Journalistic material

Scope and Content

This subgroup, which consists predominantly of press cuttings, contains material reflecting CEM's whole career as a journalist, from early contributions to magazines written whilst an undergraduate at Oxford, through his 35 years at the Manchester Guardian, to articles written during his retirement both for the Guardian and for other publications. CEM often used his journalistic work as the basis for his essays and stories, so in many of these press cuttings can be seen the raw material for his literary work. The correspondence reflects CEM's day to day work on the Guardian, and shows the respect in which his work was held by other journalists and leading figures of the time.