Ref NoDM1819
TitlePenguin Archive: The Allen Lane filing cabinets
DescriptionThis collection forms part of the administrative papers of Penguin Books Ltd., and relates to the business of the founder, Sir Allen Lane (1902-1970). The collection contains files on Penguin operations around the world, including Australia, Canada, America, Brazil, Africa and the Caribbean, as well as some editorial files for Penguin books. There is also a substantial amount of information on a number of Penguin series, such as Penguin Classics (L/044), Pelican (A/02) and Puffin books (PS/03). The files also contain information on the personal life of Allen Lane and material relating to the Lady Chatterley’s Lover trial of 1960.
Extent42 archive boxes
Access ConditionsPrior permission must be obtained from Penguin Books Ltd. Please ask Special Collections for further information.

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