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LEICESTERSHIRE MUSEUMS SERVICE FILM ARCHIVE

Description
The collection has been accumulated by various sections of Leicestershire Museums, Arts & Records Service. The majority has been transferred to the Record Office section since c.1968. The technology section at the Snibston Discovery Park collects and copies film for its own holdings.
Website
http://www.leics.gov.uk/museums/records.htm
Keywords
Advertising films; Royalty and royal events; Amateur films; Celebrations; Coal industries; Traffic
Access
Access available. Access for disabled. Staff can conduct preliminary search to establish viability of personal visit. Videos only available, except by special arrangement.
Charges
Reproduction and copyright charges are levied.
Copyright
Some copyright held. Copyright advice available. Copyright adviser: C. W. Harrison.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: 60 hours. The video collection consists of approximately 60 hours of footage, and includes the Leicestershire Collection of local videos.Advertising, amateur, documentary, news and current affairs, science and education.
Video components: VHS Video.
Film: 150 cans. The Archive holds approximately 150 cans of film covering topics from royal events and celebrations to museum activities such as taxidermy. Material of general and local interest. A small amount of fiction. Symington of Market Harborough factory films, c.1899, 1921-1977. Various pageants, royal events, coronation, funeral, royal visit films 1932-1954, including film of Leicestershire Yeomanry in camp 1937-1938. Civil Defence strips and ten films by Religious Films Ltd. London British Coal instructional films transferred to Record Office from Snibston, 1991. 100% black and white film, 40% nitrate film. Advertising, amateur, documentary, feature films, news and current affairs, science and education, N.C.B. instructional films.
Film components: 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm, positive film, negative film.

Catalogues

Card catalogue
Available, indexed.

Additional Information

Notes
Some collections listed in detail.
Conservation policy
Gradual transfer of film to safety stock and video.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Robin Jenkins
Job title
Keeper of Archives
Telephone
0116-257 1080
Fax
0116-257 1120
Email
museums@leics.gov.uk
Address
Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Long Street
Wigston Magna
Leicester
LE18 2AH

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