Raymond Williams Archive catalog now online from Swansea University

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Swansea University now has an online catalogue for its Raymond Williams Collection.  The archive is held at their Richard Burton Archives at http://archives.swan.ac.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=WWE%2f2


Raymond Williams bio:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Williams

Title   
     Raymond Williams Collection
Description
The collection consists of notebooks; manuscripts and typescripts of original, amended and final versions of novels, dramatic works, poetry and academic writings, as well as juvenilia; correspondence (letters re professional - academic and publishing - and family matters); TwentyOne (weekly paper of the 21st Anti-Tank Regiment); The University Journal (weekly paper of Cambridge University); published reviews, lectures and articles, including newspaper cuttings; research notes; photographs; family papers e.g. diaries, school reports, financial papers, property and probate; obituaries and letters of condolence; publications and journals.

Subjects: culture, politics, communications, media, literature, drama, criticism, sociology, language, technology, history, war and 'The Bomb', class (particularly working class), education (particularly adult education: Open University, Workers' Educational Association), region and geography, Cambridge and academia.

Majority in English, with a small number of documents (articles, publications and occasional letter) in other languages

For a biography of Raymond Williams see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and 'Raymond Williams: A Warrior's Tale' by Dai Smith (2008).

Bibliographies of Raymond Williams' work can be found in 'Raymond Williams: Writing, Culture, Politics' by Alan O'Connor (1989) and 'A Bibliographical Guide to Twenty-Four Anglo-Welsh Writers' by John Harris (1994).

The Raymond Williams collection has been catalogued courtesy of funding from the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust.
Date     [early 20th century - early 21st century; mostly 1940s-1980s]
Subject     English Literature--Welsh authors--20th century

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