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'A small town tragedy' (1982)

Correspondence and papers re and arising from Granada Television's World in Action (WIA) documentary ‘A small town tragedy’ (1982), investigating the refusal of British company Cape Industries Ltd to pay compensation awarded against them in a...

'Bloomington photostats', 1

Cape/subsidiaries correspondence 1964-1972. Source uncertain (no exhibit marks, no covering correspondence)instructions from J L Sparks, Group Financial Controller Cape Industries Limited, to Financial Directors/Company Secretaries – all subsidiar...

'Bloomington photostats', 2

coroner's report on Edwin W Holland, d. 2 April 1985 (plaintiff’s exhibit)NAAC correspondence, as follows:1974-1976 (chiefly between Joan Holtze, NAAC, and J L Sparks, Group Financial Controller of Cape Industries Ltd, London)1969-1973 (chief...

'Caution to the wind' (1982)

Typescript of Granada Television World in Action documentary ‘Caution to the wind’ (1982).This investigated the medical impact of atomic tests carried out near St George, Utah, in the early 1950s. Suits were brought against the US government by te...

'The diamond empire' (1994)

Materials relating to research for one or several documentary projects on diamond mining, one of them presumably 'The diamond empire' (1994), produced by Flynn for the American current affairs programme 'Frontline'. Includes:r...

Asbestos in the United Kingdom

During his period as an industrial journalist for the 'Socialist Worker', 1972-1978, Flynn worked closely with activists from the Glasgow branch of the Transport and General Workers Union and with Tom Woolf and John Pickering, both of t...

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