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World War, 1914-1918

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

Lord George Sanger's Hall by the Sea Italian & Zoological Gardens Programme, 8 September 1914

Reference code: 178K45.4
Scope and Contents

Margate, Special programme for the Benefit of the Belgian Relief Fund, Colour illustration of a woman seating with a garland of fruit behind her and white doves on a maroon, orange and yellow background on the front cover, inside black type on white paper containing programme and commercial advertising, three fold. Printed by Electric Press, Margate, 3p.p.

Dates: 8 September 1914

Mazelly-Miller Family Collection

Reference code: NFA0191
Scope and Contents

Black and white photographs and some documents belonging to the Mazelly and Miller fairground families including documents related to WWI and a ditty box.

Dates: c1870 - 1999

Minutes of Meetings of the Showmen's Guild, 1918 - 1957

Reference code: 178H40.1-14
Scope and Contents

Minutes of meetings of the Showmen's Guild comprising Central Council meetings, Special General meetings, Management Committee meetings, Mutual Agreement meetings, Annual and Extraordinary meettins, meetings of the Appeals Committee and War Emergency Committee meetings.

Dates: 1918 - 1957

Nick Howard Papers

Reference code: 423
Scope and Contents

A collection of papers and sound recordings relating to Nick Howard’s research on the blockade of Germany after World War I and the influenza pandemic, and his contributions to a series of radio programmes for BBC Radio Sheffield on the history of the labour movement in the Sheffield region.

For further details of this collection please see the box list in the External Documents section below.

Dates: 1919 - 2005

Norwood Papers

Reference code: 230
Scope and Contents Personal papers and documents of Sir Cyril Norwood (1875-1956), educationalist.The collection consists of personal papers, letters, notebooks, diaries, memorabilia, news-cuttings and other documents of Sir Cyril Norwood, Kt., (1875-1956), throughout his career as a prominent and distinguished figure in English education.Also included are the personal papers, letters, journals and other memorabilia of Cyril Norwood's wife, Catherine Margaret Norwood née Kilner...
Dates: 1875 - 2003

Original Artwork, c1900 - 1929

Reference code: 178V10
Scope and Contents

Drawings and designs used for the decoration of fairground rides.

Dates: c1900 - 1929

Orton and Spooner Collection

Reference code: NFA0070
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a large selection of archives from the Orton and Spooner Company. The collection comprises photographs and cabinet card images showing carved work, structural work and classic painted work, 4 boxes of notes, invoices and clippings, 8 drawers of plans and blueprints, 2 folders of ride specifications and order forms, accounts books and a library of source books showing turn of the century art used by the artists in the company.

Dates: c1870 - 1969

Photographs, c1900 - 1989

Reference code: 178C112
Scope and Contents

Black and white and colour photographs of members of the Dobson family, including photographs of World War One and World War Two soldiers and two photographic albums.

Dates: c1900 - 1989

Photographs, 1880 - 1950

Reference code: 178C76
Scope and Contents

Black and white photographs and negatives of fairground rides, living wagons, transport, fairground organs, carvings and other artwork from the Orton and Spooner company. Also contains some photographs of employees and showmen.

Dates: 1880 - 1950

Photographs, c1900 - 1968

Reference code: 178C79
Scope and Contents Black and white photographs, postcards and negatives of the Testo family, performers, side shows, animals, fairgrounds and circuses including Angela Rabbets ‘Jungle Girl’ female snake act, Sonya Alan ‘Lady of Lions’, men and women in WWI and WWII uniforms, Golga Testo snake act with Bertram Mills Circus, Pauline Testo, Alf Testo, Nora and Billy Kayes, Jack Lemm and his Troupe at Testo’s show, members of the Chipperfield family, members of the Dobson family, members of the Pinder family...
Dates: c1900 - 1968

Posters, c1880 - 1940

Reference code: 178R12
Scope and Contents

Large collection of Argyle Theatre posters.

Dates: c1880 - 1940

Programmes , 1881 - 2016

Reference code: 178K53
Scope and Contents

Pre-Film and variety and music hall programmes mainly related to the travelling shows of Joseph Poole and Harry Poole, Harry H. Hamilton, Mapleston Brothers and Adams but it also includes other showmen.

Dates: 1881 - 2016

Programmes, c1875 - 1919

Reference code: 178K45
Scope and Contents

George Sanger Circus and Hall by the Sea programmes.

Dates: c1875 - 1919

Records Related Mitcham Fair and the Defence of the Fair, 1906 - 1934

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Reference code: 178H40.107
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between the Showmen's Guild, the local government, Mitcham Court and the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis New Scotland Yard including many items written by and addressed to Revered Thomas Horne, as well as correspondence between members of the Guild and the Guild regarding Mitcham Fair including a letter from Tom Norman, newspaper cuttings, documents related to fundraising campaigns by the Showmen's Guild on behalf of Mitcham benevolent institutions including...
Dates: 1906 - 1934

Sanger Circus Collection

Reference code: NFA0154
Scope and Contents

Black and white and some colour photographs, negatives, handbills, programmes and other items of ephemera relating George Sanger's circus and the Hall by the Sea.

Dates: c1850 - 1945

Scrapbook of Autographs, 1913 - 1915

Reference code: 178G37.2
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of autographs containing black and white photographs, drawings and cabinet cards for various artistes with autographs and dedications, 56p.p.

Dates: 1913 - 1915

Scrapbook of Autographs, 1914 - 1916

Reference code: 178G37.3
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of autographs containing black and white photographs, drawings and cabinet cards for various artistes with autographs and dedications, 48p.p.

Dates: 1914 - 1916

Scrapbooks, 1913 - 1916

Reference code: 178G37
Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks containing photographs, programmes, newspaper cuttings and performers' autographs, some related to the First World War.

Dates: 1913 - 1916

Selina Dobson Collection

Reference code: On loan
Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs, Showmen's Guild membership cards and newspaper cuttings relating to the Dobson family, as well as World War One and World War Two photographs, correspondence, medals and certificates.

Dates: c1900 - 1989

Sheffield Committee on Munitions of War Archive

Reference code: 76
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other documents relating to the Sheffield Committee on Munitions of War during World War I, 1915-1919. Includes some later records to 1924.The collection consists of the records of the Sheffield Committee on Munitions of War, a body which existed during the First World War, consisting of correspondence with the Ministry of Munitions relating to contracts for armaments, together with copies of contracts placed, stock records, minutes, and various ledgers...
Dates: 1915 - 1924