Richard Stott was five times an editor of national newspapers - a record unequalled in British journalism. Following his death in 2007, Stott’s family transferred his extensive archive to the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
Born in 1943, Stott excelled as a news reporter, features executive, columnist and leader writer. He twice edited the Daily Mirror, along with The People, The Sunday People, and Today.
The archive contains a wealth of information in relation to the Daily Mirror, as well as personal letters, photographs, and unpublished work.
Professor Bob Franklin and archivists from the University are applying for funding to begin cataloguing the new collection, it is hoped that the work will be available for staff and researchers to view in the near future.