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CORNISH FILM AND VIDEO ARCHIVE

Description
NB The Library and archive are now closed and in the process of being relocated to the Kresen Kernow archive centre, which is due to open in 2019.

The Cornish Film and Video Archive was started by volunteer enthusiasts. The Cornish Studies Library film and video collection was created as part of the Library’s stock. The two are run as one now. The Cornish Film and Video Archive surveyed extant Cornish film and video (report 1990), but collection awaits necessary staffing and funding. Service comprises access for research only, but collecting continues.
Website
https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/community-and-living/records-archives-and-cornish-studies/
Keywords
Cornwall
Access
Open 10:00 - 18:00 Mon-Fri; 10:00-16:00 Sat.
Prior notice of requirements is helpful.
Access for outsiders
Open to all.
Facilities
Video & DVD players available. No facilities for cine films.
Charges
Free for research.
Copyright
Copyright not held [except for stills].

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Books
40,000-plus books and pamphlets
Ephemera
Theatre programmes, electoral pamphlets, tourist pamphlets, mainly post-1974
Journals
Ca. 300 titles
Music
Approx. 800 music items
Newspapers
Mainly post 1980, Cornish-interest items
Sound
550 oral history recordings
Still Images
160,000 photographs approx.
Video/Film
Video: 550 reels/cassettes. Amateur, documentary, feature films, television drama.
Video components: VHS Video.
Film: 15 cans. 75% colour film, 25% black and white film. Advertising, amateur, documentary.
Film components: 16mm.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Available.
Online catalogue
http://library.cornwall.gov.uk/www-bin/www_talis

Additional Information

Notes
The material is included in the library’s computerised catalogue, but cannot at present be conveniently separated from non-archive holdings for printout.

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