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British Broadcasting Corporation Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 BBC
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: British Broadcasting Corporation Collection
Date(s): 1928-1991 (mainly 1948-1991)
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 6 boxes
Name of creator(s): BBC | British Broadcasting Corporation
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Not known


Scope and content/abstract:

Scripts of BBC radio broadcasts in Czech and Polish, 1951, with English translations, comprising:
Radio Astronomy Polish programme 31 Jan 1951; Measure of exploitation - step three Polish programme 8 Feb 1951; The breakup of Czech democracy by Dr Otto Friedman reviewed by Betty S Nicholls Czech programme 20 Feb 1951; World affairs by Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart, Czech programme 23 Feb 1951

BBC Current Affairs Research and Information Section's files on Soviet personalities, 1928-1991 (mainly 1948-1991); containing material from BBC monitoring reports, news agency reports, BBC correspondents' despatches, commentaries by BBC staff and cuttings from newspapers and specialist journals on individuals in the fields of cinema, music, theatre, economics, literature, press and broadcasting, from the Russian Federation and from the republics of Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, subjects include Abel Aganbegian, economist, 1971-1986; Kirghiz writer Chingiz Torekulovich Aimatov, 1981-1984; journalist Viktor Berkhin, 1986-1987; biologist Trofim Denisovich Lisenko, 1928-1965; theatre director Iuri Petrovich Liubimov, 1983-1986; writer Boris Leonidovich Paternak particularly the publication of "Dr Zhivago" and Pasternak's subsequent refusal of the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1957-1961; cellist Mstislav Leopol'dovich Rostropovich and his wife, opera singer Galina Vishnevskaia, 1963-1977; writer Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, 1956-1991; film director Andrei Arsenovich Tarkovski, 1962-1990; poet and editor Aleksandr Trifonovich Tvardovski, 1968-1979; economist Evgenii Samoilovich Varga, 1948-1970; poet Evgenii Evtushhenko, 1972-1983; economist Tatiana I Zalavskaia, 1983-1987.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Polish and Russian

System of arrangement:

By subject

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies Library, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website; index of names for BBC/2 available as hard copy in library

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Revised Feb 2002

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