Exploring the Archives: a monthly update: April 2017

A quieter month in terms of footfall in the Archives as our teaching sessions ended for the semester and most students headed off for the Easter break.

British Archive for Contemporary Writing (general)
Dr Jos Smith has been appointed as Academic Director of BACW. From 1 Sep 2017, he will gradually take over the role from Professor Chris Bigsby, who will step down in 2018.

Charlie Higson
006The listing of this collection is now available to read on-line.

‘Bollock Street’! This is the first title that we’ve been asked to retrieve from the stacks for a reader. A sketch on the Argyle Street squats which existed in Norwich in the 1980s, this unperformed piece was written by Higson and Paul Whitehouse.

Doris Lessing
One area of interest has been Lessing’s contribution to contemporary women’s literature.

Pritchard Papers
There’s been ongoing research and interest into the artists, designers and architects of the thirties, including Maxwell Fry, Marcel Breuer, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, John Piper and Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.

Roger Deakin
UEA and the Writers’ Centre Norwich held a celebratory symposium on 30 April to mark Deakin’s life and his contribution to conservation and nature writing. Around 80 attended the event; an afternoon of poetry, wild writing, memoirs and personal recollections. Symposium programme.

A small exhibition showing the writing process of Waterlog and Wildwood was included at the event at Dragon Hall and this has now moved to the UEA Library Foyer.
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UEA Collection
Staff and alumni have been looking at early prospectuses, congregation DVDs, and ways to further the gig archive.

Special Collections
12 enquiries.

Exploring the Archives: a monthly update: March 2017

Unboxed
Once again we’re grateful to our students for offering such insights into our collections. Their blog posts include ‘Men can be feminists: Lord Pethick-Lawrence writes about the suffragettes’ (Kenney Papers) and ‘Terry Pratchett on magic and realism’ (UEA Literary Festival).

Teaching
54 students and tutors attended teaching sessions this month in the Archives:

  • MA Contemporary Fiction. Doris Lessing’s Archive was the focus with particular attention on The Good Terrorist, Salman Rushdie, and Communism.
  • Publishing module for Literature, Drama & Creative Writing (LDC) PGT.
  • As part of ‘Do Something Different Week’ a seminar was run for LDC UG on the chapter outlines, draft prologues and manuscripts, of The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds.
  • Blogging workshop. Attended by Unboxed volunteers, LDC students and Archives staff (led by Claire Hynes, Tutor in Professional Writing).

Richard Beard
The listing of this collection is now available. Beard’s latest book The Day That Went Missing (a memoir) is published this April by Harvill Secker.

Roger Deakin
BACW_RDeakin_flyer_660px_eFlyer-smallPreparations are under way for an afternoon of readings, talks and discussion to be held on 30 April ‘Roger Deakin: Exploring the Archive: Rivers and Woodlands’.

Doris Lessing

A steady interest in Lessing’s letters to John Whitehorn during the 1940s continues, in particular her work as a Hansard typist while still in her twenties, and her association with the Communist party in southern Africa.

Pritchard Papers

  • Requests have related to the architect Wells Coates (architect) and Sunspan Homes (light and airy domestic designs of the thirties); and the Lawn Road Flats’ tenants and their covert lives as Soviet spies.
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo is currently exhibiting materials from the Pritchard Papers. ‘Improvement for Good: Marcel Breuer’s Furniture’ runs from 3rd March – 7th May, 2017 and at the Higashine City Museum, Yamagata 15th July – 24th September, 2017.

W.G. Sebald
Students from Heinz-Berggruen-Gymnasium in Berlin, Charlottenburg have submitted a guest blog post to acknowledge their memorable visit made to the Archives last summer.

UEA Literary Festival
Visitors have been watching recordings of earlier festivals including guest authors Robert Macfarlane (2008) and Richard Dawkins (2015).

UEA Collection
FT Album 61-66 Prof I P Watt Dean of English Studies 1.9.62_30.8.64We’ve been looking back at the contribution made by one of our principal founders – Ian Watt (1917-1999), Dean of English Studies at UEA. Some very relevant material was found on Watt’s short but significant time at UEA, 1962-1964. Watt was later Professor of English at the University of Stanford, Calif. [Photo: Frank Thistlethwaite Archive].

Special Collections
Eight requests.

Exploring the Archives: a monthly update: February 2017

Unboxed
The second blog from our ‘Unboxed’ blogging project has been posted by student volunteer Freya Turner. Our thanks to Freya for this excellent piece: ‘Tessa Hadley on uncovering memory: do we really know our past’.

Interview
Mark Cocker, nature writer, was interviewed at UEA Careers’ ‘Working with Words’ on 25 Feb. by Archivist Justine Mann.

Teaching
Teaching sessions delivered this month in the Archives drew in around 60 students. They included:

  • ‘Digital Media, Theory & Practice’. This session was repeated on the same day.  It introduced a practical digitisation project for which the Archives provided material and follow-on support.
  • ‘Writing the Wild’. Students had access to manuscripts, diaries, letters and notebooks from the collections of Roger Deakin and Mark Cocker; and watched recordings of Richard Mabey and W.G. Sebald.
  • ‘New Worlds: Science fiction and beyond’. This session was repeated over two days and focussed on the works and character of Doris Lessing, her interest in science fiction, Memoirs of a Survivor and Shikasta.

Doris Lessing Archive
The Whitehorn letters continue to generate interest – with requests relating to Lessing’s work as a Hansard typist, and an interest in her contemporaries in Southern Rhodesia.

Kenney Papers
Biographical material relating to Rowland Kenney (1882-1961) has been supplied to us by his grand-daughter. The activities of suffragette sisters Annie and Jessie Kenney are well documented, however less is known about their brother Rowland who was a British propaganda agent operating in Norway during both the First and Second World Wars. Rowland Kenney’s papers are currently held at the University of St Andrews.

Pritchard Papers
pp-16-2-1-59-eResearchers have been interested in the Pritchard family papers; Molly Pritchard’s influence on the design and ethos of the Lawn Road Flats; and artists and designers in the nineteen thirties. We also had a visit from the current resident of Molly and Jack Pritchard’s former penthouse flat at the Isokon Building.

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UEA Collection
Staff have been gleaning information on past gigs and bands; and looking back at a 1983 exhibition on the fine bindings held in a collection owned by Sir Robert Sainsbury.

Zuckerman Archive
WWII bombing reports from the RAF Bombing Analysis Unit have been consulted from this collection.

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Sangatte coastal battery, Zuckerman Archive

Special Collections
There were 28 enquiries.

Exploring the Archives: a monthly update #8: December 2016

This month our students have been looking at love letters to John Whitehorn and papers relating to feminism in Doris Lessing’s Archive; and the Kenney Papers for a dissertation on the suffragette movement.

External visitors have been looking at the iconic Lawn Road Flats in Hampstead, North London, including the resident Isobar Club and the Half Hundred (dining) Club.

We were able to assist an alumnus with a blog on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and his recollections of the public lectures held at UEA to mark the 50th anniversary in 1967.

It’s 40 years since the Sex Pistols were due to play at UEA. Television and radio interviews have taken place in the Archives to mark the anniversary of the cancelled gig which was scheduled for 3 December 1976. Eastern Daily Press article.

sz-sc-31-eThe Zuckerman Archive has received enquiries relating to WWII casualty surveys; and 1950s primate research relating to the measurements of skulls and teeth of vervet (green monkeys) in Gambia and St Kitts.

Special Collections: There were 8 enquiries.

Season’s Greetings to all our archive users.

Exploring the Archives: a monthly update #7: November 2016

The Archives’ engagement with students continued throughout the autumn wi167th over 25 students visiting to learn more about our ‘Unboxed’ blogging opportunities and we had a few early starters submit their first drafts.

Teaching continued with an LDC (Literature, Drama and Creative Writing) PGT module ‘Fiction after Modernism’. The writing of Muriel Spark, Iris Murdoch and Doris Lessing were explored.

General

A 6th Form College member of staff visited the Archives as well as other parts of the Library to explore ways in which we could engage with their students. One example of this is another local 6th Form College who visits us each year to consult books from our Special Collections relating to Kett’s Rebellion (a Norfolk rebellion of 1549).

Doris Lessing Archive

  • A student has been consulting Lessing’s love letters to John Whitehorn as well as correspondence with the author Harry Ritchie.
  • There has been an enquiry from a Professor of History at the University of California – on correspondence and comments relating to Idries Shah (Sufi teacher).

Hill Papers

John Hill, politician, used to own Blyford Estate, a large agricultural estate in Suffolk. An owner of one of the farms has visited and we have been able to provide copies of historical documents and photographs relating to his property.

Pritchard Papers

  • A researcher has been looking at artists and writers of the 1930s.
  • A 4th year Art History student from St Andrew’s has enquired about correspondence between Alvar Aalto (Finnish architect) and Jack Pritchard; and the influence of Molly Pritchard on Lawn Road Flats.
  • We have learnt that one of our copyright holders of photographs in this collection has passed away at the age of 104 (photographer Wolfgang Suschitzky – he held the copyright for his sister’s photos, Edith Tudor-Hart).

UEA Collection

A number of students uea-pho-20-32-jpghave been consulting a publication on the natural history of UEA. The campus is roughly 130 hectares, includes wild and open spaces and a landscape which is integral to the showcasing of the ‘ziggurats’ student accommodation, designed by Denys Lasdun.

Special Collections

There were 21 enquiries.

Exploring the Archives: a monthly update #6: October 2016

October has been a month of engagement:

  • An array of teaching sessions
  • A pop-up stand at UEA Open Day
  • Introductory sessions on a new blogging opportunity for students to become involved in the collections’ content
  • Staff training at the Archives Hub
  • Visits from depositors: Helen Hunter (Alan Hunter Archive) and Richard Beard (novelist & non-fiction writer)

Teaching sessions

  • Using Archives for Biography and Creative Non-Fiction

A seminar for MA post-graduate taught students in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing (LDC).

  • MA Literary Translation Seminar
  • Cultures of Suburbia
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Seminar: Cultures of Suburbia

Another LDC undergraduate seminar focussing on the collections of Doris Lessing and her correspondence with John Whitehorn, Margaret Drabble, Muriel Spark and Quentin Bell. They examined the role of women in the short story To Room Nineteen and the novel The Fifth Child.

  • Reading the 18th century novel

Seminar for 3rd year undergraduates.

Roger Deakin Archive
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We are continuing discussions with the BBC to gain online access to the BBC’s productions of The House (about Deakin’s home at Walnut Tree Farm) and The Garden. Requests have been received both nationally and internationally.
Photo: Walnut Tree Farm.

 

Doris Lessing Archive
An enquiry was received on Lessing’s property in Dartmoor.

J.D. Salinger – Hartog Letters
Consulted by a UEA student.

Kenney Papers
A Finnish publisher has requested permission to reproduce a photograph which appeared in the English edition. Caught in the Revolution, Stalingrad 1917 was researched and written by one of our archive readers.

Pritchard Papers
pp-16-2-30-53-b-johnmaltbycpyrocA researcher has visited to examine the papers of the tenants of Lawn Road Flats and the theory that the flats supported Russian spies. Much has been written on this yet there are still more angles to explore.
Photo: Lawn Road Flats by John Maltby ©Pyrok Ltd

UEA Collection
The Deputy Director of Estates has been looking at UEA’s early development plans and the architects’ vision for the teaching wall and wider campus.

W.G. Sebald Audiovisual Archive
This archive was viewed by a PhD candidate in Creative Writing from Western Sydney University who is studying 21st century fiction (particularly hybrid genre works).

Exploring the Archives: a monthly update #5: September 2016

As the new academic year got under way this month the Archives delivered its first teaching session to 14 Literature, Drama and Creative Writing (LDC) postgraduate students. They considered new approaches to working with archive materials and the possibilities for more ambitious and independent graduate research work.

General enquiries
An enquiry for information on a 12th century photo of the mantle of ‘Roger of Sicily’ has come from Berlin. The image was traced to the school of Art, Media and American Studies’ (AMA) photographic collection at the Sainsbury Centre.

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Straw sandals similar to those worn on The Long March (Anthony Grey Archive)

Anthony Grey Archive
A television reporter is making a documentary on the Long March. Anthony Grey (a hostage in Peking during the Cultural Revolution) was friends with Alfred Bosshardt, a Manchester missionary who was on the Long March in 1934/5 and it is hoped that Grey’s 1987 interview with Bosshardt could be included in the film.

Exhibition on Crime Writing
The Archives has curated an exhibition on crime writers featuring: Charlie Higson (Young Bond novels), Alan Hunter (Inspector George Gently), and Ian Rankin. The exhibition can be seen near the entrance of UEA Library (20 September – 24 November). It was initially on display at Noirwich: The Crime Writing Festival. Charlie Higson also paid a visit to the Archives to see his papers in situ and to speak at Noiwrich.

G.S. Callendar Archive
Discover Magazine (US) has submitted a request for use of a portrait photograph of Callendar, an early theorist on the link between carbon dioxide and climate change.

Kenney Papers
A historian working on the Pinner branch of the WSPU (Women’s Social and Political Union) has been interested in the account given by suffragette Jessie Kenney of the ‘human letter’ stunt sent to 10 Downing Street in Feb 1909. The Archive holds the unpublished memoir of Jessie Kenney ‘The Flame and the Flood’.

rdarchive1Roger Deakin Archive
1. Caught by the River has published our submission about our very first glimpse of Deakin’s archive in a container in a field, together with one of our favourite pieces of writing by Deakin about the North Norfolk Coast. This is a must for anyone who has been thrilled by the wide open sandy beaches of Holkham and beyond.

2. Two students from Emmanuel College, Cambridge have been researching Deakin’s writing processes with particular focus on the manuscripts of Waterlog as well as his work and interests relating to the environment.

UEA Collection
1. Attempts have been made to assist a student in China who is trying to track case histories once held by Michael Sanderson (author of The History of the University of East Anglia). These relate to his 1966 dissertation at Cambridge on the education of labour in Lancashire, 1780-1839.

2. We have been finding out more on Peter Eden (1913-1992) who was a visiting lecturer at UEA and involved in the 1977 survey of medieval Norfolk churches. The enquiry has come from an intern at the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, Dallas, TX.

Special Collections
There were 11 enquiries.

Exploring the Archives: a monthly update #4: August 2016

Film crew in Archives

The Admissions Director for Literature, Drama and Creative Writing (LDC) visited the Archives to map out material and scenes for inclusion in a film for undergraduate recruitment and admissions. Filming took place the following week and drew on the rich literary collections of the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW), the annual UEA literary festivals and nature writing.

Another film which was made in the Archives earlier this year – An introduction to the BACW, can be accessed from the Archives home page.

‘Home of literary treasures’

The Eastern Daily Press (EDP) featured the Archives on 23 August 2016.

What links Babe the pig, Peter Pan, wild swimming, stolen taxidermy and love letters written by a Nobel Prize winner?

Read the full article here.

Alan Hunter Archive

A listing of this collection is now available, together with a blog post with some of the highlights.

We are also preparing for an exhibition. The opening of which will be part of Noirwich: The Crime Writing Festival. Ticket holders for Charlie Higson and Ian Rankin will see the exhibition on 16 September. It then moves to UEA Library.

Doris Lessing Archive

We’ve been able to help clarify birth dates of Lessing’s children and assist with some of the addresses she lived at in Salisbury, Rhodesia in the 1940s.

J. D. Salinger – Hartog Letters

A postgraduate English Literature student from University College London has visited to read the Salinger letters. These letters are only accessible to Archive visitors and may not be copied.

Pritchard Papers

PP.18.4.5.301.  After a couple of visits to the Archives we had a further request from an MA student from St Andrew’s University on papers relating to Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (designer) and the history of the Isokon Furniture Company. This is for research on émigrés and cross-cultural exchange.

2.  A lecturer with the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) has made initial enquiries on how to obtain images for her presentation to mature students.

 

 

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Land for the Manchester flats which included Lymdale House. Photo: Clifford Stelfox

3.  A postgraduate student of architectural history from the University of Oxford visited to read papers relating to Wells Coates (architect) and Isokon’s scheme for a block of flats in West Didsbury, Manchester in the 1930s. The flats were never built, however all planning aspects and feasibility studies are covered in the papers.

4.  The Victoria and Albert Museum are preparing to send through their final request for drawings for display in an exhibition. Drawings are of an Estonian furniture company’s plywood profiles from the 1930s.

Roger Deakin Archive

19 August marked the 10th anniversary of Roger Deakin’s death. Caught by the River have been capturing some of the inspiration and memories which Deakin has left us.

Archives staff attended an art exhibition entitled ‘Place’, at the Black Barn in Cockley Cley. Amongst other artists of the Norfolk landscape, were photographs by Justin Partyka. The photos feature the grounds of Deakin’s former home at Walnut Tree Farm in Mellis. Enquiries have been made as to the films Deakin produced, these are held at the East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA).

UEA Collection

1.  We received a group of sprightly alumni who began their studies at UEA some fifty years ago in 1966. There was much laughter and recollection particularly as they looked through the press cuttings albums from the 1960s.

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UEA Chaplaincy, now the Multifaith Centre (architects Feilden & Mawson, 1971). Copyright UEA

2.  The Vice-Chancellor’s Office has asked for details of the 1970 UEA Chaplaincy Appeal, building plans and architectural briefs.

3.  Files were found in the UEA Collection to support a query from Blickling Hall (National Trust) relating to book loans to UEA Library from the 1960s.

W.G. Sebald

Publishers in Germany have requested permission to publish an image of Sebald.

Special Collections

There were 13 enquiries.

Exploring the Archives: a monthly update #3: July 2016

A look back at another busy month despite it being vacation for most of our students.

Advisory / General

  1. A UEA student journalist (PPL) asked for video footage and newspaper articles on boxing and the MP who campaigned to have boxing removed from the curriculum. This was for his ‘dissertation by practice video’. We referred him to EAFA (East Anglian Film Archive), Nexis (e-resource newspaper database) and the Times Digital Archive.
    (PPL – Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies).
  2. The Archives participated in a survey from RLUK/TNA for their research into ‘collecting drivers’ for higher education institutions with archive collections.
    (RLUK/TNA – Research Libraries UK/The National Archives).

Charles Pick Archive
Scans of Monica Dickens’ letters were supplied to her biographer who is based in the US and Scotland.

Doris Lessing Archive
1. An English lecturer from King’s College London has requested recordings of Lessing and Philip Glass’ two operas from the 1990s.

2. We’ve had a permissions request for the Lessing/Whitehorn letters from a PhD student at the University of Warwick.

3. A tutor at UEA has been researching The Golden Notebook and DL’s own views on the novel.

G.S. Callendar Archive
Access to a couple of letters in the Callendar Archive has been requested by a professor from New Jersey College, N.J. This is for research for a monograph on the history of water’s effect on the lives of Mount Kilimanjaro’s Chagga people.

Literary Translation Archive
Some of the dissertations from this collection were consulted by a UEA student.

New Literary Archive Deposit
Two senior lecturers (AMA and LDC) have made return visits to look at this new loan deposit and its potential for exhibitions/ research. A formal announcement will be made on 16 September.
(AMA – Art, Media and American Studies; LDC – Literature, Drama and Creative Writing).

Mark Cocker Archive (nature writing)
During what must have been the hottest Congregation week we’ve ever experienced, the archive of Mark Cocker (UEA graduate and naturalist) was launched with an exhibition of his notebooks, letters and scripts. This small display on birds and birders runs to early September and can be found near the Library entrance. This coincides with Mark Cocker’s receipt in July of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from UEA.

Pritchard Papers
1. We are assisting staff at The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. in collating archival images relating to Marcel Breuer for an exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo which will be running from 3rd March – 7th May, 2017 and at the Higashine City Museum, Yamagata 15th July – 24th September, 2017.

2. An editor of The Journal of Design History at Oxford University Press has asked to use an image of the ‘Penguin donkey’ bookcase which appeared in an earlier blog.

3. We have now supplied images to the Bauhaus in Dessau for an exhibition on Walter Gropius. The presentation is a part of educational program of engaging young researchers, curators, and artistic practitioners. The exhibition runs from 4 August – 12 September. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has assisted us in tracing the copyright owner for material created by Maxwell Fry.

4. A Senior Lecturer/Contextualising Practice, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has re-visited the Archive to further her research on the Bauhaus movement and the study and teaching of art.

5. One of our long-standing Pritchard researchers from the US has requested to be sent a couple more scanned items.

I must add that, the organization of the archives on-line now, and the possibilities for looking things up through the website, is truly amazing and has been incredibly helpful.

Roger Deakin Archive
1. We’ve had an invitation to an exhibition ‘Place’ of Justin Partyka’s photographs. The exhibition (in August in Cockley Cley, Norfolk) will feature Deakin’s former property – Walnut Tree Farm, Mellis, Suffolk.

2. A UEA student (LDC) has made a visit to read Deakin’s notebooks and correspondence.

Snoo Wilson Archive
Anthony Wilson (Snoo Wilson’s brother) visited to get a feel of the collection and how it is being cared for at UEA.

UEA Collection
1. The Vice Chancellor’s Office brought us a visitor who consulted papers on the building of the teaching wall (by Denys Lasdun and David Luckhurst) and the origins of the University.

2. A visitor receiving an Honorary Doctorate visited the Archives during Congregation week to see papers from their time spent at UEA in the early ‘70s.

3. After receiving a request from an alumnus for a video he made in his 3rd year at UEA in 1971, we traced a copy of ‘Experimental Physics at UEA’ to the East Anglian Film Archive. The film was made in the day when the equipment was “heavy, bulky and not very portable (pulled around on a goods trolley). With no editing facilities (other than overdub) the whole thing had to be recorded sequentially.” The Physics Department at UEA was closed in 1998.

Zuckerman Archive
1. A Professor from UCL (University College London) visited the Zuckerman Archive as well as the UEA Collection. He is writing a paper on the history of science in the new universities of the 1960s and 1970s.

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2. A Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Department of History, King’s College London, has made return visits to research bovine tuberculosis (TB) and the link with badgers in the 1960s. In 1980 Lord Zuckerman was commissioned by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  (MAFF) to conduct an independent enquiry, and report on the disease and the handling thereof.

 

W.G. Sebald Audio-visual Archive
WG Sebald visitors 040716Around 15 German students visited the Archives with Professor Jon Cook (LDC Director). After a brief introduction they listened and watched audio and video clips from interviews (one with Professor Chris Bigsby) and local television programmes.

Exploring the Archives: a monthly update #2: June 2016

A monthly update on our enquiry work, visitors received, teaching sessions and other activities.

General
A student from Anglian Ruskin University enquired about volunteering opportunities. Unfortunately at the moment we are not supporting a volunteer programme.

BACW (British Archive for Contemporary Writing)
1. An applicant for an LDC (Literature, Drama and Creative Writing) teaching post visited to get a general impression of the literary archives. She looked at the Doris Lessing 2008 deposit and the workshopped papers of a former MA Creative Writing student.

2. A PhD student in her first year from the University of Bristol consulted papers and video interviews across the BACW collections as part of her research on the Booker Prize and world literature.

3. An intern working with the UEA LDC Publishing Project visited in order to see whether the Archives had suitable material/letters to include in a proposal for a publishing project. Up for discussion was the Doris Lessing/Whitehorn letters and letters between writers and their publishers.

4. A BBC producer is researching a programme on ‘big’ biography writing and asked to be referred to the literary executors of Doris Lessing. She is hoping to find out more on how literary executors go about appointing a biographer.

5. The BACW Project Archivist curated a small exhibition ‘The making of a debut novelist’. Part of this collection remains on show in the Library through the summer.

6. A film about the BACW was made by UEA students using the video production facility MAKE. The film can be viewed from the BACW home page.

Charles Pick Archive
A biographer of Monica Dickens has been in touch about accessing the correspondence between Dickens and Charles Pick (literary agent).

Kenney Papers
A senior editor of Hutchinson Books (Penguin Random House) asked for permission to reproduce a photo of a suffragette in a new book on the Russian Revolution, written by one of our archive users.

Literary Translation Archive
A senior lecturer (LDC) took a closer look at the contents of the Literary Translation Archive in order to scope how it could be integrated in forthcoming teaching sessions. In particular she looked at the translator David Bellos and how he handled the works of the French novelist, Georges Perec.

Pritchard Papers
1. A PhD Architectural History student from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) visited the archives on two days to research Walter Gropius and design. He had visited the Lawn Road Flats in London and was giving a lecture the following week in the US to the Bauhaus students who had visited us in May.

2. We have had a follow-on request from the Bauhaus in Dessau for the supply of images for an exhibition on Walter Gropius.

Roger Deakin Archive
A former UEA student (PhD Chemistry, 1985) visited the Roger Deakin Archive. This reader is simply a lover of Deakin’s lyrical writing, he now lives in New York.

Zuckerman Archive
1. A literary agent has contacted us in preparation for a visit to the Zuckerman Archive. They will be looking at the Mountbatten/Zuckerman correspondence for a joint biography on Lord and Lady Mountbatten.

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2. Arrangements have been made for a Professor from UCL (University College London) to visit the Zuckerman Archive as well as the UEA Collection. He is writing a paper on the history of science in the new universities of the 1960s and 1970s.

 

 

 

Special Collections
There were 16 enquiries.