ABOUT ADAM MATTHEW
Adam Matthew publishes unique primary source collections from archives around the world.
Our award winning collections span the social sciences and humanities and cover a multitude of topics ranging from Medieval manuscripts and Victorian moving images to ephemera from the 1960s and confidential government documents.
We collaborate with leading libraries and academics to produce powerful research and dynamic teaching collections for universities, colleges and libraries – our editorial mission is to enhance any learning environment.
Adam Matthew today announced a new agreement with the BFI National Archive (British Film Institute) to publish the Educational and Television Films (ETV) archive of producer and distributor Stanley Forman (1921-2013).
Forman, a leading figure in the Communist Party of Great Britain and well-known for collecting and distributing rare footage from behind the ‘Iron Curtain’, established ETV Films Ltd in 1950. He donated the collection to the BFI after his retirement in 2002.
On April 14th 1865, America’s ruinous Civil War seemed finally to be drawing to a close. Five days earlier, General Lee had surrendered his army and to those walking Washington’s corridors of power, the war seemed all but won. However many in the South were still desperate to revive the Confederate cause, including John Wilkes Booth and his three co-conspirators.