South Tawton and District Local History Group: Photographic Archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection consists of copies of a small portion of photographs of the South Tawton Photographic Archive, with the originals dating from the late 19th century to the 1980s. The photographs represented in this collection are grouped into three sections as follows: Group A: social groups; Group B: occupational groups; and Group C: landscape. Places featured include South Zeal, Shelly, South Tawton, as well as photographs of community activities such as carnivals and fairs, as well as quarrying and agricultural work.

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection was compiled in the early 1980s as a part of the South Tawton Photographic Archive by Margaret Tucker, Marilyn Tucker (Northmore) and Paul Wilson, all of the South Tawton Local History Group. Over 400 original photographs were copied during this project, dating from the late 19th century to the 1980s. Most of the photographs were borrowed from individuals living on and around Dartmoor. Copies were later made and donated to the University.

Arrangement

The original arrangement of the collection as imposed by the South Tawton Photographic Archive has been retained.

Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL arrangements apply.

Other Finding Aids

A rough handlist is available.

Alternative Form Available

Copies of many of these photographs are included in the Dartmoor Archive (established 2003), a joint project of the University of Exeter and the Dartmoor Trust to make photographs of the National Park available online at: http://pallas.ex.ac.uk/dartmoor/

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Charlotte Berry, Archivist, 11 April 2005, and encoded into EAD 2 June 2005.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL restrictions apply.

Related Material

The complete South Tawton Photographic Archive is held by the South Tawton and District Local History Group.

Location of Originals

The originals and negatives of these photographs are held by the South Tawton Local History Group.

Bibliography

It is probable that some of these photographs may have been published online in the database of the Dartmoor Photographic Archive. For further information, see: http://pallas.ex.ac.uk/dartmoor/

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