Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Drama Department: Regional Material, 1971-1993
Reference: ACGB/44
Extent: 86 folders

Scope and content

This series contains papers concerning the Drama Department's relationship with the Regional Arts Associations (RAAs) in England. Most of these files contain correspondence between the RAAs and the Drama Officers of the ACGB, and between the RAAs and their clients. Many of the files from 1984-1985 contain detailed responses by the RAAs to the proposed re-organisation / devolution outlined in the "Glory of the Garden" report (1984). Many files also contain RAA assessments of individaul clients, and the different strands of performance in their region e.g. Touring Theatre, Theatre in Education etc. Papers relating to the Scottish Arts Council, Welsh Arts Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland can be found in series ACGB/38.

The files in this series are arranged alphabetically by RAA name, with the exception of the last two files which contain material concerning ACGB dealings with all the RAAs.

Access

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Restrictions on access

Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old may be restricted and requests for access can take up to 20 working days to be processed. When applying for access, it is helpful if you can quote the reference number, title and covering dates of the file(s) in question. For very large requests you are advised to contact us to discuss your requirements. All requests should be sent by e-mail to archive@vam.ac.uk or by post to Victoria and Albert Museum Archives (ref. ACGB), Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London W14 0QX.


Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/44/4 East Midlands Arts Association Papers
5 folders
1975-1992
ACGB/44/2 Eastern Arts Association Papers
5 folders
1975-1992
ACGB/44/6 Greater London Arts Association Papers
7 folders
1975-1992
Access to material in this file may be restricted
ACGB/44/1 Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts Association Papers
5 folders
1975-1991
ACGB/44/12 Merseyside Arts Association Papers
5 folders
1978-1991
ACGB/44/14 Mid-Pennine Arts Association Papers
1 folder
1976-1980
ACGB/44/5 North West Arts Association Papers
7 folders
1975-1993
Access to material in this file may be restricted
ACGB/44/7 Northern Arts Association Papers
12 folders
1975-1992
Access to material in this file may be restricted
ACGB/44/13 South East Arts Association Papers
3 folders
1974-1985
ACGB/44/9 South West Arts Association Papers
8 folders
1971-1986
Access to material in this file may be restricted
ACGB/44/8 Southern Arts Association Papers
8 folders
1971-1986
Access to material in this file may be restricted
ACGB/44/3 West Midlands Arts Association Papers
7 folders
1972-1986
ACGB/44/11 Yorkshire Arts Association Papers
7 folders
1972-1986
Access to material in this file may be restricted
ACGB/44/10 Council of Regional Arts Associations (CoRAA) Papers
6 folders
1978-1992
This file contains a variety of documents (reports, assessments, memos, correspondence) from within CoRAA, and between CoRAA and the RAAs.
ACGB/44/15 ACGB Regional Department Papers
1 folder
1975-1981
This file includes internal memos, meeting schedules and agendas, and some Working Group Reports.