British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

THE BOX (FORMERLY SOUTH WEST FILM AND TELEVISION ARCHIVE)

Description
The Box now holds the collections from the South West Film and Television Archive (founded in 1993).

Its holdings are from 1898 to the present day and its core collections are the Television South West Film and Video Library (which includes all Channel 3 material for the area from 1961 to 1992) and the BBC South West Film Collection (dating from 1961 onward). In addition to the core collections the Archive also holds many other amateur and professional collections. The Archive also holds support material for the collection. The Archive is committed to providing access to the collections it safeguards.

The Archive is a member of the Film Archives UK.
Website
https://www.theboxplymouth.com/collections/moving-image
Keywords
Dorset; Wiltshire; Farming; Bristol; South West England; Cornwall; Devon; Gloucestershire; Fishing industries; Royal Air Force; Royal Navy; Mining; Carnivals; Rural life; Flying boats; Tourism; Somerset; Army; Liners; Isles of Scilly; Dockyard; Folk customs; Gus Honeybun; Westward Television; TSW; Television South West; BBC South West; Amateur Film; Royal Marines; Merchant Navy; Holidays; Seaside; Parades
Access
Monday to Friday 0900 to 1700, by arrangement only. Staff are available to assist. Access for disabled.
Facilities
Viewing on premises. Viewing off premises. Duplicating. Sales. Duplicating facilities from/to most formats.
Charges
Research and reference on premises usually free to public and academic users. Rate card available for commercial users, discounts for non-commercial use.
Copyright
The TSW collection is owned by the Archive. Clearances etc. provided: some third-party interests to be taken into account. Copyright advice available. Copyright adviser: Elayne Hoskin.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: The holdings comprise advertising (5%), documentary (30%), news and current affairs (50%) and science and education (15%).Advertising, documentary, news and current affairs, science and education.
Video components: VHS Video, S-VHS Video, 8mm Video, hi-8, hi-band U-Matic, lo-band U-Matic, Beta/Beta-SP, 1-inch Video, 2-inch Video.
Film: The holdings comprise documentary (40%), news and current affairs (50%) and science and education (10%). 65% colour film, 35% black and white film. Documentary, news and current affairs, science and education.
Film components: 16mm, 35mm, positive film, negative film, fine grain print.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Available.
Card catalogue
Available, indexed.

Additional Information

Notes
There is a continuing programme of transfer of all card/manual index to computer. Material from 1976-1984 is currently being reviewed and indexed. 1961-1976 is card indexed. 1984-1992 is computer indexed.
Other information
Programme information files held including issue sheets, dope sheets, transcripts, shooting scripts, press clippings, contracts etc. Files are still being catalogued.
Conservation policy
As per National Film and Television Archive guidelines.

Main Contact

Email
theboxenquiries@plymouth.gov.uk
Address
Tavistock Place
Plymouth
PL4 8AX

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