RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 196
Date1966-c 1980
Extent1 box, oversize items
TitleMike Weaver papers relating to modern American theatre
DescriptionThis small collection contains b/w photographs and press information/news releases relating to American stage productions c 1971-c 1980, sent from the Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, USA, and from Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, USA. Also included are posters relating to American exhibitions and stage productions (approximately 50-60 items), 1966-1974, a street map of Passaic County, New Jersey, a general map of Passaic County, New Jersey, and one copy of 'Whitney Review', 1975-1976 (annual report of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York).
Admin HistoryMike Weaver was for some years a lecturer in the School of English at the University of Exeter, with a specialism in American studies. He joined the University in 1967 as a lecturer in American literature, later becoming Reader in American Arts and Letters. He was heavily involved in the work of the American Arts Documentation Centre which was centred at the School of English c 1970-1997, and of which he was Director. He left the University c 1978, and is now (2004) Professorial Fellow Emeritus at Linacre College, University of Oxford. In 2002 he was awarded the J. Dudley Johnston Medal by the Royal Photographic Society.

With his main interests directed towards photography, film and the image, his publications include:

'The Art of Photography 1839-1989: Catalogue' (with Daniel Wolf), 1989; 'Alvin Langdon Coburn: symbolist photographer, 1882-1966' (with essay): 'Beyond the craft, 1986; British photography in the nineteenth century: the fine art tradition' (ed.) 1989; 'Henry Fox Talbot: selected texts and bibliography' (ed.), 1992; 'Julia Margaret Cameron, 1815-1870: an exhibition arranged by the John Hansard Gallery, The University, Southampton, and toured by the Arts Council of Great Britain', 1984; 'William Carlos Williams: the American background', 1971; 'The photographic art pictorial traditions in Britain and America', 1986; 'History of photography 1991-2000' (co-ed.).
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialThe Audio-Visual Department at the Main Library, University of Exeter, holds some other items relating to Weaver.
Access ConditionsUsual EUL arrangements apply.
Creator_NameWeaver; Mike (fl 1960s-); lecturer and writer on photography
Mgt_GroupVisual culture papers
Performing arts papers
DS/UK/144Weaver; Mike L H L (fl 1960s-); lecturer and writer on photographyfl 1960s-
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