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RepositoryOxford Brookes University
DocRefBP/1/13/1/1
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OldRefNoBP/BK 3, 7, 16-17
BoxRefNo1981 (box 1)
Extent1 file
TitlePapers of Booker plc
Date5 Nov 1980-26 Feb 1982, nd
DescriptionIncludes:
Correspondence regarding Ian Norrie’s resignation from the Management Committee 5-7 Nov 1980 (fols 1, 3-5, 8, 10).
Correspondence regarding Robert Macleod’s invitation to join the Management Committee, 6-12 Nov 1980 (fols 6-7 and 11).
Minutes from the Management Committee meeting held on 8 Dec 1980, nd (fols 20-25).
Agenda and minutes from the Management Committee meeting held on 16 Feb 1981 (fols 63-67).
Agenda and minutes from the Management Committee meeting held on 9 Jun 1981 (fols 104 and 122-123).

A short history of the Booker Prize outlining key points in its history, nd (fols 12-15).
Syllabus for a short course at Keele University on the books in the 1980 shortlist, 7 Jan 1981 (fol 48).
Papers regarding the establishment, organising and administration of the Young Observer competition, 24 Feb 1980- 22 Dec 1981 (fols 74-82, 119, 124-125, 457, 460-462, 467, 470-471, 522).
Letter to Malcolm Bradbury inviting him to a Management Committee meeting, 2 Jun 1981 (fol 106).
Letter of praise for the Booker Prize sent to Philip Larkin 3 Jun 1981 (fol 118).
Letter to Martyn Goff from Philip Larkin enclosing the letter of praise he received, 8 Jun 1981 (fol 117).
Papers regarding the crop of new literary prizes announced for 1981, 17-19 Jun 1981 (fols 145-148).

Press release announcing details of the Sinclair Prize with entry form, nd (fols156-157).
Papers regarding the details and rules for the Triple First Award, nd (fols 158-160).
Papers regarding financial arrangements for administering the 1981 prize, 11-18 Aug 1981 (fols 199, 204, 210).
Papers regarding the library display competition, 13 Aug 1981-11 Jan 1982 (fols 200-201, 205, 207, 209, 472-474, 475-476, 478).
Papers regarding suggestions for members of the 1981 judging panel, 8 Dec 1980-2 Feb 1981 and nd (fols 18, 54-55, 483).
Correspondence regarding the confirmation of the 1981 judging panel, 18-23 Mar 1981 (fols 83-84, 86, 88-92).
Draft and official press release announcing the 1981 judging panel with biographical information on the judges, nd (fols 99-100 and 486-487).
Letter regarding the latest developments in administering the 1981 prize, 4 Sep 1981 (fol 213).

Notes regarding the progress of the judging process for the 1981 prize, nd (fols 273-275 and 277).
Correspondence regarding the VAT payments on the judge's’ fee, 2 and 18 Nov 1981 (fols 431-432 and 463).

Letter from Malcolm Bradbury to Michael Caine regarding his experience of being chair of the judging panel and making suggestions for future years, 5 Nov 1981 (fol 433).
Letter from Malcolm Bradbury to Martyn Goff regarding points that have come up since the award ceremony, 5 Nov 1981 (fols 450-452).
Correspondence between Malcolm Bradbury , Colin Bayley and Michael Caine regarding Bradbury’s experience as chair of the judging panel , future suggestions and assistance with a creative writing course as East Anglia University, 5 Nov-14 Dec 1981 (fols 448, 466, 468-469).

Correspondence regarding the use of Stationers Hall as the venue for the award ceremony, 15 Dec 1980- 21 Oct 1981 (fols 35-36, 397, 400).
Correspondence between Colin Bayley and Ring and Brymer regarding catering arrangements for the award ceremony, 9 Jun- 14 Oct 1981 (fols 120, 126 143-144, 297-299).
Set of sample menus for the award ceremony, nd (fols 136-138).
Correspondence regarding the design for the menu cards, 11 Sep- 12 Oct 1981 (fols 247 and 288).
Draft and final copies of the menu cards for the award ceremony, nd (fols 289-291 and 335)
Outline of preliminary catering arrangements for the award ceremony, nd (fol 127).
Papers regarding suggestions for guest list for the award ceremony, 15 Jun-1 Sep 1981 and nd (fols 139, 150, 167. 211, 488-493, 495-497).
Invitation letters for the award ceremony sent to various recipients, 22 Jun-6Oct 1981 (149,151-153,261,271).
Replies to invitations to the award ceremony, 23 Jun-3 Jul 1981 (fols 154, 168, 188).
Papers regarding the details and arrangements for the television broadcast of the award ceremony 3 Jul-19 Oct 1981 and nd (fols 171, 177, 300-302,324, 325-326).
Papers regarding the script, floor plans timetable and running order for the television broadcast of the award ceremony, 14-20 Oct 1981 and nd (fols 303-304, 336-373, 502, 504-506, 507-508).
Post ceremony correspondence regarding thanks and congratulations to those involved with the television broadcast and suggestions for future years, 21 Oct-2 Nov 1981 (fols 394-395, 401-402, 453).
Papers regarding general arrangements for the award ceremony, 14 Sep -16 Oct 1981 and nd (fols 176, 180-182, 183-184, 316).
Note regarding security arrangements for the more distinguished guests at the award ceremony, nd (fol 179).
Post ceremony checklists, notes and ideas for future ceremonies, 21 Oct 1981- 11 Jan 1982 (fols 185-187 and 428-429).
Correspondence regarding the invitation list for the award ceremony 8 Sep- 22 Sep 1981 (fols 214, 218, 219-220, 256-257).
Correspondence regarding the invitations and arrangements for overseas guests,4 Sep-14 Oct 1981 (fols 239, 240-241, 249, 296).
Numerous draft and final copies of the invitation/guest list for the award ceremony, 8 Sep -13-Oct 1981 (fols 215-217, 221-229, 231-233, 293-295,310, 312, 494, 498-500).
Draft and final copies of the invitation card for the award ceremony, nd (fols 243, 245, 328).
Papers regarding the arrangements for the presentation copies of the winning and shortlisted books, 18 Sep 1981 and nd (fols 254, 255, 509, 510-511).
Correspondence regarding the speeches to be made at the award ceremony, 12 Oct 1981 and nd (fols 279, 282, 503).
Draft and final copies of the speech given by Michael Caine at the award ceremony, 20 Oct 1981 and nd (fols 280-281, 283-286, 374-376, 512-519).
Copy of the speech given by Malcolm Bradbury at the award ceremony, 20 Oct 1981 (fols 377-388).
Papers regarding the seating arrangements and table plan for the award ceremony, 15-16 Oct 1981 (fols 306, 307, 308-309, 311, 313-314, 323, 329-334)
Post ceremony thank you letters from various guests at the award ceremony, 21 Oct -6 Nov 1981 (fols 403-406, 416, 430, 454).
Correspondence regarding the lack of literary agents on the guest list for the award ceremony, 22 Oct-12 Nov 1981 (412, 413, 414, 415, 455, 456).

Details rules and entry form for the 1981 prize, nd (fols 96-97).
Correspondence between Colin Bayley and Michael Caine regarding suggestions for the likely shortlist and arrangements for announcing the shortlist, 9 Sep-11 Sep 1981 (fols 234-235 and 246).
Draft and final copies of the press release announcing the shortlist for the 1981 prize, nd (fols 268-269 and 520-521).
Press release for local newspapers announcing the shortlist with emphasis on the local shortlisted author, 22 Oct 1981 (fols 420-421).
Note with the latest betting odds for the Booker Prize, 28 Sep 1981 (fol 264).
Copies of the press release annoucning the winner of the 1981 prize with a synopsis of the winning book and biographical information on the winning author, 22 Oct 1981 and nd (fols 389-391, 417, 419).
Correspondence regarding a replacement book plate for the presentation copy of the winning book , 21 Oct -2 Feb 1982 (fols 398 and 480).



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