Audio collection

Scope and Content

This collection contains

1) commercial recordings of music and spoken word owned by Burgess; his second wife, Liana (née Macellari); their son, Andrew Burgess-Wilson (also known as Paolo Andrea); and, possibly, to Burgess's first wife Llewela (née Jones and known as Lynne).

2) recordings of Burgess and/or his family and friends in informal settings: playing music; in conversation with each other; reciting poetry and literature; rehearsing lectures; or discussing professional projects on which they were collaborating.

3) recordings of public lectures and seminars given by Burgess and formal (broadcast) interviews with him, including a series of 17 lectures about William Shakespeare, delivered while Burgess was a teacher at City College in New York in the 1970s.

The majority of the collection is uncatalogued with the exception of the vinyl and a small number of public lectures by, and broadcast interviews with, Burgess.. A basic finding list to the remaining audio collection is available onsite.

Access Information


A small proportion of the audio collection has been digitised, and such recordings may be made available to researchers upon application to the Archivist.