Chapman's Hancock research files

Scope and Content

Research files, including correspondence, newspaper cuttings and photographs. This includes both photocopies and original material.

Administrative / Biographical History

Malcolm Chapman went to considerable lengths to further the public's knowledge of Tony Hancock, taking in every aspect of Hancock's life, from his birth through to his legacy. Many of the files contain photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles, including interviews with Hancock and his widow, letters from Hancock and Hancock's career before he became famous.


This material is arranged into three sections:

  • THM/432/9/1 - Tony Hancock biographical research
  • THM/432/9/2 - Press cuttings and publicity photographs
  • THM/432/9/3 - Hancock events, campaigns and memorabilia

Conditions Governing Access

Access to some material may be restricted. This has been identified at file level.