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Collection Description

Collection Title
Society of Women Musicians: Box 1 (1914-72)
Unique Identifier
Box 178
A collection of Term Cards documenting the activity of the Society of Women Musicians (est. 1911) at various venues in London between 1915 and 1972, held within the first of four boxes of material relating to the Society.

This box also includes the Annual Reports of the Society for the period 1914 to 1972.

In addition to those published each Spring, Summer and Autumn, the collection includes special cards for the 21st and 50th anniversary of the Society and for the 11th and 12th Annual Composers' Conference (1923 and 1924).

The venues covered are as follows, listed in chronological order.

Women’s Institute 92 Victoria Street: Autumn 1915-Summer 1920 (6 items).
74 Grosvenor Street: Spring 1921-Autumn 1946 (36 items) and Spring 1941–Autumn 1946 (complete set)
Sesame Club, 49 Grosvenor Street: Spring, Summer and Autumn 1947
Trinity College, Mandeville Place: Summer 1947
70 Grosvenor Street: Autumn 1947-Summer 1949 (6 items).
Guthrie House, 3 Cadogan Gate, Sloane Street: Autumn 1949 and Spring and Summer 1950.
St. Cecilia’s House, 7 Carlos Place: Autumn 1950 and Spring 1951.
Arts Council of Great Britain, 4 St. James’s Square: Autumn 1951 and Spring 1952-Autumn 1971 (complete set). From Autumn 1967, the cards include a complete list of the Officers of the Society. There are a number of handwritten corrections to these documents.
Date range of collection
1914 - 1972
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal College of Music, Library
Prince Consort Road London SW7 2BS United Kingdom
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020 7591 4323
020 7589 7740
Visiting Information
Loans of performance sets to individual societies or persons; binding; reprographics; photocopying; microform printing
Collections Overview
Founded in 1883, the RCM Library primarily supports the performance, study and research of RCM members. It is also open to the public for reference and research. It contains some 300,000 items, including significant collections of early printed and manuscript material from the 16th to 19th centuries, given to the College upon its foundation, specifically the Libraries of the Sacred Harmonic Society and of the Concerts of Ancient Music. Donations since have included autographs of composers of international renown, amongst them Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, as well as manuscripts and archives of major British composers. Although a British bias is apparent, the collection also has significant German and Italian manuscripts and early printed holdings. Later acquisitions of printed music include large quantities of out-of-print material, and sizeable collections of performance sets. Audio-visual holdings and the RCM's own sound archive's are also extensive.
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