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HOGGART, Richard (b 1918)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2603 Hoggart
Held at: Goldsmiths College, University of London
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Full title: HOGGART, Richard (b 1918)
Date(s): 1976-1988
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 96 box files
Name of creator(s): Hoggart | Richard | b 1918 | academic and writer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1918, Richard Hoggart was educated at Leeds University. He served with the Royal Artillery during World War Two, and was demobilised as a Staff Captain. He was then appointed Staff Tutor at the University of Hull, 1946-1959, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Leicester, 1959-1962, and Professor of English at Birmingham University, 1962-1973. During his Professorship, he was also Director of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, 1964-1973. Hoggart was a member of numerous organisations, including the Albermarle Committee on Youth Services, 1958-1960; the Pilkington Committee on Broadcasting, 1960-1962; the Arts Council, 1976-1981; and the Statesman and Nation Publishing Company Ltd, 1977-1981. He was also Chairman of the Advisory Council for Adult and Continuing Education, 1977-1983, and the Broadcasting Research Unit, 1981-1991, as well as a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1962-1988. Hoggart has written widely on literary topics, as well as education, and the teaching of literature and broadcasting. He was Warden of Goldsmiths' College from 1976 to 1984.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Richard Hoggart, 1976-1988, mainly comprising correspondence files relating to his work with organisations including the British Association of Former UN Civil Servants, 1978-1982; the Broadcasting Research Unit, 1981-1983; the proposed Broadcast Resource Centre, 1979; the Campaign for Press Freedom, 1979-1984; the Channel 4 Group, 1978-1984; a proposed Research and Study Centre on Communications and Society, 1976-1983; the Education, Science and Arts Select Committee, 1984; the European Economic Community (EEC), 1976-1982, regarding its cultural and educational policy; the European Museum of the Year Award, 1978-1984; the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation's Enquiry into the Economic Situation of the Visual Artist, [1976-1985]; the National Centre for Orchestral Studies, [1978-1988]; the National Theatre Inquiry, 1978; the New Statesman, 1977-1981; UNESCO Communication Advisory Committee, [1976-1980]; the Royal Society of Arts, 1977-1980; the Advisory Council for Adult and Continuing Education, 1977-1983; and the Arts Council of Great Britain, 1977-1984, including the Drama Panel, the Opera and Dance Working Group, and the Working Party on Photography.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Broadly arranged according to subject.

Conditions governing access:

By appointment. Contact the Deputy Librarian for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

At the discretion of the Deputy Librarian.

Finding aids:


Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by Richard Hoggart (date unknown).

Allied Materials

Related material:

Richard Hoggart's correspondence and statements relating to the trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1960, may be found in the University of Bristol Special Collections (ref: DM 1679).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
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

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