An archive’s fabulous treasures, including a Gutenberg Bible, a Shakespeare first folio and the oldest known fragment of the New Testament are to be joined by Ian Curtis’ handwritten lyrics for Joy Division’s She’s Lost Control and a wealth of material that shines light on Granada TV.
The collection will include the archive of Rob Gretton, the manager who oversaw the transition of Joy Division into New Order and was a meticulous record-keeper, according to Hannah Barker, the director of the John Rylands Institute (where the collection will be based). Also part of the collection will be the archive of Granada TV, shining light on its iconic roster of programmes including Coronation Street, World in Action and Prime Suspect. If you're up in Manchester any time soon, go and check it out – open from the 19th May. Via BBC