Ref NoGMG/1/3/1/1/3
TitleNewspaper statistics
Extent1 file
Creator NameManchester Guardian and Evening News Limited; Chairman's Office; Laurence Prestwich Scott
DescriptionFolders of sales comparisons and statistics, broadly relating to the financial implications of printing in London alongside Manchester, including memoranda from William J Haley, TE Henry, HG Milner, Kenneth Searle and Alastair Hetherington amongst others.

These comprise a folder labelled 'Old information suitable for Working Reports' (1); folder labelled 'Monthly Charts' (2), containing charts relating to newspaper costs and revenue, 1934-1954; Haley folder labelled 'Records' (3), c. 1934; JR Scott folder (WJ Haley crossed out) labelled 'Old Statistics' (4) containing graphs of Guardian advertising 1920-1934, paper contracts 1939-1941 etc.; folder labelled 'Advertising Rates' (5), containing list of classified advertisements placed 1935-1948; folder containing information on weekly wage rates, including information published by the Newspaper Society on the minimum weekly rates of wages payable to employees of provincial newspapers, and a grading agreement for staff, c. 1943 (6); folder containing statistics and target figures for successful profit levels, annotated by LP Scott (7); folder containing reports on the feisibility of merging The Manchester Evening Chronicle and the Manchester Evening News (8), including correspondence with Hetherington, Haley, Milner and Henry, amongst others; folder labelled 'Deansgate Project' (9), containing proposals for and against moving premises by Scott and others, and including a report titled 'Looking Ahead', questioning the role of newspapers in light of commercial television, and other developments; report on the accommodation problem as at the end of April 1957 (10); folder containing documents titled 'Operation T' and 'Operation K', concerning proposals for the amalgumation of the Manchester Evening Chronicle with the Manchester Evening News (11); printed booklet entitled 'Ideals and Obligations- Tribune Tower Hall of Inscriptions' (published Tribune Co. 1931) with report on 'London Printing Project' enclosed, April 1961; memorandum by Scott, addressing 'some of the problems facing us' and discussing the proposed merger with the Manchester Evening Chronicle in detail (13).
System Of ArrangementSubject
Access StatusOpen
Financial Statements
Financial Administration
FormatPrinted document

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