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British Broadcasting Corporation

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The summary includes a brief description of the collection(s) (usually including the covering dates of the collection), the name of the archive where they are held, and reference information to help you find the collection.

Date: 1920-2011
Places:
  • Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • London
Functions, occupations and activities: Domestic and leisure services > Radio and television
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C109114 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B8777 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
c1920-70: Written Archives Centre holdings
BBC Written Archives Centre
NRA 31050 BBC Archives
2
1935-1954: typescript records of programmes broadcast by the BBC Scottish Region
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
3
1929-1939: papers rel to religious programmes
Lambeth Palace Library
NRA 10652 Lang
4
1950-1960: time diaries commissioned as part of listener research (25 boxes)
Sussex University Library Special Collections
See The Mass-Observation Archive: Guide for Researchers
5
1977-1985: transcripts of broadcasts and letters from public rel to radio series "Checkpoint" about consumer problems (53 boxes)
BBC Written Archives Centre
See The Mass-Observation Archive: Guide for Reseachers
6
1981-1984: letters from public rel to religious broadcasts by Gerald Priestland (20 boxes)
Sussex University Library Special Collections
See The Mass-Observation Archive: Guide for Researchers
7
1931-1957: records for Burghead transmitting station
Moray Council Local Heritage Centre
See List of Holdings to 1984
8
c1939-1945: scrapbook in Bedford
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
See Annual Return 2003
9
1934-1971: engineering division technical drawings rel to broadcasting equipment
National Media Museum
See Transferred from Science Museum 2005
10
1953-81: papers of head of BBC Eastern Service
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2006
11
1969-2001: Persian and Pashto Service: papers incl interview transcripts, corresp, programme guides and reports
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2010
12
1994-98: records from BBC English Regions rel to English National Forum incl papers, agendas, reports and minutes
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2006
13
1966-88: records from BBC Enterprises rel to product and contributor information, policies and agreements
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2006
14
1969-87: papers of head of BBC Features, Arts and Education Radio, mainly rel to programmes
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2006
15
1936-2005: Radio Times publicity material
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2006
16
1971-82: office files of BBC Controller, Television Administration, mainly rel to Talks programmes
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2006
17
1954-92: television policy files from BBC Television Management Registry
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2006
18
1953-1971: press and publicity information from BBC Television Press Office rel to start of colour television services
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2006
19
1940-49: records from BBC Research Department rel to transmitter field strength and transmitter site data
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2006
20
1947-1969: Woman's Hour Guest of the Week book
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2007
21
1938-1946: papers on BBC European Publicity Service in Sweden; administrative papers and broadcast guidelines
Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre
22
1939-62: papers of Noel Newsome and Douglas Ritchie about work in European Service
Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre
23
1922-93: programme records and indexes
BBC Written Archives Centre
24
1926-1964: corresp, minutes, planning schedules, research notes scripts and audience research reports relating to the Children's Hour Department
BBC Written Archives Centre
25
1923-87: Radio Talks- papers relating to all non-musical output including papers relating to proposals, chedules, scripts, editorial and employing talent.
BBC Written Archives Centre
26
1937-97: audience research reports and corresp relating to the audience research departments
BBC Written Archives Centre
27
1924-62: corresp and contracts relating to speakers working for the BBC pre-1963. Includes actors, composers, comedians, musicians, politicians, writers, and authoritative speakers drawn from the full spectrum of the arts and sciences
BBC Written Archives Centre
28
1928-81: Papers and corresp of the Televison Policy dept.
BBC Written Archives Centre
29
1939-92: TV Children's programme department: papers and corresp relating to the creation, broadcast and feedback on the output of the Children's TV department
BBC Written Archives Centre
30
1947-1968: TV programme planning:papers relate to the planning of television schedules, including the organisation, technical requirements and placement of particular programmes or types of programmes. letters, minutes of meetings, working papers and proposals for programming.
BBC Written Archives Centre
31
1939-94: Television documentaries: papers and corresp, transcripts of interviews, budgets etc
BBC Written Archives Centre
32
1937-85: Television Drama : papers and corresp relating to the productions of the Televison Drama Department
BBC Written Archives Centre
33
1964-71: Presentation: Papers, corresp, minutes interview transcripts relating to the productions of the Presentation department
BBC Written Archives Centre
34
1957-93: Television documentaries department : corresp and papers relating to each production of the Televison documentaries dept
BBC Written Archives Centre
35
1963-1989: TV parliamentary broadcasting : Corresp, minutes, papers and reports relating to the decision to telivise parliment
BBC Written Archives Centre
36
1972 - 2000: Blue Peter:Corresp and lecture notes
BBC Written Archives Centre
37
c1970-90: building plans mainly rel to Television Centre and Broadcasting House
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2009
38
1945-2000: International Broadcasting and Audience Research: overseas audience research reports
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2010
39
c1950-1959: collection of BBC radio programmes and speech recordings rel to early history of radio broadcasting, possibly rel to Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company
British Library, Sound Archive
40
1935-40: Radio Light Entertainment division: variety expenditure ledgers
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2011
41
1977-2004: scripts for File on 4
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2011
42
1943-2000: Radio News Co: records incl audition index cards, budgets, corresp and photographs
BBC Written Archives Centre
See Annual Return 2011
43
1930-2013: radio drama recordings
British Library, Sound Archive

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