Triviality, materiality and synchronicity in the Lessing archive

Jacob Rollinson

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Over the summer of 2019, I was on a work placement in the British Archive for Contemporary Writing at UEA. My task was to catalogue and describe the correspondence of Doris Lessing. I was developing the online catalogue of the set of boxes called ‘The 2008 Deposit’, making it accessible and searchable for researchers. The 2008 Deposit (unlike the 2013 Deposit, which arrived after Lessing’s death that year) is not under embargo by its copyright holders, so its contents are at least theoretically available for interested parties to use for teaching, research or the generation otherwise of their own academic-economic product. My task was to facilitate this.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-66
Number of pages7
JournalCritical Quarterly
Issue number1
Early online date14 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

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