The Paul McKee Election Broadcasting Archive

Scope and Content

Mr McKee's extensive working notes, official publications, publications of various television companies, press-cuttings, ephemera, and approximately one hundred videotapes of broadcast election coverage from the U.K., Ireland, the U.S.A. and India.

Administrative / Biographical History

Paul McKee, who died in 1998, was a pioneer of television news, election coverage in particular. Brought up in Bradford, he became interested in politics while assisting his father, an alderman of the city, in his campaigns. His television career began at ITN in the 1960s, where he developed computer graphics systems for coverage of elections. He later became involved in programme development and management, at Channel 4, as Deputy Executive of ITN and later as Deputy Managing Director of Yorkshire TV.

Access Information

Available to researchers, by appointment

Acquisition Information

Mr McKee's partner, Liz Lorrimar, donated his books, papers and videotapes to the University Library in 1999


In English

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Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of Special Collections staff, subject to copyright law and the condition of the originals. Applications for permission to make published use of any material should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian in the first instance. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

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