Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1931, Mark Grantham moved to Dublin to study at Trinity College Dublin in 1951. While in Dublin he began writing scripts for Radio Éireann and subsequently, following a move to London, for Independent Television and various international film companies. He later worked as journalist, as sub-editor of 'The Times' London (1967) and as foreign correspondent of 'United Press International' (1968-1972). He subsequently worked for Amnesty International, as Head of Information in the AI International Secretariat.
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Scope & Content: Grantham, Mark, b. 1931 ↴
The Mark Grantham Additional Papers contains official documentation issued by Amnesty International, covering the years 1972 to 1976. Includes copies of the ‘Amnesty International Newsletter’, dated December 1972 – January 1976, press releases issues by the AI International Secretariat, dated 1972-1976, documentation with attached manuscript notes relating to Grantham’s attendance at the International NGO Conference on Disarmament, held in Geneva in 1972, documentation relating to awarding of the Erasmusprijs (Erasmus Prize) to Amnesty Interational in 1976, some internal memoranda and reports, related newscuttings and a document relating to death penalty statistics, dated June 1995. Also included are issues 2 and 5 of ‘Bulletin’ (1973), published by the World Congress of Peace Forces, and five editions of ‘IPI Report’, the monthly bulletin of the International Press Institute, Numbers 9-12, 1976 and Number 1, 1977.
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The collection is arranged as follows: I. Radio Scripts II. Correspondence III. Newscuttings
Conditions of Access & Use
Access with a valid National Library of Ireland Readers Ticket.
Conditions Governing Reproduction
Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.
1 box, 13 folders
Material Language Script
English, with some text in French, Dutch and Spanish.
There are additional papers relating to Mark Grantham held in the Department of Manuscripts at the National Library of Ireland, see MS 49,153.
Descriptive Control Area
NLI guidelines based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000, and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)