Scope and Content
Title: George MacBeth Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1950-1964
Collection number: 994
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: George MacBeth (1932-1992) is regarded as having a powerful influence on British poetry. His radio programs featured new poets
and he was praised for his ability to recognize poetic excellence. He also wrote novels and nearly twenty volumes of verse.
The collection consists of typescript and holograph manuscripts of MacBeth's poetry.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special
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Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright
and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
John Nomland, purchase, 1967.
[Identification of item], George MacBeth Papers (Collection 994). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
UCLA Catalog Record ID
MacBeth was born in Scotland on January 19, 1932; graduated with honors in Classical Greats, New College, Oxford, 1955; worked
at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), London, 1955-76; producer, BBC Overseas Talks Department, 1957-58 and producer,
BBC Talks Department 1958-76; regarded as a powerful influence on British poetry, his radio programs featured new poets, winning
praise for his ability to recognize poetic excellence; wrote novels and nearly twenty volumes of verse, including
The Broken Places and
A Form of Words; edited poetry collections, including
The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse; received Sir Geoffrey Faber Award, 1964; died in Ireland on February 17, 1992.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of typescript and holograph manuscripts of MacBeth's poetry. Also includes related articles, broadcast
scripts, and ephemera.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Radio producers and directors--Great Britain--Archival resources.
Poets, Scottish--20th century--Archival resources.