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Production files, scripts and administrative papers of the 7:84 Theatre Company (Scotland).

Identifier: Acc.12911/1-317

Scope and Contents

This collection dates mainly from after 1988, when John McGrath and Elizabeth MacLennan resigned from the company which they had established, with David MacLennan, in 1973. Following the funding crisis in 2006, the company had to leave its base in the STUC building in Glasgow, and it was at this point that much of the material in this accession was presented to the National Library of Scotland.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1946, 1971-2006.


Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


317 Folders

Language of Materials



The collection covers the entire range of the Company’s work, though the bulk of it relates directly to the productions, both touring and outreach. The Company differentiated between the two and that practice has been followed as far as possible in the arrangment of the archive.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 2008, by 7:84 Theatre Company (Scotland) Ltd, Glasgow.

Related Materials

See also Acc.10893, Acc.11615, Acc.12912.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
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