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Collection Description

Collection Title
BBC Symphony Orchestra (1936-85)
Unique Identifier
A collection of 18 bound volumes containing prospectuses and programmes for performances given outside of London by the BBC Symphony Orchestra between 1936 and 1985.

The volumes are labelled as follows:

European Tour 1936
European Tour 1954
European Tour 1956
Swiss Tour 1964
American Tour 1965
East European Tour 1967
West German Tour January 1968
Holland and Belgium January 1969
Eastern Europe and Italy 1970
Germany and Switzerland February-March 1971
Graz and Vienna 1971
Brussels and Paris May 1971 (2 volumes)
France and Switzerland May 1972
Germany 1980
China, Japan and Korea May 1981
Foreign Tours 1984–85
Provincial Concerts 1984–85

The majority of the programmes include words, notes, photographs and lists of the orchestral ensemble.
Date range of collection
1936 - 1985
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

BBC Written Archives Centre
Caversham Park Reading Berkshire RG4 8TZ
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01189 486281
Collections Overview
The BBC's Written Archives constitute the working papers of the organization from 1922 to the 1970s. They show in great detail how the BBC went about the task of making programmes, first for radio and later also for television. They detail the planning, production and content of these programmes, encompassing internal memoranda and minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence with contributors, programmes records of various types, extensive press cuttings, audience reaction, concert programmes, publicity and publications. These detailed internal records are available for research from the beginning up to 1974.
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council