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The Papers of Russell Hardy

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0014/HARD

Scope and Contents

Material relating to Russell Hardy's campaign for a National Churchill Day, including material on Second World War Resistance movements and a memorial to Ivor Novello.

Dates

  • 1910-08 - 1991-08

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using 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 papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

The Anglo-American impresario Russell Hardy was brought up in New York and was one of the first to volunteer for service when the United States entered the First World War. As an impresario he produced and presented "The All Nations Cavalcades", each with over a thousand performers, in Britain and the United States, and also several major concerts including "The Ivor Novello Story" and "The Mario Lanza Story". He was in London during the Second World War, experiencing the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, and from about 1968 campaigned for an International Churchill Remembrance Day. During his campaign he interviewed many resistance agents from France, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and Britain. He died on 1 September 1982.

Extent

4 file(s)

Language

English

Other Finding Aids

Copies of this finding aid are available at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the National Register of Archives, London, and on the Janus website /janus.lib.cam.ac.uk>.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to Churchill Archives Centre by Lynn Maury in October 2003, May 2004 and December 2006.

Related Materials

More of Russell Hardy's papers were given to the Imperial War Museum, London, in 1983.

General

This catalogue was prepared by Katharine Thomson of Churchill Archives Centre in December 2005. Biographical information was obtained from the papers themselves and notes provided by Ms Maury.

Originator(s)

Hardy, Russell, c 1900-1982, theatrical impresario
Date
2005-12-21 09:35:16.467000+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.