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David Cassidy Collection

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This material is held at V&A Department of Theatre and Performance
Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378
Dates of Creation 1972-1976
Name of Creator Kay Chesterman
Language of Material English
Physical Description 66 files

Scope and Content

This collection consists of cuttings, publications and memorabilia relating to David Cassidy and members of his fan club.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Bruce Cassidy, born on 12 April 1950, is an American singer best known for his role in the musical sitcom The Partridge Family. He enjoyed further success as a solo artist in the 1970s including two number one singles. This collection was created by David Cassidy fan Kay Chesterman, who gathered contemporary artefacts relating to the singer during his period of chart success and beyond.

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into four series:

  • THM/378/1 - Printed Materials
  • THM/378/2 - Scrapbooks
  • THM/378/3 - Posters
  • THM/378/4 - Fan Club Materials

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for consultation in the V&A Department of Theatre & Performance's Reading Room, which is located at Blythe House, 23 Blythe Rd, Olympia, London, W14 0QX. The reading room is open Tuesday to Friday between 10.15 am and 4.30 pm, access is by appointment only. To request an appointment please email tmenquiries@vam.ac.uk or telephone 020 7942 2698.

Additionally access to some of these files may be restricted. These are identified at file level.

Conditions Governing Use

Archive material may not be photocopied. Arrangements can be made to photograph material in the search room using non-flash photography.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kay Chesterman.

Accruals

No further accruals to this collectionare expected.

Related Material

See also the core collections of the V&A Theatre and Performance Department. Material relating to David Cassidy may be found in several collections, including the biographical, productions, company and photographs files.

Please ask the Department of Theatre & Performance enquiry team for further details.

Personal Names

Cassidy, David

Cataloguing Info

Title David Cassidy Collection
Sub-title Catalogue of records in the Victoria & Albert Museum: Department of Theatre and Performance
Author Catalogued by Ewan Evans
Revisions

Printed Materials

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1
Dates of Creation ca.1972-1975
Physical Description 15 files

Scope and Content

This series cinsists of publications, cuttings and programmes relating to David Cassidy.


Press Cuttings

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/1
Dates of Creation ca.1972-1975
Physical Description 2 boxes

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings from various publications and newspapers


The Official David Cassidy Magazine

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/ 378/1/2
Dates of Creation June 1972-Dec 1975
Physical Description 53 volumes

Scope and Content

53 issues of the monthly Official David Cassidy Magazine, including 2 Dutch editions and some duplicates.


David Cassidy in London: A Disco 45 Special (Sussex: Trevor Bolton Partnership, 1972)

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/3
Dates of Creation 1972
Physical Description 1 volume

The Partridge Family Comic No. 18 and 20

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/4
Dates of Creation 1973
Physical Description 2 volumes

David in Europe: Daily Mirror supplement (London: Daily Mirror Books, 1973)

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/5
Dates of Creation 1973
Physical Description 1 volume

The David Cassidy Book (London: Wise Publications, 1973)

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/6
Dates of Creation 1973
Physical Description 1 volume

Cassidy Live '73

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/7
Dates of Creation 1973
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Pictorial souvenir


David Cassidy Spring Tour 1974

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/8
Dates of Creation 1974
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Tour programme


The David Cassidy Annual 1974 (Manchester: World Distributors, 1974)

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/9
Dates of Creation 1974
Physical Description 1 volume

The David Cassidy Annual 1975 (Manchester: World Distributors, 1975)

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/10
Dates of Creation 1975
Physical Description 1 volume

The Real David Cassidy Story: A Record Mirror Special

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/11
Dates of Creation ca.1970s
Physical Description 1 volume

Popster No.6: David Cassidy

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/12
Dates of Creation ca.1970s
Physical Description 1 volume

The Life and Times of David Cassidy: A Let it Rock Special

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/13
Dates of Creation ca.1970s
Physical Description 1 volume

David Cassidy

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/14
Dates of Creation ca.1970s
Physical Description 1 volume

Hit Makers No.3: David Cassidy

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/1/15
Dates of Creation ca.1970s
Physical Description 1 volume

Scrapbooks

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/2
Dates of Creation Nov 1973-July 1974
Physical Description 12 Files

Scope and Content

This series consists of scrapbooks containing press cuttings relating to David Cassidy.

Conditions Governing Use

Some files in this series are closed under the Data Protection Act 1998 for 81 years after the last date on file.


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/2/1
Dates of Creation Nov 1973
Physical Description 1 Volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings relating to David Cassidy

Conditions Governing Access

This file is closed under the Data Protection Act 1998 until 01/01/2057.


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/2/2
Dates of Creation Dec 1973
Physical Description 1 Volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings relating to David Cassidy

Conditions Governing Access

This file is closed under the Data Protection Act 1998 until 01/01/2057.


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/2/3
Dates of Creation Jan 1974
Physical Description 1 Volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings relating to David Cassidy

Conditions Governing Access

This file is closed under the Data Protection Act 1998 until 01/01/2057.


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/2/4
Dates of Creation Feb 1974
Physical Description 1 Volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings relating to David Cassidy


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/2/5
Dates of Creation Mar 1974
Physical Description 1 Volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings relating to David Cassidy


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/2/6
Dates of Creation April 1974
Physical Description 1 Volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings relating to David Cassidy


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/2/7
Dates of Creation May 1974
Physical Description 1 Volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings relating to David Cassidy


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/2/8
Dates of Creation June 1974
Physical Description 1 Volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings relating to David Cassidy


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/2/9
Dates of Creation July 1974
Physical Description 1 Volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings relating to David Cassidy


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/2/10
Dates of Creation ca.1970s
Physical Description 1 Volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings relating to David Cassidy


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/2/11
Dates of Creation ca.1970s
Physical Description 1 Volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings relating to David Cassidy


Scrapbook

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/2/12
Dates of Creation ca.1970s
Physical Description 1 Volume

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings relating to David Cassidy


Posters

Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/378/3
Dates of Creation ca.1970s
Physical Description 34 Files

Scope and Content

Various posters and pull-outs featuring David Cassidy