Ref NoOHP/62
TitleTom Peak
Date12 March 1998
Extent1 audio tape, 1 cd, 1 file, 1 AIFF file (793.1 MB)
Creator NamePeak; Tom P; personnel manager GMG
DescriptionInterview with Tom Peak, personnel manager for the Guardian. Conducted by Leslie Plommer on 12 March 1998. Also includes a data sheet containing biographical details about the subject and information about the recording.

Summary contents of interview (with rough timings):

Disc 1:
Track 1
01.00 Joined company in 1959 and subsequent career history
07.00 Company's attitude towards its employees, equal pay for women, jobs-for-life, wages

14.00 Ways of saving money - switching over generators for Manchester Evening News (MEN)
15.00 On dropping of Manchester from the name
18.00 Describes machine room at Cross Street
19.30 Nepotism - getting jobs at MEN

22.30 Describes the wire room - department run in a very old fashioned way
25.00 Accounts and ads

34.00 Production side
37.00 Economies in 1967

43.00 Canteen culture and the influence of the Scotts
45.00 Remembers Charles Scott
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess to recording via GNM Digital Repository
FormatElectronic record
CD recording
Printed document
Tape recording
CopyrightGuardian News & Media Ltd and Tom Peak

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