Papers of Ronald Moody


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
Tate Archive
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
TGA 956

248 objects in this collection

Writings and broadcasts
Februaryruary 1928 – 19 Julyy 1977
This series contains material relating to Moody's literary work including typescripts for 'Amadu's Bundle', the collection of Fulani folk tales which Moody collaborated on with Gulla Kell, short stories, poems and articles. In addition the series contains BBC transcripts and Moody's own typescripts for programmes (mainly relating to art) broadcast on the BBC, many of them on 'Calling the West Indies'.
TGA 956/3