Collection on Sir A.J. Ayer, consists of: correspondence between Rogers and Ayer's family, friends and acquaintances regarding Ayer and his personal and working life(c.1980s-1990s); Rogers' general notes and notes of interviews with family, friends and acquaintances regarding Ayer and his personal and working life (1994-1998); original and photocopied material for research (1932-1998) and Ayer's Works (1946-1984).
Ayer (Rogers) Papers
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- ReferenceGB 103 AYER (ROGERS)
- Dates of Creation20th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialFrench English
- Physical Description7 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
This collection about A J Ayer was collated by Ben Rogers during the course of researching for his authorised biography 'A J Ayer: A Life' (1999). Ben Rogers, is an Associate Fellow of the Institution for Public Policy Research and Demos, and has also worked as a journalist for the Guardian.
The files have been arranged into four series: Biography Research Correspondence; Notes and Notes of Interviews; Original and Photocopied Material for Research and Ayer's Works. This is to retain the original order and provenance of the collection.
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The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking. Some sections are restricted under data protection legislation. Please see the detailed catalogue for full information.
Deposited with UCL by the Ayer family through the creator Ben Rogers as a gift in 2007, through Jonathan Woolf, UCL Philosophy department.
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