The Albert Sloman Library
The University of Essex

NVALA Archives

The following is a brief preliminary listing of the Archives of the National Viewers and Listeners' Association which were placed on permanent deposit in the Albert Sloman Library in July 1993.  It is envisaged that a more detailed list, concentrating more thoroughly on correspondence between Mary Whitehouse and prominent figures in the worlds of broadcasting and government, will be produced in the future.

Users are informed that efforts have been made to ensure the retention of the original archival integrity of the collection. As a result, material has been kept, where possible, in the same order, and under the same headings, that it was originally filed. For this reason, documentation relating to a specific topic may, quite naturally, be found in different parts of the archive. For example, items concerning the controversial film Last Tango in Paris may be located in the specific file on that film, in the Nationwide Festival of Light section, and in the boxes of correspondence with the Home Office. In order to maximize the utility of the collection users are advised to adopt a similar, flexible approach when researching other topics.

Outline of collection

I Boxes 1 - 18

The NVALA constitution* conventions*, publications

II Boxes 19 - 36

Monitoring: TV, films, theatrical productions

III Boxes 37 - 53

BBC / IBA: Mary Whitehouse / viewers correspondence

IV Boxes 54 - 68

Politicians / legal matters / Parliament / litigation* (including Box 65(a) Obscene Publications Act 1959: supplementary correspondence and papers )

V Boxes 69 - 76

Books, articles, etc by and about Mary Whitehouse

VI Boxes 77 - 94

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence

VII Boxes 95 - 123

Issues / organisations / individuals

VIII Boxes 124 - 132

Mary Whitehouse's overseas correspondence, tours and visits

IX Boxes 133 - 142

John Beyer- correspondence

X Boxes 143 - 146

Press cuttings

XI Box 147

Audio visual material

Additional papers, received 2000 : preliminary list. Boxes 1 -  28. (Boxes 1 -  7 access not available*)

December 2002 Acquisitions: outline list. Boxes 1 -  13. (Boxes 1 -  3 access not available*)

*In accordance with conditions of deposit by the NVALA, access to these files is not available. Details of items are therefore not included in the following lists.

I  Boxes 1 - 18 The NVALA:  constitution, conventions, publications

Clean- up TV Campaign 1964 - 1965 miscellaneous documents

Birmingham Town Hall meeting 5 May 1964 miscellaneous documents

NVALA:

Meeting 25 February 1965 to discuss establishment of Viewers' and Listeners' Council NVALA, miscellaneous early material

Conventions -  1966 - 1971, 1974 - 1981, 1981 (Northern), 1982 - 1991

Annual award:

Publications:

Reports and other booklets alphabetically by title:

An assessment of replies from Members of Parliament to a questionnaire on certain moral issues 1978 (2 copies)

Blasphemy, bad language, swearing on television, a monitoring project  30th August - 12th September 1986

Broadcasting and the Law nd (198?) 

Cable television:  the NVALA- submission to the Hunt Committee nd (198?)

Cable television:  the NVALA- recommendations on the control and monitoring of cable TV as presented to the Home Secretary, the Rt. Hon. William Whitelaw MP 17th December 1982 (2 copies)

Direct broadcasting by satellite:  the NVALA- comments on the Home Office study May 1981 (2 copies)

Evidence to the Peacock Committee on financing the BBC 1985 (2 copies)

'It makes you wonder why you bother' :  an assessment of replies from the BBC and IBA top viewers complaints about programme content nd (198?) (2 copies)

Law - and disorder:  a report on the depiction of police officers in television programmes, 'Target'

(BBC 1) and 'The Sweeney' (ITV) Autumn 1978, 1979

Obscene Publications Act 1959 - the need for the new Law 1986? (2 copies)

'Politics and pornography' by Count Nikolai Tolstoy 1981

Pornography - a matter of taste? nd (1980?)

Pornography, harm and Williams by John H Court 1980 (2 copies)

A Public disservice nd (1980?) (2 copies)

Putting its own house in order? A six month assessment of 'moments of violence' in BBC TV programmes 1984

Recommendations on an amendment to the Obscene Publications Act 1959 and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission 1986

A report on school children- viewing habits 1977

Seven days of violence, no 3: a one week survey of violence in television programmes 1987 (2 copies)

Submission to Council of Europe Committee on Culture and Education: hearing on violence: Assisi 1 - 3 September 1982 (with addendum containing verbal contribution to be made by Mary Whitehouse) (2 copies)

Television programmes and AIDS 1987 (2 copies)

'There can be no defence...' violence in television programmes nd (198?) (2 copies)

£34 for this! 1980 (2 copies)

'To protect from vilification...': a report to the Law Commission on the future of the blasphemy Law nd (1980?)

'Video nasties': the NVALA- recommendations to the Home Secretary on the control of obscene videograms nd (1983?)

What does go on? Report of complaints received by NVALA of ITV programmes between September 1983 and September 1984

What price Annan? A report on the response of the broadcasting authorities to certain findings of the Report of the Committee on the future of Broadcasting 1978 (2 copies)

Where there- smoke - fire!  An address by John H Court 1977

Williams - 'Not True':  a review of the Williams Report on Obscenity and Film Censorship by Dr Inge Krogh 1980

List of books, booklets, leaflets available from NVALA (2 copies)

National V.A.L.A. News No 2 November 1967

The Viewer and Listener:

Spring 1969 | Spring 1970 | Spring 1973 | Winter, 1973 | Spring 1975

January 1976 | Autumn 1976 | June 1978 (2 copies) | October 1978 (2 copies) | Winter 1978/9

Spring 1979 (2 copies) | Summer 1979 (2 copies) | Winter 1979/80 | April 1980 | Autumn 1980

Winter 1981 (2 copies) | Spring/Summer 1981 (2 copies) | Autumn 1981 (2 copies) | Winter 81/82 (2 copies)

Summer 1982 (2 copies) | Autumn 1982 | Winter 1983 | Summer 1983 | Autumn 1983 (2 copies) | Spring 1985

Autumn 1985 (2 copies) | Spring 1986 (2 copies) | Spring 1987 (extract?) (2 copies) | Summer 1987 (2 copies) | Summer 1988

Newsletter:

March 1975 - September 1975 (monthly) | November 1975 | January 1976 - October 1976 (monthly) | June 1977

July 1977 | October/November 1977 | May 1978 - July 1978 (monthly) | September 1978 - November 1978 (monthly) | February/March 1979 | (Duplicate copies held for a number of issues)

News sheet April 1976 (2 copies)

Newsletters 1976 - 1985

Publications (including Regarding the Guardians: an assessment of three TV crime series, 1978)

Press cuttings

II  Boxes 19 - 36 Monitoring: TV, films, theatrical productions

General introductory material (guidance notes etc) on monitoring

Early monitoring of programmes 1966 - 1969?

Individual monitoring surveys/projects

Monitoring of programmes for schools 1970 - 71 (Correspondence & monitoring returns)

Television viewing questionnaires for those under 18 (1977) (Including returns taken to first and second stages of analysis)

NVALA Report on school children- viewing habits 1977

Monitoring reports & returns:

Lists of complaints made about BBC programmes 1983 (2 copies) & 1984

Monitoring swearing blasphemy 1986 (returns)

Monitoring cards 1985 - 86

Television monitoring returns 1987

Monitoring acts of violence 31 August - 6 September 1985 returns and printed report entitled: Seven days violence

Monitoring acts of violence 1 - 7 March 1986 returns and printed report entitled: Seven days violence No 2

Monitoring acts of violence 29 August - 4 September 1987 returns

Monitoring project 1 - 89: Violence (Seven days violence No 4) 2 - 8 September 1989 volunteer forms & monitoring returns

Monitoring of the incidence of drinking on TV 1975 returns etc

Circular re: special monitoring project : Drinking on radio and television 23 September - 27 October 1979

Monitoring drinking on television 27 August - 9 September 1988 returns etc

Monitoring project:: Human relationships 5 - 18 September 1992 returns

Files on individual controversial films, programmes etc:

Films:

The Devils 1971

Big Zapper 1973

A Clockwork Orange 1973

Night Hair Child 1973

Last Tango in Paris 1973/74

Blow Out (La Grande Bouffe) 1973/74

More About the Language of Love 1974

The Exorcist 1974

ICA- forum on censorship (proposed showing of pornographic films) 1975

Thorsen- Sex Life of Christ 1976

The Life of Brian 1979/80

Cruising 1980

Caligula 1980

The Last Temptation of Christ 1988

Films broadcast on television:

Ulysses (BBC Sept 1973

Rosemary's Baby (BBC Oct 1976)

Belle de Jour (BBC 1979)

Le Souffle au Coeur (Dearest Love) (BBC 1979)

The Gambler (ITV 1981)

Jubilee & Sebastiane (Channel 4 1985)

Themroc (Channel 4 1986)

Scum (Channel 4 June 1983)

Television programmes:

All my Loving (BBC 1968/69)

Dance of the Seven Veils (BBC 1970)

Till Death us do Part (BBC)

The Frost Programme (Yippie Show)  (ITV 1970)

Circle Line (BBC 1971)

The Question of Ulster (BBC 1972)

Sex in our Time (ITV 1976)

Hitting Town (ITV 1976)

Gotcha (BBC 1977)

Person to Person (Interview with Mary Whitehouse) (BBC 1979)

Death of a Princess (ATV 1980)

Made in Britain (ITV 1983)

Real Lives (BBC 1985)`1

Theatrical productions:

Oh! Calcutta! (1969)  (and subsequent film 1973)

Council of Love (1970)

Romans in Britain (1980)

Records:

Exile on Main Street  (The Rolling Stones 1972)

School's Out  (Alice Cooper 1972)

So What  (The Anti- Nowhere League)

Books:

Inside Linda Lovelace (1976)

Radio programmes:

World at One (16 Jan 1967) (Libellous remarks by Johnny Speight)

III Boxes 37 - 53 BBC / IBA: Mary Whitehouse/viewers' correspondence

BBC / Mary Whitehouse correspondence 1964 - 1986, 1989

BBC / viewers' correspondence 1963, 1964, 1966 - 1968, 1970 - 1973, 1977 - 1985

Correspondence with Sir Michael Swann Chairman of the BBC 1 Jan 1973 - 16 Sept 1980

Articles/addresses by Sir Michael Swann, including:

A year at the BBC 1974

The autonomy of broadcasters 1974

Education, the media and the quality of Life 1976

Broadcasting, society and the state 1977

Press cuttings relating to Sir Michael Swann

BBC Correspondence:

Lord Normanbrook 1965 and 1967

Sir Hugh Carlton Greene -  Director General BBC 1968

Lord Hill -  Chairman BBC 1967 - 1973

Sir Charles Curran -  Director General BBC 1973 - 1977

(and addresses: The independence of the broadcaster 1975 and Television sport- advertising and sponsorship 1977)

Alasdair Milne's Director General BBC 1984 - 1986

Sir Ian Trethowan -  Director General BBC 1974 - 1982

(plus press cuttings file)

George Howard's Governor/Chairman BBC 1979 - 1982

Stuart Young's Chairman BBC 1983 - 1986

BBC General Advisory Council file:

NVALA (1967?) petition to the BBC

BBC Press cuttings 1968, 1979 - 1985

Miscellaneous papers relating to the BBC including:

Broadcasting and the public mood 1968

NVALA statement re: visit of James Dance MP and Mary Whitehouse to Broadcasting House 5 June 1969

The BBC and advertising: notes on a restatement of BBC policy and practice issued to staff in December 1975

The portrayal of violence in television programmes: suggestions for a revised note of BBC guidance 1979

NVALA evidence to the Committee on Financing the BBC 1985

Newspaper cuttings re: proposals for the reorganisation of radio broadcasting 1969 - 1970

NVALA report to Sir John Eden entitled: Recommendations as to how viewers' and listeners' views can best be represented September 1973

Correspondence and press cuttings relating to the report to Sir John Eden

NVALA proposal for a Broadcasting Commission/Council [nd]

NVALA submission to Broadcasting Standards Council 1988

Broadcasting Standards Council 1989

NVALA report: 'It makes you wonder why you bother' (NVALA assessment of replies from the BBC and IBA to viewers' complaints) 1982 (copy of report and various drafts)

Viewers correspondence (on which report was based) 1979 - 1981 arranged under various headings:

Mary Whitehous's correspondence with Lord Hill -  Chairman ITA 1966 - 1967

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with Lord Aylestone -  Chairman ITA 1968 - 1973

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with Sir Robert Fraser -  Director General ITA 1967 - 1970

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with Brian Young -  Director General ITA [later IBA] 1970 - 1982

Mary Whitehouse / ITA general correspondence 1967 - 1972

Mary Whitehouse / IBA general correspondence 1972 - 1986

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with various ITV companies 1967 - 1989

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with Lady Plowden -  Chairman IBA 1975 - 1980

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with Lord Thomson -  Chairman IBA 1980 - 1986

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with George Russell -  Chairman IBA 1989

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with John Whitney -  Director General IBA 1983 - 1986

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with IBA Governors 1985 - 1986

ITA [later IBA] & ITV companies: correspondence with viewers 1966 - 1986

ITA [later IBA] press cuttings, press notices / news releases

Mary Whitehouse / Channel 4 correspondence 1980 - 1986

Channel 4 viewers' correspondence 1981 - 1986

Channel 4 press cuttings & Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with newspapers re: Channel 4

IBA news releases re: Channel 4 1979 -  1984

IV Boxes 54 - 68 Politicians / Legal matters / Parliament / Litigation

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with MPs 1964 - 1986

Questionnaire sent to candidates in General Election February & March 1974 re: Christian teaching in schools, broadcasting & television, the cinema, public decency, and sex education (Replies)

Questionnaire sent to MPs May - September 1974 eliciting their views on the control of indecent displays, the licensing of obscene & violent films, and sex education in schools (Replies)

Questionnaire sent to MPs July 1978 re: broadcasting, obscene publications, religious education, sex education, and blasphemy (Replies, published assessment of results, correspondence and news cuttings)

Mary Whitehouse's election campaign 1983 (news cuttings etc)

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with MPs re: annual debate on broadcasting 1985

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with the DPP 1968 - 1991

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence with the Attorney General 1971 - 1985

Press cuttings relating to the DPP and the Attorney General

Correspondence with the Home Office and Home Secretary 1968 - 1986

Correspondence with 10 Downing Street 1965 - 1985

Correspondence with government ministers 1965 - 1982 (including Margaret Thatcher Secretary of State for Education and Science 1971)

Correspondence with the Postmaster General / Minister of Posts & Telecommunications 1965 - 1974

Correspondence with Edward Heath 1965 - 1974

Correspondence with A W Benn 1974

Correspondence with Sir Keith Joseph 1974 - 1976

Correspondence with party leaders 1978 - 1979

Annan Committee on the Future of Broadcasting:

Williams Committee on Obscenity and Film Censorship:

Membership list and terms of reference

Summaries of Committee- principal recommendations & relevant extracts from the report

Submissions from NVALA and other organisations

Responses to the Williams Report from NVALA and others

Background papers including:

Pornography, harm and Williams by John H Court

Television violence and the adolescent boy by William Belson

Pornography and rape in white South Africa by J H Court

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence 1977 -  1981

Meeting with the Home Secretary 20 February 1980

General Correspondence 1978 - 1981

Stoporn Now campaign (No to Williams):

Gay News blasphemy case 1978 and Blasphemy Bill 1978 correspondence, press cuttings, etc

Arts Council Conference to Investigate the Working of the Obscene Publications Acts 1959 and 1964:

Report of Conference 6 June 1968

Working Party on Obscenity Laws set up by Conference:

Membership List

Report May 1969

Correspondence (Mary Whitehouse and others) re: Conference

Miscellaneous notes, news clippings and transcripts

Committee on Privacy  1970

Correspondence (Mary Whitehouse)

Membership

Terms of reference

Obscene Publications (Protection of Children, etc) (Amendment) Bill

[Winston Churchill's private member's bill]:

Draft Bill as at 5 December 1985

Amendments made in Standing Committee C February and March 1986

Consideration of Bill 25 April 1986

NVALA material including papers:

Obscene Publications Act 1959 - the need for change

Obscene Publications Act 1959 - the need for new Law

Proposed bill to amend Obscene Publications Act 1959

Draft proposed amendments to the Obscene Publications Act 1959

Observations on proposed bill (handwritten notes by Mary Whitehouse)

Recommendations on an amendment to the Obscene Publications Act 1959 and to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission, presented to the Home Secretary ... at the Home Office 7 July 1986 (2 copies)

Correspondence (Mary Whitehouse and others) 1985 and 1986

Statements by organisations and individuals

Cinematograph and Indecent Displays Bill:

Text at 31 October 1973

Proceedings in Standing Committee B 22 November - 18 December 1973

Correspondence (Mary Whitehouse and others) 1973 - 1975

Miscellaneous documents relating to the bill

Press cuttings

Indecent Displays (Control) Bill:

Second Reading 26 January 1979 (Order paper)

Text at 27 June 1979

Text at 12 January 1981

Amendment to be moved in Committee by Lord Nugent of Guildford, the Earl of Halsbury and the Lord Bishop of London (March 1981)

Proceedings in Standing Committee C [n.d.]

Text as amended by Standing Committee C 11 March 1981 (2 copies)

Mary Whitehouse's notes on meetings with:

Leon Britten 17 July 1979

MPs 23 July 1979

Home Secretary 15 April 1981

Correspondence (Mary Whitehouse and others) 1979 - 1981

Newspaper cuttings

Box 65(a) Obscene Publications Act 1959: supplementary correspondence and papers

File A

Correspondence, 16.8.1983 to 21.10.1990, including:

Correspondence with the Home Office (31.10.1984, 28.1.1985, 15.3.1985, 19.6.1985, 24.6.1985, 26.6.1985, 17.7.1985, 22.7.1985, 8.11.1985, 27.11.1985, 8.12.1985)

Correspondence with 10 Downing Street (14.1.1985, 10.5.1985, 17.6.1985, 21.10.1985, 24.10.1985, 12.11.1985, 11.12.1985)

Correspondence with MPs and members of the House of Lords (not listed)

Correspondence with Chief Constables [not listed]

Correspondence with His Honour Alan King Hamilton, 8.2.1985, 8.2.1985, 13.3.1985, 23.3.1985, 14.6.1985, 19.6.1985, 17.7.1985, 29.7.1985, 14.9.1985, 12.11.1985, 1.12.1985, 8.12.1985)

File B

NVALA comments on the Obscene Publications Act, including:

Comments on Home Office comments on draft bill ……[nd]

The need for change [nd]

Memorandum on the next step … [nd]

Comments on Home Secretary’s letter … [nd]

Meeting with the Home Secretary, 15.4.1981

The need for new law [nd]

Script for audio-visual presentation [nd]

The need for new law: explanatory notes [nd]

Letter, 24.2.1986, from Mary Whitehouse to The Times

Recommendations on an amendment to the Obscene Publications Act 1959, and to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission, July 1986

File C

Press cuttings

File D

NVALA monitoring; miscellaneous reports (not listed)

V Boxes 69 - 76 Books, articles, etc by and about Mary Whitehouse

Cleaning up TV: from protest to participation 1967 - reviews, press cuttings, correspondence, miscellaneous items

Who does she think she is? 1971 - reviews, correspondence, etc

Happiness: a person anthology 1974 - correspondence, selection of items for inclusion

Mary Whitehouse by Max Caulfield 1976 - correspondence, reviews, press cuttings

Whatever happened to sex? 1977 - correspondence, press cuttings, miscellaneous materials used for book, typescript of book

A most dangerous woman 1982 - correspondence, reviews, press cuttings

Mightier than the Sword 1985 - correspondence, reviews, press cuttings, typescript and proof copies of book

Speeches, articles, contributions to magazines, etc, by Mary Whitehouse

(unsorted file includes miscellaneous manuscript and typescript notes and drafts for articles / speeches, correspondence with publishers, and materials used by Mrs Whitehouse in the preparation of her own speeches and articles)

Magazine and newspaper interviews with / features on Mary Whitehouse

Mary Whitehouse:

Material for books

Material re: articles to write 1973 - 1975

Early unidentified typescripts etc (unsorted)

TV and radio programmes / slots featuring Mary Whitehouse

A walk in the dark BBC Radio 2 1972 -  correspondence

The controversialists BBC TV 1980 - correspondence

Thought for the day BBC Radio 4 6 - 9 February 1978 and 16 January 1981 - scripts

AM programme LBC, 27 January 1983 - transcript of item about Mary Whitehouse

Feed back BBC Radio 4 29 June 1984 - script

A voice crying in the wilderness BBC Radio 4 3 March 1985 - script

Opposition to the age: a study of the NVALA by M Tracey and D Morrison 1976 - typescripts

Whitehouse by M Tracey and D Morrison 1979 - draft chapters, typescript, reviews and correspondence

Correspondence between Mary Whitehouse and M Tracey 1973 -  1979

VI Boxes 77 - 94 Mary Whitehouse's Correspondence

Clean Up TV campaign: letters from members of the public 1964 - 1965 (unsorted)

Letters to Mary Whitehouse from members of the public 1965 (unsorted)

Mary Whitehouse: general correspondence 1964 - 1988 (unsorted but gathered together by year)

Mary Whitehouse: general correspondence undated (unsorted)

Composition of juries: correspondence 1972 - 1977

Equal Opportunities Commission: correspondence and press cuttings 1976 - 1978

Peter Lennon- article in The Sunday Times 12 February 1978 correspondence etc

Award of CBE to Mary Whitehouse 1980 correspondence and press cuttings

Correspondence re: advertising 1976 - 1986 (unsorted)

Correspondence re: Mary Whitehouse's engagements and appointments 1970 -  1982 (unsorted)

Mary Whitehouse's UK tour 1979 - 1980 correspondence, press cuttings etc

Mary Whitehouse: international correspondence 1968 - 1974 (includes correspondence re: European tour 1968; but excludes correspondence re: visits to USA, Australia and South Africa)

Papers and correspondence re: Mary Whitehouse's attendance / participation at various international meetings 1973 - 1981

Mary Whitehouse: correspondence with churches 1977 - 1987 (unsorted)

Order of Christian Unity - correspondence with Mary Whitehouse and miscellaneous publications 1976 - 1983

Mary Whitehouse:

'The Family' Group meeting at the House of Commons 20 July 1978 miscellaneous documents

Miscellaneous press cuttings and other items relating to the family

VII Boxes 95 - 123 Issues / Organisations / Individuals

Sex education:

School children's response to sex education films shown at the Modern School Madeley 1962

Correspondence with parents of children at Madeley Modern School re: sex education films

Mary Whitehouse's early correspondence re: sex education

Press cuttings 1963

Drafts of articles and papers by Mary Whitehouse c 1963

Miscellaneous early documents c 1963

Correspondence 1967 - 1987

'Sex education in the primary school' radiovision programmes BBC 1970 miscellaneous documents

Miscellaneous booklets, leaflets and other documents relating to sex education

Articles on sex education by Mary Whitehouse

Various unidentified / incomplete letters, notes etc by Mrs Whitehouse and Dr Sturdy

'Growing Up' film by Martin Cole correspondence etc 1970 - 1976 press cuttings

'The playbook for kids about sex' 1983 correspondence etc

General press cuttings on sex education

Pornography:

Correspondence etc (especially re: proposed Commission)

Miscellaneous articles etc

Press cuttings

Notes and jottings by Mrs Whitehouse

Sex shops:

Routine correspondence etc 1979 - 1984

Significant correspondence 1981 - 1984

Miscellaneous documents

Press cuttings

Videos:

Correspondence etc 1981 - 1987

Miscellaneous undated / unidentified items

Articles on Graham Bright- video bill 1983 - 1985

Press cuttings detailing progress of the video bill 1983 - 1985

Correspondence with MPs re: the video bill 1983 - 1985

Miscellaneous unsorted press cuttings re: videos

File on Trinity (Christian) Video 1983 - 1986

Cable television:

Correspondence etc 1981 - 1984

Press cuttings

Miscellaneous documents

Violence on television and its effects:

Correspondence etc 1972 - 1988

Miscellaneous articles and documents

Press cuttings

NVALA report 'Law and disorder' 1979 (on TV detective shows Target and The Sweeney) : correspondence, miscellaneous documents and press cuttings

Subversion (alleged left- wing bias in the media) :

Correspondence 1973 - 1975

Miscellaneous documents

Press cuttings

Homosexuality:

Correspondence 1975 - 1989

Miscellaneous articles and documents

Press cuttings

Race relations:

Correspondence and press cuttings 1968

Drink and drugs:

Correspondence 1976 - 1988

Press cuttings

Censorship:

Correspondence etc 1967 - 1972

Press cuttings

'Evidence' files containing correspondence, press cuttings etc on a range of issues:

Crime (including sex crime) and violence 1969 - 1987

Political 1969 - 1986

Bias 1978

Religion 1977 - 1986

Children's / schools' broadcasting 1970 - 1986

'General evidence' 1971 - 1986

Nationwide Festival of Light:

Correspondence, newspaper cuttings, press releases etc 1972 - 1983 (unsorted)

Nationwide Petition for Public Decency 1973 - correspondence, press cuttings etc (unsorted)

NFOL publications:

Broadsheets:

June 1973 | February 1974 | February 1975 | Spring 1976 | Autumn 1976

Spring 1977 |Summer 1977 | Autumn 1977 | Winter 1978

Bulletin:

(1978? - 1983) Nos.4 - 6; 9 - 11; 15 & 16

Films file

Correspondence, circulars, press cuttings etc (includes reports / material on individual films, especially The Exorcist and Last Tango in Paris

ABUSE (Action to Ban Sexual Exploitation of Children):

Abuse leaflets

Newspaper cuttings

Miscellaneous documents re: ABUSE

Other publications re: child abuse

File on Protection of Children Bill/Act 1978

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence 1977 - 1978 (unsorted)

General correspondence 1977 - 1978

Correspondence re: newspaper articles by Mary Whitehouse on ABUSE 1977 - 1981

UK visit by Dr J Densen- Gerber (US campaigner against child abuse) 1978 - correspondence, speeches etc

Albany Trust and PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange):

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence 1976 - 1981

General correspondence 1977 - 1978

Miscellaneous publications

Newspaper cuttings

The Responsible Society:

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence 1974 - 1984

General correspondence 1973 - 1984

Newspaper cuttings

Booklets, leaflets etc produced by the Society including:

Bulletin of the Responsible Society (later Family Bulletin) [1973 -  1987], Nos. 9-10; 12 - 14; 16 - 23; 26 - 28; 41 - 49

Miscellaneous documents

Family Planning Association:

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence 1971 - 1985

General correspondence 1974 - 1985

Press cuttings

Miscellaneous documents

National Coalition on Television Violence (USA) & International Coalition Against Violent Entertainment:

Press releases and publications including NCTV News 1980 - 1985

Community Standards Association:

Correspondence, circulars, publications etc 1973 - 1986( including Society for Promotion of Community Standards)

including: Newsletter: nos. 27, 49, 54, 58 (1978 - 1985); CSA Newsletter:  nos. 2, 4, 7 - 9, 12 (1975 -  1985)

GLC debate on film censorship (Mary Whitehouse replies to Enid Wistrich):

Text of reply

Correspondence 1974 - 1975

Miscellaneous documents

Press cuttings

Hastings Report, 1975 (TV monitoring project by 23 boys at Scarisbrick Hall Boarding School) and '£34 For This' 1980 (report of TV monitoring, by 12 students at Westminster College, Oxford) [both coordinated by Michael Hastings]:

Correspondence and press cuttings

Brunel Conference on Censorship 1975:

Mary Whitehouse's correspondence

National Federation of Business & Professional Women- Clubs:

Correspondence etc 1976

Institute of Contemporary Arts:

Correspondence etc 1977

Family Forum:

Correspondence, 1984

Miscellaneous papers 1980 - 1983

Law Society:

Correspondence etc 1978 - 1985

Royal Television Society:

Miscellaneous material including addresses etc delivered at Conventions in Cambridge 1973, 1975 and 1979 by Sir Charles Curran and others

Reports (non- NVALA):

'Children and television: a national survey among 7 - 17 year olds' Pye Ltd 1978

'Television programmes in Great Britain: content and control with special reference to violence and sex: a pilot study' by James D Halloran and Paul Croll, Centre for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester 1971

'Television violence and the adolescent boy' by William Belson 1977 (?)

David Holbrook: Correspondence 1973 - 1981

'Who dares speak of love?' address on BBC Radio 3, December 1972 (transcript)

'Censorship: mass law- breaking in the mass media' article in New Law Journal 26 July 1973

'Can anyone still say porn does no harm?' article in the Daily Mail 28 July 1977

Press cuttings collected by David Holbrook 1974 - 1976

Other Correspondence:

Charles Oxley:  Correspondence 1977 - 1987

A S P Salter: Correspondence 1985

Mrs S K Stevens: Correspondence 1971 - 1975

Dr D C Sturdy:  Correspondence etc 1964 - 1969

Dr John H Court:

Various articles and publications, including 'Pornography and the Harm Condition - a response to the Report on Obscenity and Film Censorship (the Williams Report)' 1980

Revisions for new edition of Changing Community Standards jointly authored by Mary Whitehouse

Correspondence 1973 - 1981

Miscellaneous documents

Snaresbrook court appearance 1976 (press cuttings etc)

VIII Boxes 124 - 132 Mary Whitehouse's overseas correspondence, tours and visits

US material

Correspondence with American individuals and organisation 1968 - 1986 (unsorted) [includes file on Hinson McAuliffe's visit to Britain March 1982]

Mary Whitehouse's US visit 1972: correspondence, press cuttings, photographs etc (unsorted)

American material:

Citizens for Decent Literature Inc (later Citizens for Decency Through Law) correspondence, miscellaneous documents etc including:

National Decency Reporter: Vol. VI 1969 nos. 9, 1; Vol. IX 1972 nos. 10 - 12; Vol. X 1973 nos. 1, 2; Vol. XI 1974 nos. 4, 5; Vol. XII 1975 no 3; Vol. XIII 1976 no 3; Vol. XV, 1978 no 6; Vol. IXX 1982 nos. 4 - 6; Vol. XX 1983 nos. 1, 3 - 5; Vol. XXI 1984 nos. 1, 3, 5; Vol. XXII 1985 nos. 1 - 3, 5, 7; Vol. XXIII 1987 no 1

Crusade Against Moral Pollution correspondence with Martha Rountree 1973

Rockford College Institute miscellaneous documents including:

Widening Horizons: Vol. 11 1974 no 1; Vol. 12 1975 no 1; Vol. 14 1977/78 nos. 1, 3;

Persuasion at Work: Vol. I 1978 no 1; Vol. II 1979 no 2; Vol. III 1980 no 1;

The Rockford Papers: Vol. 2 1977 no 5; Vol. 3 1978 no 1; Vol. 5 1980 no 4; Vol. 6 1981 no 3; Vol. 7 1982 no 1

Mary Whitehouse's Australian and New Zealand visit 1973: correspondence, press cuttings and photographs (unsorted)

Mary Whitehouse's Australian and New Zealand visit 1978: correspondence, press cuttings etc (unsorted)

Mary Whitehouse's Australian visit 1984: correspondence, press cuttings, photographs (including several with Dame Edna Everage)

Memorabilia from various Australasian visits

Australian Festival of Light publications 1977 - 1984 including AFOL News Bulletins, Resource Papers, Light and Festival Focus

Mary Whitehouse's South African visit 1976: correspondence, press cuttings etc

Monte Carlo International Television Festival 1973: miscellaneous items

IX Boxes 133 - 142 John Beyer- correspondence

1976 - 1990 (unsorted)

X Boxes 143 - 146 Press cuttings

Four boxes of miscellaneous newspaper cuttings (unsorted)

XI Box 147 Audio visual material

Material includes:

Obscene Publications - the need for new law (2 audio cassettes and 34 colour slides)

Audio cassettes of speeches at Annual Conventions:

1980 Mary Whitehouse

1981 Mary Whitehouse & Cyril Smith(Northern Convention)

1983 Bo Carlsson & Mary Whitehouse

1984 Paul C McCommon III, Mary Whitehouse & Paul Johnson

1984 Afternoon session

1985 'Free for all' led by Charles Oxley

1986 Mary Whitehouse, Peter Imbert & Annual Award presented by Cliff Richard to Blue Peter

1986 Introduction by Tony Hughes, branch reports & John Beyer on publications and monitoring

1987 Mary Whitehouse, Rt Revd Graham Leonard (Bishop of London) & Annual Award presented by Sir Kenneth Newman to Crimewatch UK

Videotape of The Late show feature entitled: The Mary Whitehouse Story

Additional papers, received 2000 : preliminary list

Boxes 7 -  28

Box 7

Constitution

Conventions 1970 - 74

Awards 1970 - 71

Box 8

Publications

Box 9

Publications

Campaigns to outlaw pornography

Box 10

Clean- up TV Campaign 1964 - 65

Box 11 -  12

Save Religious Education Campaign

Box 13

1968 - 69 TV Licence Campaign

Box 14

Sex education

Box 15

Programme surveys 1966

Box 16

Mary Whitehouse :  correspondence with MPs, 1964

Box 17

Mary Whitehouse :  correspondence with BBC 1969 - 76 (Sir Charles Curran)

Box 18

Mary Whitehouse :  general correspondence

Box 19

Mary Whitehouse :  correspondence, 1977 - 78 re child abuse

Box 20

Mary Whitehouse :  general correspondence, newspaper cuttings for "new book"

Box 21

Mary Whitehouse :  newspaper articles (1950s)

  typescript for book (? title)

Box 22

Mary Whitehouse :  speeches

Box 23 -  25

Mary Whitehouse: TV appearances

radio broadcast, 1978

Box 26

Mary Whitehouse : conferences attended 1973. appointments 1971 and 1973

Box 27

Mary Whitehouse :  tour of Britain, 1979 - 80

Box 28

Mary Whitehouse :  photographs

December 2002 Acquisitions: outline list

Boxes 4 -  13

Box 4

Mary Whitehouse correspondence with 10 Downing Street including:

25 letters from Margaret Thatcher:

13.7.90 (photocopy) | 21.5.90 (photocopy) | 22.1.90 | 22.12.89 (photocopy) | February 1989 (photocopy) | 11.1.88 (photocopy)

16.9.87 | 19.5.86 | 18.4.86 | 5.7.85 (photocopy) | 15.4.85 | 27.6.84 | 4.7.83 | 27.6.83 (photocopy) | 23.6.83

23.2.83 | 21.12.82 | 14.12.82 | 31.8.82 | 15.2.82 | 20.8.81 (photocopy) | 25.4.80 | 2.10.79 | 9.9.79 | 19.4.79 (from Conservative Central Office)

10 letters from John Major

20.5.94 | 10.1.94 (photocopy) | 15.10.93 | 9.3.92 | 3.2.92 | 5.5.92 | 18.11.91 | 20.9.91 (photocopy to Michael Alison) | 1.7.91 | 16.5.91

Correspondence with MPs including:

1.6.84 Neil Kinnock (photocopy)

28.5.84 David Owen (photocopy)

28.5.84 David Steel (photocopy)

7.2.83 William Whitelaw (photocopy)

8.6.81 William Whitelaw (photocopy)

Box 5

Mary Whitehouse -  speeches and articles 1976 - 93

Box 6

NVALA Convention speeches 1977 - 91

Conservative Party Conference 1989

Box 7

NVALA Publications

Viewer & Listener

Press releases 1981 - 93

Box 8

Monitoring surveys 1975 - 96

Box 9

Video Recordings Bill (1984) correspondence

Obscene Publications Act (1959) NVALA publications

Indecent Display Bill NVALA statement 1981

Box 10

Council of Europe, papers and correspondence 1976 - 1990

Box 11

John Beyer -  correspondence 1976 - 1981

Box 12

John Beyer -  correspondence 1982 - 1989

Box 13

Non- NVALA publications