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Guard Books and examples of materials published by Oxfam, 1982-1996


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The guard books contain materials produced by the Resources Unit.


  • Creation: 1982-1996

Language of Materials

  • English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Oxfam COM/1/12/1-13

Biographical / Historical

The Resources Unit was responsible for producing written and audio-visual materials for Oxfam (excluding videos and books). In conjunction with the Design Studio they produced high quality materials, on commission, to support Oxfam's work. These materials were used throughout the UK and Ireland.

Examples include:

  1. periodicals
  2. Annual Reviews
  3. exhibitions and slide sets
  4. education Packs
  5. campaigns materials


The guard books are arranged chronologically, most have a contents list which corresponds to numbered items. There are initials following each item on the contents lists, which probably refer to a member of staff from the Resources Unit.

A staff list from 1993 lists Sue Grieg as Manager of the unit and the following staff members as Executives:

  1. Rob Alcraft
  2. John Barraclough
  3. Sarah Christopher
  4. Liz Clayton
  5. Bob Crampton
  6. Dave Dalton
  7. Rose Derrick
  8. Glanville Morris
  9. Emma Gough
  10. Lucy Mitchell
  11. Annemarie Papatheofilou
  12. Pat Simmons


  • From the Collection: Oxfam GB (Organisation)

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom