British Universities Film & Video Council

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BRISTOL RECORD OFFICE

Description
The collection of films consists of items acquired by, commissioned by or presented to the City, primarily relating to various activities such as the Port and the former Health Department, and special occasions in Bristol. Over 300 films dating from between 1902 and 1980, mostly of Bristol and the surrounding area. A number of civic ceremonies, royal visits, wartime bomb damage and public works. The collection is added to at irregular intervals.
Website
http://www.bristol-city.gov.uk/rec_office/record-office.html
Keywords
World War II; Bristol; South West England; West Country; Docks & dockyards; Ports; Royalty and royal events; War damage
Access
Access available. Mon-Thu 09.30-16.45, strictly by arrangement only. Staff are available to a limited degree. Access for disabled.
Facilities
Viewing on premises. Videotape copies of most of the films in the collection have been made.
Charges
Charges for research for broadcast productions. Charges for research for academic purposes.
Copyright
Provisions regarding copyright depend on the conditions under which individual items were acquired.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: No statistics readily available.
Film: No statistics readily available. Over 300 films are held. One 1920 film by Friese-Greene has alternate frames tinted green and red. 10% colour film, 90% black and white film.
Film components: 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, positive film, negative film.

Catalogues

Printed catalogue
Available, indexed.

Additional Information

Conservation policy
It is the policy of the Record Office to offer the National Film and Television Archive any nitrate films from which safety copies have been made; if not required by the NFTVA they are junked.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. John Williams
Job title
City Archivist
Telephone
0117 922 4224
Fax
0117 922 4236
Email
bro@bristol-city.gov.uk
Address
'B’ Bond Warehouse
Smeaton Road
Bristol
BS1 6XN

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