Collection RNCM - Royal Northern College of Music archive

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Royal Northern College of Music archive


  • 1964-present (Creation)

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Extent and medium

Approximately 110 meters, 3.63GB digital files

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Archival history

This collection is the merger of three bodies of papers. The material previously catalogued under M and RNCM as well as a large single accession from 2015 of college papers.

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Scope and content

This collection consists of the institutional archive of the Royal Northern College of Music from its formation in 1973 to the present. It is not complete, some sections of the catalogue are rather thin but some sections are fairly comprehensive such as governance meeting papers and performance programmes. There are hundreds of photographs to do with many aspects of the college.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Duplicates have been removed.


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System of arrangement

The format of the previously names M catalogue has been retained, with the previously catalogued RNCM and unaccessioned material inserted into this structure. Within this arrangement, the papers are grouped according to function or subject where appropriate, for inctance, the photographs are arranged by subject or theme whereas minutes are arranged chronologically.

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Some of this material is closed for data protection.

Conditions governing reproduction

By permission of RNCM Archives only

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