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World War, 1939-1945

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 72 Collections and/or Records:

Allan Collection

 Fonds
Reference code: 365
Scope and Contents

A collection of documents, printed ephemera and artefacts relating to freemasonry, from Ian Cochrane Allan, member and officer of several masonic organisations in Cheshire during the mid-20th century. Includes minutes, correspondence, speeches, programmes, invoices, as well as some items of masonic regalia, as well as materials relating to Ian Cochrane Allan’s war service, and an account book for 1947 to 1948 kept by his wife Joan Allan.

Dates: c1939 - 1977

Biddall Family Photographs, c1880 - 1949

 Sub-Series
Reference code: 178C134.1-14
Scope and Contents

Black and white photographs and postcards related to the Biddall faiground showman family, including images of Funny Joe the clown, bioscope shows and fairground rides belonging to the family. Also contains a group photograph portraying three men in uniform.

Dates: c1880 - 1949

Business Records, 1889 - 2003

 Series
Reference code: 178H40
Scope and Contents

Business records containing minutes of meetings, financial records, documents related to legislation and urban planning, Showmen's Guild diaries, year books, records on the campaigns run by the Showmen on the defence of Mitcham, Norwich, Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge fairs.

Dates: 1889 - 2003

Certificate of Post-War Credit, 31 January 1944

 Item
Reference code: 178Z22.11
Scope and Contents

Certificate of post-war credit for Victor Joseph Jeffreys, due for the year ended 5th April 1942 issued in Manchester on 31 January 1944. Brown type on off white paper with royal coat of arms.

Dates: 31 January 1944

Certificate of Post-War Credit, 31 January 1944

 Item
Reference code: 178Z22.12
Scope and Contents

Certificate of post-war credit for Victor Joseph Jeffreys, due for the year ended 5th April 1943 issued in Manchester on 31 January 1944. Green type on light green paper with royal coat of arms.

Dates: 31 January 1944

Certificate of Service, c1945

 Item
Reference code: 178Z28.76
Scope and Contents

Certificate of war Service for John Sanger, 4p.p.

Dates: c1945

Circus Friends Association Collection

 Fonds
Reference code: NFA0122
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a large library of books and journals, as well as archival material including posters, programmes, photographs, films, handbills, research material, scrapbooks, original artwork and many other items of ephemera relating to British, Irish and European circuses

Dates: 1795 - 2020

Cody's Circus and Zoo Programmes, 1943 - 1959

 File
Reference code: 178K43.661
Scope and Contents

Cody's Circus, Cody's Circus and Zoo, Harry Cody Royal Imperial Circus Monochrome, bichrome illustrations or text on front covers, programme inside and commercial advertising, some contain Cody's biography and one contains a message from the King to continue business during war times.

Dates: 1943 - 1959

Correspondence, c1939 - 1945

 Series
Reference code: 178F22
Scope and Contents

Employment related correspondence addressed to Handby Celeine from theatrical agencies and production companies.

Dates: c1939 - 1945

Cyril Critchlow Collection

 Fonds
Reference code: NFA0089
Scope and Contents The Cyril Critchlow collection contains programmes, posters, handbills, books and magic journals, many of which relate to shows in Blackpool where Cyril resided and includes material on entertainment venues such as Blackpool’s North Pier, Central Pier, South Pier, Tower Circus and a small collection of programmes from other national venues. Additionally, it contains circus photographs and postcards mainly of the Ohmy Circus and Sanger Circus including individual circus troupes and performers...
Dates: c1837 - 2008

Defence Regulation 18B Research Papers

 Fonds
Reference code: 287
Scope and Contents The archive consists of documents and correspondence relating to internment under Defence Regulation 18B during WWII, assembled by Professor A.W. Brian Simpson during the writing of his book 'In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention Without Trial in Wartime Britain' (Clarendon Press, 1992). A large proportion of the collection are photocopies of primary source material held elsewhere, such as The National Archives (UK). (PRO) indicates copies of documents supplied by the Public...
Dates: 1934 - 1997

Dilks Papers

 Fonds
Reference code: 418
Scope and Contents Research papers, correspondence and transcripts of Professor David Dilks relating to his research project on former Special Operations Executive(SOE) operatives during the Second World War. The collection consists of full transcripts of interviews with 15 former members of SOE recorded between 2002 and 2004, along with supporting correspondence, press cuttings, obituaries and reports. Also includes documents relating to conferences organised or attended by David Dilks between 1962 and...
Dates: 1923 - 2010

Don Ross's Royal Imperial Circus Programmes, 1944 - 1950

 File
Reference code: 178K43.669
Scope and Contents

Programmes for Don Ross's Royal Imperial Circus, Don Ross's Colossal Combined Circuses and Don Ross's Circus containing blue and white illustrations, a flamenco dance scene and other illustrations on front cover, inside programme, World War Two soldiers act and some commercial advertising.

Dates: 1944 - 1950

Durrant's Press Cuttings, 1930 - 1955

 Sub-Series
Reference code: 178G21.98
Scope and Contents A collection of newspaper cuttings of circus articles mostly provided by Durrant's Press Cuttings from a range of sources including; North Mail and Newcastle Chronicle, News Chronicle, Cork Examiner, Empire News, Midland Daily Telegraph, Sunday Dispatch, Pearson's Weekly, Nottingham Evening Post, The Listener and other mainstream newspapers on a range of topics including Bertram Mills, wild animals, Pricilla Kayes, Koringa, The Hagenbecks, Blondin, Paulo Circus family, Togare, Grimaldi,...
Dates: 1930 - 1955

Frank H. Fortescue’s Productions Letter, c1939 - 1945

 Item
Reference code: 178F22.2
Scope and Contents

Notification from Frank H. Fortescue’s Productions to Handby Celeine of pantomime dates and cancelations during War World II.

Dates: c1939 - 1945

Gell Documents

 Fonds
Reference code: 301
Scope and Contents

Documents relating to the career and life in China during the period 1930-1945 of Mary Prowse Gell, hospital doctor and lecturer in medicine. The collection consists of a small number of documents relating to Dr Gell's career in China, during which she experienced the Japanese invasion of that country and was subsequently interned there by the Japanese during World War II. The documents consist largely of contemporary letters and her own eyewitness accounts.

Dates: [1922] - 1978

George McIndoe Collection

 Fonds
Reference code: NFA0181
Scope and Contents

Photographs, slides, newspaper cuttings related to the Biddall family and photographs of Kirkaldy Fair created for a documentary on Scottish fairs.

Dates: c1880 - 1969; 18 May 1981

Handby Celeine Collection

 Collection
Reference code: NFA0107
Scope and Contents

Posters, photographs, programmes, 1 piece of sheet music for six instruments and a small amount of business records and correspondence relating to the dancing and burlesque comedy on skates.

Dates: c1920 - 1945; 2020

Hatfield Diary

 Digital Record
Reference code: 492
Dates: 1943

Hatfield Diary

 Collection
Reference code: 492
Scope and Contents This diary was kept by W.H. Hatfield in March 1943 during the visit to America of the British Metallurgical Mission of which he was part. It records the details of Hatfield's trip including meetings between British, American and Canadian metallurgists and advisors regarding war-time production of steel. It contains press cuttings, photographs, postcards and other ephemera. The document also contains correspondence and a copy of Hatfield's manuscript 'Sheffield Burns' on the Sheffield...
Dates: 1943