ITV NEWS: First pop culture archive to open in Manchester

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 18/5/2022

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TitleFirst pop culture archive to open in Manchester
Media name/outletITV News
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
DescriptionA new archive preserving British pop music is being launched in Manchester.

The British Pop Archive (BPA) which is being housed at the John Rylands Library in Manchester, is the first of its kind dedicated to the preservation and research of popular culture.

Highlights include personal items relating to The Smiths, New Order, The Haçienda, Factory Records, Granada Television and Joy Division - many of which have never been seen by the public.

Items in the exhibition include: singer Ian Curtis' handwritten lyrics to Joy Division classics such as She's Lost Control and Atmosphere.
PersonsHannah Barker