The world-renowned Mander & Mitchenson Theatre Collection is transferring to the University ofBristol Theatre Collection - an exciting move that will create one of the world's largest theatre history collection.
At the heart of the MMTC is the extraordinary research archive, containing 1,500 archive boxes of theatre ephemera, and the library of 15,000 books. The boxes, arranged according to Raymond and Joe's system of classification, are full of playbills, photographs, newspaper cuttings and original documents from the eighteenth century to the present. The collection is particularly strong in holdings on the London Theatre in the Victorian and Edwardian periods, and there are also files on regional theatres, on actors and actresses, and on specialist subjects such as circus, variety, puppetry and pantomime. Musicians and dancers of note are also represented.
The official press release can be found here, and details of the Mander & Mitchenson Theatre Collection here.