Theatre Collection: Williams Theatre Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Collection of programmes, presscuttings and other printed material relating to theatre productions mostly in Birmingham and Stratford on Avon, but also elsewhere. The collection also includes materials relating to opera, ballet, light musical and film productions.

Administrative / Biographical History

Details are not available.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Other Finding Aids

This collection is uncatalogued.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections (email: special-collections@bham.ac.uk). Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Custodial History

This gift was formerly incorporated into a collection called the Theatre Collection and the items were given the following numbers within that collection: 6631-6902. However, the material comprising this gift has now been identified as an unconnected acquisition and catalogued as a discrete collection.

Related Material

The Special Collections Department holds other personal and artificial collections of theatre playbills, programmes, newscuttings and associated materials. The largest collection is the Theatre Collection, MS38. Smaller collections include the Heron-Allen album of playbills, MS107; the Colyer-Fergusson albums, MS108; a volume of play bills, MS110; an album of programmes, MS111; the Louis Cohen Collection, MS112; the Kemp album, MS113; and a volume of Shakespearian souvenirs and programmes, MS114