Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Literature Department: Major Direct Promotions, 1952-1987
Reference: ACGB/63
Extent: 35 items

Scope and content

This series contains papers relating to major areas of direct promotion by the Literature Department. Direct promotion consisted of activities carried out directly by the Arts Council itself and not through another body or client. In the case of the Literature Department these included writers' tours, the Poetry Library, the Arts Council Shop, anthologies of new stories and poetry, recitals and readings and awards scheme.

The items in this series are arranged chronologically.

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Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old may be restricted and requests for access can take up to 20 working days to be processed.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/63/11 Prizes for Books of Poetry
1 transfer case
1952-1966
ACGB/63/28 Dylan Thomas Memorial Recital
3 files
1953-1960
ACGB/63/21 Sir John Gielgud Recital - 1/7/56
1 file
1955-1956
ACGB/63/14 New Readings/Experimental Poetry Recitals
1 transfer case
1955-1957
ACGB/63/20 Walter De La Mare Memorial Recital
1 file
1956
ACGB/63/17 Dame Peggy Ashcroft - Poetry Recital
1 file
1957
ACGB/63/25 Contemporary Poems in Scots
1 file
1957-1958
ACGB/63/23 Marius Goring Recital
1 file
1958-1959
ACGB/63/32 Romantic Movement Poetry Readings
2 files
1959
ACGB/63/34 National Manuscript Collection of Contemporary Writers
6 boxes
1960-1980
ACGB/63/6 Writers on Tour Scheme
5 boxes
1962-1984
ACGB/63/19 Marlowe Recital
1 file
1963-1964
ACGB/63/26 Shakespeare Lecture (Poetry)
1 file
1963-1964
ACGB/63/29 Stratford Poetry Commissions
3 files
1963-1964
ACGB/63/18 John Clare Recital, May 1964
1 file
1964
ACGB/63/24 W.B. Yeats Recitals
1 file
1965
ACGB/63/31 Arts Council Literature Prizes
7 files
1966-1968
ACGB/63/1 Poetry Library
11 boxes
1966-1990
ACGB/63/22 Poet Laureate's Poetry Reading
1 file
1968
ACGB/63/5 Arts Council Shop
2 boxes
1973-1987
ACGB/63/3 New Poetry Anthologies
4 boxes, 1 box file
1974-1984
ACGB/63/12 GB/USSR Exchange Tour
1 box
1975-1977
ACGB/63/7 US Bicentennial Poetry Tour
1 box
1975-1977
ACGB/63/10 Wigmore Hall Music and Poetry Week
1 transfer case
1975-1977
ACGB/63/2 New Stories Anthologies
5 boxes
1975-1985
ACGB/63/4 Arts Council Anthologies: General
1 box
1976-1986
ACGB/63/8 Canada/GB Exchange Tour
1 transfer case
1977-1979
ACGB/63/30 P.B.F.A. Awards
5 files
1977-1979
ACGB/63/16 Charles Tomlinson Exhibition 'The Way of a Word'
1 file
1978-1980
ACGB/63/9 Swiss/GB Exchange Tour
1 box file
1978-1980
ACGB/63/33 National Book Awards
7 files
1978-1984
ACGB/63/15 Books in Progress Register
3 boxes
1978-1985
ACGB/63/13 Arts Council Reprint Scheme
1 box
1979-1987
ACGB/63/27 Samuel Johnson [Exhibition]
1 file
1983-1984
ACGB/63/35 Arts Council Shop Account Books
2 volumes
1984-1986