TitlePapers of Jean Stead
Extent1 box
Creator NameStead; Jean Laura (1926-2016); journalist
DescriptionCorrespondence, diaries, and papers kept by Jean Stead from her time at the Guardian.
Admin HistoryJean Stead was born on 30 May 1926. She joined the Guardian as a permanent member of staff on 6 October 1963, serving as a reporter until November 1966 when she became deputy news editor to John Cole. In 1970 she became news editor and then assistant editor in 1974, a post held until 1978. From late 1978 to 1983 she was assistant editor, special features. In 1983 she became the Guardian's Scottish correspondent, reporting notably on the miners' strike, a post held until her retirement in 1988.

The miners' strike was the subject of her book 'Never the same again: women and the miners' strike' published in 1987.
Custodial HistoryDonated by Jean Stead, October 2000, January 2001, October 2003 and August 2006.
System Of ArrangementArranged into three sections: correspondence, diaries, and other material
Access StatusOpen(part)
Access ConditionsSome access restrictions on diaries
Related Material'Never the same again: women and the miners' strike' in historical reference library (ref:HRL/61)
Labour Disputes
Trade Unions
Coal Strike (1984-1985)


CopyrightVarious copyrights; diaries copyright of Jean Stead

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