British Universities Film & Video Council

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DON BOYD PAPERS

Description
Don Boyd (1948- ) is a film director, producer and writer. The collection incorporates a wide range of personal and business papers, most of which are production documents relating to particular films written, produced or directed by Don Boyd. For most of the films in which he has been involved between 1968 and 2000 (including those which were never completed), the collection houses screenplay drafts and script notes, budget documents, correspondence, production schedules, publicity material and press cuttings. For each of the companies he has founded or co-founded (Boyd’s Co., Kendon Films, Berwick St. Studios, Anglo-International Films, Lexington Films) there are accounts files, correspondence, invoices and other documents pertaining to various business procedures. There is also a significant amount of personal correspondence, although this is by no means complete, and has been separated from the business correspondence only in cases where the divisions between private and business subjects are clearly discernible.
Website
http://www.library.ex.ac.uk/special/guides/bdc/bdc_002.html#extent
Keywords
Cinema
Access
An online catalogue to the collections is browsable at
http://www.bill.douglas.org/eve. Further information about research access is available on the website.
Access for outsiders
Yes
Facilities
Galleries open Mon-Fri, 1000-1600. Research Centre Mon-Fri, 1000-1300 and 1400-1700.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Books
approx 17,000
Equipment
circa 100
Ephemera
approx 15,000
Journals
approx 5,400
Manuscripts
approx 200
Music
approx 3,500 records and pieces of sheet music
Newspapers
approx 200
Posters
approx 700
Still Images
approx 4,000

Catalogues

Computerised database
Yes. Complete inventory (some catalogued) on MICROSOFT ACCESS available at the Centre.
Online catalogue
http://billdouglas.ex.ac.uk/eve/
Related website
http://www.ex.ac.uk/bill.douglas
Digitised catalogue
No. Plans for eventual digitisation.
Online delivery
http://www.ex.ac.uk/bill.douglas/database.htm/

Main Contact

Name
Michelle Allen
Job title
Curator
Telephone
01392 264321
Fax
01392 263871
Email
M.L.Allen@exeter.ac.uk
Address
University of Exeter Bill Douglas Centre
The Old Library
Prince of Wales Road
Exeter
EX4 4SB

Alternate Contact

Email
info@billdouglas.org

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