A list of organisations who received material from the
Dennis Wolanski Library, a summary of material they received and select
catalogue of material transferred.
Dennis Wolanski Archives of the Sydney Opera House
A small collection of material about the Sydney Opera House, acquired
from donors or purchased by the library, was retained as the Dennis Wolanski
Archives of the Sydney Opera House in the Corporate Affairs Department.
Access to this collection is available to bona fide researchers during
business hours on (02) 9250 7111 or email@example.com.
Official Sydney Opera House records
The Corporate Affairs Department at the Sydney Opera House also handles
requests under the State Records Act and Freedom of Information Act. The
official Sydney Opera House program collection (arranged chronologically
1973-1997), poster collection (1973-1997) and colour photographic collection
(1978-1994) were transferred to the State Records Office, together with a
comprehensive index of performances and events 1973-1978. Access to these
items is available through the State
Contacting the Sydney Opera House
For general enquiries contact the Information Desk, (02) 9250 7309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website: Sydney Opera House.
Information details of Sydney
Opera House programs,
press clipping files and an index relating to performers and performances at
the Sydney Opera House 1973-1996 now held by the Seaborn Broughton and
Walton Foundation below.
State Library of New South
Archival and manuscript material, photographs, posters, works of art,
architectural plans and periodicals on Australian theatre and drama.
Includes major archival collections of Nimrod Theatre, New Theatre, the
Independent Theatre and other local companies
& Walford Foundation
Contact: Dr Peter
Orlovich, Chief Archivist
email@example.com. Phone (02) 9955 5444. Address: 925
Botany Rd, Rosebery NSW 2018. The
collections consist of archival and manuscript material, photographs, books,
press clippings, programs and indexes, including the following.
clippings & ephemera
estimated 3 million
items, including extensive material on performers and performances at
the Sydney Opera House 1972-1997, as well as on the performing arts in
Australia in the 20th century.
A collection of 80,000 items, including
duplicate Sydney Opera House programs (arranged under company and
performer names (complementing the official chronological file at the
Sydney Opera House and
State Records Office), as well as holdings on the performing arts in
Australia, mainly in the 20th century.
A general card index of 80,000 entries including cross-references to all
plays, operas and dance productions performed at the Sydney Opera House
and other venues in Australia, 1973-1996, select entries
for productions from previous eras and overseas productions, and
comprehensive entries for the British theatre review
periodical Play Bulletin and the Australian periodical Theatre Australia.
index of Australian plays comprising 5400 cards on Australian drama with
information on performances, availability of published editions, and
location of manuscript playscripts.
Arts Centre Performing Arts Museum
Archival and manuscript material, photographs and artefacts.
Festival Centre Performing Arts Collection of South Australia
Artefacts, including costumes and model sets.
Small quantity of clippings about foreign films personalities
National Institute of Dramatic Art
Books on theatre, drama, theatre costume, set design and related technical
other artefacts and related archival and manuscript material. Books on
Performing Arts Museum
and manuscript items.
Music scores, sound recordings and books on music, musical comedy and
Gilbert and Sullivan opera.
recordings, including LPs associated with Sydney Opera House history and
Library of Tasmania
Highlands Institute for Performing Arts
Costumes and other artefacts, books, posters, programs, pictures, microfilms
and partially processed press clippings 1843-1970. Contact: Southern
Highlands Institute for Performing Arts Inc PO Box 99 Mittagong NSW 2577.
Phone (02) 4872 2799 Fax (02) 4872 2798.
Conservatorium of Music
Books on music
Model sets and
other artefacts, photographs.
of New South Wales Library
Library also acquired books, pamphlets and microfilm material on theatre and
drama, including works on stagecraft and theatre architecture.
of Western Sydney Nepean
Books and periodicals on dance.