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Major accessions to repositories in 2012 relating to Cinema, Drama and the Performing Arts


History of Advertising Trust Archive

  • David Harrison, art director: artwork, adverts and TV commercial show-reels c1950-90 (HAT2012/1)


Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives: Town House branch

  • Carden Arts Drama Group, Aberdeen: records c1950-1970 (DD1763)

Archifau Ynys Mon / Anglesey Archives

  • Theatr Fach Llangefni: costume designs, photographs, stage plans and other papers late 20th cent (WM/2401)

Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre

  • Victor Ashlee, film maker: 8mm film of family, sports days, activities in Erith 1960-1970 (Acc 2012/-012)

Birmingham: Archives and Heritage Service

  • The Play House, Birmingham: records c1985-2012 (MS 4266)

Bristol Record Office

  • Richard John Smith, actor and theatre historian: theatre playbills, MS, corresp and other records (formerly at Bristol Central Library) c1770-1895 (44800)
  • Fred Wedlock, comedian, folk singer, broadcaster: papers, corresp, research notes, videos and CDs of performances c 1965-2005 (44790)
  • Fem FM: broadcast recordings, press materials, photographs, minutes, administrative papers and corresp 1991-2000 (45001)
  • Bristol film and video society: 16mm and 8mm film reels c1935 - 2010 (44839)

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • Westminster Arts: annual reports, minutes, corresp and publicity material 1965-2012 (Acc 2716)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • British Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Cumbria: tapes 1974-2012 (DBBC)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal: records 1972-2009 (WDSO 372)
  • Kendal Amateur Dramatic Society: records 1933-2000 (WDSo 33)
  • Westmoreland Arts Trust: minutes, accounts and other records 1988-2011 (WDEC 41)

Dorset History Centre

  • Word and Action (Dorset) Ltd, theatre company, Wimborne: accounts and publications 1972-1999 (D.2362)

Durham County Record Office

  • Durham City Arts, arts development organisation: records c1990-2012 (Acc 8042)
  • Kalapremi, arts development organisation, Durham: files, programmes and photographs (Acc 8238)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Edward Charles Thomas Avann, BBC employee: journals and diaries, incl of his wife Paddy 1927-2010 (ACC 11167)
  • Lewes Little Theatre Ltd: additional records 1962-2012 (ACC 11343)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Clwyd Community Theatre Association: records incl minutes, attendance book, constitution file and production details c1976-1993 (AN4696)

Glamorgan Archives (formerly Glamorgan Record Office)

  • Theatre Royal, Barry: registers of wages and staff hours, stock books, shop sales book, weekly returns and maintenance sheets 1974-1999 (D862)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Gloucester Operatic and Dramatic Society: photographs, corresp, letter and minute books, attendance registers and ephemera 1914-2011 (D12641)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Ronald James, playwright, of Winchester: papers incl files and scripts rel to productions by Winchester Cathedral Players and Winchester Festival Players, his career in drama and education c1948-2012 (135A12W)
  • Theatrical boarding house, Aldershot: visitors' book 1929-45 (91A12)
  • Eastleigh Dramatic Society: albums of photographs and ephemera rel to productions c1920-89 (128A12)
  • Fareham Drama Festival: records incl minutes, financial records, prizewinners' lists 1968-2010 (127A12)
  • St Cross Drama Group, Winchester: records incl minutes, accounts and membership lists 1959-2010 (7A12W)
  • Woodfidley Dance Group, Winchester: scrapbooks and leaflets 1973-94 (78A12W)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Little Theatre, Hull: programmes of productions 1937-1939 (C DIDU)

Lambeth Archives Department

  • Norwood Dramatic Society: records incl corresp 1894-1914 (IV303)

Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

  • Paul Thomas Berry, animator: papers, publications and images 1982-2000 (2012.21)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Great Yarmouth and District Film Society: minutes, corresp and other records 1950-1978 (ACC 2012/56)
  • Norwich Arts Centre: memoirs of Baedeker raids on Norwich 1942 2012 (AUD 69)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Drama Association: minutes and other records 1959-2012 (8290)

Orkney Archive

  • Orkney Arts Society: additional records incl treasurers' papers 1973-2006
  • Orkney Folk Festival: photograph albums (D120)

Powys County Archives Office

  • Harry Soan, radio broadcaster: papers incl transcripts, handwritten notes and tapes rel to his broadcasts on natural history and farming, newspaper cuttings and other ephemera c1930-1989 (B/X/184)

Somerset Heritage Centre

  • Wayfarers Pantomine Society, Taunton: minutes, accounts, scores, scripts and papers 1964-2007 (A\DLT)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • West Glamorgan Youth Dance Company: programmes and photographs of activities 1978-1994 (CC/S Ed 2/40)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • WA Homburgs Ltd, theatre clothing designer, Leeds: records containing details of costumes made and their sizes 2001-2005 (WYL2356)

York Archives and Local History

  • York Musical Theatre Company: minutes, accounts and production papers 1903-2011 (Acc2012/022)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • Muriel Cole, casting and assistant director, film: records incl paperwork and photographs 1947-1976
  • Adrian Cooper, director and producer: records incl production papers and photographs rel to Thames TV children's series c1970-1979
  • John Gliddon, agent and actor: records incl contracts, corresp, photographs and other papers 1920 - 1960
  • Frank Godwin, writer and producer: production files, photographs, scripts and corresp c1930 - 2007
  • Pearl Hay, actress: photographs and cuttings 1924 -1939
  • Susannah York, actress: scripts, photographs, press cuttings and publicity material 1960-2008

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Alfred Taylor, radio enthusiast: wireless log and minutes book, incl listening records of some of the first BBC radio broadcasts, with related newspaper cuttings and broadcasting schedules 1922-1923 (Add MS 88996)
  • Orchard Theatre Company: papers rel to 'Plays For Easter' 1970 1964-1972 (Add MS 88986)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Wilfred Henry Lindop, BBC sound engineer: letters to his wife while serving as a BBC sound engineer with War Correspondents 1945

Jersey Archive

  • Jersey Opera House: film and sound recordings of local productions 1960-1979 (JA/2187)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Roger Macdougall, playwright and screenwriter: synopses of screenplays 1935-43 (Acc.13347)
  • Traverse Theatre Co, Edinburgh: additional records 1980-2005 (Acc.13356)

Tate Gallery Archive

  • Peter Snow, artist and theatre designer: personal papers c1950-1999 (TGA 20123)

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

  • Skinning The Cat aerial performance and contemporary circus company: digital records incl documentary and performance video, digital images and press material 1988-2009 (THM/430)
  • Tiata Fahodzi Theatre Company: administrative papers, production files and photographs, education and outreach files 1998-2009 (THM/424)
  • Akram Kahn Dance Company: administrative and financial papers and digital files incl production files, personal records, audio visual material 2001-2010 (AKC)
  • Kings Head Theatre Company, London: records incl scripts, production files, press files, board and administrative papers 1996-2007 (BMT/1)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Colin O'Brien, photographer: photographs of performances at the King's Head Theatre, Islington 1970s (O'BRIEN)

Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books

  • Olive Dehn, writer: personal papers incl manuscripts and typescripts for numerous books, scripts for Radio 4's Children's Hour and corresp with BBC, Basil Blackwell and other publishers c1933-2010 (OD)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • George Sinclair, stage manager: collection of stage memorabilia 1943-1987

Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Violet Rutter, artist and dramatist: literary MS, personal papers and photographs c1900-1983 (MS Add. 9982)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Dundee Mountain Film Festival: records 1984-2011 (2012/506, 537)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Louise Annand, artist, educator and filmmaker: corresp, subject files and photographs 1930-2000 (MS Gen)
  • Giles Havergal, theatre director: press cuttings and photographs c1970-2003 (Acc 716)
  • David Glen MacKemmie, founder of the Scottish Community Drama Association: brief account of the life of MacKemmie, programmes and music 1923-26 (Acc 791)
  • Stan Mars, writer: scripts for the 'Francie and Josie' show c1950-65 (Acc 796)
  • James Scotland, actor, director and playwright: papers, incl MS of BBC Radio shows, tapes of live performances, press cuttings, corresp and material rel to education work c1948-60 (Acc 788)
  • Howard & Wyndham Ltd, theatre proprietors, Edinburgh: photograph albums of Five Past Eight shows c1955-1965 (Acc 789)
  • National Theatre of Scotland: programmes, posters, DVDs 2010-12 (Acc 674)
  • Tron Theatre, Glasgow: programmes, posters, production files, prompt scripts, press cuttings 1995-2007 (Acc 795)
  • Scottish Ballet: photographs, programmes, leaflets, production files 2010-2012 (Acc 764)

Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)

  • Stephen Gallagher, novelist, screen writer and director: literary papers incl drafts, outlines, research notes, audio and video material 1990s-2012 (0050 U DGA)

King's College London: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

  • Brook Lapping Productions Ltd, documentary film makers, London: transcripts of interviews conducted for television documentary series Putin, Russia and the West, broadcast on BBC television 2012 (Putin, Russia and the West)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Roundabout Theatre in Education, Nottingham: play scripts, cast lists and other material 1973-2012 (NRT)

Salford University Archives and Special Collections

  • Mike Craig, radio comedy writer and producer: audio recordings of shows and interviews c 1940-96 (MCA)

Strathclyde University Archives

  • Laurie Flynn, journalist and independent film maker: files rel to the Cape Asbestos Co, Central Asbestos, Glasgow shipyards and building construction c1966-96 (Acc 1314)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • Lena Ashwell, actress and producer: letters rel to Ashwell's wartime concert party work c1915-1916 (LAdd/6376-6384)
  • New Shakespeare Company, London: records rel to productions, legal and property papers, press and marketing records 1962-2010 (DSH1)

University of Bristol: Theatre Collection

  • Stephanie Cole, actress: additional papers incl scripts 'Coronation Street', 'Ed Reardon's Week', theatre and cuttings (2012/0012)
  • Thomas Joseph Davis, lighting designer: diaries, account books, lighting plots, cuttings and papers (2012/0033)
  • Richard Digby-Day, theatre director and teacher: additional, corresp, papers and photographs (2012/0068)
  • Julia Trevelyan Oman, set designer: additional deposit, glass slides and audio tape -Warwick Castle (2012/22)
  • Yolanda Sonnabend, theatre designer, artist: design papers (2012/0063)
  • Margaret Tyzack, actress: papers (2012/0064)
  • Bristol Old Vic Co: additional film, photographs and papers 1970-1989 (2012/0009)
  • Motley Theatre Design Group: models, designs and papers (2012/0034)