Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Literature Department: Individuals and Organisations, 1947-1994
Reference: ACGB/62
Extent: 207 items

Scope and content

This series consists of the files which were kept by the Literature Department on individuals and organisations. Ordinarily these individuals and organisations were Arts Council clients and the files therefore contain papers relating to the funding they received. This is not always the case, however, and some files concern individuals and organisations with whom the Arts Council had a non-funding relationship.

For more information relating to client funding by the Literature Department, see also ACGB/60 which contains all the papers which relate to this topic. For the Literature Department's relationship with and funding of the regions and Regional Arts Associations, see ACGB/61. Finally see ACGB/59 for the minutes and papers of various Committees and Panels (some of which were responsible for decisions relating to client funding).

These files are arranged alphabetically by the name of the organisation or the surname of the individual.

Access

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Restrictions on access

Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old may be restricted and requests for access can take up to 20 working days to be processed. When applying for access, it is helpful if you can quote the reference number, title and covering dates of the file(s) in question. For very large requests you are advised to contact us to discuss your requirements. All requests should be sent by e-mail to archive@vam.ac.uk or by post to Victoria and Albert Museum Archives (ref. ACGB), Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London W14 0QX.


Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/62/2 ABSA and Business Sponsorship
1 bundle
1982-1990
ACGB/62/203 Adam International Review
1 file
1966-1969
ACGB/62/28 Agenda
1 transfer case
1961-1992
ACGB/62/3 The Aldeburgh Bookshop
1 file
1982-1984
ACGB/62/10 Allison & Busby
1 file
1981-1982
ACGB/62/29 Ambit
1 box
1960-1993
ACGB/62/38 Anvil Press Poetry Ltd
1 box
1969-1993
ACGB/62/31 Apollo Society
1 box
1962-1977
ACGB/62/199 Aquila Publishing Company
1 bundle
1972-1973
ACGB/62/25 Argo Record Company Ltd
1 box file
1968-1976
ACGB/62/12 Arts and Entertainment Training Council
1 bundle
1991-1992
ACGB/62/27 Arvon Foundation
2 boxes, 1 transfer case
1968-1993
ACGB/62/8 Association of Little Presses
1 file
1979
ACGB/62/1 Aylesbury Poetry Society
1 file
1970-1971
ACGB/62/9 The Aylesford Review
1 file
1966-1967
ACGB/62/7 Balham Food and Book Co-operative
1 file
1978-1983
ACGB/62/30 Barrow Poets
1 file
1953-1981
ACGB/62/19 Bath 1985 Community Bookshop
1 file
1980
ACGB/62/6 Battersea Arts Centre Bookshop
1 file
1980-1983
ACGB/62/24 Battle of Hastings Celebrations
1 file
1964-1966
ACGB/62/23 Discussions with the BBC
1 file
1969-1975
ACGB/62/22 Beeleigh Abbey
1 file
1969
ACGB/62/13 Hugh Bentley
1 file
1966
ACGB/62/21 Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
1 bundle
1989
ACGB/62/4 Blackthorn Books (Leicester)
1 file
1981-1982
ACGB/62/5 Book Boat Company Ltd (Greenwich)
1 file
1979-1983
ACGB/62/11 The Bookbug (Suffolk)
1 file
1983-1986
ACGB/62/17 The Bookcase (Lytham St Annes)
1 file
1980-1982
ACGB/62/14 Book Marketing Council
1 file
1982-1984
ACGB/62/26 Book Marketing Ltd
1 box file
1991-1992
ACGB/62/18 Bookspread
1 file
1978-1984
ACGB/62/36 Book Trust
2 boxes
1987-1992
ACGB/62/15 [ Braithwaite and Taylor Limited] - The Good Book Guide
1 file
1979-1984
ACGB/62/20 Brighton Poetry Society
1 file
1968-1973
ACGB/62/16 British Book News
1 bundle
1993
ACGB/62/41 British Council
1 box
1970-1994
ACGB/62/39 Calder Educational Trust
1 box file
1973-1987
ACGB/62/32 Cambridge Poetry Festival
1 file
1975-1977
ACGB/62/52 Cambridge University Press
7 pieces
1992
ACGB/62/58 Canterbury Poetry Festival
1 file
1969
ACGB/62/40 Carcanet Press
1 box
1970-1992
ACGB/62/54 Caribbean Artists Movement
1 file
1967-1969
ACGB/62/51 Censorship
1 file
1967
ACGB/62/61 Centerprise Bookshop
2 files
1971-1983
ACGB/62/59 Centre for the Book
1 bundle
1989-1992
ACGB/62/56 Ceolfrith Press Bookshop (Sunderland)
1 file
1976-1982
ACGB/62/57 The Chase Charity
1 file
1970-1971
ACGB/62/42 Cheltenham Festival of Literature
1 box, 1 box file
1959-1982
ACGB/62/49 Children's Book Foundation
1 bundle
ca. 1989
ACGB/62/55 City Lit Bookshop
1 file
1980-1981
ACGB/62/34 Cleft
1 file
1965-1967
ACGB/62/63 Cley Little Festival of Poetry
2 files
1951-1974
ACGB/62/53 The Commonwealth Foundation
1 bundle
1991-1994
ACGB/62/62 Commonwealth Institute
1 bundle
1988-1992
ACGB/62/50 Company of Nine
1 file
1957-1964
ACGB/62/64 Contemporary Poetry & Music Circle
2 files
1957-1966
ACGB/62/33 Corby Community Bookshop
1 file
1980-1981
ACGB/62/35 Cornish Review
1 file
1965-1969
ACGB/62/37 Council of Europe
1 box
1974-1991
ACGB/62/60 Critical Quarterly
2 files
1960-1973
ACGB/62/44 Days of Hope Bookshop
1 file
1980
ACGB/62/45 Delta
1 file
1958-1964
ACGB/62/47 Dickens Centenary [ Dickens Fellowship and Dickens House]
1 file
1968-1971
ACGB/62/48 Doncaster Poetry and Prose Society
1 file
1967-1970
ACGB/62/43 Dowling Literature Centre
1 file
1978
ACGB/62/46 Dulwich Group
1 file
1964
ACGB/62/197 EEC Cultural Affairs Committee
1 bundle
1992-1994
ACGB/62/77 The English Centre
6 pieces
1988
ACGB/62/104 The English Centre of International P.E.N.
1 box, 1 transfer case
1960-1992
ACGB/62/84 English Festival of Spoken Poetry
3 files
1947-1959
ACGB/62/73 The English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth
1 bundle
1989-1990
ACGB/62/81 Enitharmon
1 bundle
1991-1992
ACGB/62/86 Expression
1 file
1967-1970
ACGB/62/88 Extra Verse
3 files
1960-1966
ACGB/62/71 The Federation of Children's Book Groups
4 pieces
1989-1990
ACGB/62/93 Federation of Worker Writers
1 transfer case
1984-1992
See also: ACGB/62/169.
ACGB/62/89 Fifth Essex Festival
1 file
1971
ACGB/62/87 Foundation for Sport and the Arts
1 bundle
1991-1992
ACGB/62/109 Gulbenkian Foundation
1 file
1970-1989
ACGB/62/92 Hampstead Theatre Club
1 file
1966-1969
ACGB/62/72 Hardy Festival
1 file
1966-1969
ACGB/62/75 The Harold Macmillan Trust
20 pieces
1987-1991
ACGB/62/91 Hazeldene Bookshop, Liverpool
1 file
1984-1985
ACGB/62/70 Highgate Society
1 file
1967
ACGB/62/90 Andrew Hodges
1 file
1979
ACGB/62/65 Ilkley Literature Festival
1 file
1972-1977
ACGB/62/79 Institut Britannique de Paris
2 pieces
1990
ACGB/62/68 Institute of Commonwealth Studies
9 pieces
1992
ACGB/62/67 Institute of Contemporary Arts
2 files
1968-1990
ACGB/62/69 Inter-Action Inprint
1 file
1975
ACGB/62/85 International Campus Book Link
10 pieces
1989
ACGB/62/83 International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie and his Publishers
1 bundle
1989-1990
ACGB/62/66 Interzone
1 bundle
1987-1992
ACGB/62/82 ITV: Committee of Enquiry
2 files
1958-1966
ACGB/62/76 ITV: Committee of Review
3 files
1963-1965
ACGB/62/80 Iqbal Jafree
1 file
1970-1971
ACGB/62/201 John Calder (Publishers) Ltd
1 bundle
1989-1990
ACGB/62/78 The Keats Trust
1 file
1976-1979
ACGB/62/74 Kermase Books (Newcastle under Lyme)
1 file
1982-1984
ACGB/62/185 Latin American Arts Association
1 folder
1989
ACGB/62/126 Leigh Alternative Media Project ( LAMP)
1 file
1978-1985
ACGB/62/170 The Leverhulme Trust
1 bundle
1989-1990
ACGB/62/112 Lewes Poetry Group
1 file
1966-1968
ACGB/62/108 Library Association
1 bundle
1980-1992
ACGB/62/128 Listen
1 file
1962-1965
ACGB/62/127 Live New Departures
1 file
1964-1965
ACGB/62/96 London Library
1 transfer case
1966-1984
ACGB/62/94 The London Magazine
1 transfer case
1970-1992
ACGB/62/105 London Review of Books
1 transfer case
1987-1992
ACGB/62/134 Mermaid Theatre
1 file
1969-1973
ACGB/62/133 Metro Books Co-operative (Bury) Ltd
1 file
1979-1984
ACGB/62/132 Midday Publications (Press)
1 file
1979
ACGB/62/130 Mushroom Books (Nottingham)
1 file
1982-1983
ACGB/62/118 Music and Poetry
1 file
1967-1970
ACGB/62/186 The Nanholme Centre
1 bundle
1988-1990
ACGB/62/100 National Book League
3 boxes, 1 box file
1959-1987
ACGB/62/182 National Endowment for the Arts
1 bundle
1989-1990
ACGB/62/107 National Library Week
2 files
1965-1968
ACGB/62/135 National Poetry Foundation
25 pieces
1988-1990
ACGB/62/99 National Poetry Secretariat
1 box, 1 transfer case
1968-1990
ACGB/62/187 The Network of Women Writers Association
1 bundle
1987
ACGB/62/95 New Fiction Society
1 box
1971-1983
ACGB/62/129 Newham Parents' Centre Bookshop
1 file
1978-1981
ACGB/62/119 New Measure
1 file
1967-1969
ACGB/62/204 New Poetry Magazine
1 bundle
1977-1978
ACGB/62/188 The New Review
2 files
1966-1982
ACGB/62/120 New Worlds
1 file
1967-1971
ACGB/62/125 New Writing
1 file
1966-1967
ACGB/62/200 The Olifant Press
1 bundle
1968-1969
ACGB/62/124 Open University Educational Enterprises
1 file
1981-1982
ACGB/62/122 The Other Branch
1 file
1980-1984
ACGB/62/123 Outposts
1 file
1963-1965
ACGB/62/121 Overleaf Books (Milton Keynes)
1 file
1982
ACGB/62/116 Tony Parsons
1 file
1978-1979
ACGB/62/178 Passport
1 bundle
1990-1992
ACGB/62/101 Password (Books) Ltd
1 box, 1 transfer case
1984-1994
ACGB/62/97 Peterloo Poets
1 box file
1975-1992
ACGB/62/205 Philip Larkin Memorial Fund
1 file
1986
ACGB/62/184 PN Review
1 bundle
1988-1990
ACGB/62/117 Poets in Public
1 file
1965-1970
ACGB/62/115 The Poetry Bookshop (Hay-on-Wye)
1 file
1979-1981
ACGB/62/106 The Poetry Book Society
3 boxes
1960-1993
Members of the Arts Council's Literature Department seem to have played a large role in the administration of the Poetry Book Society, despite its position as a client organisation.
ACGB/62/194 The Poetry Book Society: Bulletin
1 box, 1 transfer case
1960-1984
Members of the Arts Council's Literature Department seem to have played a large role in the administration of the Poetry Book Society, despite its position as a client organisation.
ACGB/62/196 The Poetry Book Society: Poetry International Festival
2 boxes, 1 transfer case
1969-1976
Members of the Arts Council's Literature Department seem to have played a large role in the administration of the Poetry Book Society, despite its position as a client organisation.
ACGB/62/102 Poetry Centre
1 box file
1968-1976
ACGB/62/111 Poetry Centre Conference
1 file
1966-1975
ACGB/62/103 The Poetry Society
9 boxes, 1 box file
1966-1994
ACGB/62/113 The Poetry Society Bookshop
1 file
1981-1982
ACGB/62/114 Powys Society
1 file
1972-1977
ACGB/62/98 Publishers' Association
1 box file
1967-1990
ACGB/62/144 Reading Matters
1 file
1980-1981
ACGB/62/181 The Resuscitator
1 file
1963-1965
ACGB/62/183 The Review
1 file
1961-1965
ACGB/62/145 Richard Clark Bookshop (Bradford)
1 file
1984
ACGB/62/179 Riverside Studios Bookshop
1 file
1977-1979
ACGB/62/180 RM Associates
1 bundle
1988
ACGB/62/146 Royal Literary Fund
1 file
1966-1983
ACGB/62/157 St Mary's Arts Centre Bookshop (Colchester)
1 file
1981
ACGB/62/140 SADAA Bookshop [ Shrewsbury and District Arts Association Bookshop]
1 file
1978-1984
ACGB/62/198 The Salamander Oasis Trust
1 bundle
1992
ACGB/62/207 SCONUL
1 bundle
1979-1987
ACGB/62/154 SCONUL
1 file
1987-1988
ACGB/62/166 The School's Poetry Association
1 bundle
1988
ACGB/62/156 Scottish Poetry Library
7 pieces
1987-1988
ACGB/62/155 Secker & Warburg Poetry Ltd
1 file
1980-1985
ACGB/62/158 Single Step Co-operative Lancaster
1 file
1981
ACGB/62/153 Sudeep Sen
1 folder
1992
ACGB/62/110 Society of Authors
1 bundle
1965-1992
ACGB/62/136 Solstice
1 file
1966-1967
ACGB/62/193 South Bank
1 bundle
1988-1992
ACGB/62/192 South Bank Bookshop
1 file
1981-1982
ACGB/62/139 South Hill Park Bookshop (Bracknell)
1 file
1983-1985
ACGB/62/202 Wole Soyinka and Transcription Centre
1 file
1964-1965
ACGB/62/138 Stand
1 file
1962-1966
ACGB/62/195 Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival
1 box
1952-1972
ACGB/62/162 Stroud Festival
1 file
1977-1978
ACGB/62/206 Thomas Gray Festival
1 file
1970-1971
ACGB/62/165 Thomas Harrison Memorial Fund
1 file
1970-1972
ACGB/62/163 Time Out Short Stories
1 file
1979-1980
ACGB/62/164 Times Literary Supplement
1 bundle
1990
ACGB/62/167 Tower Hamlets Arts Project Bookshop
1 file
1976-1980
ACGB/62/131 Pantaloon ( Philip Toynbee)
1 file
1979-1982
ACGB/62/159 Transatlantic Review
1 file
1966-1972
ACGB/62/137 Translation Book Club
1 file
1981-1986
ACGB/62/160 Tribune Poetry Readings
1 file
1967-1972
ACGB/62/161 The Turret Bookshop ( Bernard Stone)
1 file
1982-1984
ACGB/62/174 UCL
1 bundle
1985-1986
ACGB/62/177 UNESCO
1 file
1967-1981
ACGB/62/175 Unicorn
1 file
1960-1963
ACGB/62/143 United Nations Association
3 pieces
1989
ACGB/62/176 United Writers Publications
1 bundle
1970-1971
ACGB/62/190 Universities' Poetry
2 files
1959-1965
ACGB/62/147 University of Reading: Samuel Beckett Exhibition 1971
1 file
1970-1971
ACGB/62/148 U.S. Information Service
1 file
1967-175
ACGB/62/168 Verbal Arts Association
1 bundle
1989-1990
ACGB/62/191 Wasafiri
1 bundle
1989-1992
ACGB/62/151 Wedge Bookshop Coventry
1 file
1978-1979
ACGB/62/152 West Country Writers' Association
1 file
1966-1974
ACGB/62/142 Paul William White
1 file
1977
ACGB/62/173 Women's Arts Alliance
1 file
1979
ACGB/62/149 Woody Books (Telford)
1 file
1981-1984
ACGB/62/169 Worker Writers [and Community Publishers]
1 file
1978-1983
See also: ACGB/62/93.
ACGB/62/171 Writers and Readers Co-operative
1 file
1974-1976
ACGB/62/172 Writers and Scholars International Limited: Statement of Accounts
1 volume
1981
ACGB/62/141 The Writers' Club
1 file
1959-1962
ACGB/62/189 The Writers' Guild of Great Britain
1 bundle
1981-1990
ACGB/62/150 York Community Bookshop
1 file
1976-1978