Issue Details: First known date: 1930... 1930 Rodney Seaborn Library (National Institute of Dramatic Art - NIDA)
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media

Magazines, journals, radio and television

Access for Researchers

By appointment

Content Summary

  • Oral histories: large collection of interviews conducted with NIDA graduates and others who have acted extensively in theatre and on television (a few examples: Carmen Duncan, John Gregg, Judi Farr, Betty Lucas, John Derum, Ben Gabriel) or who have had important roles in other capacities in the media (e.g. Penny Spence, Peter Couchman, Bob Ellis), 2005-2009
  • Publications: extensive collection of theatre and other entertainment and arts journals, both Australian and from overseas. Examples of Australian publications include "Radio Pictorial of Australia", "Australian Theatregoer", "Theatre Australia", "Masque: magazine of the performing arts", "Limelight", "Kino", "Lowdown", "Encore Australia", "Australasian Drama Studies" and many others, 1930s-present
  • Television: "Drama School", a nine-part documentary series (on DVD) made by Ronin Films in 1999-2000 and shown on Channel 7 in 2001
  • News clippings: selection of media coverage about NIDA and its graduates, 2001-2006 (with gaps) and parts of 1987-1988 and 1995-1996


The Rodney Seaborn Library is the main library at NIDA - the National Insitute of Dramatic Art. The library catalogue is available online at

See also related entries for NIDA Archives and for the Seaborn, Broughton and Walford Foundation Archives.


Rodney Seaborn Library, NIDA, theatre, drama, television, radio, interviews, magazines, education, arts

Contact Name

Mr Ross Bruzzese, Librarian


215 Anzac Parade, Kensington, NSW 2033. Postal address: NIDA, UNSW, Sydney, NSW 2052

Phone and Fax

+61 (2) 9697 7680, Fax +61 (2) 9662 7415


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Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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