Swansea University Libraries & Archives
Richard Burton Archives
Ref NoWWE/2
TitleRaymond Williams Collection
DescriptionThe collection consists of notebooks; manuscripts and typescripts of original, amended and final versions of novels, dramatic works, poetry and academic writings, as well as juvenilia; correspondence (letters re professional - academic and publishing - and family matters); TwentyOne (weekly paper of the 21st Anti-Tank Regiment); The University Journal (weekly paper of Cambridge University); published reviews, lectures and articles, including newspaper cuttings; research notes; photographs; family papers e.g. diaries, school reports, financial papers, property and probate; obituaries and letters of condolence; publications and journals
Subjects: culture, politics, communications, media, literature, drama, criticism, sociology, language, technology, history, war and 'The Bomb', class (particularly working class), education (particularly adult education: Open University, Workers' Educational Association), region and geography, Cambridge and academia
Majority in English, with a small number of documents (articles, publications and occasional letter) in other languages

For a biography of Raymond Williams see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and 'Raymond Williams: A Warrior's Tale' by Dai Smith (2008)
Bibliographies of Raymond Williams' work can be found in 'Raymond Williams: Writing, Culture, Politics' by Alan O'Connor (1989) and 'A Bibliographical Guide to Twenty-Four Anglo-Welsh Writers' by John Harris (1994)

The Raymond Williams collection has been catalogued courtesy of funding from the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust.
Datec1900-2007 [mostly c1940-1980]
SubjectEnglish Literature--Welsh authors--20th century
Person_CodeANW/PERS/5642
Extent69 boxes
AdminHistoryRaymond Williams, Joy Williams, Merryn Williams, Dai Smith
AccessConditionsAccess to some types of information may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act.
LanguageEnglish
French
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
ANW/PERS/5642Williams; Raymond Henry (1921-1988)1921-1988
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