Hugh Cudlipp archive

Photo of Hugh Cudlipp (in white trousers) outside the Daily Sketch / Sunday Graphic offices.

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The personal papers of Hugh Cudlipp, Lord Cudlipp of Aldingbourne, former editor of the Daily Mirror and Chairman of International Publishing Corporation. These range from letters and documents concerning his early journalistic career in Cardiff and South Wales, through his rise to editorial prominence in Fleet Street and work with the International Publishing Corporation (IPC), and demonstrate his close connections with a wide range of people in journalism, the government and parliament.

Throughout his life Hugh Cudlipp was a personal friend and professional colleague of Cecil King and the archive contains much material relating to the dismissal of Cecil King from the chairmanship of the IPC. It also contains a rare transcript of the Liberace vs. Daily Mirror trial. The archive represents a valuable resource for studying the development and influence of the British popular press in the post war years.

The material has been arranged into a series of sections, aiming to reflect Hugh Cudlipp’s personal and professional life: material relating to Cudlipp’s personal life; friendship and professional relationship with Cecil Harmsworth King; correspondence with the media, members of the government and MPs, writers and other personalities; personal writings; writings by others about Cudlipp; newspaper cuttings, (mainly material in and about the Daily Mirror and the Mirror Group and Cecil King and the IPC); and artefacts, audio-visual film material and personal scrapbooks.

About this collection

Collection type: Archive

Dates: Early 20 century, Late 20 century

Size: 26 boxes, 9.5 metres

Formats: Newspapers and periodicals, Archives

Subjects: Politics, Literature and journalism, Society and law

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