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British Broadcasting Corporation

 Organization

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

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'BBC', 1977 - 1983

Reference Code: GBR/0272/NK/3/30/15
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The files have been listed as found.
Dates: 1977 - 1983
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the Kaldor papers are readily available to scholars in the Archive Centre, by appointment. However, some material is reserved. In the College's opinion the contents of these files might be considered confidential or offensive by persons other than the author. There is no access to this material for the time being.
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'BBC', 1950 - 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0272/NK/3/30/14
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The files have been listed as found.
Dates: 1950 - 1974
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the Kaldor papers are readily available to scholars in the Archive Centre, by appointment. However, some material is reserved. In the College's opinion the contents of these files might be considered confidential or offensive by persons other than the author. There is no access to this material for the time being.
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'BBC', 1968 - 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0272/ERL/6/1/19
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The files include references, application forms, reports and CVs for ERL's students, and papers relating to publications, lecture tours and membership of academic bodies. Files survive from at least 2 systems, a distinct break being made in 1966 on ERL's election as Provost of King's College, and in several different formats. However, it would appear that earlier sequences were incorporated into later for ease of reference. They are here arranged and described in one alphabetical list.
Dates: 1968 - 1975
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: There is a 30 year closure period on student files.
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BBC, 1939 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ZVEG 3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A considerable proportion of Zvegintzov's archive consists of the papers produced by Political and Economic Planning and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, some of them by MZ, and of his correspondence with other members on their own subjects. Nothing at all has been found about his early life in Russia, but his papers contain a number of letters in Cyrillic script. These were studied by a Russian speaking Fellow Commoner at Churchill College (Henryk Krzeckowski) in 1980, and the...
Dates: 1939 - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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'BBC', 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0272/REF/1/41
Scope and Contents Autograph manuscript on mechanical mass production, sensibility and beauty.
Dates: 1932
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BBC: Audience Research Methods, 1978 - 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ABMS 4/9
Scope and Contents Papers relating to BBC meetings discussing audience research methods. With a copy of a document entitled 'H. L. R.'s observations on Dr. Abrams's report on the Listener Research Department' (n.d.).
Dates: 1978 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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BBC: correspondence, 1983-10 - 1986-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 17/20
Scope and Contents Correspondence on BBC interviews with NK and coverage of Labour in general, with correspondents including: Peter Mandelson, Director of Campaigns and Communications on a story about him and the panel for Question Time being leaked to the Guardian; Margaret Douglas, Chief Assistant to the Director General (2); Peter Pagnamenta, Head of Current Affairs, Television; David Dimbleby. Also includes: the BBC’s response to an assessment by Conservative Central Office on their coverage of American...
Dates: 1983-10 - 1986-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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BBC: Further Education, 1950 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ABMS 5/3
Scope and Contents File of papers originally enclosed in file entitled 'BBC - Further Education etc', with copies of audience research reports on radio programmes, and correspondence between Abrams and Joseph Trenaman, Further Education Officer, BBC.
Dates: 1950 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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BBC Propaganda Research, 1940 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ABMS 1
Scope and Contents Analyses of foreign broadcast propaganda and miscellaneous papers relating to Mark Abrams's work for the BBC Overseas Research Unit during World War II.
Dates: 1940 - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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BBC: 'Social Class in Britain Today', 1956 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ABMS 5/4
Scope and Contents Working papers for Mark Abrams's four-part BBC Home Service radio series 'Social Class in Britain Today' (January 1957), produced by B. C. [Bee] Horton. Includes copies of four 'As Recorded' BBC scripts, read by Mark Abrams; letters from members of the public regarding the series and Abrams's work (x25); and Abrams's notes, drafts, and press cuttings.
Dates: 1956 - 1957
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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'Committee on the Future of Broadcasting', 1977 - 1982

Reference Code: GBR/0272/NGA/2/2/9
Scope and Contents This file comprises scripts for broadcasts, lectures and talks to the following groups:
1. The Educational Foundation for Visual Aids
2. The Library Association
3. British Chamber of Commerce, France
4. Public Relations Consultants' Association
5. Incorporated Society of British Advertisers Ltd
6. Formica International Ltd
7. BBC World Service.






Dates: 1977 - 1982
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some files are closed because they contain personal information. Most files which are marked as restricted access can be read with the written permission of the author. All other files may be consulted in the Archive Centre following the standard registration procedures.
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Correspondence about House of Lords' debates on the BBC World Service, 1981 - 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0014/YUNG 6/28/3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Papers comprising manuscripts of books, articles, lectures, research data, diaries, correspondence, press cuttings, photographs, video and audio tape recordings. The bulk of the collection is formed by Michael Young's correspondence subject files about organisations he was involved in starting up or with existing organisations who collaborated in his ventures. There is also substantial correspondence with individuals, including family, friends, colleagues and financial backers. A full...
Dates: 1981 - 1986
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Correspondence between E.M. Forster and the BBC, 1955 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/50
Scope and Contents 1 autograph letter, signed, from J. Gilmour; 1 autograph letter, signed, from R.L. Marris; 3 typed letters, signed, from P.H. Newby; 4 typed letters, signed, from J.C. Thornton. 1955-6.
3 autograph letters, signed, and 4 typed letters, signed, from E.M. Forster.
1 autograph letter, signed, from E.M. Forster to K.W. Wedderburn of the Cambridge Humanists Society. 1955-6.
To request this envelope, please use the following call mark: 18/BBC


Dates: 1955 - 1956
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Diary, 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/23
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: United Nations Association meetings; Suez Canal Company business; National Provincial Bank business; the death and funeral of King George VI; Cadogan's refusal of the Secretary-Generalship of NATO; Cadogan's appointment as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC; Cadogan's reaction to the installation of his television set, at the BBC's request; meetings at Broadcasting House; comments on BBC departments, staff, and the printing of an issue of "Radio...
Dates: 1952
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/24
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: private meetings with Ian Jacob at the BBC; National Provincial Bank business; United Nations Association meetings; English Speaking Union events; Suez Canal Company business in Cairo and Paris; discussions regarding the Drogheda Committee and Report; BBC Board of Governors' meetings and social engagements, including discussions with Lady Rhys-Williams and Barbara Wootton; remarks on television programming; Cadogan's first-hand experience of the Coronation and...
Dates: 1953
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/25
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: private meetings with Ian Jacob at the BBC; National Provincial Bank business; United Nations Association meetings; Suez Canal Company business; Chatham House meetings on Anglo-American relations; discussions regarding Drogheda Report; BBC Board of Governors meetings and policy discussions, including remarks on the BBC's relationship with the government, secret intelligence, and the Independent Television Authority, the BBC's responses to the government White...
Dates: 1954
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/26
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: private meetings with Ian Jacob at the BBC; National Provincial Bank business; United Nations Association meetings; Suez Canal Company business; BBC Board of Governors meetings and policy discussions, including remarks on audience research and the BBC's relationship with the government and the Independent Television Authority; religious programming; arrangements for the installation of television transmitters at Crystal Palace; the BBC's role during the...
Dates: 1955
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/27
Scope and Contents Diary. Subjects covered include: private meetings with Ian Jacob at the BBC; National Provincial Bank business; private meetings with Foreign Office officials including Ivone Kirkpatrick; United Nations Association meetings; Suez Canal Company business, including news of crisis and responses to nationalisation by Gamal Abdel Nassar; BBC Board of Governors meetings and policy discussions, including remarks on the BBC's relationship with the government, competition with commercial television, and...
Dates: 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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F4. 'BBC', 1950 - 1989

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RFK/12/2/48
Scope and Contents From the File: The series is incomplete.
Dates: 1950 - 1989
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the Kahn papers are readily available to scholars in the Archive Centre. Record consultation is by appointment. However, restrictions on access apply to some records, in view of the sensitivity of their contents. Some personal letters are restricted while the author is still living and may be read only with the author's written permission. Some material is reserved. In the College's opinion the contents of these files might be considered confidential or offensive by living people other than the author. There is no access to these files for the time being. Records with restricted access are noted throughout the catalogue.
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General media correspondence, 1984-09 - 1987-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 17/38
Scope and Contents Correspondence, transcripts and briefings on newspaper, television and radio interviews with NK and coverage of Labour in general, including: correspondence between David Blunkett and Marmaduke Hussey, Chairman of the BBC, on unequal coverage given to Labour and the Conservatives; correspondence on press stories about the Inner London Education Authority; briefing for BBC Radio 4 Analysis interview with Hugo Young; transcript of a BBC Radio 3 interview with Michael Charlton; questionnaire...
Dates: 1984-09 - 1987-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Home, 1938 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FICA 1/2
Scope and Contents BBC administrative papers and broadcast guidelines.
Dates: 1938 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letter from C. A. Siepmann to Clive Bell, 1929-10-30

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/1/579
Scope and Contents 1 typed letter signed, annotated on the reverse by Clive Bell.
Dates: 1929-10-30
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Letter from J.M. Wober to NGA, 1995-08-16

Reference Code: GBR/0272/NGA/5/1/1054
Scope and Contents 1 typed letter signed. This file includes a copy of 'House of Commons National Heritage Committee. Second Report. The Future of the BBC. Vol. III' (HMSO, 2 Dec. 1993).
Dates: 1995-08-16
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some files are closed because they contain personal information. Most files which are marked as restricted access can be read with the written permission of the author. All other files may be consulted in the Archive Centre following the standard registration procedures.
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Letters from J. B. Trend to Edward Dent, 1941 - 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EJD/4/429/6
Scope and Contents 59 autograph letters signed, with 29 envelopes. The file also contains 1 typed letter signed from K. A. Wright to Trend, 11 Mar. 1941, on paper headed 'British Broadcasting Corporation'; and 1 autograph letter signed from Winaretta de Polignac to Edward Dent, 2 Aug. 1943.
Dates: 1941 - 1944
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