Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DT
TitleDavid Tipton Collection
Extent27 boxes
Date1958-[early 21st century]
DescriptionLiterary and other papers of David Tipton comprising typescripts and galleyproofs of his works, 1971-1989; copies of his published works, 1975-2001; correspondence and other documents relating to the published works by Tipton, 1958-1989; correspondence to and from Tipton on personal and other matters, 1987-1993; miscellaneous materials, 1990; and copies of works by other authors.
ArrangementThe collection was catalogued in 1994 by J. M. Claridge.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers for sections DT/1; DT/2; DT/5; DT/6. All items in sections DT/3 and DT/4 are closed. (See staff deposit file for details).
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue, or view the catalogue as a PDF file by clicking in the document field below. A paper copy is also available in the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections Department. This catalogue only relates to material received as Accession 1994/5 and Accession 2001/46

PDF box lists for subsequent accessions 2003/15 and 2021/109 are also available.
Access StatusOpen, but subject to some access restrictions
Administrative HistoryDavid Tipton was born in Birmingham in 1934 and was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham. Following National Service, he trained as a teacher. He subsequently travelled widely, spending seven years teaching in Argentina and Peru. After the death of his first wife in 1970, he returned to England with his young children. He settled in Bradford where he has combined school teaching with writing poetry and prose. He has also run a series of printing presses including the Rivelin Press, the Redbeck Press and the Blue Bridge Press, publishing his own work and that of other contemporary English writers, particularly poets. He died in 2012.

Reference: Janet M. Claridge, catalogue of the David Tipton Collection (The University of Birmingham Library, 1994)
Custodial HistoryFormer reference:TIP
AcquisitionThis collection was purchased in 1994, and further papers were acquired in 2001. Both these accessions (1994/5 and 2001/46) were catalogued together to create the DT catalogue.

A box list has been created for 9 out of the 10 boxes received in 2003 (accession 2003/15), and for all 6 boxes received in 2021 (accession 2021/109), but this material has not yet been added to the main DT catalogue.

Further David Tipton deposits have been received but not yet catalogued. See staff for details.
Related MaterialUniversity of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department holds a number of other 20th century literary collections which include the papers of Martin Booth (Ref: MB) and David Lodge (Ref: DL)


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