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Archive of productions of Varsity Vanities and various dramatic groups

Identifier: Coll-1581

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of: an archive of productions of 'Varsity Vanities', 1946-48, and various dramatic groups including Edinburgh University Dramatic Society, SRC Charities Week Office, Attic Theatre Co., Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group, and others.

The material is placed in two photograph albums and a "document store", which contain photographs, programmes, cuttings, posters and correspondence.


  • Creation: 1946-1951


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance of visit.

Biographical / Historical

The student production known as "Varsity Vanities" was presented in aid of Edinburgh University Settlement.

One of the performing members of "Varsity Vanities" was Madeline M. Fraser (later Patterson).


2 albums

Physical Location

Vol. 1 and 2 (Coll-1581 vol. 1 and 2): CLX-D-35

Document store (Coll-1581/3): 507.9.7.7

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession no: E2014.71.

Related Materials

Within Edinburgh University library, there is also a Collection of scripts, posters, flyers relating to Edinburgh University Student Dramatic Society", Coll-1755.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Graeme D. Eddie 23 April 2015

Catalogued to item-level by Charlotte Holmes in March-June 2022.

Material relating to 'Varsity Vanities' productions, Edinburgh University, 1946-1951
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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