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HARGRAVE, John (1894-1982); commercial artist, writer and youth movement leader


Reference code(s): GB 0097 HARGRAVE

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: HARGRAVE, John (1894-1982); commercial artist, writer and youth movement leader

Date(s): c 1912-c 1996

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 71 boxes

Name of creator(s): Hargrave | John | 1894-1982 | commercial artist, writer and youth movement leader


Administrative/Biographical history:

No further information available at present.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal papers of John Hargrave, [1912-1996], including research papers, manuscripts of both published and unpublished works, drawings, correspondence (including letters to Hargrave and his wife Diana and correspondence relating to the publication of his literary works), papers relating to the Kibbo Kift and the social credit movement, publications (both editions of works by Hargrave and books collected by Hargrave).


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:


Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Most items can be photocopied, subject to handling and copyright restrictions. No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

Finding aids:

Mainly unlisted but some further details available from Archives staff.



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Originally part of the Youth Movement Archive (YMA). The Youth Movement Archive was established in 1973 at University College, Cardiff. The archives of the Kibbo Kift Kindred, the Green Shirt Movement and the Social Credit Party were placed in the College Library in 1978, with a further deposit in [1982]. The papers of the Woodcraft Folk were deposited by them in 1978. Papers of C J Hunt were deposited in 1982 by his executors and the Douglas Literary Trust. The entire Youth Movement Archive was transferred to the British Library of Political and Economic Science in 1984, with further material being given in 1986 and 1987. Further material was deposited by the Kibbo Kift Foundation in 1986 and 1989, and by C A Tacey in 1988. The archives making up the YMA were disaggregated in 2008 into separate collections in order to facilitate their management and promotion.



Archivist's note: Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Apr 2008

Social credit | Economic doctrines | Economic theory
Youth movements | Social movements

Personal names
Hargrave | Diana | 1920-1983 | actress
Hargrave | John Gordon | 1894-1982 | commercial artist, writer and youth movement leader

Corporate names
Kindred of the Kibbo Kift