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Baxter John

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 973
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Baxter John
Date(s): c1933-c1991
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 8 boxes
Name of creator(s): Baxter | John | b 1939 | Australian author, lecturer and film historian
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Administrative/Biographical history:

John Baxter was born in Australia in 1939. He has written extensively on the cinema, producing biographies of Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, Luis Bunel, Steven Spielberg, Frederico Fellini, Josef von Sternberg and George Lucas. He lived for a time in Los Angeles, where he was a film journalist and wrote screenplays. Baxter is also known for writing and commentating on science fiction. He has lived in Paris since 1989.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to the film industry (particularly in Australia) collected by John Baxter, comprising typescript film scenarios and related materials such as posters, brochures and programmes, as well as books written by Baxter.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description. A box list has also been compiled for this deposit.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, University of London, in 1995.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Originally compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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:
Feb 2002; 2006-11-29, Richard Temple

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