Theatre Collection: Heron-Allen Album of Playbills

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Programmes and playbills of Ianthe Theodora Heron-Allen, actress. Many of the programmes have been annotated with the date on which she attended the performances. The volume has been inscribed as follows: "Ianthe Theodora Heron-Allen. Programmes and Playbills. Her first pantomime was Blue Bell in Fairy land at Manchester. The Programme is in her Book of Events". On the spine it bears the text "I.T.H.A. Play Bills Vol. 1"

Administrative / Biographical History

Ianthe Theodora Heron-Allen was the only daughter of Edward Heron-Allen (1861-1943), zoologist. The family resided at Selsey Bill in Sussex

Reference: Deposit information.

Arrangement

The programmes are arranged chronologically; 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 the album 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 Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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

The contents of this volume were formerly numbered 5362-5428 and incorporated into a collection called the Theatre Collection. It 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 Colyer-Fergusson albums, MS108; the Williams Theatre collection, MS109; 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.