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Around 30,000 typescripts of radio and television fiction (radio plays, dramas, TV series, etc.), and, to a lesser extent, broadcast documentaries, are held at the Richelieu Library. These collections were donated by the Society of Drama Authors and Composers (Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques/SACD), the French Office for Radio and Television (Office de radio et télévision française/ORTF), and Radio France. Typescripts date from the origins of radio (1924) to the present day; for television, they date from the 1960s to the present day.
A large number of collections of press cuttings on productions and personalities covering the period from the 1960s to the 1980s can also be consulted at the Richelieu Library.
Collections held at this site also include archive collections of authors (Georges-Marie Bernanose, Georges Godebert, Marcelle-Maurette, Pierre Dac, etc.), directors (Claude Santelli, Jean-Christophe Averty, etc.), set designers (e.g. Alain Nègre), and critics (e.g. Jean Thévenot). They also include the collection of Maurice Vinot (1882-1969), known as Gabriel Germinet, a pioneer of French broadcasting and radio plays.
NoteAlso available for consultation in the Research library at the François Mitterrand Library are the collections of the Inathèque de France, obtained under the radio and television legal deposit scheme.
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