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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Film, Media and Performing Arts


BBC Written Archives Centre

  • Freda Lingstrom (1893-1989), BBC Television producer and executive: scripts, advertising material, and paperwork related to the children's television programmes Andy Pandy, Bizzy Lizzy and The Flower Pot Men 1949-1970 (S567/1 to S567/33)


Ceredigion Archives

  • Peter Leech (fl1943), teacher and dramatist: plays with associated items c1943 (ADX/1745)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • Harry G Peck (fl 1940-1949), photographer: photographs of scenes from 'At the Coal Face: The Cumberland Story' film, and published in the Daily Telegraph c1940-1949 (YDX 707)

Denbighshire Archives

  • James Roberts Saronie, photographer and cinematographer: glass slides c1900 (DD/DM/1969)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Buxton (Evening) Townwomen's Guild - Drama Section: theatre programmes and scripts 1962-1972 (D8356)
  • Regent Cinema, Riddings: balance statement c1946-1955 (D8357)

Dorset History Centre

  • As One Theatre Company, Weymouth: project records for Escaping the Storm: Marie Stopes on the Isle of Portland incl oral history and research recordings, project booklet and heritage trail leaflet 2019 (D-3015)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Cardiff New Theatre: press cuttings books, programmes and corresp 20th-21st cent (DTHN)

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

  • 'A Child of the Secret: Silent No Longer' - original typescript and rel corresp 1999-2019 (GB124.2020/28)

Isle of Man Public Record Office

  • Isle of Man Broadcasting Commission (1965-c1984); Telecommunications Commission (19851989): records incl corresp, minutes, papers rel to Broadcasting Act (1980) and equipment quotation 1966-1986 (A198)

Lambeth Archives

  • The National Theatre, London: material rel to opening and education, publications incl complete set programmes c1970-2000 (ARC/2020/05.)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester: records incl Brochures, production posters, signed contracts, records rel to press awards, funding agreements and appraisals and hire agreements 1990-2019 (GB127.2020/11)

Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive

  • Mike Pemberton (fl2018), singer and songwriter: film about the involvement of Tough's Boatyard, Teddington, in the Battle of Dunkirk, during the Second World War c2018 (AD125)

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

  • Denne Gilkes (1889-1972) and Martin Gilkes (fl1912-1980), music & voice coach and educationalists: personal papers 1912-1980 (SBT Arch 2020.7)

Special Collections, The Mitchell Library

  • Glasgow Orpheus Choir: 78 rpm records, periodicals, programmes 1934-1974 (1000418)
  • Godfrey Harding (fl1885-1939), opera enthusiast and researcher: letters, business cards, stage notes, magazines, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, ephemera relating to opera companies 1855-1966 (1003332)
  • Edward Henry Chisnall (b1942), artist, author and broadcaster: transcripts, news cuttings, cassette tapes, art work 1980-1990 (1001099)

Trafford Local Studies

  • Joyce Sowerby, (fl1930-1939): photographs showing her as a young girl in amateur dramatics performances in Stretford, as well as close family friends James and Winnie Hook c1930-1939 (LHC/1908)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Susan Engel (b1935), actor: theatre papers and photographs 1957-2000 (Add MS 89420)

British Library, Music Collections

  • Frederick Laurence (1884-1942), composer: autograph manuscript scores of chamber works and orchestral pieces, incl a score for the silent film 'Morosko' 1913-1941 (MS Mus. 1849)

Manx National Heritage Library & Archives

  • David Callister (1935-2020), radio broadcaster and politician: correspondence, radio show resources 1986-2018 (MS 14827)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Ulster Television (UTV), Northern Irish television channel: digitised copies of programmes from tapes within the UTV archive c1959-2018 (D4677)

Tate Gallery Archive

  • George Barber (b 1958), British video artist: archive incl digital material, dummy artists books (2), 16mm optical print of 'Withdrawal' (1994) and copies of video cassettes 'Scratch video vol. 1' (1984) and 'Video high vol. 2' (1994), ephemera, photographs, and personal material relating to his birthplace, Guyana 1980s-2010s (TGA 202010)

V&A Department of Theatre and Performance

  • Nicolas Roeg (1928-2018), film director and cinematographer: annotated scripts, photographs and correspondence rel to film career 1928-2018 (THM/603)
  • Pheobe Waller-Bridge (b1985), actress and writer: annotated prompt book for the 2019 revival of the one woman show Fleabag 2019 (THM/613)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Sue Frumin (b1949), playwright: papers and scripts 1975-2008 (FRUMIN)
  • Juliet Jacques (b 1981), writer and filmmaker: papers, writings and digital material 1908-2020 (JACQUES)

Britten-Pears Foundation

  • Items rel to Elizabeth Sweeting, incl correspondence, photographs, miscellaneous 1943-1977


Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Photo album, c1921, incl Charleston and Cambridge theatre productions and programmes c1918-1925

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Alexander Low, photojournalist and family: photographs, papers and publication relating to Low's career, papers, letters and diaries created by various branches of Low's ancestors 18th-20th cent (2020/1169)
  • Alexander de Grunwald (b1944), film production manager: papers incl call sheets, schedules, progress reports relating to his career in film and television c1960-2020 (ACC 2020/1180)

King's College London: College Archives

  • David Clarke (1931-2014), theatrical designer, director and pageant master: collected postcards illustrating early twentieth century British pageants nd (Acc 3858)

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

  • Brook Lapping Production Ltd, documentary film makers: interview questions and transcripts, scripts, synopses and background research material rel to the 2-part documentary series, Cuba: Castro versus the World, broadcast on BBC2 2020 (BROOK LAPPING: CUBA)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • June Cashman (1933-2018) costume designer and maker: exercise books, folder containing costume designs and patterns 1954 (MS 2247)
  • Simon Armitage (b 1963) English poet, playwright, novelist and professor: ms notebooks, ms and typescript drafts, research notes, correspondence, leaflets, flyers, photocopies, stickers, cards, diaries, mini-discs, cassettes, vinyl records, CDs, VHS tapes, photographs, published works in various languages 2014-2020 (BC MS 20c Armitage)
  • Christopher Pilling, (b 1936) poet, playwright, translator and teacher: drafts of poetry and plays, research files for workshops, poetry reviews, correspondence, press cuttings, photographs, published works, play synopses, photocopies of published works 1960-2013 (MS 2045)

Liverpool John Moores University

  • Liverpool Biennial: envelope (1) of music scores - label on packaging "Ari Benjamin Meyers Scores Extras" (2018) 2018 (N/A)

Newcastle University: Special Collections

  • Val McLane (b1943), actor, scriptwriter and director: archive rel to her career as an actress and her role as founding member of the Live Theatre Company c1970-1996 (VM)

Strathclyde University Archives

  • Malcolm Baird (b1935), chemical engineer: electronic scrapbook of miscellaneous and mostly non-technical writings about his father John Logie Baird (1888-1946), inventor and electrical engineer c1970-2020 (Accession 1768 (T-MIN/34))

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • Dame Janet Suzman (b1939), actress: papers, incl material rel to a South African production of 'Hamlet', material rel to the actor Brett Goldin (1977-2006), a letter from actor Ian McKellen (b1939) commenting on her book publication, other items of correspondence and newspaper cuttings 2000s-2010s (DSH31)

University of Bristol: Theatre Collection

  • Charles Karl (fl1885-1934), costume designer: designs for Sir Henry Irving's production of 'Peter the Great'; original sketches (31) incl notes indicating costumes worn by which actors in which scenes, and reference material c1897
  • George Rowell (1923-2001), theatre historian, and Kenneth Mobbs (fl1960s), of Bristol Opera House: scores and material rel to W.S.Gilbert's farce 'Engaged!' (1877), adapted into a comic opera c1960 (BTC286)
  • Mark Haddon (fl1960-1970), set and costume designer, prop maker and artist: papers relating to his work, incl designs, artwork, production photographs, newspaper cuttings, programmes, printed material, and erotic gay artwork produced under the pseudonym 'Orsen' 1960s-1970s (BTC282)
  • Ralph Alderson (fl1889-1950), amateur actor: scrapbooks containing photographs, press cuttings and programmes rel to his life and amateur dramatic career, including private house theatricals c1889-1958
  • Alan Tagg (1928-2002), theatre designer: personal photograph albums, designs, notebooks, correspondence, scripts and other material from the later years of his career 1970s-1980s

University of Reading: Special Collections

  • University of Reading Drama Society: admin files incl minutes, production files, correspondence, bills and receipts, and programmes 1957-1971 (MS 5711)

University of Southampton Library

  • Nuffield Southampton Theatre: administrative papers, incl committee and board papers, financial and health and safety papers; papers rel to productions and shows; publicity and press material, posters, programmes and flyers 1964-2019 (MS451)