The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies archive is housed at the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham.
The idea for an archive came about as a result of discussions between Matthew Hilton, Kieran Connell and key former Centre staff members including Richard Johnson and, before their deaths in 2014 and 2010 respectively, Stuart Hall and Michael Green.
The aim of the archive is to provide a comprehensive resource that covers the entire period from the Centre’s establishment in 1964 to its closure in 2002. The archive is continually expanding, and includes material not only from staff and students who went on to have careers in universities, but also from those who left academia to do other things. The ambition is to generate a resource that will shed light on the innovative practices developed at the Centre including its collaborative work, multi-disciplinarity, publication practices and relationships with the University and the wider locale. Selections from the archive, including some Annual Reports and Stencilled Papers, are available online and will be supplemented as the project progresses.