This is a large archive containing among other items Authority committee minutes and papers, Authority papers, Cable franchise applications, Director General's correspondence, Engineering Director's correspondence, Policy files, Programme contractor files, Programmes files, Radio Consultative Committee minutes and papers, Radio contract applications, Radio Director's correspondence, Research for reports, Television Director's correspondence, etc.
Independent Television Authority, Independent Broadcasting Authority, and Cable Authority archive
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- ReferenceGB 2146 M0069052DO
- Dates of Creation1954-1990
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description21,632 files in boxes (232 linear metres)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Independent Television Authority (ITA) 1954-1972 was succeeded by the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) 1972-1990. The IBA together with the Cable Authority 1984-1990, became the Independent Television Commission (ITC) in 1990. In 2003 the ITC became part of Ofcom - the Office of Communications
There are 21,632 files numbered chronologically on a database. These file numbers are matched to the number of the box they are in. Access to the archive database is via password. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a password. Use the database to select those boxes you wish to consult
Viewing material is by prior arrangement only. Up to four boxes of material may be requested for retrieval from the off site store. Consultation is in the Special Collections room in The Sir Michael Cobham Library. All researchers will be required to sign a disclaimer before viewing material.
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Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Librarian
Transferred to the University by the Office of Communications