Keith Waterhouse

Correspondence, published articles, drafts, reviews and interviews by Keith Waterhouse, British novelist, columnist and screenwriter.

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Keith Waterhouse was a British novelist (Billy Liar), columnist (Yorkshire Evening Post, Punch, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail) and screenwriter (That Was The Week That Was, BBC-3, The Frost Report, The Card, Budgie, Worzel Gummidge, Andy Capp, Whistle Down the Wind (1961) and Alfred Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain (1966).

His papers include correspondence files from 1946-2009, cuttings of published articles, folders of drafts and unpublished articles, reviews, obituaries, interviews, financial records, photographs, awards, and papers from the Association for the Abolition of the Aberrant Apostrophe, an organisation founded to highlight what he perceived to be a decline in the standards of modern English. See also the Hugh Cudlipp papers.

About this collection

Collection type: Archive

Dates: Early 20 century, Late 20 century

Size: 14 boxes.

Formats: Newspapers and periodicals, Archives

Subjects: Literature and journalism, Society and law

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