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 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. For further details contact the
02 9250 7424. .
Sydney Opera House records
The Sydney Opera House also handles
requests for access to its administrative and architectural records. The
official Sydney Opera House program collection (arranged chronologically
1973-1997), poster collection (1973-1997) and photograph collection
(1978-1994) were transferred to State Archives and Records NSW, together with a
comprehensive index of performances and events 1973-1978. Access to these
items is available through
Opera House programs,
research files and an index relating to performers and performances at
the Sydney Opera House 1973-1996 are now held by the University of NSW
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
Arts Centre Performing Arts Museum
Archival and manuscript material, photographs and artefacts.
University of NSW Library
Books, pamphlets and microfilm material on theatre and
drama, and the following:
- Research files
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. The collection
includes a considerable quantity of newspaper clippings, original
manuscript material such as correspondence, discographies, CVs,
invitations, funeral service programs, program notes, publisher blurbs,
press releases and clippings from newspapers and magazines such as ABC’s
24 Hours, ABC Weekly, The Theatre, and News Limited
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 Archives and Records NSW), 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.
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.
& Walford Foundation
A selection of books and a small
collection of archival material. g.
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.
Conservatorium of Music
Books on music
Model sets and
other artefacts, photographs.
of Western Sydney Nepean
Books and periodicals on dance.