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Major accessions to repositories in 2019 relating to Film, Media and Performing Arts


BBC Written Archives Centre

  • Monica Louie Sims (1925-2018), BBC editor and head of radio; film and television censor: BBC working papers and personal papers including research papers for the 1985 Women in BBC Management report 1942-2007 (S598/1 - S598/142)
  • Joan Maureen Baxter (b1933), MBE, television producer: viewers' correspondence used in the research and compiling of the book 'Dear Blue Peter' published 2008 1959-2008 (S500/265 - S50/315)

History of Advertising Trust Archive

  • Brooks Fulford Cramer Seresin (BFCS), production company: commercials archive 1984-2002 (HAT2019/20)
  • Ebiquity, marketing and media consultancy: advertising archive 1960s-2000s (HAT2019/7)
  • MB (Michael Blythe) Productions, production company: commercials archive 1980s-2000s (HAT2019/2)


Bath Record Office

  • Priston Jubilee Morris: scrapbooks, photograph albums, financial records and corresp rel to formation and running of the group 1977-2018 (1297)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • Fierce Festival. performing arts, Birmingham: records 20th cent (MS 4969 (2019/051))

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • Green Room Club: records rel to the Green Room Club c1890-1997 (3008)
  • Hamilton Deane (1880-1958), actor, playwright, and director: papers, incl material rel to Dora Mary Patrick, actress c1900-1958 (2992)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • Workington Opera House: records rel to performances incl publicity material 1903-1981 (YDX 732)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Theatre Royal, Brighton: playbill for 'Queen of Hearts' starring Vesta Tilley 1884 (13560)
  • Wivelsfield Little Theatre: records 1987-2017 (13362)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Cheltenham Festival Associations: records of South West Arts, Exeter; British Arts Festival Association, London; Association of British Orchestras 1966-2000 (D14708)
  • Cheltenham Festival Associations: audio/visual material: audio cassettes, videos, CDs; programmes for all festivals: Music, Literature, Arts, Jazz; records incl minutes, press cuttings; reports, strategies and business plans 1945-2011 (D14708)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • English Miscellany, folk dance group: records 1975-2019 (Acc 6225)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • St Ives Music and Drama Society (SIMADS): programmes, photographs and correspondence 1955-2012 (6034)

Lambeth Archives

  • Ovalhouse Theatre: records c1970-2015 (ARC/2019/5)

Lancashire Archives

  • Dukes Theatre Lancaster: board papers, scripts, programmes, publicity material and photographs c1960-2014 (DDX 3550)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Warner, Sheppard & Wade, auctioneers and estate agents: Leicester and Loughborough cinema files 1923-1930 (DE9781)
  • John Henry Clarke, (c1849-1910), entrepreneur: metal bound scrap book containing press cuttings and theatrical handbills and posters rel to Leicester's musical life in the late 19th/early 20th century plus family cuttings, obituaries rel to the Clarke family 1887-1957 (DE9922)

Portsmouth History Centre

  • Southsea Shakespeare Actors and The Arena Actors: records of the groups, the theatre elements of the Portsmouth Festival and the artistic side of the Duisburg twinning nd (3233A)

Redbridge Local Studies and Archives

  • Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford: scrapbooks, programmmes and photographs 1975-2019 (2019/18)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Sheffield Youth Theatre: photographs, scripts and corresp c1977-1999 (X858)

Special Collections, The Mitchell Library

  • Violet Day (b1923), and Lloyd Day (1932-1960), variety theatre artists: material incl ephemera, photographs and theatre programmes 1925-1997 (1001052)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Proscenium Stage Club Productions: 10 folders of material incl scripts, stage directions, cast lists, correspondence, posters rel to the Club and its productions with the Dennis Lowe Theatre Company at Felixstowe 1971-1992 (HD4189)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Actors' Community Theatre and Programmes for Bradford District Theatres: incl papers for Actors' Community Theatre, Bingley Little Theatre and other theatres in the Bradford district c2003-2018 (WYB797)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Brian Lewis, (fl 2017), critic, writer, poet and painter: personal papers incl general corresp, brochures and exhibition tickets 2017 (WYW1447)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Worcestershire and Districts Change Ringing Association (WDCRA): records incl peel books, annual reports, accounts, Belfry Advisory Panel Projects, repair fund, minutes, newsletters, members registers 1882-2018 (16429)
  • Worcester Carnival: records incl old newspapers, souvenir programmes accounts, scrap and cash books minutes of meetings, bank records 1963-1995 (16366)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Mark Christopher Long (b1943), actor, and People Show Limited, experimental theatre company, London: records rel to the company and company members 1936-2017 (Add MS 89387)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Dame Sian Phillips, (b. 1933), actress: personal papers incl corresp, diaries, notebooks, certificates, programmes, reviews and photographs nd

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive

  • Walter Lord (1917-2002), lawyer, author and popular historian, and William MacQuitty (1905-2004), film producer: material rel to MacQuitty's interest in Titanic and Lord's book 'A Night to Remember'; incl correspondence, photographs and transcripts of interviews with survivors of the sinking of the Titanic; storyboards and publicity material concerning 'A Night to Remember' 1940-1958 (REG18/000144)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Charles Francis O'Dowda and his son, Charlie O'Dowda (fl1929-1972), owners and managers of cinemas in Belfast and Portadown: photographs, newspaper cuttings, drawings and correspondence 1929-1972 (D4743)

Tate Gallery Archive

  • John Jones: collection of cine films (36) of American artists as well as 'art' films rel to Carolee Schneemann's performance, 'Water Light Water Needle' and Claes Oldenburg, who features in a film called 'Hanging a Picture' 1960-1986 (TGA 20194)

V&A Department of Theatre and Performance

  • Association of Performing Arts Collections: minute books, correspondence, administrative papers and project files 1979-2019 (THM/524)
  • Mark Baldwin Dance Company: board papers, funding proposals, correspondence, press releases and publicity fliers 1997-2002 (THM/594)
  • Tommy Steele (b1936), singer and actor: personal papers including scripts, correspondence and recordings 1950-2018 (THM/582)
  • Terry Lane (fl1950-1970), director: personal papers including records from Traverse Theatre, theatre-in-the-round, scrapbooks, correspondence and news cuttings 1950s-1970s (THM/593)
  • Henry Goodman (b1950), actor: personal papers rel to acting career incl production files, press cuttings and gifts 1971-2015 (THM/549)
  • Jenny Sandler (fl1970-2000), dance teacher and choreographer: company records of Epiphany Dancers and the St James Dancers incl production files, correspondence, choreographic notes and photographs 1970-2000 (THM/602)
  • David Dean (1944-2010), wardrobe supervisor, technical manager and costume designer: support material relating to theatrical designs 1890-2000 (THM/550)
  • Denis Norden (1922-2018), radio and television writer: personal papers including correspondence, photographs, scripts, publications and recordings 1980-2018 (THM/608)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Penny Ashbrook (fl 1973-2019) film maker: papers, promotional material, and papers rel to films and audio-visual material 1976-2013 (ASHBROOK)
  • Clean Break Theatre Company, women's theatre company: papers, scripts, programmes, audio-visual material and promotional items 1979-2019 (CBTC)
  • Nancy Diuguid (1948-2003) actress, theatre director: papers, programmes and scripts 1971-2003 (DIUGUID)
  • Ron Peck (b1948), filmmaker and director: papers, correspondence, research materials, photos, negatives and audio material c1974-2019 (PECK)
  • Ruby Venezuela (d2018) performer and drag artiste: papers incl scripts, song sheets, lyrics, programmes, cuttings, photos and audio cassettes of backing tracks and performances from Soho nightclub Madame JoJo's and other events 1982-2003 (RV)

Britten-Pears Foundation

  • John Richardson (fl1945-1969), stage manager: items incl wooden glockenspiel hammer, music mss in Britten's hand showing dynamics for player, programmes, template for drawing Church Parables stage on stage management production scores 1945-1969 (MSC51)
  • Norma Procter (1928-2017), contralto singer: papers incl programmes, photographs, diaries, correspondence, certificates, address book, press cuttings, annotated scores, books with dedications and vinyl records and reel-to-reel tapes 1930-2017 (PCR)
  • Eric John Crozier (1914-1994), writer, theatrical and opera producer: letters to his wife, mezzo-soprano Nancy Evans, describing details of the time he spent with composer Benjamin Britten, their ideas, work, and plans for compositions, including reports on progress with EM Forster on the libretto for the opera Billy Budd 1946-1965 (ECR)

National Arts Education Archive @ YSP

  • David Bromley (fl1992-2004); material rel to applied/interventionist theatre at Bretton Hall 1992-2004 (DG)

Royal College of Nursing Archives

  • Royal College of Nursing Communications: films harvested from Communications shared folders, including Nurses Day films 2015-2018, Annual Dinner Film 2016, RCN Centenary film and various campaign films 2015-2018 (3112)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Sir Alan Ayckbourn (b1939), playwright: script for first performance of 'Meet my Father' with mss amendments, corresp, contracts, financial agreements and statements rel to the development and production of 'Jeeves' 1965-2018 (AYCK/2019/077)
  • Maurice Gran, (b1949) and Laurence Marks, (b1948), comedy writers: storylines, plotting notes, drafts, scripts and press articles 1988-2019 (MGRA/2019/066)

Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • Wildfilm Archive: mixed media archive rel to history of wildlife film-making. Elements were originally gathered by Wildscreen for the WildFilmHistory project (2008-2010), mainly created and collected by film-makers Jeffery Boswall, Barry Paine and Eric Ashby 1930-2010 (DM2911)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Colin Shindler (b. 1949) writer, producer and film historian: papers rel to radio and television production, and scripts 20th-21st cent (MS Add.10290)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Alan Noel Latimer Munby (1913-1974), librarian, bibliographer, historian and book collector: manuscript, in several hands, of the 1943 Christmas Panto, 'Dossing Dulcie or The Sleeping Beauty', incl cast list 1943 (REL/15A)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Alan Sharp (1934-2013), Scottish novelist and screenwriter: screenplays, personal and professional correspondence, notebooks and manuscripts c1960-2013 (ACC2019/1108)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Dance House Glasgow, dance company: papers 20th cent (ACCN 4291)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Imaginate, theatre and dance for children and young people, Edinburgh: marketing and publicity material 1989-2016 (Acc 860)

King's College London: College Archives

  • David Charles Stone (1932-2011) and Barbara Stone (1934-2018), film producers: papers relating to their work in film production c1950-2018 (Acc 3869)

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

  • Brook Lapping Productions Ltd, documentary film makers: interviews, transcripts and background research rel to Inside Europe: ten years of turmoil, a 3-part television documentary series broadcast on BBC television 2019 (Acc 3786)

Liverpool John Moores University

  • Royal Court Theatre: programmes 1949-2019

London University: Royal Holloway

  • Large Door Productions, television production company: archive 1982-2000 (Acc 2019/07)

London University: Senate House Library

  • North American Women Magicians' ephemera collection: incl material rel to magicians Ada Zancig (fl1917-1929), Dell O'Dell (1897-1962), Leona Anderson (1849-1921), and Betty Jane Kolar (b1923) c1874-1951 (MS1245)

Manchester University: Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre

  • North West Islamic Media Forum: digital archive of the North West Islamic Media Forum 2006-2016 (2019/2)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • Alan Bennion, (1930-2018), actor: account books (2 vols) 1961-2018 (2019/2)

Newcastle University: Special Collections

  • Live Theatre: prints and photographic negatives of productions and venues 1977-1981 (LIV)
  • Locus+: organisational papers of Newcastle based visual arts commissioning agency 1970-2019 (LP)

Sheffield University Library

  • Rosemary Anne Sisson, (1923-2017), dramatist, novelist, TV and film scriptwriter: papers, corresp and press cuttings rel to work in TV and film 1971-2008 (2019/12)

Strathclyde University Archives

  • Ludovic Henry Coverley Kennedy (1919-2009), writer and broadcaster: typescript and manuscript drafts of published and unpublished writings; photographs; auction catalogue for the sale of Piers Place, Old Amersham; correspondence and leather cigarette case c1946-2009 (KEN)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Patrick Garland, (1935-2013) theatre and television director, actor and writer: playscripts, notes, personal and professional correspondence, documents rel to Chichester Festival Theatre, and papers on The Incomparable Rex, a biography of Rex Harrison c1935-2013 (ACC1179)

University of Bristol: Theatre Collection

  • Cosmorama Theatre Company: scripts, publicity material, administration and finance records, notebooks rel to touring and productions 1980s-1990s (2019/31)
  • Stephen Doncaster (1909-2007), theatre designer: design archive covering his whole career, incl designs, fabric swatches, lecture slides, theatre model furniture, account of ABTT trip to Russia 1948-1989 (2019/25)
  • Doreen Mantle (b1926), actress: papers rel to her career, incl early work in South Africa, her first job in the UK in repertory theatre, and subsequent theatre, radio and television work; incl scripts, photographs, publicity material, and correspondence 1950s-2010s (2019/34)