Series AV - Audio-visual material

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GB 3544 RHN-AV


Audio-visual material


  • 1975- 2020 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

c. 6 standard boxes and digital copies.

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Various reel to reel films, videocassettes and sound recordings, along with selected digitised copies of films relating to the hospital. These include promotional television appeals for the charity; events and visits from the Royal family, such as the Queen Elizabeth's visit to open Chatsworth Wing, 1978; clinical films showing patients undertake rehabilitative and leisure activities such as hydrotherapy and horseriding, and also recordings of radio shows which featured the Hospital.

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Conditions governing access

Access to some of the items in this series is restricted on the grounds of conservation due to the fragile and deteriorating medium that it was created in. Where possible, some of these recordings have been digitally transferred and will be available to view online subject to copyright clearance. Other items in this series are also restricted in line with the UK Data Protection Act 2018.

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  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Magnetic tape formats such as 16mm cinefilm, 8mm cinefilm, VHS cassette, VHS-C cassette and PAL cassette. Audio digital files are in MP3 format.

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