Dickens (Hard Times) Papers

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DICKENS (HARD TIMES) PAPERS
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Call Number: D.133
Dates: 1973-1977
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1
Collection Overview
Title: DICKENS (HARD TIMES) PAPERS
Call Number: D.133
Dates: 1973-1977
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Charles Dickens' novel Hard Times was adapted by Arthur Hopcraft into a four-episode television drama and was filmed in England by Granada Television International and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Exxon (now ExxonMobil) Corporation, and public television stations. Each program contained an eight-minute sequence which developed a social/historical theme related to the novel. These were written and narrated by Asa Briggs, George Ford and Steven Marcus. The series was first shown in the United States in May 1977, and repeated in February 1978.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of photocopies of the typed first draft and synopsis of the television series, with the grant proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities for funding and the printed viewers' guide by George Ford and Steven Marcus.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of George Ford, June 1978.Access
The DICKENS (HARD TIMES) PAPERS is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], DICKENS (HARD TIMES) PAPERS, D.133, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Episode Breakdown
Box 1, Folder 2Hard Times, Part 1, July 28, 1977
Box 1, Folder 3Hard Times, Part 2, July 28, 1977
Box 1, Folder 4Hard Times, Part 3, July 28, 1977
Box 1, Folder 5Hard Times, Part 4, July 28, 1977
Box 1, Folder 6"The World of Dickens' Hard Times: A Guide for the Viewer," by: George Ford and Steven Marcus
Box 1, Folder 7Proposal to The National Endowment for the Humanities, January, 1975


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