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Suburbia, 1984-Sep 2020


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Comprises material relating to Meadows' suburbia project, a photographic study of everyday life in the borough of Bromley, Kent, which culminated in the publishing of Nattering in Paradise (1988). Includes:

  1. Hard copy transcripts and digitised audio of interviews with original subjects (=Closed.)
  2. Research into the Bromley area
  3. Outlines of plan for Nattering in Paradise, made to circulate to publishers
  4. Literary papers such as manuscript drafts and correspondence with publishers and editors
  5. Captions and reworked large format captions
  6. Digitised audio and video recordings of programmes presented by, or featuring, Meadows in relation to the Suburbia project and Nattering in Paradise.
  7. Work, press and spare prints
  8. Copy of transcript of Meadows' 'The Politics of Envy' talk on suburbia, to accompany the exhibition


  • Creation: 1984-Sep 2020

Language of Materials

  • English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Meadows 102-111; MSS. Meadows digital 83-91

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom