GB 0210 CLIFFNS
Clifford Evans Papers,
- 1926-1985 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.056 cubic metres (4 boxes)
Name of creator
Clifford Evans (1912-1985) was an actor, writer and director, born at Sengehenydd, Glamorgan, in 1912. His acting career spanned the 1930s and the 1970s; in addition to stage plays, he appeared in UK and US films, including The Proud Valley (1940), Love on the Dole (1941),The Foreman went to France (1942), Companions in Crime (1954), and The Curse of the Werewolf (1961), and in TV series and plays, including, as Inspector Stryker, Stryker of the Yard (1957). He was also a writer and producer. He directed the City of Cardiff's contribution to the Festival of Britain, in 1951. He died at Aberaeron, Cardiganshire, in 1985. He helped to establish the St David's Theatre Trust in 1959 with the help of Lord Aberdare, Sir Cennydd Traherne and Saunders Lewis; it was registered as a charity in 1962. Its aims were to establish a National Theatre for Wales in Cardiff and to promote new drama in Wales; it was dissolved in 2001. Clifford Evans was active in campaigning on behalf of the proposed National Theatre.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Parts donated by his sister, Mrs Pearl Donald, Welshpool, in April 1988
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Personal papers, 1926-1971, including scrapbooks, 1926-1951; programmes and posters of productions in which he acted or directed, 1936-1971; papers relating to St David's Theatre Trust; and a letter from Dylan Thomas, 1948.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following groups: personal papers; papers relating to the St David's Theatre Trust and proposed National Theatre; and papers relating to the campaign for a Welsh National Theatre.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1988 at the National Library of Wales. The catalogues can be accessed on-line.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Place access points
Name access points
- Evans, Clifford, 1912-1985 (Creator)
- St David’s Theatre Trust -- Records and correspondence (Subject)
- St David’s Theatre Trust. (Subject)
- Evans, Clifford, 1912-1985 -- Archives (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Seri Crawley and Martin Locock for the ANW Project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1988; Charity Commission website, viewed 16 May 2005; Internet Movie Database website (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0262647/), viewed 16 May 2005.