Collection of Theatre Union Records (1922-1954)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains 27 volumes of minutes and reports.

Administrative / Biographical History

BECTU, is the UK's media and entertainment trade union. Sectors covered include broadcasting, film, independent production, theatre and the arts, live events, leisure and digital media.

It was formed in 1991 and inherited the documentation from its predecessor unions. Among these, was N.A.T.K.E. (National Association of Theatrical and Kine Employees), formed in 1937 and previously known as N.A.T.E. (National Association of Theatrical Employees), formed in 1905.

Conditions Governing Access

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only.Full details of access arrangements may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/

Access to some of the material may be restricted. These are noted in the catalogue where relevant..

Acquisition Information

Gift, 2016.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/

Appraisal Information

This collection was appraised in line with collection management policy.

Custodial History

These were kept by BECTU, which was formed in 1991 and inherited the documentation from its predeccessor unions. Among these, there was N.A.T.K.E. (National Association of Theatrical and Kine Employees), formed in 1937, previously known as N.A.T.E. (National Association of Theatrical Employees), formed in 1905.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

See also the core collections of the V&A Department of Theatre and Performance. Material may be found in several collections, including the biographical, productions, company and photographs files.

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