Material relating to 'The Life and Works of Barbara Jones [1912-1978]' by B C Bloomfield

Scope and Content

The series comprises research papers for 'The Life and Works of Barbara Jones [1912-1978]', by B C Bloomfield, published in the periodical 'The Private Library' by the Private Libraries Association, fifth series, volume 2:3, autumn 1999.

Included are sources collected during the course of his research, such as photographs of Barbara Jones and the site of her home in Croydon; postcards relating to the Festival of Britain, 1951 and sales catalogues; notes taken and drafts made; and research correspondence which includes anecdotes from people who personally knew Barbara Jones.

Administrative / Biographical History

Barry Cambray Bloomfield was a librarian and bibliographer. During his career he was Director of Collection Development at The British Library, President of The Bibliographical Society, The Private Libraries Association and The Association of Independent Libraries. His work includes the standard bibliographies of W H Auden and Philip Larkin and 'A Directory of Rare Books and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland'.

He became a leading authority on Barbara Jones through his research for 'The Life and Works of Barbara Jones [1912-1978]', which was the first detailed consideration of her life and work.

B C Bloomfield lived in Kent and died in 2002.

Arrangement

It has been arranged as follows:

BJO/2/1 Research sources

BJO/2/2 Research notes

BJO/2/3 Research correspondence

BJO/2/4 Drafts and publication

Access Information

Researchers wishing to consult the collection should make an appointment. Telephone 44 (0)1273 643217 or email designarchives@brighton.ac.uk.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Design Archive by Ruth Artmonsky, in 2009.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

black and white, sepia and colour photographs; typescript, ink and pencil on paper; card

Archivist's Note

Record created by Ellen Taylor

Conditions Governing Use

Permission must be sought to publish any material from the collection. Email designarchives@brighton.ac.uk.

Custodial History

Ruth Artmonsky acquired the collection from Valerie Bloomfield, B C Bloomfield's widow whilst writing 'A Snapper up of Unconsidered Trifles: A Tribute to Barbara Jones', published by Artmonsky Arts, London, 2008.

Related Material

BJO/3/2 Ash Rare Books Catalogue 75, 'Barbara Jones The B C Bloomfield Collection'

Bibliography

Ruth Artmonsky 'A Snapper up of Unconsidered Trifles: A Tribute to Barbara Jones' (Artmonsky Arts, 2008).

Ash Rare Books Catalogue 75, 'Barbara Jones The B C Bloomfield Collection' (Ash Rare Books, 2004).