Papers of Edith Macarthur, actor, including playscripts, production photographs, press cuttings, programmes and other theatre memorabilia. Edit




  • circa 1942-2006. (Creation)


  • 1.20 linear metres (Whole)
    88 files

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  • Scope and Contents

    This collection covers the arch of Edith Macarthur`s long career on stage and screen. It contains playscripts, photographs, programmes and reviews of many of the plays in which she featured, along with some scripts and other memorabilia relating to her wide range of television work.

  • Appraisal

    The selection process was undertaken in Edith Macarthur`s home in 2010. The only items which were not retained in Acc.13182 were the theatre programmes for shows which Miss Macarthur had seen but in which she had not performed. These were sent to NLS donations and any not already in the Library`s collection were retained. Duplicate items were weeded from the collection for return to Miss Macarthur.

  • Arrangement

    The arrangement is chronological, in separate subseries under Theatre, Television and Radio, with miscellaneous press cuttings, programmes and other items completing the collection. Shows which are represented only by a programme have not been individually listed, but the programmes remain with the collection and are catalogued in the NLS Scottish Theatre Programmes database.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Other Finding Aids

    Inventory available.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented.28 July 2010

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