Minutes, agendas, notices of meeting and attendance registers for meetings of Committees of the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre movement. A number of reports or memoranda produced by Committees for discussion at meetings are also included in this series. In addition, a small number of other papers relating to the work of the Committees are also covered, such as lists of Committee members and chronologies mapping the development of the SMNT movement and the appointment of the various Committees.
Some of the minutes and agendas in this series are in loose form (sub-series SMNT/1/1-5), others are included in minute or agenda books (sub-series SMNT/1/6). On some occasions, a copy of the minutes or agendas for the same meeting may be found both in loose form and in the minute book; these may sometimes present slight differences or annotations, or differnt drafts. On the other hand, for some meetings there is only a copy of the minutes or the agenda, to be found either in loose form in sub-series SMNT/1/1-5 or in the minute books in sub-series SMNT/1/6.
Not all minutes held during the course of the movement are documented in this series; a number of minutes, agendas or notices for meeting that may be referenced in the correspondence were not located with the papers of this collection.