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IBA archive at Bournemouth University

IBA archive at Bournemouth University

The IBA archive provides a very large and hitherto underused collection of materials for not only BU students, but in particular the growing body of UK and international researchers studying the history of broadcasting.

The Centre for Media History has established a pilot online archive of selected material from the Independent Television Authority/ Independent Broadcasting Authority Archive (1955–1990).

This pilot online resource has been developed to help researchers get an idea of the sort of documents which can be viewed by visiting the archive as a researcher. The document archive of over 20,000 files and nearly 2,000,000 separate documents was transferred from OFCOM to Bournemouth University for the use of the university’s Centre for Media History and visiting researchers.

The archive consists of the internal documents and external correspondence of the ITA, regulator of commercial television in the UK (19551973) and also the successor regulator of both commercial radio and commercial television, the IBA.

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