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New! J.B. Priestley Archive Catalogue April 2013

We’ve just put the latest edition of the catalogue of the J.B. Priestley Archive online.

YMCA "On active service" letterhead from one of J.B. Priestley's letters home.

YMCA “On active service” letterhead from one of J.B. Priestley’s letters home.

Lots of new things and improvements in response to readers’ needs, including:

  • Enhanced section on Priestley’s unpublished scripts for books, plays, television and film.  These  include collaborations with Fred Hoyle and Iris Murdoch.  Lots of detail on the physical nature of the scripts e.g. amendments by Priestley.
  • More letters, notably Priestley’s incredible Great War letters from the trenches.
  • Detailed cataloguing of files on Priestley’s art collection, indexing the artists he collected.
  • Programmes, press cuttings and other responses to Priestley 2008-2012.   Definite revival of interest, encompassing several less well known plays, and from scholarly, political and literary angles.
  • Some sections renumbered for ease of use (don’t worry if you’re using the old numbers, we can cross-refer between them).

More on all the above in future blog posts!

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Just catalogued! Amazing Archae Archive

We just loaded the latest super-expanded version of the Handlist for the Jacquetta Hawkes Archive.  Almost twice the size of the 2010 version.  It includes masses more detail on her links with archaeologists, her film-making, and her vital role in creating the Festival of Britain.  Find out more on our blog, Celebrating Jacquetta Hawkes.

Bradfinder is coming

This summer, the University of Bradford Library will be moving to a new “Library Management System”: the software that enables us to run the library, and, in particular, create our library catalogue.  The new catalogue will be called Bradfinder, and will offer much more powerful search facilities.  Bradfinder should go live on 28 July.  More news when it becomes available.

“When we are listed”

Now available: latest edition of the handlist of the J.B. Priestley Archive, one of the University of Bradford Special Collections. Manuscript and typescript short stories and other pieces written by Priestley in his teens are the most exciting new addition, an intriguing glimpse into the growth of a writer. Sections 8/2 (press cuttings), 19 (biographical material) and 20 (appreciation of Priestley’s work) are growing fast. We have rewritten several sections of the list and improved layout and design to make it more user-friendly.

The handlist can be found in PDF form on the J.B. Priestley Archive web page. If you have problems accessing this file, please contact Special Collections.