Document Reference NumberRM
Acc NoRM
TitleThe René MacColl Collection, comprising material relating to MacColl's forty year career as a journalist and author, including: correspondence, articles, newscuttings, travel documentation, invites, research material, photographs, manuscripts, typescripts and diaries.
DescriptionDuring his time as a foreign correspondent, René Maccoll witnessed and reported on some of the most important events of the 20th century. Whilst not all of these are represented in the archive, the collection is particularly rich in material related to his experiences during the Second World War. These papers, particularly those related to his post as Director of the British Press Service, highlight how the British government utilised the british press during the war. The collection also provides a rare glimpse inside the life of a foreign correspondent, from the lavish expense accounts to the nomadic lifestyles governed by international affairs and the whims of editors. The diaries also contain vivid descriptions of the offices and pubs of Fleet Street and the journalists who frequented them. MacColl's literary career is represented by papers related to his books, 'Assignment Stuffed Shirt', loosely based on his work for the British Information Services in New York; and reviews related to 'Roger Casement: A New Judgement'.
LevelFonds
Date1938-1968
Extent13 files, 11 volumes
OtherNumber981023
AccessStatusSome material may be unavailable for general access
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