Weaver Papers

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  • Reference
      GB 29 EUL MS 196
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  • Physical Description
      One box plus loose oversize items

Scope and Content

This small collection contains b/w photographs and press information/news releases relating to American stage productions c1971-c1980, sent from the Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, USA, and from Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, USA. Also included are posters relating to American exhibitions and stage productions (approx. 50-60 items), 1966-1974, a street map of Passaic County, New Jersey, a general map of Passaic County, New Jersey, and one copy of Whitney Review, 1975-1976 (annual report of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York).

Administrative / Biographical History

Mike Weaver was for some years a lecturer in the School of English at the University of Exeter, with a specialism in American studies. He joined the University in 1967 as a lecturer in American literature, later becoming Reader in American Arts and Letters. He was heavily involved in the work of the American Arts Documentation Centre which was centred at the School of English c1970-1997, and of which he was Director. He left the University c1978, and is now Professorial Fellow Emeritus at Linacre College, University of Oxford. In 2002 he was awarded the J. Dudley Johnston Medal by the Royal Photographic Society.

With his main interests directed towards photography, film and the image, his publications include: The Art of Photography 1839-1989: Catalogue (with Daniel Wolf), 1989;Alvin Langdon Coburn: symbolist photographer, 1882-1966 (with essay); Beyond the craft, 1986; British photography in the nineteenth century: the fine art tradition (ed.) 1989; Henry Fox Talbot: selected texts and bibliography (ed.), 1992; Julia Margaret Cameron, 1815-1870: an exhibition arranged by the John Hansard Gallery, The University, Southampton, and toured by the Arts Council of Great Britain, 1984; William Carlos Williams: the American background, 1971; The photographic art pictorial traditions in Britain and America, 1986; History of photography 1991-2000 (co-ed.)

Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL arrangements apply.


Listed by Charlotte Berry, Archivist, 22 April 2004 and encoded into EAD 1 June 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Currently unlisted.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL restrictions apply.

Custodial History

Donated to the University Library by a lecturer in American and Commonwealth Studies, School of English via the Audio-Visual Department, Main Library.

Related Material

The Audio-Visual Department at the Main Library, University of Exeter, holds some other items relating to Weaver.



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