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TitlePapers of Book Trust
Date29 Apr 1970-25 Aug 1972, nd
DescriptionIncludes:
Papers regarding suggestions for and the selection of the judging panel for the 1971 Prize 29 Apr-11 Jun 1970 and nd (fols 1, 2, 3-8, 9-10, 11, 12-15, 16-17, 18-22, 216, 217, 221-222).
Press release announcing the details and judging panel for the 1971 Prize with biographical information on the judges, nd (fols 37-38).
Letter to judge Saul Bellow enclosing a book that has been called by Malcom Muggeridge, 12 Jul 1971 (fol 141).
Letter regarding the payment of John Fowles’ judges fee, 25 Aug 1972 (fol 215).
Partially completed judges scorecard for all the books entered for the 1971 prize, nd (fol 224).
Press release announcing the resignation of Malcom Muggeridge from the judging panel and the appointment of his replacements Phillip Toynbee, nd (fol 146).

Minutes of a Management Committee meeting held on 6 Jul 1970 (fols 23-25).
Agenda and minutes of a Management Committee meeting held on 10 Sep 1970 (fols 26 and 27-28).
Draft minutes of a Management Committee meeting held on 11 Mar 1971, 24 Mar 1971 (fols 65-66).
Agenda and minutes of a Management Committee meeting held on 10 Aug 1971 (fols 147 and 148-149).
Letter to the Management Committee regarding publishers who have previously submitted entries but are not submitting in 1971, 4 Jun 1971 (fol 87).
Letter from Martyn Goff to John Murphy expressing his thoughts and opinions on the Management Committee meeting held on 10 Aug 1971, 13 Aug 1971 (fol 151).

Draft letters regarding the changes to the prize for 1971, 8 Feb 1971 (fols 54-56).
Draft and final copies of the new policy for the 1971 Booker Prize, nd (fols 34 and 219-220).
Correspondence regarding general administration matters for the Booker Prize 27 Aug- 11 Nov 1971 (fols 155-156, 160, 163-164, 200).

Correspondence regarding Victor Gollancz publishers suggestion for a bending of the rules to make their publications eligible for the prize, 30 Apr-11 May 1971 (fols 70 and 76).
Details and rules for the 1971 prize, 6 Jan 1971 (fols 35-36).
Correspondence from publishers regarding their submissions for the prize, 26 Jan- 223 Jul 1971 (fols 40, 79, 81, 91, 92, 97, 98, 100, 102, 104-105, 106-108, 116, 126, 127, 132, 133, 138, 139-140, 142, 144).
Correspondence from publishers regarding their eligible titles list, 27 Jan- 3 Jun 1971 and nd (fols 50-51, 60-61, 73, 85, 86, 118).
Completed entry forms for the 1971 prize, 16 Apr-9 Sep 1971 (fols 67-68, 75, 77, 80, 84, 89, 96, 99, 101, 103, 111, 115, 117, 120-125, 128-131, 134-136, 143, 145, 158-159)
Memo from the Publishers association regarding the establishment of the Whitbread prize, 27 Jan 1971 (fol 48).
Letter regarding the possible establishment of a Booker Prize for authors of Children’s fiction, 11 Feb 1971 (fols 58-59).
Correspondence regarding the eligibility of V.S Naipaul’s In a Free State, 29-30 Sep 1971 (fols 165-167, 168, 169, 170).

Papers regarding the biographical information for authors for inclusion into press releases, 29 Apr 1969-23 Nov 1971 and nd (fols 178, 203, 218, 231).
Press release announcing the shortlist for the 1971 prize with a brief synopsis of each shortlisted title, nd (fols 185-188).
Letter regarding photographs of the shortlisted authors, 4 Nov 1971 (fol 197).

Letter to the winning author informing them that they have been chosen as the winner of the 1971 prize, 13 Oct 1971 (fols 180-181).
Copy of the invitation card to the 1971 award ceremony, nd (fol 184).
Draft and final copies of the invitation and guest lists for the award ceremony, nd (fols 183, 225-226, 229).
Correspondence regarding the invitation and guest lists for the award ceremony, 19 Oct- 8 Nov 1971 (fols 189, 195, 196, 199).
Replies to invitations to the award ceremony, 8-29 Nov 1971 (fols 198, 204, 208).
Correspondence regarding arrangements for the award ceremony, 3-6 Dec 1971 (fols 209-210).
Draft and final copies of the seating plan for the award ceremony, nd (fols 227-228 and 230).
Press release announcing the winner of the 1971 prize, nd (fol 207).

ArrangementArranged chronologically
AppraisalDuplicates removed
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