Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays - Sources

Compiled by Peter Millington & Idwal Jones

General Advice

  

Without doubt, the first place to go when trying to obtain copies of items in this bibliography is the Local Studies Library at Nottingham Central Library. Not only do they hold nearly all the published items - especially the local newspapers - they also have copies of most of the manuscript sources. Furthermore, it is readily accessible to the general public, and the staff can help you locate obscure Nottinghamshire material. Where possible, the "Archives" section for individual entries in this database gives details of the relevant Local Studies Library scrapbooks and files.

Archives holding manuscript originals are somewhat less accessible to the general public, and may require affiliation to a higher educational establishment and/or membership of the relevant society. However archivists and librarians are normally helpful to bona fide enquirers, although, of course, they may charge for photocopies, postage, etc.

It is usually difficult to obtain material held in private personal collections, so it is generally better to contact the institutions that hold copies first. A comprehensive and helpful repository of copies is the Ron Shuttleworth Collection, which is the Morris Ring Archive on Folk Plays.

If all else fails, you can contact us by email for advice (peter.millington1@virgin.net or idwal.jones@web.de). Note: Please quote the "TD" number listed in the "Archives" section of the individual entry.


M.W.Barley Collection

   Originals:

Manuscripts & Special Collections, Library, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England
Email: mss-library@nottingham.ac.uk
Website: http://mss.library.nottingham.ac.uk/
(Reference Ba P)

   Copies:

Local Studies Library, Central Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HP, England
Email: local_studies.library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Website: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/sitemap/lc_local_studies_library
(Nottinghamshire material only)

     

Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, English Folk Dance & Song Society, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London, NW1 7AY, England
Email: library@efdss.org
Website: http://www.efdss.org/library.htm
(Incomplete set)

A.S.Buxton Collection

   Originals:

Local Studies Centre, Mansfield Library, Westgate, Mansfield, Notts., NG18 1NH, England
Email: mansfield.library@nottscc.gov.uk

   Copies: M.W.Barley Collection
(See above)

English Folk Dance & Song Society Collection

   Originals
& Copies

Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, English Folk Dance & Song Society, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London, NW1 7AY, England
Email: library@efdss.org
Website: http://www.efdss.org/library.htm
(Incomplete set)

A.E.Green Collection

   Originals:

Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture, Leeds University Library, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England
Email: special-collections@library.leeds.ac.uk
Website: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/english/activities/lavc/

E.L.Guilford Collection

   Originals:

Nottinghamshire Archives & Southwell Diocesan Record Office, County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, NG2 1AG, England
Email: archives@nottscc.gov.uk
Website: http://www.nottscc.gov.uk/libraries/Archives/

   Copies: A.S.Buxton Collection
(See above - Incomplete set)

A.Helm Collection

   Originals
& Copies

Manuscripts and Rare Books Room, DMS Watson Building, University College London, Malet Place, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, England
Email: mssrb@ucl.ac.uk

(see also the Alex Helm Inventory website.)

I.T.Jones Collection

   Originals:

Volksdorfer Weg 92e, D-22393 Hamburg, Germany
Email: idwal.jones@web.de

   Copies:

P.T.Millington, 232 College Street, Nottingham, NG10 4GW, England
Email: peter.millington1@virgin.net

P.T.Millington Collection

   Originals:

Private Collection

   Copies:

Local Studies Library, Central Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HP, England
Email: local_studies.library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Website: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/sitemap/lc_local_studies_library
(Nottinghamshire material only)

     

Manuscripts & Special Collections, Library, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England
Email: mss-library@nottingham.ac.uk
Website: http://mss.library.nottingham.ac.uk/
(Reference Ba P)

     

Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture, Leeds University Library, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England
Email: special-collections@library.leeds.ac.uk
Website: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/english/activities/lavc/

Nottinghamshire Archives Collection

   Originals:

Nottinghamshire Archives & Southwell Diocesan Record Office, County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, NG2 1AG, England
Email: archives@nottscc.gov.uk
Website: http://www.nottscc.gov.uk/libraries/Archives/

Nottinghamshire Local History Council Collection

   Originals:

Nottinghamshire Archives & Southwell Diocesan Record Office, County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, NG2 1AG, England
Email: archives@nottscc.gov.uk
Website: http://www.nottscc.gov.uk/libraries/Archives/
(Reference DD 121/1)

   Copies:

P.T.Millington Collection
(Extracts concerning Plough Monday - See above)

Nottingham Traditional Music Club Collection

   Originals
& Copies

Collection held privately by Anne Cockburn

T.F.Ordish Collection

   Originals:

Folkore Society, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0AB, England
Email: susan.vass@talk22.com
Website: http://www.folklore-society.com

S.Race Collection

   Originals:

Local Studies Library, Central Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HP, England
Email: local_studies.library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Website: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/sitemap/lc_local_studies_library

E.H.Rudkin Collection

   Copies:

M.W.Barley Collection
(Extracts concerning Plough Monday plays - See above)

P.S.Smith Collection

   Copies:

Archives, National Centre for English Cultural Traditions (NATCECT), University of Sheffield, 9 Shearwood Road, Sheffield, S10 2TD, England
Email: j.redford@shef.ac.uk
Website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/natcect/archive


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