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Osman Collection (20th C.)

Covers the topic of photo-journalism, especially the work of Tom Hopkinson. The Osman collection, named after Colin Osman, long time editor of ‘Creative Camera’, and associate of Hopkinson when he was editor of the south African journal, Drum. The collection of magazines, books, sound recordings, and photo-journalism material came from Hopkinson himself. Complete runs are held of Picture Post, Drum, and 30 other pictorial journals and magazines. A full listing is available.

Date range:  20th century

Size:  c. 5,000 items.

Languages: English

Keywords:  Journalism, photography.

Notes: Bought from Colin Osman in 1997. Also included are videos of USA presidential elections from 1984 to 1996. Collection held in the Bute Library. Special Collections and Archives holds a number of archive collections related to popular journalism.