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ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE

Description
The Society, founded in 1927, provides an independent forum for its members who are professionals within the television industry. It runs major conferences, early evening events and lectures throughout the year and it has a series of awards that honour excellence across all aspects of television.
The archives of the Society document its history from 1927 to today and provide a resource for historians and members researching the diverse aspects of the history of the television. The archive holds written, photographic and audio-visual material. The majority of the collections are housed in stores off-site, but can be accessed with reasonable notice.

In addition to maintaining the archive and answering enquiries, the Archivist co-ordinates applications for the Shiers Trust, an annual research award for the history of television, and represents the Society on its History and Archives Group.
Artefact description
John Logie Baird papers and material relating to the Society from its foundation in 1927.
Website
http://www.rts.org.uk
Keywords
Television production
Access
Written application to the Archivist.
Access for outsiders
Yes

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Books
100 books and copies of RTS journals.
Journals
Royal Television Society Journal and Television
Manuscripts
Records of the Society since 1927 and specialist collections of Sir Ambrose Fleming and John Logie Baird
Masters
Of the RTS’s events.
Music
Mss of RTS events and early history of television.
Newspapers
Cuttings of the Society’s events.
Sound
Items on RTS events and early history of television.
Still Images
4,000 images.

Artefact and Related Documentation Holdings

Documents
Contracts; Correspondence; Diaries, unpublished memoirs etc; Equipment manuals; Scripts and treatments; Personal papers; Posters and promotional artwork; Photographs; Ephemera

Catalogues

Computerised database
Yes, of the collection.
Digitised catalogue
No

Additional Information

Artefact notes
Lists

Main Contact

Name
Clare Colvin
Job title
Archivist
Telephone
020 7822 2810
Fax
020 7430 0924
Email
clare@rts.org.uk
Address
5th Floor
Kildare House
3 Dorset Rise
London
EC4Y 8EN

Alternate Contact

Email
info@rts.org.uk

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