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Collection Description

Collection Title
Blackheath Halls Archives (1894-2002)
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The Blackheath Halls Archive was acquired by the Jerwood Library following Trinity College of Music's acquisition of the Halls in 2003. The archives include papers of the original group which led to the foundation of the Blackheath Concert Hall Company Ltd (1894–1978), the Company's core records, minutes, financial records, share records, licences, legal agreements, membership and staff records, estate documents, plans and correspondence, and papers and correspondence of the Blackheath Concert Hall Action Group (1974-83), the Blackheath Preservation Trist (1975-) and the Blackheath Halls (1983-2003). There is also material relating to events, although much is in facsimile. For further programmes see additional entries beginning Blackheath Halls Archive.

Detailed entries are provided here under the following headings:
Blackheath Halls Archive: Box file (1901–2003)
Blackheath Halls Archive: Box 1 (1986–98)
Blackheath Halls Archive: Box 2 (1950-2000)
Blackheath Halls Archive: Box BH-E (1986-99)
Blackheath Halls Archive: Box BH-M-1 (1890–1968)

Handbills and programmes may also be included in the Events sequence (BH-E), which is arranged as 27 boxes of loose material – divided as listed below – with 5 boxes and a number of loose rolls of programmes.

Pre-1895; 1895–97; 1898–1901; 1902–04; 1905–08; 1909–11; 1912–13; 1914–20; 1921–23; 1924–26; 1927–29; 1930–35; 1936–39; 1985; Pre-opening (1985); 1986 (big events file); 1986–87; 1988–89; 1990–91; 1992–93; 1994–96; December 1994–November 1995; November 1995–February 1997; 1997–2000; 2001–02; Unsorted; Undated.

The collection also includes a box of mounted handbills/concert advertisements from the period 1891–1938, the majority of which are taken from the Blackheath Local Guide and District Advertiser and some of which contain information relating to the Blackheath Concert Halls and to the Blackheath Conservatoire of Music.
Date range of collection
1894 - 2002
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts
Greenwich,King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College London SE10 9JF
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0208 305 3951
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Collections Overview
The Jerwood Library supports Trinity's mission to prepare informed performers of the highest calibre. Its core business is to provide all the information resources and music materials that students need to attain the high standard required by their courses. It is also a research library with collections of international significance. The establishment of the Jerwood Library, which opened in September 2001, was made possible through the generosity of the Jerwood Foundation [].
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