Collection T-MIN/40 - Papers of Malcolm Baird relating to John Logie Baird

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GB 249 T-MIN/40

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Papers of Malcolm Baird relating to John Logie Baird

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  • c. 1990 - 2020 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

47 digital files (27.1 MB )

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Files assembled by Malcolm Baird over 30 years.

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Donated by Malcolm Baird, January 2020.

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Collection of miscellaneous and mostly non-technical writings about John Logie Baird, television pioneer, written and/or compiled by his son, Malcolm Baird. Some of the pieces have been published. The material forms a supplement to Malcolm Baird's more concise technical memoirs entitled “From the White Suit to the Hard Hat”.

Comprises:

  1. Lectures about John Logie Baird
  2. Articles about John Logie Baird
  3. Reviews (book and film)
  4. Sketches of people in John Logie Baird’s circle eg relatives, friends, associates including:
    (a) John Logie Baird's older sister Annie (1883-1971) and his daughter Diana (1931-2016)
    (b) the executor of John Logie Baird's estate (1894-1964)
    (c) Donald Flamm (1899-1998), John Logie Baird's friend and associate in the USA, and an honorary graduate of the University of Strathclyde
    (d) Antony Kamm (1931-2011) with whom Malcolm Baird wrote a biography of John Logie Baird
    (e) John Logie Baird's first love "Alice" (1890-1971)
    (f) A set of short character sketches developed by Malcolm Baird for a proposed film project

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Accruals are expected.

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Closed until 1 year after the death of Malcolm Baird.

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Copyright currently owned by Malcolm Baird.

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  • English

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