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Free Photographic Omnibus project, Mar 1972-4 Sep 2020, n.d.


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Comprises material relating to the entire journey of the Free Photographic Omnibus, 1973-1974, a double decker bus converted by Meadows into a living space, dark room and portrait studio. Material includes:

  1. Applications for financial assistance and papers relating to funds and insurance for the bus
  2. Vintage prints used to exhibit in the bus windows and for the press
  3. Modern prints for circulation and the press
  4. Outlines of Meadows' proposal and plans, with newsletter updates
  5. Exhibition papers
  6. Correspondence with family, regional and national arts associations and others
  7. Mock ups and plans of the bus and it's conversion design
  8. Costing sheets and budgeting notes
  9. Write ups of experiences touring the Free Photographic Omnibus
  10. Papers related to Meadows first book about the tour, Living like this - around Britain in the seventies (1975)
  11. Digitised audio of interviews tape diary recordings made by Meadows, with or reflectiong on the people and places he met and photographed.


  • Creation: Mar 1972-4 Sep 2020, n.d.

Language of Materials

  • English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Meadows 50-61; MSS. Meadows digital 10-27

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom