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Archives and Special Collections: MacLeod Theatre Collection

Collection information

Collection: Macleod Theatre Collection

Classmark: Macleod

Biographical/administrative history:

Joseph Macleod (1903 - 1984) was an actor, playwright, theatre director, poet and newsreader. He wrote a number of books on the theatre, including The new Soviet theatre (1943), Actors cross the Volga (1946) and A Soviet theatre sketch book (1951). The Macleod collection of Scottish theatrical history is based on his personal collection of books and 19th century playbills.

Contents: books, playbills, pamphlets

Extent: approx 6 shelves

Catalogue information

The collection is included in the online library catalogue.

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Additional collection information

Custodial history: The collection was donated to the Library by Joseph Macleod in 1980.

Accruals: None expected

Access conditions: Please contact us in advance of a visit by emailing

Language: English


Using the collection

Archives Reading Room

Opening Hours:

10.00 am - 1.00 pm / 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Monday - Friday

Contact us:

Tel. 01786 466619


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