Archive of Arthur Mann
Mann's papers include material relating to the Yorkshire Post, his membership of the BBC's Board of Governors, and the Observer.
0.6 Linear metres (6 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 3274, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. c. 3274-3279
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 9815
Correspondence and papers of the journalist Arthur Mann (1876-1972). Mann's papers include material relating to the Yorkshire Post, his membership of the BBC's Board of Governors, and the Observer.
Biographical / Historical
Arthur Mann (1876-1972) was a journalist. He edited the Evening Standard, where he started the 'Londoner's Diary', 1915-19, and the Yorkshire Post, 1919-39. In 1941 he arbitrated in the dispute between the Observer and J.L. Garvin, and served as a Trustee from 1951 until his resignation over the paper's criticism of the government's handling of the Suez crisis. Between 1941 and 1946 he was a member of the BBC's Board of Governors. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by Peter Wright, July 1993, who was responsible for the initial arrangement of the papers.
- Catalogue of the archive of Arthur Mann
- EAD version 2017
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