- 1895-1965 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Ca 3.5 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
English actor, theatrical historian, director and designer William Bridges-Adams was born in Harrow, England, on March 1, 1889. Died on August 17, 1965. Biographical information available in Who was who in the theatre : 1912-1976, v. 1, p. 281-282.
Acquired from the Bridges-Adams family in 1973.
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Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of personal and business correspondence, pamphlets and newsclippings relating to Stratford (England) productions and the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, photographs, sketches, set designs, scene plots, working and lighting plots, scripts, programs, manuscripts, notes and proofs of published work. Accession 235/80.13 is letter, 1964 October 18, to I. K. Fletcher declining to review unidentified book by "Gielgud".
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the fonds.
Includes 215 photographs, ca. 200 sketches, 44 watercolours and 2 architectural drawings.