POULTER; Stephen Jeffrey- (1957-); writer and television producer

Scope and Content

Research papers and videotapes, 1965-1997, relating to 'A Bill Called William', a dramatised documentary produced by Stephen Jeffery-Poulter about the campaign to legalise homosexuality in Britain which resulted in the Sexual Offences Act of 1967. Some of the material was originally collected by Jeffrey-Poulter for his book Peers, queers and commons: the struggle for gay law reform from 1950 to the present .

Administrative / Biographical History

Stephen Jeffrey-Poulter was educated at St Albans Grammar School for Boys and atttended Southampton University. He worked in the media and regularly lectured and wrote on the British media. In 1991, Jeffrey-Poulter undertook a national lecture tour on the subject of the history of gay law reform. In July 1995 he presented Coming Together at the National Film Theatre for the British Film Institute's Out of the Archives season - a 90 minute talk featuring clips from archive television documentaries on gay issues from 1957 to 1973. At the Museum of the Moving Image in July 1996 he interviewed television playwright Howard Schuman (Rock Follies and Nervous Energy) about his 23-year career for the fifth Out of the Archives season.
He was the producer of the television documentary 'A Bill Called William' which was broadcast on Channel 4 television in July 1997.



Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposited by Stephen Jeffrey-Poulter in 2003.

Other Finding Aids

File list available from Archives staff.

Archivist's Note

Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.

Conditions Governing Use

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.