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Major accessions to repositories in 2011 relating to Cinema, Drama and the Performing Arts


BBC Written Archives Centre

  • Eric Leslie Barker, comedy actor: corresp and papers incl material rel to his wife, Pearl Hackney 1931-65 (S541)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Light Entertainment division: variety expenditure ledgers 1935-40 (R19)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation, Radio News Co: records incl audition index cards, budgets, corresp and photographs 1943-2000 (R193)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation: scripts for File on 4 1977-2004
  • John Sharman, radio variety producer: documents and press cuttings rel to his programmes and stage productions 1933-49
  • Tony Thorpe, set designer: drawings of programme sets and advertising material 1960-86


Bath Record Office

  • Bath Folk Dance Club: minutes, accounts, corresp and papers 1964-2006 (0906)

Bromley Local Studies & Archives

  • Churchill Theatres Trust, Bromley: corresp, accounts and reports 1992-2004 (1983)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Romany Theatre Company, Cambridge: records rel to Atching Tan project, an educational journey into the world of Gypsies, Romanies, and Travellers 2010-2011 (R111/089)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Conwy Morris Dancers: records 1978-2000 (CX411, CP411)

Croydon Local Studies Library and Archives Service

  • Ashcroft Theatre Club, Croydon: minutes, photos and scrapbooks 1973-2010 (A1034)

Denbighshire Record Office

  • Corwen Choral and Dramatic Society: accounts 1950-1956 (DD/DM/1760)

Dorset History Centre

  • Norman Saunders-White, artist and theatre director: papers and CD rel to the exhibition 'Norman at 80' 20th cent (D.2315)
  • Weymouth Arts Centre: additional records; corresp accounts and papers 1980-2005 (D.1974)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Halesowen District Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society: minutes, accounts and other records c1925-1980 (Acc 9636)

Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive

  • Planet Amateur Film Society, Southgate: papers, film stock, sound recordings and photographs 1933-1967 (PAFS)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Cricieth Dramatic Society: minutes 1950-1969 (XM12824)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Winchester Dramatic Society (Chesil Theatre): additional records, from former secretary Mavis Ricketts, incl minutes, accounts and ephemera 1938-2000 (90A04W)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Wigston College Players: scrapbooks incl production photos, cast lists, extracts from programmers, press reviews 1970-1991 (DE8307)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Spin-Off Theatre Company: recorded memoirs rel to Wymondham 2010-2011 (AUD 28, SAC 2011/12)
  • Great Ryburgh Players: production scripts, photographs, programmes and tickets 1976-2008 (ACC 2011/29)
  • St George's Film Club, King's Lynn: subscription book and other records 1952-1969 (ACC 2010/339)
  • West Norfolk Cine Club: records 1983-1992 (SO 278)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Lace Market Theatre Trust Ltd: minutes, corresp, membership record, memorandum of association, misc records 1946-2006 (8054)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Oldham Coliseum Theatre: records incl programmes, posters and photographs c1930-2011 (COL)

Peterborough Archives

  • Peterborough Arts Theatre: minutes, corresp and publicity material 1967-1981 (PAS/PAR)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Wayfarers Dramatic Society, Southampton: production records and photograph albums, with papers for the founder and director, Cecily Deverill c1930-69

Surrey History Centre

  • Abinger and Shere Sequence Dance Club: records incl minutes, corresp and ephemera 1950-2003 (8816)
  • Thorndike Theatre Revival Group, Leatherhead: additional minutes and papers with papers of the Thorndike Theatregoers and Green Room Club 1992-99 (8824)

Teesside Archives

  • Radio Cleveland: original script for radio soap opera 'Charlie is my Darling' 1992-93 (Acc No 7123)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Classic Picture House, Low Fell: album of photographs of exterior and interior 1928 (DX1451)
  • Sunderland Empire, theatre: plans 1926-69 (DX1433)
  • Theatre Royal, Newcastle: playbills, programmes and photographs 1815-2006 (TH.RO)
  • Newcastle Jewish Players: event programmes 1972-2001 (SX79)
  • People's Theatre, Jesmond: programmes 1946-1973 (DX1403)
  • Sunderland Dance Society: minutes 1945-47 (SX143)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Cymdeithas y Ddrama Gymraeg, Abertawe (Abertawe Drama Society): minutes, corresp, photographs and financial records 1925-1962 (D/D CDG 1/1-5/13)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Linthwaite Wesleyan Methodist Church: amateur dramatic society records, incl minutes, corresp and accounts 1936-2007 (WYK1261)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Bradford-on-Avon Old Tyme and Modern Sequence Dance Club: additional minutes, corresp, membership records and papers 1999-2009 (3558)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • Elizabeth Winifred (Betsy) Blair, actress: additional papers
  • Bernard Chastey Braden, actor, comedian, television presenter and writer: additional papers
  • Michael Grigsby, film director: additional papers c1990-2005
  • John Krish, film director and screen writer: records incl working papers, scripts, corresp 1945 - 2007
  • Ken Loach, television and film director: records incl working papers, scripts, corresp 1965 - 2009
  • John Mendoza, film director: records incl scripts and treatments 1944 - 1954
  • Johnnie Mortimer, television screen-writer: records incl scripts and treatments 1966 - 1986
  • Ron Quibell, film enthusiast: diaries and log books of films seen 1930 - 2009
  • R J Vicary, film enthusiast: scrapbooks rel to film career of Alice Faye, actress c1930 - 1979
  • Derek Williams, film director, writer, cinematographer: records incl scripts and treatments 1951 - 1992
  • Halas & Batchelor, animation studio: records incl scripts, production papers and artwork c1940-1995
  • Derrick Knight and partners, film producers and directors: records incl working papers, scripts, corresp c1959-1974

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Neil Bartlett, director, performer and writer: records incl production files, notebooks, scripts, literary drafts and audio visual material 1982-2011 (Deposit 10688)
  • John James Osborne, playwright, screenwriter, actor: corresp with Pamela Lane 1951-1991 (Deposit 10663)
  • Michael Simon White, writer and theatre producer: papers, corresp and artwork rel to production of 'Oh Calcutta' c1960-1979 (Add MS 88983)

British Library, Music Collections

  • Teresa Cahill, singer: scrapbooks 1955-1970 (MS Mus. 1762)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • David Thomson, author, researcher and BBC radio producer: further literary and personal papers c1916-96 (Acc.13259)

Tate Gallery Archive

  • Stuart Brisley, performance artist: personal papers c1960-2010 (TGA 201114)

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

  • Ronald William George Barker, actor and comedian: records rel to career incl scripts, corresp, certificates and awards, sound and audio visual recordings, scrapbooks and photographs 1929-2005 (THM/407)
  • Owen Hale, actor and publisher: records and personal papers c1970-1989 (THM/401)
  • Nesta Macdonald, historian of Russian ballet: research notes, corresp and photographs of ballet 1914-1975 (THM/410)
  • Chris Nash, dance photographer: photographs (200) rel to dance 1977-2012 (THM/411)
  • Nora Nicholson, actress: corresp incl from Christopher Fry and John Gielgud and other records 1897-1988 (THM/398)
  • Andrew Phillips, musician and photographer: digital photographs (12,000) rel to opera and ballet productions c2000-2005 (THM/419)
  • David Paul Scofield, actor: papers, corresp, photographs, sound and audio visual material 1922-2010 (THM/397)
  • John Stone, actor: papers incl corresp and photographs rel to stage and screen career 1944-1982 (THM/416)
  • Shared Experience Theatre Company: records 1976-2008 (THM/396)
  • French prisoners: papers rel to theatre performances at Porchester Castle incl scripts, abstracts and corresp 1810-1811 (THM/415)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Kenneth McKellar, singer: university papers 1944-47 (Acc no 618)

Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections

  • John Gwilym Jones, writer and critic: drama scripts 1936-1981 (Bangor 39512-39565)

Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Alan Ayckbourn, playwright: play scripts, personal corresp, diaries, video documentaries, theses, photographs, sketches, minutes of Scarborough Theatre Trust c1957-2011 (ACC 30/2011)

Cambridge University: Lucy Cavendish College Archive

  • Joyce Irene Grenfell, actress and entertainer: personal papers, incl corresp, journals, scripts, photograph albums, recordings, accounts, press cuttings and programmes c1920-1990 (A2010/063, A2010/078)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Dundee Repertory Theatre: papers rel to the new building c1950-1999 (2011/429)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Sir Rupert Charles Hart-Davis, author and publisher: corresp with family members (incl Peggy Ashcroft) and literary friends (incl William Plomer), scrapbooks and family photographs 1883-2002 (RHD)

Liverpool John Moores University

  • Falcon Stuart, music producer, photographer and film maker: papers c 1960-90

London University: King's College Archives

  • Richard Proudfoot, professor and editor: manuscript notes and drafts rel to the play 'Tom O'Lincoln' and ephemera rel to Shakespearian productions at St Georges Theatre, Tufnell Park, London 1977-1980 (Acc 2197)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Harold Brighouse, playwright: letters to Tinsley Pratt, Portico Library 1918-30 (2011/14)

Museum of English Rural Life

  • Robert Ferns Waller, ecologist and poet: poetry, and papers rel to his work as a script writer for the BBC c1920-79 (D DX1945)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Western Manuscripts

  • Molly Lymn: diaries/commonplace books (5) rel mainly to theatre, costume design and cinema 1925-30 (6637)

Strathclyde University Archives

  • Strathclyde Theatre Group: records incl production files, corresp, financial records and photographs 1966-2011 (Accession 1256)

University of Bristol: Theatre Collection

  • John Percy Burrell, theatre director: papers (2011/0090 2011/0116)
  • Cyril Fletcher, comedian: papers (2011/0025)
  • Miriam Karlin, actress: papers (2011/0044)
  • Franko B, performance artist: additional material (2011/0018)
  • Mander and Mitchenson Theatre Collection: theatrical materials and ephemera with ms element incl prompt copies 1660-2000 (2011/0008)