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David Sutton

University of Reading Library
Director of Research Projects
Reading, Berkshire

Dr David Sutton has been Director of Research Projects in Reading University Library since 1982. He is editor of the Location Register of English Literary Manuscripts and Letters and UK editor of the WATCH copyright project (Writers Artists & Their Copyright Holders). He has been awarded the Benson Medal of the Royal Society of Literature for distinguished services to literature; the Archivist of the Year award (Scone Foundation, New York, 2006); and Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL, 2012). He is Chair of the Section for Archives of Literature and Art (SLA) in the International council on Archives and Chair of the UK group called GLAM (Group for Literary Archives and Manuscripts). He has published extensively on literary manuscripts and on ways of tracing copyright holders, and his other interests include food history (contributor to the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery 2009-2014) and local politics (Leader of Reading Council 1995-2008: Chair of the Board of Reading Buses, 2010-date).

 

See his University of Reading home page at:

http://www.reading.ac.uk/library/contact/staff/d.c-sutton.aspx.

 

See the Wikipedia article about him at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Sutton_(archivist).

 

See the websites for which he is responsible at:

www.locationregister.com

www.watch-file.com

www.diasporicarchives.com