Ref NoGUA/6/1/4/1/4/41
DateJune 1978 - June 1986
Extent2 files
Creator NameGuardian Newspapers Limited; Editor's Office; Ian Wright
DescriptionCorrespondence and notes, primarily internal, relating to the production of the Guardian, June 1978 - June 1986.

Correspondents include: Ian Wright, Michael McNay, Jean Stead, Peter Preston, John Dixey, Harry Roche, Frank Platt and Ken Dodd.

Subjects covered include: caption fonts, June 1978; motor-cycle coverage, June 1979 - November 1982; special page production, November 1979 - August 1980; leader page production, January 1980; staff pay, January 1980; new logos, October 1980; complaint concerning a Guardian article, November 1980; travel page layout, January 1981; WorldPaper, April 1982; positioning of the Guardian crossword and fees, May 1982 and February 1985; Guardian graphics, July 1983; differences in the printing quality of London and Manchester editions, February 1984 - March 1984; problems with colour nights June 1984; staff appointments and retirements, June 1984 - November 1984; new freelance fees, August 1984; production problems, November 1984 - August 1985; industrial action and the Chapel's house agreement, January 1985 - May 1985; the possibility of using Helvetica Black as a font for Agenda pages, April 1985; the possibility of having a third printing production in Manchester, October 1985 - November 1985 and printing quality in Manchester, May 1986 - June 1986.
System Of ArrangementRecords have been arranged across two folders as per the original order of the records:

File 1: 1978-1985
File 2: 1984-1986
Access StatusOpen(part)
Access ConditionsSubject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act.

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