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CAMBRIDGE COUNTY RECORD OFFICE

Description
The Record Office was established in stages between 1930 and 1958 and acts as an archive for the records of the County Council and a place of deposit for records of other local authorities, societies, businesses, private persons etc. for the county. Film is occasionally received as part of these records.
Website
http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/leisure/archives/
Keywords
Cambridgeshire; Civic ceremonies; Huntingdonshire; Papworth Village; Safety, road transport
Access
Access available. By arrangement only. Staff are available to assist. Access for disabled. As the equipment to use the film must be brought from elsewhere, an appointment is essential.
Facilities
Viewing on premises.
Copyright
Copyright held in some cases.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: 20 reels/cassettes. Advertising, amateur, documentary, news and current affairs, science and education.
Video components: VHS Video, Beta/Beta-SP.
Film: The archive holds 295 titles. There are five principal collections: 1) County Council planning films, c.1951-65. 2) Cambridge Accident Prevention Council national and local road safety films, c.1950-70. 3) County Council films of schools and educational films, 1934-70. 4) Pye-Unicam, Cambridge and King’s Lynn, works, equipment, visitors, etc., 1957-70. 5)Papworth Village Settlement, hospital, village and industries, 1918-81.
30% colour film, 70% black and white film. Amateur, documentary, news and current affairs.
Film components: 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, positive film, negative film.

Catalogues

Online catalogue
No
Printed catalogue
Available.

Additional Information

Conservation policy
Any conservation work would be referred to experts at East Anglia Film Archive.

Main Contact

Name
E. A. Stazicker
Job title
County Archivist
Telephone
01223-717281
Fax
01223-718823
Email
county.records.cambridge@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Address
County Record Office
Shire Hall
Castle Hill
Cambridge
CB3 0AP

Alternate Contact

Name
Dr P.C. Saunders
Job title
Deputy County Archivist

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