Willy Russell Archive deposited at Liverpool John Moores University.

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.

Peter Scupham at Eighty

  A new exhibition in Cambridge University Library celebrates the eightieth birthday of the distinguished poet Peter Scupham. Born in Bootle in 1933, Scupham read English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. While working as a schoolteacher, and later in semi-retirement as a bookseller, Scupham has produced eleven full-length collections of poetry in addition to volumes of Selected … Continue reading Peter Scupham at Eighty

Improving the user experience

Heather Dean of GLAM(NA) - GLAM's North American sister organisation - has kindly made available the Literary Archives User Study undertaken at the Beinecke Library in 2010. The survey 'was motivated by an interest in working more collaboratively with researchers of literary archives' to gain a better understanding of the challenges facing scholars, and includes … Continue reading Improving the user experience