Papers of Arthur Mann

Scope and Content

Mann's papers include material relating to the Yorkshire Post, his membership of the BBC's Board of Governors, and the Observer.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Mann (1876-1972) was a journalist. He edited the Evening Standard, where he started the 'Londoner's Diary', 1915-19, and the Yorkshire Post, 1919-39. In 1941 he arbitrated in the dispute between the Observer and J.L. Garvin, and served as a Trustee from 1951 until his resignation over the paper's criticism of the government's handling of the Suez crisis. Between 1941 and 1946 he was a member of the BBC's Board of Governors. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1993.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

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