Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Penguin Books archive to be studied and catalogued online
"Established in 1935 by Bristol-born Allen Lane, Penguin Books quickly grew to be one of the most recognisable and well-loved publishers in Britain. The early series of sixpence paperbacks, designed to fill a gap in the market for good quality literature at reasonable prices, were incredibly successful and set a new yardstick for publishing. Now, the company's archive of more than 2,300 boxes of letters, notes and other papers, housed at Bristol University Library's Special Collections, is to be studied and catalogued online"