The Michael Jackson Collection, formed from the contents of Michael Jackson's office, includes 1,500 books from the expert's personal library on beer, whisky and other drinks, as well as 300 copies of his own books. There is also much research material, contained in 29 filing cabinets, hand-written notebooks, a selection of awards including four Glenfiddich awards for food writing, as well as photographs and press and book reviews.
Michael Jackson Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 3080 MJ
- Dates of Creationmid 20th century-early 21st century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description83 linear metres of books and 29 filing cabinets and 26 linear metres of archive material
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Michael Jackson was a leading expert on beer and whisky. He was a prolific journalist and lecturer, whose books on beer and whisky have sold over three million copies worldwide and in fifteen languages.
Conditions Governing Access
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Other Finding Aids
Catalogued by by Eleanor Possart, 2008, 2012, and Matthew Griffin, 2011.
Created/collected and owned by Michael Jackson and deposited by his beneficiaries and literary executor.