Fans of the Archive: Reading Fan Letters in Richmal Crompton's Archive

Jane McVeigh

Abstract


Richmal Crompton was a British twentieth-century writer of popular children’s stories. This seven minute film is about her fans, past and present, and is based in her archive at the University of Roehampton. It was made in collaboration with Archives and Special Collections and Media Services at the University of Roehampton, as well as members of the Just William Society and Richmal Crompton’s family.


This article was submitted to the European Journal of Life Writing on February 20th 2016 and published on March 24th 2016.


Keywords


archives, film, practice as research, Richmal Crompton

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5463/ejlw.5.188

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