Index (formerly known as Index on Censorship)

Scope and Content

Papers of the charity and campaign publishing organisation Index, (formerly Index on Censorship), and the non-profit organisation Writers and Scholars International Ltd, (1971-2009).

Administrative / Biographical History

Index on Censorship magazine was founded in 1972 to publish the untold stories of dissidents behind the Iron Curtain. Over the years Index magazine has published some of the greatest names in literature including Nadine Gordimer, Mario Vargas Llosa, Samuel Beckett and Kurt Vonnegut. It also has published some of the greatest campaigning writers of our age from Vaclav Havel to Aung San Suu Kyi.


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Acquisition Information

Donated to Bishopsgate Institute by Index (formerly Index on Censorship) c.2013

Other Finding Aids

Adlib catalogue

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Grace Biggins

Conditions Governing Use

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