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Don McMurdo performing arts collection [picture] / Don McMurdo
Bib ID 1586282
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
McMurdo, Don, 1930-2001
 
Online Versions
Description 1976-1998 
1017 contact sheets : many col. 
427 photographs : many col. ; 41 x 30.5 cm., on mount 50.6 x 40.9 cm. or smaller 
40400 negatives : many col. ; 35 mm. and 120 mm. 
17975 transparencies : col. ; 35 mm. and 120 mm. 
234 slides : col. ; 35 mm. and 120 mm. 
Summary

The collection documents over 200 opera, theatre and ballet performances between 1976 and 1998. Some concerts and performances by individual artists are also included. Most of the performances were at the Sydney Opera House where Don McMurdo was employed as a staff photographer from 1977 to 1990. Other venues featured include the Sydney Entertainment Centre and The Domain. The collection also includes portraits of singers, actors and dancers, 45 of which are autographed by the performers. Several views of the Sydney Opera House and its environs are also included in the collection.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer from information on file 204/14/00142.

Selected images individually catalogued and digitised.

Most of the transparencies are 35 mm., 752 are 120 mm. and 25 are in various other dimensions.

Accession numbers used consecutively over different types of material.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-146286836

Index/Finding Aid Note List available. 
Subjects Australian Opera -- Performances -- Photographs.  |  Opera Australia -- Performances -- Photographs.  |  Sydney Theatre Company -- Performances -- Photographs.  |  Australian Ballet -- Performances -- Photographs.  |  Sydney Dance Company -- Performances -- Photographs.  |  Sydney Opera House -- Photographs.  |  Opera -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Photographs.  |  Theater -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Photographs.  |  Ballet -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Photographs.  |  Singers -- Portraits.  |  Singers -- Australia -- Portraits.  |  Actors -- Portraits.  |  Actors -- Australia -- Portraits.  |  Ballet dancers -- Portraits.  |  Ballet dancers -- Australia -- Portraits.

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Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
Call Number: PIC/4251-4677 LOC (Photographs) Drawer PIC/4251-4677
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
Call Number: PIC/4807-5219 LOC (Contact sheets) Album PIC/1003/1-19
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
Call Number: PIC Cold Store A4/4/1-2 [PIC McM] Folder 1-31 #PIC/4807-5220
Status: Available
Items/Issues Held: Transparencies and Negatives
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
Call Number: PIC Row 13/5/4 #PIC/4905-5223, 5221-5223, 5224-5226, 1-125
Status: Available
Items/Issues Held: Glass Plate Negatives
Details Collect From
PIC/4251-4677 LOC (Photographs) Drawer PIC/4251-4677 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC/4807-5219 LOC (Contact sheets) Album PIC/1003/1-19 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Cold Store A4/4/1-2 [PIC McM] Folder 1-31 #PIC/4807-5220 Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
PIC Row 13/5/4 #PIC/4905-5223, 5221-5223, 5224-5226, 1-125 Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required

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