Papers of Ronald Moody

1900–94

collection owner: Ronald Moody, ‘Papers of Ronald Moody’ 1900–94

Available online are a selection of items which reflect key periods in Ronald Moody's life and career. These include sketches, a project file relating to Moody's sculpture 'Savacou', letters from his close friend, Marie Seton relating to her life in India, and documents relating to Moody's escape from France in 1940 and subsequent return to England. In addition, there is material relating to Moody's literary work, including typescripts for BBC broadcasts on art and samples of his poetry.

Details of the remainder of the collection can be found on the Archive catalogue.

Collection Owner
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956

248 objects in this collection

Title
Subject file relating to Festac ‘77
Date
January 1974–April 1977
Description
This file contains correspondence relating to arrangements for Festac '77 (the 2nd World Black & African Festival of Arts and Culture held in Lagos). The correspondence relates to administrative matters, the aims of the Festival, correspondence with participating artists regarding their involvement and arrangements for the exhibition of their work, proposed small exhibition in London to display work by the selected artists, proposed booklet advertising the festival, and possible press coverage.

The file also includes: an invitation to Moody to join the sub-committee on art for the United Kingdom African Festival Committee, Jan 1974, a list of Festac entries from the UK zone, lists of works chosen, lists of committee members, and minutes of meetings of the exhibition sub-committee, 15 Apr-3 Dec 1976
Reference
TGA 956/2/2/8

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Ronald Moody, recipient: Ossie Murray Letter from Ronald Moody to Ossie Murray

[1975–6]

International Festival Committee Report on the tenth meeting of the International Festival Committee, Lagos

19–22 October 1976

Gadd & Pen, publishers, recipients: Ronald Moody, Uzo Egonu Letter from Gadd & Pen, publishers, to Uzo Egonu

12 November 1976

Ronald Moody, recipient: Gadd & Pen, publishers Draft letter from Ronald Moody to Gadd & Pen, publishers

[c.16 November 1976]

United Kingdom African Festival Committee Exhibition sub-committee Minutes of a meeting of the exhibition sub-committee

15 April 1976

United Kingdom African Festival Committee Exhibition sub-committee Minutes of a meeting of the exhibition sub-committee

27 July 1976

United Kingdom African Festival Committee Exhibition sub-committee Minutes of a meeting of the exhibition sub-committee

12 November 1976

United Kingdom African Festival Committee Exhibition sub-committee Minutes of a meeting of the exhibition sub-committee

3 December 1976

United Kingdom African Festival Committee Report of the United Kingdom African Festival Committee

[1977]

United Kingdom African Festival Committee List of artists whose work has been selected for exhibition

[c.20 November–22 December 1975]