Laurence Oliver Archive

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 79766-80750
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000053.0x00005f
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English French German Russian
  • Physical Description
      985 volumes

Scope and Content

The personal and professional archive of Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier of Brighton (1907-1989), actor, director, and theatre administrator.

Partly signed and copies.


British Library arrangement, except where indicated otherwise. Arranged as follows.

Access Information


Not Public Record(s)

Acquisition Information

Purchased by private treaty from the Olivier family, with the assistance of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other public bodies, and numerous private donations, April 1999.