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Jupiter Recordings Ltd. records

 Collection 0077-LIT

Jupiter Recordings, Ltd. (1958-1970), was an audio recording production company based in London, England, founded by actor, playwright and author of fiction V. C. Clinton-Baddeley (1900-1970). The firm's recordings include spoken word and poetry set to music. They were read by the poets themselves or by British actors and scholars. This collection of correspondence includes requests to poets for their collaboration and to publishers for permission and royalty agreements. Individual correspondents include Kingsley Amis, John Betjeman, Thomas Blackburn, Charles Causley, Donald Davie, D. J. Enright, Roy Fuller, Zulikar Ghose, Thom Gunn, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Lauri Lee, Christopher Logue, Edward Lucie-Smith, Peter Porter, Henry Reed, W. R. Rodgers, R. S. Thomas, and John Wain.


  • 1955-1970
  • Majority of material found within 1958-1963

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Guide to the Jupiter Recordings Ltd. records
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

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