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.
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- Enhanced section on Priestley’s unpublished scripts for books, plays, television and film.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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