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Notebook Created date: 1955
Dame Anne McLaren (1927 – 2007) was a developmental biologist who pioneered techniques that led to human in vitro fertil...
Sound recording Created date: 1926 (re-released by Symposium Records in 1992)
This wartime Cello Sonata (1916), by the English composer Frederick Delius, was written for the cellist Beatrice Harriso...
Sound recording Created date: 1928. Re-released by EMI in 1990
Frederick Delius’s Brigg Fair (1907) is a set of variations for large orchestra based on the folksong ‘Unto Brigg Fair’....
Ephemera, Advertisement Created date: 1981
This is a promotional flyer for Borderline, a play written by Hanif Kureishi and staged at the Royal Court Theatre in 19...
Letter Created date: 1946
Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) was a mathematician and computer scientist. He is best known for his code-breaking work...
Manuscript, Typescript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 10 February 1965; 21 March 1983; 6 April 1983
Joe Orton insisted that his scandalous black comedies must be played straight and performed with ‘absolute realism’. In ...
Manuscript, Notebook, Draft Created date: 1978–13 October 1983
These handwritten poetry drafts are found within one of five school exercise books that contain notes and poetry connect...
Poster, Photograph, Image
On 18 January 1981 a fire at a teenager’s birthday party in New Cross, south London led to the death of 13 young Black p...
Journal Created date: 1948
William Ross Ashby (1903-1972) was a pioneer in cybernetics – the study of the control of human and animal systems by te...
Photograph, Image Created date: 14 August 1981
Robert Swann played Don Pedro and Caroline Langrishe played Hero at the National Theatre, London, in Much Ado About Noth...
Photograph, Image Created date: 1900; whole collection 1988–93
These three photographs are from the 1990 Chicago production of Our Country’s Good that was staged by Remains Theatre a...
Postcard, Ephemera, Photograph, Illustration, Image Created date: 20th century
Angela Carter's archive contains vast numbers of postcards sent from around the world between herself and friends and fa...
Photograph, Image Created date: c. 1965 - 1999
Harry Jacobs set up his photography studio in south London in the late 1950s. It is estimated that he took nearly 60,000...
Manuscript, Sketchbook, Artwork, Drawing, Image Created date: c. 1960s–90s
These pen and pencil drawings are from sketchbooks belonging to the poet Ted Hughes. They reveal Hughes as a skilled dra...
Both loved and laughed at, there’s no getting away from the fact that dungarees were fashionable in the 1980s. Back in ...