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Visnews relating to women

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 8VNS
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: Visnews relating to women
Date(s): 1977-1987
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 0.5 A box (1 folder, 36 items)
Name of creator(s): Visnews


Administrative/Biographical history:

Visnews (fl 1950-1985) was an international film and television news agency, operating from the 1950s until it was taken over by Reuters in 1985. It was later re-named Reuters Television.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of a bundle of [Reuters] telexes, visual news-service production sheets from the News Research Unit of Visnews News Services and other papers, including press releases. All relate in some way to women's status, rights, actions and issues in different countries of the world, including France, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), United States of America (USA), South Africa, Italy, Ethiopia and Libya.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Visnews News Services.

Conditions governing access:

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

Collection level description available on-line on the Women's Library website

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Exact provenance unknown - Fawcett Accession Registers to be checked.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Material relating to Visnews is held by ITN Archives. Reuters Ltd also maintains its own archive.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Finding aid created by export from CALM v7.2.14 Archives Hub EAD2002. Edited for AIM25 by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:

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