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MOLONY, Eileen (1914-1982)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0366 EM
Held at: Institute of Education
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Full title: MOLONY, Eileen (1914-1982)
Date(s): 1969-[1979]
Level of description: collection
Extent: 2 boxes; 13 videocassettes; 27 reels of film
Name of creator(s): Molony | Eileen | 1914-1982 | television producer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Eileen Molony (1914-1982) was a BBC television producer involved in the production of a wide range of programmes, particularly in the areas of travel, natural history, education and child development. She produced the television series The Expanding Classroom which was first broadcast in 1969 and intended to provide an insight into schools which were implementing some of the recommendations of the Report of the Central Advisory Council for Education, Children and Their Primary Schools, 1967 (The Plowden Report). The schools covered in the programmes included Ashton County Primary School, Worcestersire; Eveline Lowe Primary School, London; Ashley Down Junior School, Bristol; Devizes Road Primary School, Salisbury, Wiltshire; Delves Infants' School, Walsall, Staffordshire; Fernwood Primary School, Nottinghamshire; Huntingdon Primary School, Nottinghamshire; Milford Primary School, Nottinghamshire; Portlans Primary School, Nottinghamshire; Green Meadow Primary School, Swindon, Wiltshire; and Eynsham County Primary School, Oxfordshire.


Scope and content/abstract:

Material relating to the production of the BBC television documentary The Expanding Classroom including correspondence, research material, scripts, shooting schedules, shot lists and transcripts; films and videocassettes, most relating to various television series about education, including The Expanding Classroom; 3 audio tapes of Robin Tanner talking to Eileen Molony, [Jan] 1979.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

A reader wishing to publish any quotation of information, including pictorial, derived from any archive material must apply in writing for prior permission from the Librarian or other appropriate person(s) as indicated by the Archivist. A limited number of photocopies may be supplied at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids:

Catalogue by Thora Wagstaffe/Guinever Moyes of the National Primary Education Archive. Accessions DC/10/98 and DC/12/98 are not included in this catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The majority of the material was given by Eileen Molony to Leonard Marsh, Principal of Bishop Grossteste College shortly before her death in 1982. They were transferred by Professor Marsh to the National Primary Education Archive on its formal constitution in Mar 1990. (NPEA Acc No: 24 )

Immediate source of acquisition:

Collected from Bishop Grossteste Training College in June 1998.

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Created 06/15/1999, modified 12/7/2000

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