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STAFFORDSHIRE FILM ARCHIVE

Description
Originally housed at Staffordshire University, the collection was set up in 1980 and features footage of the industrial background and social history of the Staffordshire area.

Included in the collection is footage of many of the local trades once found in the locality such as pottery making, the entire Rubery Owen Archive (including British racing motors 1950 - 1964) and the British Commercial Vehicle Museum Archive (lorries and buses).

Film and Video masters and other materials are stored at MACE - the Media Archive for Central England - and MACE has the SFA catalogue.
Website
http://www.filmarchive.org.uk/
Keywords
Cars; Staffordshire; Motor racing, sport; Social History; Industries; Buses; Rubery Owen Ltd; Vehicles, commercial
Access
By arrangement. Staff are available to assist. Access for disabled
Facilities
Viewing on premises. Access to Media 100 non linear edit suite, Betacam SP and S-VHS linear edit suites and a small VHS duplicating bank.
Charges
Charges for research for broadcast productions. Charges for other services. Telecine transfers and other services are also chargeable.
Copyright
Copyright held for some of the material. Copyright advice available.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: 400 hours. Advertising, amateur, documentary, news and current affairs, science and education.
Video components: VHS Video, S-VHS Video, hi-band U-Matic, lo-band U-Matic, Beta/Beta-SP.
Film: 3,000 cans. Documentary films and archive compilations of the area made by Ray Johnson (1970 to present). Newsreels and documentaries of Stoke-on-Trent (1910-1934) from 35mm originals. Industrial 16mm promotional and documentary films made for specific pottery firms, notably Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Spode, Twyfords and their subsidiary firms. 50% colour film, 50% black and white film, 5% nitrate film. Advertising, amateur, documentary, feature films, news and current affairs, science and education.
Film components: 8mm, Super 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm, positive film, negative film.

Catalogues

Printed catalogue
Available, indexed.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Ray Johnson
Job title
Director
Telephone
07774 482414
Email
ray.johnson@filmarchive.org.uk
Address
3 Primrose Hill
Hanford
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 8QT

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