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Collection Level Description: Papers of Arthur Mann

Reference: MSS. Eng. c. 3274-9
Title: Papers of Arthur Mann
Dates of Creation: 1918-69
Extent: 6 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Arthur Mann (1876-1972) was a journalist. He edited the Evening Standard, where he started the 'Londoner's Diary', 1915-19, and the Yorkshire Post, 1919-39. In 1941 he arbitrated in the dispute between the Observer and J.L. Garvin, and served as a Trustee from 1951 until his resignation over the paper's criticism of the government's handling of the Suez crisis. Between 1941 and 1946 he was a member of the BBC's Board of Governors. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Mann's papers include material relating to the Yorkshire Post, his membership of the BBC's Board of Governors, and the Observer.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1993.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Access Points

Journalists | 20th century

Mann | Arthur Henry | 1876-1972 | Newspaper Editor

British Broadcasting Corporation

Observer, newspaper

Yorkshire Post, newspaper

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