Research material relating to P. R. Stephensen; early Australian playscripts; material relating to Popular Theatre Troupe; research material relating to Steele Rudd. Also some publicity material and clippings relating to Save the Regent Campaign in 1978; scripts for the television series Home and Away, and papers relating to 1990 publication of Collits Inn. Later additions include material relating to VIII World Shakespeare Congress and the Cracka Theatre Troupe. The material relating to P.R. Stephensen was compiled by Richard Fotheringham during the writing of his thesis, "A biographical study of Percy Reginald Stephensen" Material relating to Steele Rudd compiled by Richard Fotheringham during the writing of "In search of Steele Rudd: author of the classic Dad and Dave Stories".
Additional research material, photographs, sheet music, typescript notes from researchers, photocopies of journal articles and newspaper articles, newspaper cuttings, hand written notes, birth/death/marriage extracts, and correspondence. Research focuses on Alfred Dampier, his genealogy, activities, performances, plays. Includes other actors and playwrights often associated with Dampier.