This collection consists of the personal papers, business correspondence, personal and production photographs, providing much information about the stage career of Trixie Scales and some material relating her husband, stage director Pat Anslow Austin between 1926-1970s.
The extensive range of production photos, publicity shots and personal photographs provides an unusual and detailed insight into the costumes and stage sets of famous West End revue shows of the 1920s and 1930s, particularly those of Andre Charlot.
Letters in this archive include one from Will Hay to Trixie Scales' mother, and letters to Trixie herself from John Mills, Frankie Howerd, and perhaps surprisingly, Edwina Mountbatten. There are also several original posters from productions featuring Trixie Scales. Later material includes correspondence about the Trixie Scales Theatrical Agency. Two Stage Director's books belonging to Pat Austin are also included in the archive.