Zuckerman Archive: Publications and Lectures

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1187 SZ/PUB
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      295 boxes; three files; 49 metres

Scope and Content

Detailed sorting is still in progress.

There are 589 publications listed in Solly Zuckerman's bibliography. The first is Note on a superficial scraping of the floor of a rock shelter situated on the farm Stradbroke, District Middelburg, Cape, South African Journal of Science, 22, 1925, and the last, published posthumously, is The Ape in Myth and Art, Verdigris Press for the Zoological Society of London, 1998.

Between 1925 and 1950 scientific papers, reviews of academic works and related communications to scientific journals predominate. Thereafter the range widens to reflect Zuckerman's public life, with an emphasis in the later years on the environment and the nuclear arms race.

File SZ/PUB/1 consists of drafts, background material, and final texts of all of Solly Zuckerman's published writings, each of which is represented by a sub-file.

File SZ/PUB/2 contains drafts and notes relating to projected books and papers. This series also contains files relating to broadcasts by Solly Zuckerman, including those relating to the Lunar Society of the Air radio series broadcast on the BBC Midland Home Service.


  • SZ/PUB/1 Publications, 1925-1998
  • SZ/PUB/2 Unpublished works, 1926-1992
  • SZ/PUB/3 Unpublished lectures, 1926-1992

Access Information

Please refer to the fonds-level description for GB 1187 SZ.



Other Finding Aids

A select bibliography of Solly Zuckerman's most important scientific papers and his books is annexed to Professor Peter Krohn's memoir in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, volume 41, 1995.

Copies of the complete bibliography can be supplied by the Archives Department on request, either on disk or in hard copy.

Conditions Governing Use

Please refer to the fonds-level description for GB 1187 SZ.