Ted Hughes Network Archive THN

Dated 1958-2000

Extent: 1.85 linear metres

Description
The Ted Hughes Network collection consists of publications of Ted Hughes’ writing in a variety of formats; including artwork, broadsides, posters, and proofs, alongside limited edition books.

Ted Hughes was born on the 17th of August 1930, at 1 Aspinall Street, in Mytholmroyd. He was a prolific children’s writer and poet - serving as the Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death in 1998. He initially studied English at Pembroke College, Cambridge before transferring to anthropology and archaeology in his third year - after attending Mexborough Grammar School in West Yorkshire.

Hughes was married to the American poet, Sylvia Plath with whom he had two children, Freida (1960) and Nicholas (1962), He also had a daughter, Alexandra Wevill (1965) with his partner Assia Wevill.
Admin History
The Ted Hughes Network was founded in 2016, and has quickly established itself as a centre of excellence for Hughes-related research, teaching, public engagement, and creativity. It is run in partnership with the University of Huddersfield under the leadership of the director, Steve Ely, supported by other members of staff from the department. They recently welcomed Heather Clark who is a renowned expert in Sylvia Plath as a visiting Professor to the university - specialising in Contemporary Poetry.

Ely describes the Network as: ‘The brief is to develop research into the work of Ted Hughes at the University and to create an international network of academic and non-academic organisations/individuals with an interest in Ted Hughes – with a particular view to facilitating the engagement of non-academic communities with our research and Hughes’s work.’

Author:
Hughes; Ted

Access Conditions:
Original available for consultation by appointment