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Walmsley (Anne) Archive

  • AW
  • Archive Collection
  • 1952 - 2018

Consists of the personal archive of Anne Walmsley including material relating to talks, articles and publications, correspondence, diaries and scrapbooks, material relating to her University work and her qualifications and degrees.

Walmsley, Anne, b.1931, author

Chaplin (Michael) Archive

  • MC
  • Archive Collection
  • 1956 - 2015

Material relating to Michael Chaplin's education, career and other involvements throughout his life, as well as material relating to his father Sid Chaplin. Predominantly consists of typescripts, notes, outlines, editorial correspondence and publicity material relating to work for the theatre, radio, television, as well as pieces of prose, which Michael Chaplin wrote or produced. Also consists of publications relating to Michael Chaplin's involvement with cultural institutions in Newcastle including The People's Theatre, the Live Theatre and The Literary and Philosophical Society.

Chaplin, Michael, 1951 - , writer, television producer and executive

Hill (Selima) Archive

  • SH
  • Archive Collection
  • 1900 - 2017

Consists of the working papers and correspondence of the poet Selima Hill.

Hill, Selima, 1945-, poet

Bennet (Peter) Archive

  • PB
  • Archive Collection
  • 1985 - 2017

Consists of the working papers and correspondence of the poet Peter Bennet.

Bennet, Peter, 1942-, author

Sean O'Brien Archive

  • OBR
  • Archive Collection
  • 1960 - ongoing

Consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of Sean O'Brien's published and unpublished work, as well as articles and press cuttings relating to his work. Also includes O'Brien's personal notebooks from 1970 onwards, correspondence from and to O'Brien in both a personal and professional context, and miscellenous material relating to his cultural roles and activities including jobs, residencies and fellowships.

O'Brien, Sean, 1952-, poet, critic and playwright

IRON Press Collection

  • IRONP Coll.
  • Book Collection
  • 1973 -2017

Books published by independent publisher IRON Press based in Cullercoats. Includes copies of IRON magazine which ran from 1973 and 1997 publishing art work, reviews, short stories and poetry. The book collection comprises of poetry, fiction and drama and is particularly strong in work from local authors.

IRON Press, 1973 -

MacSweeney (Barry) Archive

  • BM
  • Archive Collection
  • 1967 - 2003

The personal papers of local poet Barry MacSweeney (1948-2000), who was an important figure in the Modern Poetry Revival, include manuscripts and published works, correspondence, literature reviews, poetry publications, photographs and newspapers articles.The correspondence includes a range of MacSweeney's friends, fellow poets and family including material from Clive Bush, Pete Bland, Tim Fletcher, Nicholas Johnson, Jackie Litherland, Maggie O'Sullivan, Eric Mottram, Elaine Randall, Jeremy Prynne and Chris Torrence.

MacSweeney, Barry, 1948-2000, poet and journalist

Arts Council Poetry Collection

  • AC Poetry Coll.
  • Book Collection
  • 1951 - 2014

Poetry books from local publishers which were collected by Arts Council England based in Newcastle.

Arts Council England, 1994-

Flambard Press Archive

  • FLP
  • Archive Collection
  • 1990 - 2014

Consists of editorial material relating to published works by Flambard Press. Also contains documents relating to the marketing of the company.

Flambard Press, 1990-2013

Holland (Vincenza) Archive

  • HOL
  • Archive Collection
  • 1923 - 2018

Contains the personal archive of poet Vincenza Holland including notebooks; diaries; published and unpublished material; and correspondence with poets local to the North East. Includes drafts of her poetry collection 'Mrs Turnbull's Tree' which was published by Bloodaxe Books in 1990.

Between 1966-73 Holland lived abroad with her family. First in newly independent Lesotho - a country surrounded by apartheid South Africa - but also for 18 months on Corfu. Holland was politically and socially engaged in what was happening around her, and her archive contains many collected documents, cuttings and ephemera relating to her travels.

Holland, Vincenza, 1923-2018, poet

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