The Lindsay Anderson Archive provides a unique record of the working career and private life of one of the key figures of British cinema. The collection includes working papers relating to all of his films including If.... , This Sporting Life , O Lucky Man! and Britannia Hospital and 40 theatre productions directed by Anderson between 1957-1992.
As well as this extensive record of Anderson's career a large amount of personal material collected and kept by Anderson is also present. This includes Anderson's diaries (kept irregularly between 1942 - 1992); photographs of family and friends and visits to various countries; memorabilia collected by Anderson during his childhood, schooldays, military service and adult life; and awards and gifts. The collection also includes several thousand of Anderson's books (mainly relating to film and theatre).
The collection contains a rich visual record of Anderson's life and work as the material presented here illustrates.