George Bernard Shaw

G.B. Shaw’s photograph reproduced with the permission of the Society of Authors.

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To coincide with launch of Man and Cameraman; a project to conserve, catalogue, digitise and promote the photographic collection of George Bernard Shaw, the Archives Hub featured those archive collections celebrating his life and work. For more information see: George Bernard Shaw on the Archives Hub.

The Hub collections’ featured were:

  • George Bernard Shaw Photographs: 20,000 items and 15 volumes, dating from around 1865-1950.
  • George Bernard Shaw Diaries: 18 volumes, 1885-1897, relating to Shaw's daily life in London.
  • Nancy Astor (1879-1964): political papers and personal correspondence of Shaw's friend Viscountess Astor; the collection includes photographs of Astor and Shaw.
  • Fenner Brockway (1888-1988): friend of Shaw, and the editor of the journal of the Independent Labour Party.

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When George Bernard Shaw died in 1950, he left his house, Shaw's Corner, and its contents to the National Trust. Copac includes the National Trust Libraries and so you can have a look at the records of the contents of Bernard Shaw’s library by searching for the keywords “shaw’s corner” and selecting ‘national trust’ from the list of libraries.

You can also select the following link to perform the same search:

You can search Copac to find the location of material written by Shaw or written about his life and work. There are over 300 records with the author or editor as George Bernard Shaw and this includes first editions, such as, An Unsocial Socialist from 1887 which can be found in the Bodleian at Oxford, Cambridge University Library, and Trinity College Dublin Libraries.