Papers of Keith Waterhouse (1929-2009), novelist and columnist

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Keith Waterhouse was a British novelist (Billy Liar), columnist (Yorkshire Evening Post, Punch, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail) and screenwriter (That Was The Week That Was, BBC-3, The Frost Report, The Card, Budgie, Worzel Gummidge, Andy Capp, Whistle Down the Wind (1961) and Alfred Hitchcock's Torn Curtain (1966). His papers include correspondence files from 1946-2009, cuttings of published articles, folders of drafts and unpublished articles, reviews, obituaries, interviews, financial records, photographs, awards, and papers from the Association for the Abolition of the Aberrant Apostrophe, an organisation founded to highlight what he perceived to be a decline in the standards of modern English.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is available by prior appointment, during 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.