STAFFORDSHIRE FILM ARCHIVE:
Housed at Staffordshire University, the collection was set up in 1980 and features
footage of the industrial background and social history of the Staffordshire area.
Included in the collection is rural footage from around the County and footage of
many of the local trades once found in the locality such as pottery making, iron and
steel working, coal mining etc. and football and cricket history and other sports. Also
housed is the entire Rubery Owen Archive (including British racing motors 1950 - 1964)
and the British Commercial Vehicle Museum Archive (lorries and buses).
Pottery Industry, Farming, Transport, Commercial Vehicles, Railways, Industries, Sport,
Motor racing, Football, Cricket, Cycling, Rubery Owen, Social history, Staffordshire.
Moving image, audio and related documentation holdings
Video and film: Video: 400 hours. Advertising, amateur, documentary, news and
current affairs, science and education. Video components: DVD, MiniDV, VHS Video,
S-VHS Video, U-Matic, Beta-SP. Film: 3,000 cans. Documentary films and archive
compilations of the area made by Ray Johnson (1970 to present). Newsreels
and documentaries of Stoke-on-Trent (1910-1934) from 35mm originals. Industrial
16mm promotional and documentary films made for specific pottery firms, notably
Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Spode, Twyfords and their subsidiary firms. 50% colour film,
50% black and white film, 5% nitrate film. Advertising, amateur, documentary, feature
films, news and current affairs, science and education. Film components: 8mm, Super
8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm, positive film, negative film.
Catalogues (print, web )
Printed Catalogue: Available, indexed.
Access (Opening hours etc)
By arrangement. Staff are available to assist. Access for disabled
Facilities (video, film, audio etc)
Viewing on premises by arrangment. Access to Betacam SP, U-Matic, S-VHS,
DVD and MiniDV viewing copies.
Charges for research for broadcast productions. Charges for other services.
Telecine transfers and other services are also chargeable.
Copyright held for some of the material. Copyright advice available.
Tel: 07774 482414
Host Technician: Mr. Mick Chalmers
Tel: 01785 353219
Fax: 01782 295799