This collection contains records relating to the life of Barbara Burford, including drafts of literary works, research notes, professional and personal correspondence, photographs, memorabilia and cassette tapes.
This series contains draft copies of many of Barbara's literary works, including Patterns, Gennis, The Threshing Floor, Trooping of the Colour, Elysian Fields, Dreen, Finders Keepers, Martha, The Way She Walks, A Widow Born and a collection of Poetry.
This file contains one bound draft copy of Barbara's play Patterns, and some loose pages from drafts of the play. Patterns is a play that examines women's labour. It was commissioned by Changing Women’s Theatre, and performed in 1984 at the Drill Hall Theatre in London.
This subseries contains one copy of the Way She Walks, a short story about two best friends, Penny and Jenny, who are in love with the same woman. While it is not signed by Barbara, it explores themes common in much of her work and the corrections are in a hand that resembles hers.