Osman collection

A collection of historic magazines, books, sound-recordings and photojournalism.

The Osman Archive is named after Colin Osman, long-time Editor of Creative Camera. His collection of historic magazines, books, sound-recordings and photojournalism was acquired by the Tom Hopkinson Centre for Media Research to form the basis of its research archive. The collection includes:

  • journals
  • videos
  • microfilm.

It also houses rare books and documents on the history of British photojournalism.

The archive is an important component of JOMEC's research on popular visual journalism and democracy, and supports a variety of projects by both staff and PhD students. The Osman Archive can be accessed via the Bute Library.

Archive journals

  • Afterimage  1985-1991 (Incomplete)
    Vol.13, No.5 (Dec1985) to Vol.19, No.2 (Sep 1991) – very incomplete
  • Armaco World  1986-1998 (Incomplete)
    (mostly from 1990 onwards)
  • BAPLA Journal 1987-1995 (Incomplete)
    (The British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies)
  • Cavalcade Vol.1 (Feb-July 1936) + Vol.4 (July-Dec 1936)
  • Collier’s Jan-March 1944
  • Editor & Publisher 1979-1985 (Incomplete)
  • Eyewitness Nam  Nos.1-20, 22 +25
  • (The) Fleet Street Annual 1952 +1953
  • Harmsworth History of the World  Nos.1-51
    (Full collection except missing No.41)
  • Harper’s Magazine Vol.79 (June-Nov 1989)
    (Roman inside says Vol. LXXIV = 74)
  • Journalism Educator 1972-1981 (Incomplete)
  • Journalism Monographs 1975-1976 (Incomplete)
    (3 issues: No. 41 (1975), 42 (1975) + 43 (1976)
  • K-H News-Letter Service Vol.1-181 (1936-1939)
    (Complete)
  • L’Évènement Illustré Nos. 21-60 (July 1915-April 1916) plus Évènements 1936
    (Annual publication – “History of the Year in Images”)
  • Life   Vols.36-37 (1954) ; 1972-1981
    (Incomplete: Nov 1972, nothing until Oct 1978-Sep 1981)
  • Lilliput Vol. 1-46 (1937-1960) (Incomplete)
    (very complete until later years)
  • Magnum Nos. 52-57 (Feb 1964 - Nov 1965) (Germany Publication
  • Mundo Grafico Vols.1-6 (1940-1946)  (Portuguese Publication
  • Nam: The Vietnam experience 1965-1975 Nos. 1-19 (Full series)
  • Newnes’ Illustrated : A volume of pictures, articles, and stories concerning the Great War.
    Vol. 1, Nos. 1-13 (May 1915-Aug 1915)
  • Observer Magazine (1971-1983) (Incomplete)
  • Photography  May + Aug 1988, Nov 1990 (3 issues only)
  • Picture Post 1938-1957Réalités (1959)
  • Reportage 1997-1999 (Incomplete)
  • Smithsonian Aug 1977-1999 (Incomplete)
    (Gap after Dec1978 until Mar 1985)
  • Sunday Times Magazine  20th June1962 - ongoing
  • Telegraph Magazine No.1 25th Sept 1964 - ongoing
    Also called “Telegraph Weekend”, “Daily Telegraph Magazine”, Sunday Telegraph Magazine”, currently: “Stella” + “Seven”
    .
  • This England  Autumn 1974-1975, 1978-1985 (Incomplete)
  • Woman’s Weekly 1983-1992 (Very Incomplete)
  • Weekly Illustrated Vols. 1-5 (1934-1939) (Incomplete)
  • USSR in construction No.1 (1932) (only copy)


Videos

  • Political Videos – Inc. Campaigns & Elections [USA] 1984-1996

Microfilm

  • [The] African Drum (01/03/1951 – 31/12/1985)
  • Picture Post  1938-1957 (Full collection)