John Lucas Literary Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence received by John Lucas from poets and authors, including manuscript poems, plays, and published work

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor John Lucas, BA, Ph.D, FRSA (1937-), poet, critic and publisher. John Lucas was educated at Reading University, where he was also a lecturer. At Reading he was an editor and publisher with Reading University Press 1961-64. From 1965-1977 he taught at Nottingham University, where he was a founder of the Byron Press. In 1977 he was appointed Professor of English and Drama at Loughborough University of Technology, where he remained until his retirement in 1996. In 1994 he started the Shoestring Press. Since leaving Loughborough he has been a Research Professor at Nottingham Trent University.


Item list by correspondent compiled by the University Archives. Detailed reference through the Author File and Descriptor Index previouisly compiled by Sub Librarian Mona McKay

Access Information

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Donated 1980-1993 by Professor John Lucas, Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University

Other Finding Aids

Typescript catalogue available in the searchroom

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made for research purposes at the discretion of the University Archivist. Requests to publish, in extract or in full, should be submitted to the University Archivist