The PPT has a very comprehensive database on which is catalogued (most of!) the equipment holdings of the Trust together with what the Trust holds by way of instruction manuals, technical drawings, equipment catalogues, sales brochures etc.

Also held by the Trust are various periodicals such as those produced by the Cinema Theatre Association, Mercia Society, The British Kinematograph Sound & Television Society, S.M.P.T.E., USA, Screen International etc. A number of these journals are incomplete and one of our key aims where the archive is concerned is to try and expand our collection to make coverage more comprehensive.

It is hoped to be able to get the archive catalogue online to search in the future, but in the meantime if you have any questions or queries then please drop the archivist an email at