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The Papers of Sir William John Haley

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0014/HALY

Scope and Contents

Includes diaries 1922-86, correspondence 1935-83, and press cuttings.

Dates

  • 1920 - 1986

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers with prior permission at Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

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.

Extent

42 archive box(es)

Language

English

Arrangement

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, the National Register of Archives, London and on the Janus website, /janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/>. 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.

General

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).

Originator(s)

Haley, Sir William John, 1901-1987, Knight, Journalist
Date
2004-03-22 12:38:51+00:00
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Contact:
Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.