Ref NoOBS/6/1/1/2/2/5/1
TitleRoger Harrison
Extent5 files; 2 boxes
Creator NameThe Observer Limited; Editor's Office; Donald Trelford
DescriptionIncludes correspondence from and concerning Harrison. The bulk of the correspondence spans from 1968 to 1986, there is just one letter in 1989 and one in 1992.
Other correspondents include: Kenneth Pounds Obank, Brian Nicholson, William Millinship, John Nuttall-Smith, Tristan Jones, Trevor Grove

Subjects covered include: personnel matters including staffing, recruitment, taxes, contracts and the development of a training structure, commercial management such as the award of contracts, sponsorship and advertising, financial matters including capital expenditure, budgets and expenses (especially for editorial) , recurring debates about the ratio between editorial and advertising space, the sale of the Observer, expenditure, circulation figures and the profitability of the Observer including price increases, special music pages, relationship with trade unions (NUJ, TUC) and industrial actions, legal issues such as press complaints and libel actions, redesign of Observer into 4 sections, use of photocomposition and picture syndication, International Observer, edition times and printing problems, computer part work

Also includes: Letter from Yehudi Menuhin, editorial executive and management structure, staff and contributors lineage costs 1978, company policy on travel and other expenses 1978, readers letters complaining about commercial insert, draft of strategy paper on printing, draft minutes of board meeting 13th September 1982, draft cover price increase and medium-term strategy Feb. 1983, summary of responses to subscriptions marketing (1984), Minutes of the non-newspaper revenue development committee 9th January 1984.
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen(part)
Access ConditionsSome material concerning financial and staff matters closed
CopyrightMainly Guardian News & Media

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