CHEVINS, Hugh, 1898-1975, journalist

Scope and Content

This collection is divided into two sections, correspondence and press cuttings. The first consists of Chevins' personal correspondence including confidential memoranda concerning World War Two, correspondence concerning the Industrial Correspondents Group, material relating to Chevins' BBC broadcasts, correspondence with various American individuals and societies, correspondence with Hutchinson about Lord Citrine's memoirs, correspondence with Tribune, and circulars, press cuttings, propaganda leaflets, and texts of broadcasts about occupied France and the Gaullist movement. The press cuttings are stories, or transcripts of stories, written by Chevins.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hugh Chevins, 1898-1975, grew up in Retford, Nottinghamshire. He worked on a number of papers before joining the Daily Telegraph in 1934, where he remained until his retirement in 1960, working as news editor for a short time, and later as industrial and labour correspondent. He was one of a group of industrial and labour correspondents who raised the profile of industrial journalism during the 1930s, and a founder member of the Labour and Industrial Correspondents' Group.


The collection is arranged in two sections, correspondence and press cuttings. The material is arranged thematically within these sections.

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Online catalogue and printed handlist available.

Archivist's Note

Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on February 1, 2002

Conditions Governing Use

Ccpyright is held by the family.

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