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Papers of Ruth Cracknell 1943-1998 [manuscript]
Bib ID 769473
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Cracknell, Ruth, 1925-2002
 
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Description 1943-1998 
3.92 m. (24 boxes + 1 folio box) 
Summary

The collection comprises papers relating to Cracknell's public persona as an actor, with very little relating to her personal life. There are scripts, programs and photographs of many of the productions in which she appeared, together with newspaper cuttings and printed material containing reviews of shows or interviews with Cracknell. Correspondence comprises a large number of congratulatory letters, notes, cards and telegrams, mostly from the public, but some from other performers and friends. There is a small amount of general business correspondence.

Cracknell was a board member of the Sydney Theatre Company from 1980 to 1995. There are minutes of meetings, budgets, financial reports, reviews of productions, general correspondence and annual reports of the Company.

Biography/History

Ruth Cracknell had a distinguished career, spanning more than 55 years, as one of Australia's leading actors on radio, theatre, film and television.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 9848.

Subjects Cracknell, Ruth, 1925-2002 -- Archives.  |  Actors -- Australia -- Archives.
Occupation Actors
Other authors/contributors Sydney Theatre Company

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