General subject files

Scope and Content

This series consists of files generated during the day-to-day administration of CQ. They cover such subjects as: funding and grants; payments of writers and staff; the design, printing and publication of CQ; publicity for the journal; editorial decisions; and additional functions and activities such as social events, conferences and poetry competitions. There are also two files relating to the other CQ Society journal, Critical Survey, and one file relating to the establishment of Poetry Nation, with which Brian Cox was involved.


These labelled files were originally stored in a filing cabinet in no obvious order. Here, they are arranged alphabetically, reflecting the way the CQ editors organized other file series. Within files, material is largely in reverse chronological order. Some of these files remained active into the mid-late 1980s, although other business correspondence from that period was not organized into files at all; the latter papers are listed in CQA2/3.