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HC - Holloway Collection

Reference code
Level of description
Holloway Collection
Quantity & Format
372 boxes Printed ephemera
Art and society
Communication and culture
Printed ephemera -- United Kingdom
Scope and content
The Library of Contemporary Culture Records, as it was originally called, was established in Cambridge in 1970 by John Holloway (then Reader, since 1972, Professor of Modern English) and his wife Joan, (at that time Librarian of the English Faculty Library). In 1981 the collection was transferred to the University of East Anglia and renamed the Holloway Collection. No further accessions were accepted after 2000.

A collection of printed ephemera relating to the arts and culture in Britain from the early 1960s. Characteristically, the material takes the form of brochures, pamphlets, leaflets, broadsheets and event cards. There are also posters, sample issues of magazines, book trade catalogues, and files of periodicals.

The Holloway Collection is divided into subject areas which are marked with a letter:

A: General cultural activity (including the Arts Council and Regional Arts Association)

B: Fine Arts

C: Music

D: Theatre and film (contains the NFT/[BFI] journal back copies)

E: Literary activity

F: Study

G: Libraries and museums (including heritage sites)

H: Publishing and book-selling

I: Radio and television

J: Ancillary: (popular festivals; hobbies and pastimes; sightseeing and holidaying; preservation trusts; conservation; youth activities)

K: Newspaper cuttings
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