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  • Collection
  • c1903-1995

Records of the magazine Adam International Review and its editor, Miron Grindea, 1941-1995, and associated papers dating back to c1903, consisting of a wide range of material dealing with aspects of British and European cultural activity, particularly since the 1930s, and relating to art, literature, music, literary criticism, and the history of ideas. The archive includes the Adam International Review , issues 152-499 (wanting 186, 210-211, 218, 224-228, 331-54), 1941, 1946-1988, and indexes; microfilm copies of nos 13-14, 65, 148-149, 151, and issues dating from 1936 and 1938; and published copies of Christopher Fry, 'Genius, Talent and Failure: the Brontes' (The Adam Lecture 1986); Yehudi Menuhin, 'Tolerance' (The Adam Lecture 1987); Frances Stern, 'A Concordance to Proust' (Adam Books, 1987); 'Miron Grindea 1909-1995: a Celebration'. Unpublished papers of the Review were created by or relate to many prominent writers, artists and musicians of the 20th century including Natalie Clifford Barney, Samuel Beckett, Max Beerbohm, Nicolas Bentley, Isaiah Berlin, Edmund Blunden, Agatha Christie, Jean Cocteau, Ivy Compton Burnett, Cyril Connolly, Benedetto Croce, Cecil Day-Lewis, Lawrence Durrell, T S Eliot, George Enescu, E M Forster, Christopher Fry, William Golding, Duncan Grant, Robert Graves, Graham Greene, L P Hartley, Storm Jameson, Augustus John, Arthur Koestler, F R Leavis, Rose Macaulay, Compton Mackenzie, Thomas Mann, Katherine Mansfield, Walter de la Mare, John Masefield, Somerset Maugham, Yehudi Menuhin, Arthur Miller, Henry Miller, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, Iris Murdoch, Pablo Picasso, Anthony Powell, J B Priestley, Marcel Proust, Herbert Read, Jean Rhys, Ralph Richardson, Vita Sackville-West, Jean Paul Sartre, Siegfried Sassoon, Ronald Searle, George Bernard Shaw, Georges Simenon, the Sitwell family, C P Snow, Stephen Spender, Frances Stern, August Strindberg, Dylan Thomas, Arnold Wesker, Angus Wilson, Stefan Zweig, and others. Other material relates to the management of the magazine and includes editorial material (notes, proofs, preparatory research material, and correspondence required for production of an issue) and papers relating to circulation. The material is varied in form and comprises correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, proofs with author's and editor's corrections and printed documents, including poems, stories, and criticism, both published and rejected for publication; photographs; original drawings and illustrations; news cuttings and other ephemera such as programmes for events; tape recordings including the Adam lectures, 1985-1987; and interview transcripts.

Adam International Review, 1929-1988, magazine

KORMIS, Fred I, (1897-1986)

  • K/PP26
  • Collection
  • 1975-1983

Papers and photographs, 1975-1983, concerning the placing of a memorial sculpture of victims of war on their way to work camps/concentration camps, called 'Marchers', by Fred I Kormis, at King's College London, in 1975, comprising brochure, 1975, of Fieldborne Galleries, London, containing 'Sculpture, Fred Kormis'; photograph of 'Marchers', [1975]; press cutting, 1975, detailing 'Marchers' acquisition and presentation to the Department of Philosophy, King's College London; correspondence, 1975, between Kormis and Professor Peter Winch, Department of Philosophy, King's College London, and other departments of King's College London, about the unveiling ceremony of the 'Marchers' plaque; correspondence between Professor Winch and Bernard Sternfield of Fieldborne Galleries, London, 1975, concerning photographs taken of 'Marchers'; list of invitees to the ceremony, 1975; article by Professor Winch about 'Marchers', for the College magazine 'Viewpoint', 1975; correspondence, 1979-1983, between Professor Winch and the Decorations and Amenities Committee, King's College London, about the conditions under which 'Marchers' was displayed and its possible relocation.

Kormis, Fred I, 1897-1986, sculptor