Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Finance Department: 'B' Series Files, 1946-1985
Reference: ACGB/3
Extent: 114 items

Scope and content

This series came from a number of boxes marked B/1, B/2 and so on. It is unclear when this 'B' series was compiled or for what purpose, but it has been kept together in accordance with the principle of original order.

The series contains files on a number of financial planning and policy subjects similar to those covered in ACGB/13. These include; audits, charities, correspondence with the Department of Education and Science, the Office of Arts and Libraries and the Treasury, the Dr Thomas Jones Memorial Fund and the Thornton Bequest, Housing the Arts, taxes, the TKTS Scheme, etc.

Former 'B' references have been recorded, but the files have been arranged chronologically.

Access

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Restrictions on access

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Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/3/27 Copies of DES & Treasury grant-in-aid letters from 1946
Previous ref: B/6/5
1946-1969
ACGB/3/32 Covent Garden - Notes on grants from 1946
Previous ref: B/7/5
1946-1969
ACGB/3/65 Treasury General
Previous ref: B/17/1
1949-1961
ACGB/3/63 Exchequer and Audit Dept, Treasury
Previous ref: B/16/5
1950-1962
ACGB/3/36 Legacy from Mrs E.L. Thornton
Previous ref: B/8/4
1951-1962
ACGB/3/46 Thomas Jones Memorial Fund Cash Book
Previous ref: B/11/2
1956-1962
ACGB/3/47 Tom Jones Memorial Fund Bank Correspondence
Previous ref: B/11/3
1956-1962
ACGB/3/45 Thomas Jones General Correspondence
Previous ref: B/11/1
1956-1964
ACGB/3/50 Dr Thomas Jones Memorial Fund Covenants
Previous ref: B/11/6
1956-1967
ACGB/3/48 Dr Thomas Jones Memorial Fund Minutes
Previous ref: B/11/4
1957-1963
ACGB/3/43 Tom Jones Memorial Fund - Reclaiming Income Tax Deducted
Previous ref: B/10/3
1958-1962
ACGB/3/49 Dr Thomas Jones Memorial Fund Statements
Previous ref: B/11/5
1958-1963
ACGB/3/44 Thomas Jones Memorial Fund Grants Correspondence
Previous ref: B/10/4
1958-1964
ACGB/3/38 Thornton Bequest
Previous ref: B/9/1
1960-1964
ACGB/3/12 Rates
Previous ref: B/3/3
1961-1964
ACGB/3/37 Thornton Bequest - Loans
Previous ref: B/8/5
1962-1963
ACGB/3/3 Purchase Tax on Theatrical Costumes
Previous ref: B/1/3
1962-1964
ACGB/3/107 Housing the Arts/ Dept of Education and Science
Previous ref: B/28/1
1962-1977
ACGB/3/64 Thomas Jones Memorial Fund
Previous ref: B/16/6
1963-1975
ACGB/3/108 Statistics File General
Previous ref: B/28/2
1964-1982
ACGB/3/87 Department of Education and Science
Previous ref: D3 (ii)
1965-1966
ACGB/3/93 DES Accumulated Deficiency Papers
Previous ref: B/25/2
1965-1969
ACGB/3/31 P.A.C. [ Public Accounts Committee] - Papers for Deficiencies
Previous ref: B/7/4
1965-1971
ACGB/3/114 Housing the Arts - Minutes
Previous ref: B/30/3
1965-1979
ACGB/3/86 Department of Education and Science
Previous ref: D3 (ii)
1966-1967
ACGB/3/5 Prices and Incomes Policy
Previous ref: B/1/5
1966-1970
ACGB/3/7 Regional Orchestras Advisory Committee R.S.
Previous ref: B/2/2
1966-1970
ACGB/3/17 Parliamentary Questions and Press Enquiries (R.S.)
Previous ref: B/4/2
1966-1976
ACGB/3/53 Charities and Charity Commission (R.S.)
Previous ref: B/12/2
1966-1982
ACGB/3/69 Cash Statements
Previous ref: B/17/5
1967
ACGB/3/80 Department of Education and Science
Previous ref: B/22/5
1967-1968
ACGB/3/62 Professional Audit
Previous ref: B/16/4
1967-1968
ACGB/3/61 Rolling Triennium
Previous ref: B/16/3
1967-1968
ACGB/3/67 Cash Balances
Previous ref: B/17/3
1967-1970
ACGB/3/42 Accounting Officer including Treasury Circulars, DAO Letters, etc.
Previous ref: B/10/2
1967-1971
ACGB/3/19 Minutes between Accountant and Deputy Accountant
Previous ref: B/4/4
1967-1978
ACGB/3/96 Exchequer and Audit Department
Previous ref: E6
1967-1980
ACGB/3/70 DES Estimates Sub-Committee
Previous ref: B/19/1
1968
ACGB/3/92 Department of Education and Science
Previous ref: B/25/1
1968-1971
ACGB/3/39 Royal Opera House Cost Accounting
Previous ref: B/9/2
1968-1971
ACGB/3/78 Theatre Investment Fund
Previous ref: B/21/2
1968-1975
ACGB/3/9 Picasso Curtain (R.S.)
Previous ref: B/2/4
1968-1976
ACGB/3/68 Grant in Aid Account
Previous ref: B/17/4
1969
ACGB/3/4 Selective Employment Tax
Previous ref: B/1/4
1969-1970
ACGB/3/23 Computer Booking Reports 1969-1971
ACGB/3/28 HTA - Correspondence with DES, E & AD, PAC
Previous ref: B/7/1
1969-1971
ACGB/3/29 Sadler's Wells Trust Limited Deficit
Previous ref: B/7/2
1969-1971
ACGB/3/30 Welsh National Opera Company Deficit
Previous ref: B/7/3
1969-1971
ACGB/3/51 Computer Booking (R.S.)
Previous ref: B/11/7
1969-1972
ACGB/3/21 Minutes - Computer Booking Working Party, Information Committee of the CBWP
Previous ref: B/5/2
1969-1978
ACGB/3/24 Ticket Booking By Computer - Papers other than Minutes
Previous ref: B/6/2
1969-1978
ACGB/3/22 Computer Booking Working Party - Hoskyns Report
Previous ref: B/5/3
1970
ACGB/3/66 DES Cash Balances
Previous ref: B/17/2
1970-1971
ACGB/3/2 Canada Arts Administration
Previous ref: B/1/2
1970-1973
ACGB/3/16 Treasury Indemnity (RS)
Previous ref: B/4/1
1970-1973
ACGB/3/94 Mr Field Papers for DES Meetings
Previous ref: B/25/3
1971
ACGB/3/25 Public Accounts Committee - Copies of Evidence
Previous ref: B/6/3
1971
ACGB/3/26 PAC Correpondence
Previous ref: B/6/4
1971
ACGB/3/55 DES Cash Balances
Previous ref: B/15/1
1971-1972
ACGB/3/6 Hayward Gallery Neon Tower (RS)
Previous ref: B/2/1
1971-1972
ACGB/3/14 Staff Committee on Opera (R.S.)
Previous ref: B/3/5
1971-1972
ACGB/3/91 Department of Education and Science
Previous ref: B/24/4
1971-1973
ACGB/3/18 Wage Negotiations (Unions & Government Policy)
Previous ref: B/4/3
1971-1975
ACGB/3/60 Papers re advances/reserves etc for Spence letter
Previous ref: B/16/2
1972-1974
ACGB/3/41 Accounting Officer DAO Treasury Letters
Previous ref: B/10/1
1972-1976
ACGB/3/35 Arts Council Shop
Previous ref: B/8/3
1972-1976
ACGB/3/58 TKTS Scheme
Previous ref: B/15/4
1973
ACGB/3/90 Department of Education and Science
Previous ref: B/24/3
1973-1975
ACGB/3/57 TKTS Scheme Correspondence
Previous ref: B/15/3
1973-1976
ACGB/3/52 Articles and Speeches by Arts Council Staff and about the ACGB (R.S.)
Previous ref: B/12/1
1973-1982
ACGB/3/102 Special Policy Review Committee
Previous ref: B/27/5
1974
ACGB/3/15 Coliseum Dispute Enquiry
Previous ref: B/3/6
1974-1975
ACGB/3/10 Inflation/Arts Cost Index
Previous ref: B/3/1
1974-1975
ACGB/3/1 Mr Field Personal (USA) File
Previous ref: B/1/1
1974-1976
ACGB/3/76 Annual Reports
Previous ref: B/20/1
1974-1979
ACGB/3/20 Secretary General
Previous ref: B/5/1
1974-1979
ACGB/3/103 Correspondence with the Department of Education and Science
Previous ref: B/27/4
1974-1982
ACGB/3/11 Wealth Tax
Previous ref: B/3/2
1975
ACGB/3/74 Department of Education and Science
Previous ref: B/20/3
1975-1976
ACGB/3/84 Society of Professional Arts Administrators
Previous ref: B/22/1
1975-1980
ACGB/3/56 TKTS Scheme
Previous ref: B/15/2
1976
ACGB/3/59 TKTS Scheme
Previous ref: B/16/1
1976
ACGB/3/75 Department of Education and Science
Previous ref: B/20/2
1976-1977
ACGB/3/40 DAO Treasury Circulars
Previous ref: B/9/3
1976-1979
ACGB/3/34 Arts Council Shop
Previous ref: B/8/2
1976-1981
ACGB/3/110 Enquiries (General)
Previous ref: B/29/2
1976-1982
ACGB/3/72 DES Grant Installments
Previous ref: B/20/5
1977-1978
ACGB/3/85 Department of Education and Science
Previous ref: B/23/3
1977-1979
ACGB/3/33 Arts Council Shop - Proposed move to 8/9 Long Acre & 29 Sackville Street
Previous ref: B/8/1
1978-1979
ACGB/3/13 CityArts - Editorial Board (R.S.)
Previous ref: B/3/4
1978-1980
ACGB/3/73 DES Cash Installments
Previous ref: B/20/4
1978-1980
ACGB/3/77 Organisation Working Party
Previous ref: B/21/3
1978-1980
ACGB/3/79 RAG [ Research Advisory Group] Papers
Previous ref: B/21/1
1978-1983
ACGB/3/88 Department of Education and Science/ Office of Arts and Libraries
Previous ref: B/24/1
1979-1980
ACGB/3/81 RAA Working Party
Previous ref: B/22/4
1979-1981
ACGB/3/112 Accountant
Previous ref: B/30/1
1979-1982
ACGB/3/111 Auditors
Previous ref: B/29/3
1979-1982
ACGB/3/113 Minutes (in Sections per Department)
Previous ref: B/30/2
1979-1982
ACGB/3/54 Treasury Circulars
Previous ref: B/12/3
1979-1982
ACGB/3/83 Working Party on Institute of Arts Administration
Previous ref: B/22/2
1979-1982
ACGB/3/71 Correspondence with Roy Shaw
Previous ref: B/19/2
1979-1983
ACGB/3/89 OAL [ Office of Arts and Libraries]
Previous ref: B/24/2
1980-1981
ACGB/3/97 OAL Grant Instalments
Previous ref: B/26/5
1980-1981
ACGB/3/100 Opera and Dance in London
Previous ref: B/26/1
1980-1981
ACGB/3/104 House of Commons Education, Science and Arts Committee
Previous ref: B/27/3
1981
ACGB/3/109 Accounts for the y.e. 31.3.81 and 31.3.82
Previous ref: B/29/1
1981-1982
ACGB/3/98 OAL ( DES) Cash Instalments
Previous ref: B/26/4
1981-1983
ACGB/3/105 OAL ( DES) - General
Previous ref: B/27/2
1981-1983
ACGB/3/95 Save London's Theatres Campaign pamphlet on The Lyceum
Previous ref: B/25/5
1982
ACGB/3/101 Opera and Dance Enquiry
Previous ref: B/26/3
1982-1983
ACGB/3/8 Charity File (RS)
Previous ref: B/2/3
1983
ACGB/3/99 Opera and Dance Enquiry Draft Report
Previous ref: B/26/2
1983
ACGB/3/82 I.L.A.M. [ Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management]
Previous ref: B/22/3
1983-1984
ACGB/3/106 Estimates/Allocation (Working Papers)
Previous ref: B/27/1
1984-1985