Baxter John

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the film industry (particularly in Australia) collected by John Baxter, comprising typescript film scenarios and related materials such as posters, brochures and programmes, as well as books written by Baxter.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Baxter was born in Australia in 1939. He has written extensively on the cinema, producing biographies of Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, Luis Bunel, Steven Spielberg, Frederico Fellini, Josef von Sternberg and George Lucas. He lived for a time in Los Angeles, where he was a film journalist and wrote screenplays. Baxter is also known for writing and commentating on science fiction. He has lived in Paris since 1989.



Access Information

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, University of London, in 1995.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description. A box list has also been compiled for this deposit.

Archivist's Note

Originally compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.