Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Film, Video and Broadcasting Department: Major Direct Promotions, 1950-1994
Reference: ACGB/56
Extent: 120 items

Scope and content

This series contains papers relating to major areas of direct promotion by theFilm, Video and Broadcasting Department. Direct promotion consisted of activities carried out directly by the Arts Council itself and not through another body or client. In the case of the Film, Video and Broadcasting Department this included art film tours, film and video sales and licensing, the film and video library and exhibitions.

Until 1986 the Council's activities in film were managed by the Visual Arts Department and when responsibility for film was transfered to the newFilm, Video and Broadcasting Department not all the early papers relating to film were handed over. Therefore papers relating to film and especially art film tours can still be found amongst the Visual Arts Department's papers. See ACGB/30 for such papers relating to major direct promotion.

The items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Access

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Restrictions on access

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Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/56/85 Art Films
1 file
1950-1965
ACGB/56/1 Art Film Tours
19 boxes, 1 transfer case
1951-1979
This item includes correspondence, catalogues/publicity material and itineraries. It also contains, for the earlier material, papers relating to the acquisition of films for the tours and, for the later material, bookings for tours. There are no papers for the 1978/79 tour. When ordering this material, please give details of any specific dates that are required.
ACGB/56/80 Art Films: Leonardo
1 file
1952-1962
ACGB/56/78 Art Films: Contributed to or Made by the Arts Council
1 file
1952-1963
ACGB/56/77 Art Films: Figures in a Landscape
1 file
1953-1954
ACGB/56/104 Art Films: Tax Exemption
1 file
1954-1955
ACGB/56/83 Art Films: The Stained Glass at Fairford
2 files
1955-1960
ACGB/56/61 Art Film Accounts
1 volume
1955-1977
Includes some Art Film Tour Accounts.
ACGB/56/99 Film Strips
1 file
1956-1958
ACGB/56/82 Art Films: William Blake
1 file
1956-1963
ACGB/56/76 Japanese Exhibition: Art Films
1 file
1958
ACGB/56/81 Moore ( UNESCO) Film
1 file
1958-1962
ACGB/56/101 Art Film Indexes
2 boxes
ca. 1960s - ca. 1980s
ACGB/56/79 Art Films: Ceri Richards Cathedrale Engloutie
1 file
1960-1963
ACGB/56/84 Art Film: Francis Bacon
1 file
1967-1975
ACGB/56/86 Production General
1 file
1968-1969
ACGB/56/68 Art Film Contracts
1 box
1969-1984
Includes contracts relating to distribution of royalties and licensing.
ACGB/56/87 Film Festivals
7 boxes
1971-1988
Includes correspondence, entry forms and publicity material relating to the entry ofArts Council films into festivals and the attendance ofArts Council staff at festivals to promote the sale ofArts Council films. There is a gap between 1972 and 1978. When ordering this item, please give details of any specific dates that are required.
ACGB/56/54 Art Film Tour Reports
1 transfer case
1972-1980
ACGB/56/105 Art Film Publicity Cards
1 bundle
ca. 1972-1989
ACGB/56/69 Film Hire
2 files
1974-1977
ACGB/56/33 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: USA
3 boxes
1974-1992
Includes papers relating to distribution by Films Inc.
ACGB/56/45 Print Sales Enquiries
1 file
1975-1976
ACGB/56/40 Television Sales pre 1976
1 file
1975-1985
ACGB/56/75 Film Sales Day to Day Correspondence
1 bundle
1976-1978
ACGB/56/38 Bonded Services
1 bundle
1976-1980
ACGB/56/36 Cables
1 file
1976-1980
ACGB/56/5 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Bulgaria
1 file
1976-1980
ACGB/56/60 Pre-Library Returns
1 file
1976-1980
ACGB/56/3 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Poland
1 file
1976-1981
ACGB/56/26 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Belgium
1 bundle
1976-1985
ACGB/56/4 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Czechoslovakia
2 files
1976-1985
ACGB/56/13 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Hungary
1 bundle
1976-1985
ACGB/56/14 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Iceland
1 bundle
1976-1985
ACGB/56/6 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Italy
1 bundle
1976-1985
ACGB/56/25 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: New Zealand
1 bundle
1976-1985
ACGB/56/120 Film Sales: Rights and Residuals, Start Orders
1 bundle
1976-1987
ACGB/56/28 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Spain
1 bundle
1976-1989
ACGB/56/8 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Norway
1 bundle
1976-1990
ACGB/56/7 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Portugal
1 bundle
1976-1990
ACGB/56/32 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Australia
1 bundle, 1 transfer case
1976-1992
ACGB/56/9 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Canada
1 box, 1 transfer case
1976-1992
ACGB/56/22 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Denmark
1 bundle
1976-1992
ACGB/56/17 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Germany
1 bundle, 1 transfer case
1976-1992
ACGB/56/18 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Hong Kong
1 bundle
1976-1992
ACGB/56/24 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Japan
1 bundle
1976-1992
ACGB/56/11 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: The Netherlands
1 box
1976-1992
ACGB/56/23 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Sweden
1 bundle
1976-1992
ACGB/56/20 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Switzerland
1 bundle
1976-1992
ACGB/56/67 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: UK
2 boxes
1976-1992
ACGB/56/10 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: France
1 box
1976-1993
ACGB/56/15 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Yugoslavia
1 bundle
1976-1993
ACGB/56/113 Art Film Library Catalogue: Correspondence
1 bundle
1977
ACGB/56/2 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Iran
2 files
1977-1979
ACGB/56/63 A Perspective on English Avant Garde Film/Perspectives on British Avant Garde Film Exhibitions
3 boxes
1977-1982
ACGB/56/74 Film Titles
1 bundle
1977-1984
ACGB/56/12 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Kuwait
1 bundle
1977-1985
ACGB/56/96 Film-makers and Video Artists on Tour
5 boxes
1977-1989
ACGB/56/21 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Austria
1 bundle
1977-1989
ACGB/56/27 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Greece
1 bundle
1977-1991
ACGB/56/19 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Israel
1 bundle
1977-1992
ACGB/56/34 Film as Film Exhibition
2 boxes, 1 transfer case
1978-1983
ACGB/56/65 Film Library Purchasing: Correspondence
1 box
1978-1985
ACGB/56/43 Completed Print Sales
1 box, 1 transfer case
1978-1986
ACGB/56/55 Overseas Hire
1 box
1978-1986
ACGB/56/16 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Finland
1 bundle
1978-1992
ACGB/56/97 Film Exhibitions: Miscellaneous
1 bundle
ca. 1979 - ca. 1980
ACGB/56/95 Eady Levy File
1 file
1979-1980
ACGB/56/50 Stan Brakahge Exhibition
1 bundle
1979-1981
ACGB/56/53 Unpacking Seven Films Exhibition
1 box
1979-1981
ACGB/56/56 Concord Films Council Ltd: Correspondence
1 box, 1 transfer case
1979-1985
ACGB/56/71 Internal Film Dept
1 file
1979-1985
ACGB/56/72 Internal (General)
1 file
1979-1985
ACGB/56/37 Telexes
1 file
1979-1986
ACGB/56/106 Arts Council Video Label
1 piece
1980s
ACGB/56/107 Art in Revolution
1 VHS video
1980s
ACGB/56/112 Jacob Epstein: Rebel Angel
1 VHS video
1980s
ACGB/56/92 Old Mailing Lists, Price Lists, Festival Lists
1 file
1980s
ACGB/56/110 State of the Art, programme 1
1 VHS video
1980s
ACGB/56/111 State of the Art, programme 2
1 VHS video
1980s
ACGB/56/108 State of the Art, programmes 3, 5-6
1 VHS video
1980s
ACGB/56/109 State of the Art, programme 4
1 VHS video
1980s
ACGB/56/49 Films by American Artists Exhibition
1 bundle
1980-1981
ACGB/56/70 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Ireland
1 bundle
1980-1983
ACGB/56/94 TV Mailings
1 file
1980-1983
ACGB/56/66 Film Library Internal: Correspondence
1 box
1980-1984
ACGB/56/98 Film Purchasing: Rejects and Not Followed Up
1 bundle
1980-1985
ACGB/56/89 Advertising/Publicity
1 box
1980-1988
Bulk dates are 1980-1985.
ACGB/56/116 Fim Sales: USA
1 transfer case
1980-1988
ACGB/56/35 Film Library Correspondence: Organisations and Individuals
1 box
1980-1989
ACGB/56/42 Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt: John Cooper Clarke
1 bundle
1981
ACGB/56/57 Concord Booking Slips
2 boxes, 1 transfer case
1981-1985
ACGB/56/88 Film Library Internal
1 box
1981-1985
ACGB/56/100 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Miscellaneous
1 box
1981-1992
ACGB/56/39 The Move
1 file
1982-1983
ACGB/56/44 Video File (Advertising, UK Video Sales)
1 file
1982-1983
ACGB/56/64 Film Library Catalogue and Supplement: Copy and Correspondence
3 boxes
ca. 1982 - 1984
ACGB/56/102 Funded Work Exhibition
1 bundle
1982-1985
ACGB/56/29 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Singapore
1 bundle
1983-1992
ACGB/56/30 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Spain, South America and South Africa
1 bundle
1983-1992
ACGB/56/91 Educational Mailing Lists and Information
1 file
1984
ACGB/56/93 TV Mailings and Change of Address Mailings
1 file
1984-1985
ACGB/56/48 Film Sales Distribution Reports
1 bundle
1984-1989
ACGB/56/117 Film Sales: Purchases
1 transfer case
1984-1989
ACGB/56/103 Art Films/Education Research Project
1 bundle
1985
ACGB/56/119 Film Sales: Picturing Denny; Building - Who Cares?; Pottery Ladies
1 file
1985-1987
ACGB/56/47 Film Sales British Council Reports
1 bundle
1985-1988
ACGB/56/51 Charting Time Exhibition
1 bundle
1986
ACGB/56/90 Mailing Lists
1 bundle
1986-1987
ACGB/56/59 Market Notes
1 bundle
1986-1987
ACGB/56/114 Film Sales Files
1 box
1986-1994
ACGB/56/73 Film Library Day File
1 bundle
1987-1988
ACGB/56/52 The Elusive Sign: a Touring Exhibition of Artists Film and Video
1 bundle
1987-1989
ACGB/56/118 Film Sales: Trade Fair reports
1 bundle
1987-1989
ACGB/56/41 SCDC/Arts Media Project
1 bundle
1987-1989
ACGB/56/58 Film Sales Indie Progs Sales Reports
1 bundle
1987-1990
ACGB/56/62 Film Sales Files
1 box
1987-1991
ACGB/56/31 Film Sales and Licensing Correspondence: Miscellaneous
1 bundle
1990-1991
ACGB/56/46 Film Sales Dead Projects
1 bundle
1992-1993
ACGB/56/115 Film Festivals
1 transfer case
1993