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Collection Description

Collection Title
Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (1948-84)
Unique Identifier
Per.G.A.Suff 4o92
A complete set of Festival Brochures for the first 37 years of the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts, given between 1948 and 1984 in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain and the English Opera Group.

In addition to providing programmes for the Festival (typically with words and notes), these brochures include detailed information on the performers engaged, historical/contextual essays on the Festival and the surrounding area, and lists of the organizing committee.

The material is divided into four boxes as follows: 1948–60; 1961–70; 1971–79; and 1980–85. The last of these boxes also contains a leaflet/prospectus for the 2005 Festival.

For a more detailed discussion of certain of these volumes, see the information provided in respect of the holdings at the British Library (1948-69, shelfmark P.P.2495.dal).
Date range of collection
1948 - 1984
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
01865 277182
Visiting Information
Membership fee for users outside the UK academic community; charges for photocopying and inter-library loans
Collections Overview
The collection has very strong holdings of British music and related material acquired in part by legal deposit. Many collected editions and scholarly series. Very strong periodical coverage, including major 19thC European journals. Largest collection of American song material in UK.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council