Television Foundation Ltd, production company, London: scripts c1970-1980
  • Producers' Alliance for Cinema & Television Ltd, London: records rel to British Film Institute and British Film Producers Association

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Elizabeth Dilys Powell, film critic and author: papers 1898-2004 (Add. 87608-87714)
  • Kenneth Peacock Tynan, literary consultant of the National Theatre: papers 20th cent (Add. 87715-88472)

British Library, Sound Archive

  • Harold Pinter, actor and playwright: videos 1960-2000s (C1350)

Jersey Archive

  • British Broadcasting Corporation: Radio Jersey: recordings of people speaking Jerriais 2008 (JA/1513)

Manx National Heritage Library

  • Graham Stewart, disk jockey, Radio Caroline: corresp and papers, mainly fan mail, with records rel to Radio Caroline 1965-68 (MS 11820)
  • Strand Cinema Theatre Co (1920) Ltd, Douglas: cash summary returns for the Picture House and daybooks for the Strand Cinema 1945-68 (MS 11965)

National Library of Ireland

  • Brian Friel, playwright: corresp and misc further papers c1960-2008 (Acc 6689)
  • James Sheridan Knowles, dramatist: letters to various correspondents, with MS poem 'Robin and Anna' 1840-56 (MS 44,601; 44,603)
  • Field Day, theatre and publishing company: corresp, publication proofs, theatre scripts, design material and photographs c1980-2008 (Acc 6764)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Marillyn Gray, actor, director and teacher: papers, mainly rel to the Gateway Theatre 1925-97 (Acc.12942)
  • John McGrath, playwright, director, producer and scriptwriter: further papers c1961-2001 (Acc.12912)
  • 7:84 (Scotland) Theatre Co, Edinburgh: records incl production files and scripts 1982-2006 (Acc.12911)
  • Traverse Theatre Co, Edinburgh: further papers 1995-2003 (Acc.12960)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Ewart Alexander, playwright: television, theatre and radio scripts (Ewart Alexander Papers)
  • Caricature Theatre Cymru: archive collected by Jane Phillips, founder, incl corresp, posters, scripts and films (Caricature Theatre Papers)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Lyric Theatre, Belfast: records 1951-2000 (D4445)

V&A Theatre and Performance Department (formerly) Theatre Museum Archive

  • Hermoine Baddley, actress: corresp, photographs, programmes, music and presscuttings 1927-1976 (THM/346)
  • Lez Brotherston, set and costume designer: costume designs 1994-2008 (THM/350)
  • Ida Cook, author and campaigner for Jewish refugees and Louise Cook, campaigner for Jewish refugees: papers rel to opera incl corresp, photographs, programmes and libretti c1900-1950 (THM/340)
  • Edward Henry Gordon Craig, theatrical designer and author: records incl papers, photographs and prints 1904-2003 (THM/356)
  • Harold Lewis Fielding, theatre producer: records incl corresp and photographs 1960-1996 (THM/361)
  • Harry Hammond, photographer: photographs c1950-2000 (THM/347)
  • Liz Reed, scene painter: notebooks and set designs 1979-2005 (THM/344)
  • Josie Rourke, theatre director: production notes 2000-2006 (THM/342)
  • Pelissier's Follies, theatre production, London: records incl cash books, corresp, diaries and photographs 1896-1925 (THM/345)
  • The Religious Drama Society Of Great Britain: records incl minutes, corresp and accounts c1930-60s (THM/353)
  • Theatres Advisory Council: minutes, corresp, annual reports and files rel to theatre buildings c1970-2000 (THM/351)


Trinity Laban: Laban Library and Archive

  • Marion North, dance pioneer: photographs (c500) rel to Laban c1981-2003 (2008/25)
  • Laban Centre for Movement and Dance (formerly Art of Movement Studio): papers rel to Education and Community Programme and Communications Department publicity and marketing photographs 1997-2006 (2008/36)


Bristol University: Theatre Collection

  • Stephanie Cole, actress: scripts and papers 2005-2007 (2008/0008)
  • Richard Digby-Day, theatre director and teacher: papers (2008/0036, 2008/0045)
  • Julia Trevelyan Oman, set designer: additional papers 1957-1989 (2008/0090, 2008/0091)
  • William Arnold Ridley, actor and playwright: theatrical collection and papers (2008/0125)
  • Franko B, performance artist: multimedia archive incl papers 1990-2008 (2008/0010)
  • Gog Theatre Company, London: papers (2008/0110)
  • BJ Simmons & Co, costumier, London: theatre designs (2008/0057)
  • Gallery First Nighters' Club, London: papers (2008/0101)
  • Henry Marshall Collection of pantomime scripts and ephemera (2008/0009)

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Sir William Gerald Golding, novelist: corresp rel to the filming of 'Lord of the Flies' 1959-2006 (MS 344)
  • Northcott Theatre, Exeter: administrative papers and photographs 1967-2006 (MS 348)

Hull University Archives

  • Stephen Gallagher, novelist, screen writer and director: papers, incl files of notes, drafts, and corresp for each project and an outline, dialogue and research notes for each novel c1970-2000 (DGA)

London University: Goldsmiths College

  • London International Festival of Student Theatre: records incl papers, photographs, recordings and promotional material 1981-2001 (LIFT)

Oxford University: Regent's Park College, Angus Library

  • Edwin H Robertson, Baptist minister and religious broadcaster: papers c1949-2006 (Acc. 261)
  • Stephen Winward, Baptist minister and religious broadcaster: notes for publications and broadcasts c1953-86 (Acc. 256)

Southampton University Library

  • JC Allen: collected research materials rel to Conrad Veidt, actor (1893-1943), incl original corresp, photographs, copies and critiques of films c1934-1999 (MS 380)