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LEEDS UNIVERSITY/SSRC ELECTORAL BROADCASTING ARCHIVE & GULF WAR ARCHIVE

Description
The Electoral Broadcasting Archive originated in specimens of pre-war party films and newsreel speeches acquired by the School of History, to which were then added a representative selection of the news and current affairs output of television during the February 1974 General Election campaign, with the permission of the broadcasters. Thereafter, grants from the SSRC, ESRC and the IBA, and special licensing arrangements granted by the BBC and ITCA, permitted comprehensive recording of the news, current affairs, discussion, phone-in and similar programme output of all channels received in the region (selectively also of radio) during the periods between the dissolution of Parliament and the declaration of results. Gifts from the Labour Party and others allowed the addition of programmes transmitted only in the London area.
The Gulf War Archive originated from a five-nation comparative analysis research project into the presentation of the war carried out by the Institute and funded by the ESRC, BBC, ITC and BSC. The collection consists of the round-the-clock output of BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4, BSkyB and CNN, plus the peak-time output of BR2 (Germany), TF1 (France), RA1 (Italy) and Gorizout (Russia), from day two of the commencement of the hostilities to the end of the week following the armistice. Note: The Gulf War Archive is kept in the Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds.
Website
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/
Keywords
History; Newsreels; Politics; World War II; Newsfilm; Media studies; Propaganda; World War I; Current affairs; Elections; Gulf War, 1990-91; British Government
Access
Access is through prior written application stating purpose of the research, position of the researcher and preferred time for viewing. Initial enquiries concerning access should be made to the Director of the Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, tel: 0113-233 5800, fax: 0113-233 5808. These recordings are kept for the purpose of study and research only by bona fide researchers or students within the fields of the political and social sciences and history. They are not for general educational purposes.
Facilities
Viewing on premises. Viewing facilities are available in the library audiovisual area. No copies of the recording in whole or in part, such as still images, may be provided.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: The national and local news bulletins, party political broadcasts, current affairs and discussion programmes, including phone-in and chat-shows transmitted each day during various General Election campaigns, recorded in context. Also general output mainly for the Gulf War Archive.

Additional Information

Notes
The recordings are simply numbered and listed on mimeographed sheets.

Main Contact

Name
Ms. Denise Fletcher
Telephone
0113-233 5544
Fax
0113-233 5539
Email
d.e.fletcher@leeds.ac.uk
Address
The Edward Boyle Library
Audio-Visual Section
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT

Alternate Contact

Name
Michael Emly
Email
m.emly@leeds.ac.uk

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