A Volume of play bills

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Volume containing playbills, theatre, concert and opera programmes and associated printed material, mostly at London venues but also at venues in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available.


There is no discernible order to the way the material has been bound. Each item has been catalogued at item level.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Other Finding Aids

Detailed cataloguing of the contents of this volume is in progress.

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 Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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

Accessioned as University Library book no. 566862. The contents of this volume were formerly numbered 6022-6336 and incorporated into a collection called the Theatre Collection. The volume has now been identified as an unconnected acquisition and catalogued as a discrete collection. The compiler of the volume is unknown.

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; Colyer-Fergusson albums, MS108; the Williams Theatre collection, MS109; an album of programmes, MS111; the Louis Cohen Collection,MS112; the Kemp album, MS113; and a volume of Shakespearian souvenirs and programmes, MS114