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Contemporary Documentary Archive

Description
Since 1997, the Contemporary Documentary Archive (CDA) based at the School of Music, Media and Performance, University of Salford has been building a vast archive of documentary programmes broadcast in Britain. The focus of the Archive has been suveillance, crime, the police and reality TV. The Archive holds thousands of hours of major documentaries and continues to add to it’s collection. Examples of our holdings include Crimewatch UK, Police Camera Action, Cutting Edge, Big Brother, Neighbours From Hell and many others.

The CDA also has a significant amount of press cuttings which supplement these recordings which are also available for loan by staff and post graduate students.
Website
http://www.smmp.salford.ac.uk/research/media/cda/index.html
Keywords
Police; Crime; Documentary; Surveillance; Reality Television
Access
Prior permission is needed to access the Archive. Opening hours are Tuesday (10am to 1pm); Thursday & Friday (10am to 4pm.)
Access for outsiders
Yes
Facilities
Pre-booked viewing facilities available on site.
Charges
None.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Masters
Over 1000 hours of recordings of documentaries broadcast in the UK since 1997.
Newspapers
Over 1000 press and journal articles on documentary, crime, surveillanace and television.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Yes
Online catalogue
http://www.smmp.salford.ac.uk/research/media/cda/cda.shtml

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Ian Calloway
Job title
Archivist
Department
School of Media, Music & Performance
Telephone
0161 295 6138
Fax
0161 295 4704
Email
I.Calloway@salford.ac.uk
Address
School of Media, Music & Performance
University of Salford
Salford
M5 4WT

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