London County Council: public relations

Scope and Content

London County Council: public relations consists of:

  • press releases, (1950-1962 )
  • journal articles and press clippings, (1955-1968 )

Administrative / Biographical History

The London County Council had its own Press Bureau at County Hall on London's South Bank, which produced and distributed Press Releases announcing significant events or decisions. Percy Johnson-Marshall collected press releases which related to the work of the Architect's Department - architecture, housing or city planning.

Further public relations for the Architect's Department were achieved through publication of articles concerning their work in professional journals and newspapers. Percy Johnson-Marshall kept a file of these, and may have been the author of some of them.

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List of sources for the administrative history:

Johnson-Marshall, Percy, Rebuilding cities, (Edinburgh,  Edinburgh University Press ,  1966 )

Jordan, Robert Furneaux, New standards in official architecture,  Architectural Review vol 120, no 718 pp 303-324(November 1965 )