Cambridge University Library

Contact: Richard Andrewes

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1. Does your instution maintain holdings of concert programs? Yes.
2. Apart from concert programs, does your institution have significant holdings of other types of documents that can be useful for performance research such as libretti, playbills, historical journals with concert reviews, etc.? Playbills for various London theatres from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Les spectacles de Paris, et de toute la France, 1754-1815. Annuaire des la Sociâetâe des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, Paris, 1866-1929. Libretti and play texts. Coates-Lloyd collection of operatic ephemera and press cuttings, mostly relating to the Sadler’s Wells company (1930’s-1970’s).
3. Please list major concert venues, ensembles or performing organizations, and artists that are represented in your holdings. If possible, indicate a general timeframe for each (e.g. New York Philharmonic: 1920-1950). If your holdings are so extensive it is impractical to submit a list in a timely fashion, please provide a general overview (e.g. Programs of various musical events in Stockholm: 19th and 20th centuries). Cambridge: Miscellaneous programmes, 18th century-present.
Cambridge University societies: Miscellaneous programmes, 19th century-present.
Cambridge University Musical Club: Archives and Programmes, 1895?-present.
Cambridge University Musical Society: Archives and Programmes, 1834-present.
London: Concerts of ancient music, 1780-1848.
London: Covent Garden Opera House, 1908-1786 [incomplete], 1978-present [complete].
London: Old Vic/Sadler’s Wells/English National Opera, 1913 - present [incomplete].
London: South Bank (Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room), 1978-present.
Aldeburgh Festival, 1947—present [incomplete].
Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 1934-present [?incomplete].
Alfredo Campoli, violinist, 1945-1985.
Hans Keller Archive, includes programmes with his programme notes and concert reviews.
Playbills: Covent Garden 1805-06; Drury Lane 1785-1836 (a few years missing); Haymarket 1780-1789, 1810-1812, 1814, 1826-27.
4. Do you have collection level or title/series level descriptions of your holdings? If yes, are these descriptions available online or in print? No.
5. Have you undertaken or are you planning any item level indexing or cataloging of individual programs? If yes, please list the categories of information that are indexed for each program (e.g. date, venue, artists, works, etc.). If the details of your plan are not yet specified, please made a simple explanation of what you hope to accomplish. If your index is available online please provide the URL. If it exists in some other electronic format such as an Excel or FileMaker file please try to send it as an attachment. No.
6. Please briefly describe the clientele or research use of your holdings. Are the programs accessible to the public? Are they used for historical research or more for practical in-house institutional functions? Largely uncatalogued.
7. Are you able and willing to assist in developing a broader census of program holdings within your national branch? Not at this time.
8. Are you able and willing to assist in developing a template or questionnaire for submitting collection level descriptions? Perhaps.
9. Are you able and willing to participate in preparing the draft thesauri for genre and instrumentation? No.
10. Can you refer other potential participants for the IAML project? Please provide names and email addresses if possible. [did not answer]

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