The Collection contains a wide variety of materials on the establishment of Penguin Books, Ltd., in 1935 and their business life, as well as material on social events, legal cases (particularly the Lady Chatterley's Lover Trial of 1960), exhibitions on the company's history, and the private lives of prominent figures in the early history of the company, including Allen Lane and Eunice Frost.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
These are the archives of Penguin Books, Ltd., from their founding to the present day.
Accessible to all bona fide readers with written permission from Penguin Books, Ltd.
The Collection contains a mixture of items held on deposit from Penguin Books, Ltd., as well as items which have been given to or purchased by the University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.
Compiled by Martin Hall, Assistant Archivist, University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.
Other Finding Aids
Typescript catalogue available in Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to copy material must be obtained from the University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.