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Theatre

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

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 Fonds — ADCT

Archives of the ADC Theatre, 1956 - 2019

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/ADCT
Scope and Contents The ADC Theatre Archive contains records from August 1973 onwards. These include some records of theatre administration, production management, and marketing literature but the collection is predominantly comprised of material relating to productions and performances, for example, applications to direct, flyers, posters, programmes, photographs and reviews.Records of productions and performances by CUADC prior to August 1973 can be found as part of the Amateur Dramatic Club Archive -...
Dates: 1956 - 2019
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Archives of the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club, 1855 - 2017

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CUADC
Scope and Contents

The archive contains records of club governance and administration, including the first committee minute book from 1855, some financial and membership records, a significant quantity of material relating to productions and performances, and records relating to the wider activities of the club such as annual dinners and garden parties. There are notable gaps in the records, some of which for the period after August 1973 are filled in the archives of the ADC Theatre (see: UA/ADCT).

Dates: 1855 - 2017
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Copy of an unpublished autobiography, 1945-90

Reference Code: GBR/0014/STRS 1/2
Scope and Contents

Comprises: Chapter 9, Post-War; Chapter 10, Dalton and Gaitskell; Chapter 11, The Steel Industry Battle; Chapter 12, The Atomic Bomb and Soviet Spies; Chapter 13, Slaugham; Chapter 14, Bevan's Resignation; Chapter 15, Theatre Censorship; Chapter 16, Museum Charges and Clay Cross; Chapter 17, Miscreants; and Chapter 18, The Lords.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence and accounts of the Senior Treasurer, Cambridge University European Theatre Group, 2009 - 2011

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.121.1
Scope and Contents

Includes lists of members.

Dates: 2009 - 2011
Conditions Governing Access: This material is closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation.
 File

Correspondence B, Part 2, 1904-11-11 - 1940-03-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAN I/5/3
Scope and Contents

Comprising correspondence with Enid Bagnold; Arthur Balfour including correspondence about the National Theatre project (6); Frances Balfour; Betty Balfour (4); David Balfour; Duggy Balfour about Oliver (2); May Balfour; WF Barrett; Sir JM Barrie (2); Hilaire Belloc; A Birrell (2); Ernst Boller (10); RH Brand; Addison Bright; Ivor Brown; Sir E Burne-Jones;and Philip Burne-Jones (2).

Dates: 1904-11-11 - 1940-03-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds — DCPP/AMO

Diaries and photographs of Anne Elizabeth Fisher (Annie Bennett Pike, later Annie Amos), 1852-05-23 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/AMO
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries and photograph album, with some loose enclosures. The diaries provide a detailed description of the daily social life of a wealthy young lady during the Victorian era, in London and on visits around the country, including dinners, dances and parties, concerts, galleries, theatre and academic lectures. From 1864, Anne gave detailed accounts of sermons she had heard and exhibitions in London, also describing first-hand significant national events such as the funeral of Lord...
Dates: 1852-05-23 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: Open. Some in need of conservation - access to transcripts may be provided as an alternative.
 Series — DCPP/AMO/6

Diary of Anne Elizabeth Fisher, vol VI, 1856-07-12 - 1857-05-06

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/AMO/6
Scope and Contents Includes, at the back: list of books read, 1856, letters written and received in 1856 and 1857. Includes pressed flower, list of people invited to a party, 30 Jan 1857, list of contributions for Mrs Wilson, 22 Dec 1856 and small sketch of a fish. Journal begins in Southend, before travelling to Hastings (St Leonards) on 25 July and, after a brief stay in London, on to Tatton Park. Notable entries include: (30 August) visit to Liverpool and Birkenhead, concert at the Philarmonic Hall...
Dates: 1856-07-12 - 1857-05-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Open. Some in need of conservation - access to transcripts may be provided as an alternative.
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Letters from John Julius to Lady Diana from Beirut, 1957-06 - 1957-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/6/2/25
Scope and Contents

Letters sent while John Julius was on his way from Belgrade to take up his new post as Second Secretary at the British Embassy in Beirut [Lebanon] and from Beirut itself, on subjects including: disapproval of the new British Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Sir John Nicholls and his wife; the visit to Belgrade by Sir Laurence Olivier and the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre company, with their production of Titus Andronicus. Also includes a postcard from Vivien Leigh.

Dates: 1957-06 - 1957-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Literary: articles., Jan 1936 - Sep 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/540
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "I Was Astonished by Morocco" following WSC's visit to Morocco; "Why Not a Channel Tunnel" on the trade and military advantages of a tunnel; "St Helena" on Napoleon at St Helena and a new play on the subject; "International Affairs" on the need to defend democracy; "Radio, Newsreel, or the Press" on the superiority of the press in supplying news and the need for a free press.Also includes: a letter from Adam Marshall...
Dates: Jan 1936 - Sep 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence with and about Sir Edward Marsh., Oct 1933 - Oct 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/2
Scope and Contents Others correspondents include: Sir William Haley, [Editor] of the Times, on WSC writing a tribute on Marsh's death (2); 10th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [earlier Lord Bruce]; James Stewart-Murray [?9th Duke of Atholl]; David Garnett on his publishing a volume of T E Lawrence's [T E Shaw, "Lawrence of Arabia"] letters. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: Denis Kelly [literary assistant to WSC]; secretaries Grace Hamblin, Anthony Montague Browne, Lettice Marston [later Lettice...
Dates: Oct 1933 - Oct 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: News of the World articles by WSC 2., May 1938 - Sep 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/615
Scope and Contents Includes annotated proofs, galley proofs and cuttings from the News of the World for: "Peopling the Wide, Open Spaces of Empire" on foreign emigration to parts of the British Empire, factors which prevent the British from emigrating, and developing the Empire through investment and emigration; "Why Not 'The United States of Europe'?" on the harm done by European rivalries and nationalism, fascism and communism, the economic benefits of European integration, and the role of Britain towards...
Dates: May 1938 - Sep 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 6., 03 Aug 1941 - 05 Oct 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/695
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "Sport, the stimulant" on the effect of modern inventions on the average person, watching, playing, and making money from sport, pigeon racing, angling, motor transport, hiking, cycling, theatre, cinema, radio, reading, and moral considerations; "Why the navy runs on oil" on the advantages of oil over coal as a fuel for ships, its adoption by the Royal Navy during WSC's first term as First Lord of the Admiralty, and the Anglo-Persian oil...
Dates: 03 Aug 1941 - 05 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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MS speeches, 1994-05 - 1996-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 7/16
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: MS's memories of 1st Lord De L'Isle, at the opening of an arboretum at Penshurst Place [Kent]; MS's election to the Company of Skinners; the 120th anniversary of Winston Churchill's birth; the theatre as an international commodity and means of communication (the Tacitus Lecture, 1995); Churchill's painting; the 30th anniversary of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust; tribute to Sir Fitzroy Maclean.

Dates: 1994-05 - 1996-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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National Theatre: box set of programmes, 1988

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 9/23
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Correspondence with various societies and organisations of which MS was a patron or trustee, mainly various Churchill-related bodies, and also the National Theatre, where MS served as Chairman, 1989-95.

Dates: 1988
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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National Theatre: copies of Chairman’s correspondence, 1989-12 - 1993-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 9/24
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: congratulations to actors and directors on various productions; cuts to the guest night list; thanks to supporters; invitations; the Rayne Award; the Gala performance of Carousel; the American tour of Richard III; the Theatre's Arts Council funding; the Olivier Awards.

Dates: 1989-12 - 1993-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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National Theatre: copies of Chairman’s correspondence, 1993-05 - 1996-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 9/25
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: criticism of the process for selecting a new Director of the National Theatre; MS's departure from the Chairmanship; membership of the Board; the 'Masterplan' for changes to the theatre; the Rayne Award; the exhibition of the Somerset Maugham collection of theatrical paintings; fundraising; congratulations to actors and directors on various productions.

Dates: 1993-05 - 1996-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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National Theatre: expenses, Chairman and personal, 1989-04 - 1995-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 9/26
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Correspondence with various societies and organisations of which MS was a patron or trustee, mainly various Churchill-related bodies, and also the National Theatre, where MS served as Chairman, 1989-95.

Dates: 1989-04 - 1995-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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National Theatre: later papers, 1995-07 - 2013-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 9/28
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers relating to the National Theatre after MS had stepped down as Chairman, but remained a trustee of the National Theatre Foundation. Includes extracts relating to MS from a history of the National Theatre by Daniel Rosenthal.

Dates: 1995-07 - 2013-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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National Theatre: theatre diary, 1991 - 1995

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 9/27
Scope and Contents

Includes letters between Richard Eyre [Artistic Director of the National Theatre] and Sir [Arthur] John Gielgud on his 90th birthday.

Dates: 1991 - 1995
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Photograph album from "The Miracle", given to Lady Diana Cooper by the producer, Charles Cochran, 1932-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 5/6
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Includes: correspondence, particularly with Conrad Russell, Windham Baldwin and Lady Diana's son John Julius, mainly written by Lady Diana in diary form; detailed travel diaries, often consisting of copies of letters to Russell and to John Julius; literary material, mainly relating to Lady Diana's autobiography; some photographs of Lady Diana.

Dates: 1932-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Photograph album of productions at the National Theatre, 1988-95, 1995-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 6/1/31
Scope and Contents

Black-and-white photographs, presented to MS to mark her retirement at Chairman of the Royal National Theatre Board. Includes a covering letter from Richard Eyre, Artistic Director.

Dates: 1995-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Series

Plays, 1909 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW IV 1
Scope and Contents

Scripts of plays written by Lady Randolph, together with related correspondence and financial papers.

Dates: 1909 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-G., Mar 1948 - May 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/49
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lena Prescott, Private Secretary, Ministry of Health (4); [David] Nenk, Ministry of Education; J T Williams, Private Secretary, War Damage Commission (5); Frederick Mummery, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (7); [Patrick] Kinna, Foreign Office (2); ?[Humphrey] Penderell Bright; Percy Cohen [Joint Director] and Iain MacLeod of the Conservative Research Department; Leah Manning; J P C Seale, Private Secretary, Air Ministry (3); Tom Driberg...
Dates: Mar 1948 - May 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open (folios 250-8 opened in 2022).
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, F - H., 19 Feb 1951 - 18 Oct 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/93A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (9); Gordon Wilson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War (2); Robert Armstrong, [later Lord Armstrong of Ilminster], Private Secretary [to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Gordon Downey [Assistant Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (3); W E Forsyth, constituent (4); Robert Pittam, Private Secretary to the Home Secretary; Maurice Dean,...
Dates: 19 Feb 1951 - 18 Oct 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, T - Z., 06 Feb 1952 - 04 Dec 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/97A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association, including John Harvey [Chairman, and MP for Walthamstow East, Essex] (2) and W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent (11); Gerald Nabarro [MP for Kidderminster, Worcestershire]; Hugh Ellis-Rees, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War; Josiah Beale [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation]; Raymond Gedling [Assistant Private Secretary to the...
Dates: 06 Feb 1952 - 04 Dec 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 483 - 489, closed for 75 years until 2028 on data protection grounds due to the presence of sensitive and personal information on a potentially living individual.
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