RepositoryOxford Brookes University
OldRefNoBP/BK 10, 17
BoxRefNo1994 (boxes 1-2)
Extent2 boxes
TitlePapers of Booker plc
Date10 Aug 1993-7 Mar 1995, nd
Correspondence concerning potential judges, 1 Sep 1993-1 May 1994.
Correspondence concerning publicity and publicity material, 24-28 Sep 1993-2 Feb 1995.
Correspondence and papers concerning the award ceremony, including correspondence concerning potential guests, the venue, and the catering, list of approved caterers, replies to invites, lists of acceptances, invitation proof, timetables, background information on the dinner and television broadcast, running order and notes for the television broadcast, drafts and transcripts of the speeches, sample invitation, draft and official menu/programme, guestlists, seating plans, and post ceremony thank you letters, 12 Oct 1993-7 Nov 1994, nd.
Correspondence concerning a proposal that the location of the award ceremony be moved to Cheltenham, as part of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, 10 Nov 1993-6 Jan 1994.
Publicity material for the Esquire/Volvo/Waterstone's Non-fiction Award, 17 Nov 1993.
Agenda and minutes of a Booker Prize Committee meeting held on 8 Dec 1993, dated 6-8 Dec 1993. Minutes of the 21 Jan 1993 committee meeting attached to the agenda.
Background notes for future planning, 8 Dec 1993.
Correspondence concerning general organisation of the prize, 23 Dec 1993-25 Jan 1994.
Draft and official press releases, 24 Jan-11 Oct 1994, nd.
Letter, with attached menu, bookmark, and guestlist from the Whitbread Book of the Year award ceremony, 1 Feb 1994.
Correspondence concerning the '1894 Booker Prize' competition at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, 15 Feb-12 July 1994.
Correspondence concerning Designer Bookbinders, and leaflet for and exhibition at the British Library, 22 Feb 1994-7 Mar 1995.
Design brief for promotional material, 22 Feb 1994.
Invitation and leaflet for the Pegasus Prize for Literature, 14 Apr 1994.
Correspondence concerning a request for information concerning the year J. G. Farrell won the Booker Prize, 21 Apr-11 May 1994.
Lists of books despatched to the judges, 4 May-4 Aug 1994.
Expenses, 13 May and 26 Oct 1994, 2 Feb 1995.
Press release and correspondence concerning the new Uni Prize for Women's Fiction, 21 June-22 July 1994.
Letter enclosing a new Book Trust brochure, 30 June 1994.
Correspondence and draft press releases for a Booker Prize event at the Almeida Theatre, 6 July-19 Sep 1994.
Publicity update and critical path analysis, 12 July 1994.
Correspondence concerning a new member of the management committee, 13 July and 16 Oct 1994.
Call-in lists and publishers' notes of recommendation, 18 July 1993, nd.
Correspondence concerning sales figures, 15 Aug-13 Oct 1994.
Agenda and minutes of a shortlist publicists meeting, 1and 6 Sep 1994.
Media reports, Sep-Nov 1994, nd.
Letter concerning a possible demonstration, by the Pilot Whale campaign, at the award ceremony, 7 Oct 1994.
Transcript of George Walden's Cheltenham lecture at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, 10 Oct 1994.
Rules and entry form, nd.
List of shortlisted books and publishers, nd.
Review of the 1994 prize, nd.
List of libraries for distribution of publicity material, nd.
Miscellaneous notes, nd.
AppraisalDuplicates and confidential material removed
ArrangementArranged chronologically
AccessConditionsSome confidential material closed at present, with closure period reviewed periodically (personal/sensitive data).
AccessStatusPartial closure
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