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THM/378 - David Cassidy Collection

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 Creation1972-1976
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

TitleDavid Cassidy Collection
Sub-titleCatalogue of records in the Victoria & Albert Museum: Department of Theatre and Performance
AuthorCatalogued by Ewan Evans
Revisions

Printed Materials

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/1
Dates of Creationca.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 Creationca.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 CreationJune 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 Creation1972
Physical Description 1 volume

The Partridge Family Comic No. 18 and 20

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/1/4
Dates of Creation1973
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 Creation1973
Physical Description 1 volume

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

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/1/6
Dates of Creation1973
Physical Description 1 volume

Cassidy Live '73

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/1/7
Dates of Creation1973
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 Creation1974
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 Creation1974
Physical Description 1 volume

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

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/1/10
Dates of Creation1975
Physical Description 1 volume

The Real David Cassidy Story: A Record Mirror Special

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

Popster No.6: David Cassidy

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

David Cassidy

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

Hit Makers No.3: David Cassidy

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

Scrapbooks

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/2
Dates of CreationNov 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 CreationNov 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 CreationDec 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 CreationJan 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 CreationFeb 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 CreationMar 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 CreationApril 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 CreationMay 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 CreationJune 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 CreationJuly 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 Creationca.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 Creationca.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 Creationca.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 Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 34 Files

Scope and Content

Various posters and pull-outs featuring David Cassidy


Poster from David Cassidy Supershow

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/1
Dates of Creation1972
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster from Disc

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/2
Dates of Creation10 Mar 1973
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster from Bop Pops

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/3
Dates of Creation1973
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster from Up Beat

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/4
Dates of Creation1973
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster from Evening Standard

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/5
Dates of Creation1973
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster from Saturday Scene

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/6
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Top Pop poster supplement

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/7
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 folded sheet

Poster from Popswap

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/8
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Scope and Content


Poster from Maxiposter

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/9
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 folded sheet

Poster from Pop Up!

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/10
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster from Pop Up!

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/11
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster from Jackie

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/12
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster from Jackie

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/13
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster from Jackie

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/14
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster from Jackie

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/15
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster from Jackie

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/16
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster from The Sun

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/17
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster from The Sun

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/18
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster published by b.c. enterprises

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/19
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster published by Minerva

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/20
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster published by H.P. Dorey and Company

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/21
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster published by Quartech International Ltd.

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/22
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/23
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Scope and Content

Featuring "David's Childhood Pix" and "David's Favourite Pix"


Poster

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/24
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/25
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/26
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/27
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/28
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/29
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/30
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Scope and Content

Featuring "David's Love Message to You..."


Poster

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/31
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/32
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Poster

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/33
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Scope and Content

Featuring the Partridge Family


Poster

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/3/34
Dates of Creationca.1970s
Physical Description 1 sheet

Scope and Content

Featuring the Partridge Family


Fan Club Materials

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/4
Dates of Creation1973-1976
Physical Description 5 Files

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, newsletters and stationary

Conditions Governing Access

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


Correspondence

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/4/1
Dates of Creation1973-1976
Physical Description 1 folder

Scope and Content

Various letters between David Cassidy fans

Conditions Governing Access

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


David Cassidy and Partridge Family newsletters

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/4/2
Dates of Creationca.1973

Correspondence

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/4/3
Dates of CreationUndated
Physical Description

Scope and Content

Letters from the Official David Cassidy & Partridge Family Fan Club


Official David Cassidy Fan Club Writing Paper

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/4/4
Dates of CreationUndated

Stickers

Reference Number(s)GB 71 THM/378/4/5
Dates of CreationUndated

Scope and Content

Partridge Post stickers