Papers of Denis Barker

Scope and Content

Documents related to events covered by Dennis Barker as a reporter for the Guardian. Events include the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, the visit of Chairman Hua of China and the raising of the Mary Rose. Material includes press releases, press briefings, speech transcripts, promotional material and press passes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dennis Barker was a journalist who joined the Guardian in 1963 and held a number of roles including Midlands correspondent, London reporter and obituarist. He left the Guardian in 1991 but his obituaries continued to appear in the paper after that year.


Arranged according to the original order and then chronologically.

Access Information

Open(part). Some records are closed in line with data protection legislation and business confidentiality.

Catalogued and open records may be viewed in our reading room by appointment only, see our website for more information.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the archive by Dennis Barker in 2010.

Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue description for this collection can be found on the GNM Archive catalogue.