We extend a very warm welcome to our new Sadler’s Wells Theatre Archive Project Archivist, Paul Williams, who will be steering the cataloguing project to its conclusion in July.
Paul brings his expertise to Islington having previously worked on a diverse range of projects and collections at various institutions. These include cataloguing the papers of former Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, as well as a number of smaller collections, at the University of Birmingham and retrospective conversion of catalogues at Glamorgan Archives. Paul has strong connections to Wales having studied for his degree at the University of Wales Lampeter and, later, obtaining his postgraduate archive diploma at the University of Wales Aberystwyth.
When taking a break from Archives, Paul enjoys mapping for OpenStreetMap and collecting advertising leaflets, of which he has over 30,000 in his private collection. He is also involved in CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale). I’ll drink to that!
Meanwhile, Paul will be taking over as ‘chief blogger’ keeping readers informed of the project’s progress.