The Papers of Sir William John Haley
Scope and Contents
Includes diaries 1922-86, correspondence 1935-83, and press cuttings.
- 1920 - 1986
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers with prior permission at Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Conditions Governing Use
Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the volume must obtain prior permission from the copyright holder and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.
Biographical / Historical
Haley was born in 1901 in Jersey (Channel Islands) and educated at Victoria College, Jersey.
He joined "Manchester Evening News" in 1922, becoming Chief Sub-Editor in 1925, and Managing Editor in 1930. He became a Director of Manchester Guardian and Evening News, Ltd, 1930, and served as Joint Managing Director, 1939-43. He was also a Director of the Press Association, 1939-43, and Reuters, 1939-43.
He was Editor-in-Chief, BBC, 1943-4, and Director-General of the BBC, 1944-52. Subsequently he was Editor of "The Times", 1952-66, and Director and Chief Executive, The Times Publishing Co. Ltd, 1965-6, and Chairman of Times Newspapers Ltd, 1967. He was also Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopædia Britannica, 1968-9, and President, National Book League, 1955-62.
He died in September 1987.
42 archive box(es)
Language of Materials
The papers were arranged in good order by the family of William Haley prior to being given to the Archives Centre and, it was at this time that the correspondence was arranged chronologically. This order has been maintained
Other Finding Aids
A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and the National Register of Archives, London. The collection has been catalogued and copies of a more detailed catalogue are available at Churchill Archives Centre.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were transferred to Churchill Archives Centre in 1995 and 1996.
This collection (fonds) level description was compiled by Andrew Riley of Churchill Archives Centre in March 2004. Information obtained from Haley's entry in Who's Who 1897-1996 (A&C Black).
Haley, Sir William John, 1901-1987, Knight, Journalist
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