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The Cadbury Research Library has just finished hosting a four-week internship focusing on the Noël Coward archive held there. The internship was funded by the Coward Foundation and the successful applicant was Lucy Mounfield. The Coward archive at Birmingham is extensive but not fully catalogued. We do have a basic box listing available on our… Continue reading Noël Coward Archive
Early short stories in the Nottinghamshire GuardianMalcolm Bradbury (1932-2000) was Professor at the University of East Anglia’s former School of English and American Studies (EAS) from 1970-1994. He co-founded (with Angus Wilson) and later directed the MA course in Creative Writing. Bradbury was a prolific writer of novels, short stories, literary criticism and television plays… Continue reading New Malcolm Bradbury material at UEA Archives
Thanks to everyone who made our symposium on cataloguing literary archives such a success last month. For those who weren't able to make it, a number of the papers are now available (on the Minutes & Papers section of the website). We hope to add more of these to the site in the near future.
The Cataloguing Working Party is pleased to annouce the programme for its symposium on cataloguing literary archives and manuscripts: Cataloguing Creativity programme with abstracts [PDF] Tickets (including lunch and refreshments) are a very reasonable £12 and are available from the British Library Box Office - book online, in person, or by telephone (+44 (0)1937 546 546). … Continue reading Programme announced for Cataloguing Creativity at the British Library, 15 November 2013
Friday 15 November 2013 at the British Library CALL FOR PAPERS Photo credit: Pedro Arellano The Cataloguing Working Party of GLAM has today published its updated Guidelines for Cataloguing Literary Archives and Manuscripts, along with a related Thesaurus and Glossary. To mark this event, GLAM will be holding a one-day Symposium focusing on issues related to cataloguing… Continue reading Cataloguing Creativity: Symposium on Literary Archives
Guest post by Jessica Smith, Project Archivist Willy Russell is a playwright and musician whose work has enjoyed worldwide success and acclaim. He is best known for plays Educating Rita (1980), Shirley Valentine (1986), Our Day Out (1977), and the musical Blood Brothers (1983). Willy Russell’s works have been translated into numerous languages and won… Continue reading Willy Russell Archive deposited at Liverpool John Moores University.
At long last GLAM's cataloguing guidelines are now available on the site in draft form. It has been a massive undertaking and I would like to thank all the members of the Cataloguing Working Party (Christine Faunch, Fran Baker, Helen Melody, Jacqui Grainger) and everyone else who contributed. Please do have a look and remember… Continue reading Cataloguing Guidance Now Available!
Cataloguing the George R. Sims Collection by Matthew Schofield In October I was working on a two-week project to catalogue the George R. Sims Collection at the John Rylands University of Manchester Special Collections and it’s now on the online catalogue. George Robert Sims (1847-1922) was a household name in the late nineteenth and early… Continue reading A household name