Cultural organisations and theatre archives
The great modern renaissance of Scottish cultural activities is reflected in large deposits of their organisational archives from:
- The Saltire Society
- The Scottish Arts Council
- The Edinburgh International Festival Society
- The Edinburgh International Film Festival.
In addition to personal papers of playwrights and actors, for example those of Robert Kemp, Robert MacLellan, Sydney Goodsir Smith, O H Mavor ('James Bridie'), Alistair Sim and Douglas Young, very significant accessions of theatre archives have been received.
In particular we hold large (and continuing) deposits from the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh — for long a nursery of new drama — but also from the Gateway and Lyceum theatres, Edinburgh.
The Scottish Theatre Archive at Glasgow University also holds large accessions of Scottish theatre material.