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Roger Law (Early Years), 1946 - 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10275/1

Scope and Contents

This section of the Roger Law Archive represents Law's life, both personal and professional, prior to the 'Luck & Flaw' years, when he and Peter Fluck began a professional partnership in 1975. The personal part of this section spans from the late 1940s to 1974, with an emphasis on his time at the Cambridge School of Art. The professional part covers his early career, mainly as a newspaper and magazine illustrator, from 1959 to 1975, slightly overlapping with the next section of this archive.

In many of the catalogue descriptions for this section of the archive, the reference 'RL/Pre-/number' appears alongside the mention of an item. This is an original reference number given to artwork, etc by Law's wife, Deirdre Amsden, who created the initial listing of the archive's contents. These reference numbers can be used to search what is known as 'the bible,' which is a bundle of documentation found in the Deirdre Amsden Paperwork section of the archive. 'The bible' contains further background information and other details about items, which are not necessarily found within the catalogue descriptions.


  • Creation: 1946 - 1975

Language of Materials

English is the primary language found in this section of the archive.

Conditions Governing Use

See sub-level descriptions for information on copyright ownership.


45 archive box(es) (Boxes of varying sizes) : Paper, wood, photographic material

22 rolled item(s) (The cartoon murals displayed at The Establishment nightclub comprise the majority of this material.) : Paper, newsprint paper

5 file(s) (Large portfolios.) : Paper, newsprint paper, metal, photographic material

2 file(s) (Large visifiles.) : Paper, newsprint paper


The material has been split into two main sections, personal and professional, and subsequently sub-divided further. Items/files further down the hierarchy have been arranged by alphabetical or chronological order.

Separated Materials

See sub-level descriptions for information on related material found in other parts of the archive.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom