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Collection Level Description: Papers of Elwyn Evans

Reference: MSS. Afr. s. 2335
Title: Papers of Elwyn Evans
Dates of Creation: 20th century
Extent: 6 files, with loose newspapers

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Elwyn Evans was Deputy Director, then Director of Programmes for the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, 1956-1959, having previously worked [for the BBC?] as Senior Features Producer in the Welsh Region and served 'in Muslim countries' during World War Two.

The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation was set up by the BBC in c1951 in order to implement, on behalf of the federal authorities, a nationwide system of radio broadcasting.

Scope and Content

Various papers, including scripts, policy documents, photographs, newspaper cuttings, a speech by Margot Evans on their experiences, and copies of the Nigerian Radio Times, 20th century.

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Evans | Elwyn | fl 1956-1997 | Director of Programmes for the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation

Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation

Broadcasting | Nigeria

Nigeria | History | 1900-1960

Transformation from XML to HTML by Lawrence Mielniczuk
27 June 2011