Record

Document ReferenceMS 321
TitleRecords of Valerie Stevens relating to student theatre at The University of Nottingham, 1960-1961
Date1960-1961
Extent1 file and 1 roll
AbstractThe collection comprises posters and copies of play programmes and photographs relating to student theatre at The University of Nottingham in the early 1960s.
LevelFonds
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers by advance notice and agreement.
Admin HistoryValerie Stevens (née Deans) was a student at the University of Nottingham. She was a member of the University of Nottingham Dramatic Society, and the Nottingham University Shakespearean Company, appearing in the cast of a number of productions and co-producing the play 'Sport of My Mad Mother' jointly with Anthony Burkett. In 1961 she went to Germany with the Shakespearean Company on a week-long tour of 'The Taming of the Shrew'. Stevens and Burkett were also members of the Everyman Club, a theatre company formed in 1958 with members from both the University and the city of Nottingham. This perhaps became the Nottingham Theatre Club, of which Stevens and Burkett were also members.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was acquired by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in December 1998.
DescriptionThe collection comprises:

Six posters designed by Erica Mattingley for dramatic productions performed by the Dramatic Society and the Everyman Club. 1960-1961 (MS 321/1);

Copy photographs made by The Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in c.1994 from an album belonging to Valerie Stevens. The photographs depict casts and scenes from plays performed in the 1960s by the Dramatic Society, Everyman Club, and Nottingham Theatre Club (a non-student amateur dramatic club). (MS 321/2);

Photocopies of programmes for Dramatic Society and Everyman Club productions in the early 1960s, photocopies made c.1994 (MS 321/3). Originals of some of the programmes can be found amongst the papers of Anthony Burkett (Reference: BKT);

Photocopies of newspaper reviews for Dramatic Society, Everyman Club, and Nottingham Theatre Club productions in the early 1960s, photocopies made c.1994 (MS 321/4). Originals of some of the cuttings can be found amongst the papers of Anthony Burkett (Reference: BKT).
MgtGroupPersonal papers
MgtSubGroupUniversity member
ArrangementThe collection has been divided by document type into four series.
LanguageEnglish
TermStudent theater - England - Nottinghamshire
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
ConditionGood
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham; Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections: Personal papers of Anthony Burkett containing photographs, theatre programmes and other papers relating to student theatre at The University of Nottingham, 1958-1962. Reference: BKT
Related RecordBKT

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA700University of Nottingham; Dramatic Society
NA701Stevens; Valerie (fl 1960-1969); née Deansfl 1960-1969
NA103Burkett; Anthony John (1933-1997); Professor; Professor of German Politics1933-1997
NA76978Nottingham Theatre Club
NA76977Everyman Club; 1958-; Nottingham student drama group1958-
Places
CodeSet
PL1/Nottingham/Nottinghamshire/England
PL1/Nottingham/Nottinghamshire/England
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