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  • Reference
    KCL
  • Title
    Ken Loach Collection
  • Date
    c.1963-2012
  • Date from
    1963
  • Date to
    2012
  • Scope and Content
    Contains material relating to Loach's television and film work, dating from the 1960s to the present. [Please note, the Ken Loach Collection is a work in progress, therefore will only be available in stages, and may undergo changes as cataloguing progresses. For further information please contact speccoll@bfi.org.uk].
  • Extent
    c. 50 linear metre shelves
  • System of arrangement
    The papers have been arranged by specific project starting with Loach's television and film work. Where necessary and possible, the archivist has kept within a structure that follows the different phases of production during the film-making process. The papers arrived at the BFI more or less grouped together by project, though not in their entirety. The archivist has catalogued by project (usually the Series level), then arranged the papers according to the categories Scripts and Story Development, Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production, Distribution and so on (usually the Subseries level). Within those Subseries, attempts have been made to keep the original order of papers where possible, and arranged by function where papers not in any order. However, the papers arrived at the BFI after being packaged and arranged by Ken Loach's production company, Sixteen Films. This means that the original order is not always easily identifiable. At lower levels, such as File level, a larger amount of material appears to be in the order that Loach himself (or those working with the papers during the making of each film) kept. Where the archivist has quoted from the material directly, she has used quotation marks. To indicate the status of a title, the archivist has indicated the type, for example, if it is an original title the type will appear as 'Original', and if it is a title that the archivist has imposed it will appear as 'Archive'. The archivist has used square brackets to indicate where they have written additional information, their own notes, or if the information is unclear, for example, hand-writing that is difficult to decipher, or if approximating a date. Where necessary the archivist has given further details of the system of arrangement with particular records.
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