Penguin Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative / Biographical History

These are the archives of Penguin Books, Ltd., from their founding to the present day.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all bona fide readers with written permission from Penguin Books, Ltd.

Acquisition Information

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.

Note

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.