Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Music Department: Music Director's Files, 1964-1989
Reference: ACGB/53
Extent: 133 items

Context

John Cruft was the Music Director from 1964/65 to April 1979. He was succeeded by Basil Deane, who remained in post until 1981/82 when Richard Lawrence took over. He in turn was succeeded by Kenneth Baird, who was still in post in 1992/93.

Scope and content

This series contains files on a number of different subjects including; theBBC, the British Council, the Contemporary Music Network, Covent Garden and the Royal Opera House,English National Opera, local authority visits, Sadler's Wells, the Scottish and Welsh Arts Council, etc.

The items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Access

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Restrictions on access

Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old may be restricted and requests for access can take up to 20 working days to be processed. When applying for access, it is helpful if you can quote the reference number, title and covering dates of the file(s) in question. For very large requests you are advised to contact us to discuss your requirements. All requests should be sent by e-mail to archive@vam.ac.uk or by post to Victoria and Albert Museum Archives (ref. ACGB), Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London W14 0QX.


Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/53/101 Sadler's Wells(Annual Report)
1 file
Previous ref: A/15, 3
1964
ACGB/53/57 Friends of Covent Garden
1 file
Previous ref: A/2, 21
1965-1973
ACGB/53/132 British Broadcasting Corporation
1 file
Previous ref: 6
1965-1979
ACGB/53/69 British Council Subsidy Abroad
1 file
Previous ref: 32
1968-1982
ACGB/53/36 Working Party on Redevelopment of the Royal Opera House
1 file
Previous ref: A/2, 26
1970-1975
ACGB/53/102 Sadler's Wells Theatre Appeal Fund
1 file
Previous ref: A/15, 3
1971-1976
ACGB/53/71 Central Music Library
2 files
Previous ref: L/1, 32
1971-1983
ACGB/53/72 Composers' Guild of Great Britain
1 file
Previous ref: 32
1972-1983
ACGB/53/123 Joint Committee for the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
1 file
Previous ref: 12
1973-1983
ACGB/53/85 Roy Wilson Enquiry ( ENO)
1 file
Previous ref: 23
1974-1975
ACGB/53/84 English National Opera: Budgets, Box Office Takings, Income & Expenditure Accounts
1 file
Previous ref: 23
1975
ACGB/53/100 English National Opera: Budgets, Box Office Takings, Income & Expenditure Accounts, Perf. Schedules & Repertoire
3 files
Previous ref: 3
1976-1979
ACGB/53/96 Research Advisory Group
1 file
Previous ref: 34
1976-1979
ACGB/53/47 Council of Europe
1 file
Previous ref: 33
1977-1983
ACGB/53/56 Royal Opera House: Correspondence, Finance Sub-Committee, Tippett Exhibition
1 box
Previous ref: 21
1977-1983
ACGB/53/86 English National Opera: Correspondence
1 file
Previous ref: 23
1978-1980
ACGB/53/41 ROH [ Royal Opera House] Labour Relations Sub-Com[mittee]
1 file
Previous ref: 28
1978-1979
ACGB/53/38 Covent Garden: Development Working Party
2 files
Previous ref: 28
1978-1981
ACGB/53/98 ENO/ Contemporary Dance Trust
1 file
Previous ref: 3
1979-1980
ACGB/53/35 Music Panel Minutes & Papers
1 file
Previous ref: 26
1979-1980
ACGB/53/64 ENO [ English National Opera]: Board
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 22
1979-1982
ACGB/53/37 ROH [ Royal Opera House]: Opera Sub-Committee
1 box
Previous ref: 25
1979-1982
ACGB/53/34 ENO [ English National Opera]: Finance & General Purposes
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 24
1979-1983
ACGB/53/95 Local Authority Visits
1 file
Previous ref: 34
1979-1983
ACGB/53/103 Royal Opera House: Press Cuttings
1 file
Previous ref: 3
1979-1983
ACGB/53/97 Scottish Arts Council - General
1 file
Previous ref: 34
1979-1983
ACGB/53/45 English National Opera: Corres[pondence], Marketing Committee, Minutes
2 boxes
Previous ref: 5, 30
1979-1985
ACGB/53/115 Barbican Research Survey
1 file
Previous ref: 12
1980
ACGB/53/116 Commercial Sponsorship
1 file
Previous ref: 12
1980
ACGB/53/118 International Comparisons on Art Expenditure
1 file
Previous ref: 12
1980
ACGB/53/120 Midsummer Prize (City of London)
1 file
Previous ref: 12
1980
ACGB/53/121 Notting Hill Carnival
1 file
Previous ref: 12
1980
ACGB/53/122 Orchestras and Education
1 file
Previous ref: 12
1980
ACGB/53/114 Arts Administration Course
1 file
Previous ref: 12
1980-1981
ACGB/53/65 Music Panel Correspondence and Papers
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 27
1980-1982
ACGB/53/67 British Broadcasting Corporation
1 file
Previous ref: 32
1980-1983
ACGB/53/126 C.O.R.A.A. [ Council of Regional Arts Associations]
1 file
Previous ref: 31
1980-1983
ACGB/53/128 Officers' Meeting (Finance)
1 file
Previous ref: 7
1980-1983
ACGB/53/39 Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Limited: Board of Directors
1 bundle
Previous ref: 28
1980-1983
REMOVED FOR MOULD TREATMENT
ACGB/53/53 Welsh Arts Council - General
1 file
Previous ref: 35
1980-1983
ACGB/53/54 Wigmore Hall
1 file
Previous ref: 35
1980-1983
ACGB/53/124 Arts Council/GLC Joint Committee
1 file
Previous ref: 31
1980-1984
ACGB/53/130 Dance Advisory Panel
1 file
Previous ref: 6
1980-1984
ACGB/53/127 London Orchestral Concert Board
1 file
Previous ref: 31
1980-1984
ACGB/53/40 Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Ltd Budget 1981-1982
1 file
Previous ref: 28
1981
ACGB/53/55 Working Group on Training
1 file
Previous ref: 35
1981
ACGB/53/99 ENO: Correspondence
1 file
Previous ref: 3
1981-1982
ACGB/53/87 ROH [ Royal Opera House]: Correpondence
1 file
Previous ref: 23
1981-1982
ACGB/53/52 Touring Opera
1 file
Previous ref: 35
1981-1982
ACGB/53/119 John Manduell Correspondence
1 file
Previous ref: 12
1981-1984
ACGB/53/129 New Music Sub-Committee
1 file
Previous ref: 7
1981-1984
ACGB/53/42 Opera Provision in Mancehester ROH, ENO, etc
1 file
Previous ref: 28
1981-1984
ACGB/53/51 Touring Committee Working Party
1 file
Previous ref: 35
1981-1984
ACGB/53/29 Enquiries
2 boxes
Previous ref: 56-58
1981-1987
ACGB/53/46 Contemporary Music
1 file
Previous ref: 33
1982-1983
ACGB/53/48 Education
2 files
Previous ref: 33
1982-1983
ACGB/53/117 ESTA Working Party
1 file
Previous ref: 12
1982-1983
ACGB/53/49 European Music Year 1985
1 file
Previous ref: 33
1982-1983
ACGB/53/113 Opera & Dance Enquiry (2)
1 file
Previous ref: 8
1982-1983
ACGB/53/43 Opera North
1 file
Previous ref: 30
1982-1983
ACGB/53/131 Regional Committee
1 file
Previous ref: 6
1982-1984
ACGB/53/125 Advisory Panel on Music
1 file
Previous ref: 31
1983
ACGB/53/68 British Council - General
1 file
Previous ref: 32
1983
ACGB/53/70 British Music Information Centre
1 file
Previous ref: 32
1983
ACGB/53/93 Greater London Council
2 files
Previous ref: 34
1983
ACGB/53/94 National Opera Co-ordinating Committee
1 file
Previous ref: 34
1983
ACGB/53/90 Music Advisory Panel
1 file
Previous ref: 1
1983-1984
ACGB/53/44 Sadler's Wells Theatre Corres[pondence]
1 file
Previous ref: 30
1983-1984
ACGB/53/75 British Music Information Centre
1 file
Previous ref: 13
1983-1985
ACGB/53/79 Department of Education & Science/ Office of Arts & Libraries
1 file
Previous ref: 13
1983-1985
ACGB/53/50 Misc[ellaneous] Memos from Internal Depts
1 file
Previous ref: 35
1983-1985
ACGB/53/4 Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd
2 boxes
Previous ref: 9, 43, 45, 52
1983-1989
ACGB/53/88 British Broadcasting Corporation
1 file
Previous ref: 1
1984
ACGB/53/89 British Council
1 file
Previous ref: 1
1984
ACGB/53/92 British Music Informtion Centre
1 file
Previous ref: 1
1984
ACGB/53/91 Contemporary Music Network
1 file
Previous ref: 1
1984
ACGB/53/104 Greater London Council
1 file
Previous ref: 4
1984
ACGB/53/105 House of Commons/Lords
1 file
Previous ref: 4
1984
ACGB/53/106 Local Authority Visits
1 file
Previous ref: 4
1984
ACGB/53/107 London Orchestral Concert Board
1 file
Previous ref: 4
1984
ACGB/53/110 National Opera Co-ordinating Committee
1 file
Previous ref: 4
1984
ACGB/53/83 Opera North
1 file
Previous ref: 5
1984
ACGB/53/108 Regional Directorate
1 file
Previous ref: 4
1984
ACGB/53/133 Royal Opera House
1 box
Previous ref: 8
1984
ACGB/53/109 Scottish Arts Council
1 file
Previous ref: 4
1984
ACGB/53/111 Welsh Arts Council
1 file
Previous ref: 4
1984
ACGB/53/112 Wigmore Hall
1 file
Previous ref: 4
1984
ACGB/53/22 New Music Sub-Committee
2 files
Previous ref: 11
1984-1986
ACGB/53/73 British Broadcasting Corporation
1 file
Previous ref: 13
1985
ACGB/53/74 British Council
1 file
Previous ref: 13
1985
ACGB/53/76 Central Music Library
1 file
Previous ref: 13
1985
ACGB/53/77 Contemporary Music Network
1 file
Previous ref: 13
1985
ACGB/53/81 House of Commons/Lords
1 file
Previous ref: 13
1985
ACGB/53/62 London Orchestral Concert Board
1 file
Previous ref: 14
1985
ACGB/53/58 Music Officers' Meetings
1 file
Previous ref: 21
1985
ACGB/53/61 National Opera Co-ordinating Committee
1 file
Previous ref: 14
1985
ACGB/53/60 Scottish Arts Council
1 file
Previous ref: 14
1985
ACGB/53/66 Welsh Arts Council
1 file
Previous ref: 14
1985
ACGB/53/63 Wigmore Hall
1 file
Previous ref: 14
1985
ACGB/53/78 C.O.R.A.A. [ Council of Regional Arts Associations]
1 file
Previous ref: 13
1985-1986
ACGB/53/80 Greater London Council
1 file
Previous ref: 13
1985-1986
ACGB/53/82 Local Authority Visits
1 file
Previous ref: 13
1985-1986
ACGB/53/21 Regional Committee
2 files
Previous ref: 11
1985-1986
ACGB/53/59 Regional Directorate
1 file
Previous ref: 14
1985-1987
ACGB/53/5 English National Opera
2 boxes, 1 transfer case
Previous ref: 10, 39, 42, 44, 51
1985-1989
ACGB/53/7 Music Advisory Panel: Correspondence and Minutes
4 files
Previous ref: 11, 53
1985-1989
ACGB/53/3 Opera North
1 box
Previous ref: 10, 39, 45, 51
1985-1989
ACGB/53/2 South Bank Centre
1 box
Previous ref: 41, 49, 55
1985-1989
ACGB/53/14 Central Music Library
1 file
Previous ref: 47
1986-1987
ACGB/53/6 Allocation of Grant and Financial Information
2 files
Previous ref: 47, 54
1986-1988
ACGB/53/25 DES[ Department of Education and Science]/OAL[ Office of Arts & Libraries]
1 file
Previous ref: 48
1986-1988
ACGB/53/23 Music Projects & Awards Committee
2 files
Previous ref: 40, 53
1986-1988
ACGB/53/17 Policy & Finance Committee
2 files
Previous ref: 40, 48
1986-1988
ACGB/53/1 National Opera Co-ordinating Committee
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 43, 48, 54
1986-1989
ACGB/53/15 Welsh Arts Council
2 files
Previous ref: 41, 55
1986-1989
ACGB/53/16 Wigmore Hall
2 files
Previous ref: 41, 49
1986-1989
ACGB/53/18 Appraisals (General) & Evaluation Team
1 file
Previous ref: 61
1987-1988
ACGB/53/24 Dance [ Advisory Panel on Dance and Mime]
1 file
Previous ref: 48
1987-1988
ACGB/53/19 Halle Appraisal
1 file
Previous ref: 61
1987-1988
ACGB/53/31 Music Advisory Panel
2 files
Previous ref: 46
1987-1988
ACGB/53/32 Music Officers' Meetings
1 file
Previous ref: 46
1987-1988
ACGB/53/30 Music Projects and Awards Committee
1 file
Previous ref: 46
1987-1988
ACGB/53/10 National Music Council of Great Britain
1 file
Previous ref: 54
1987-1988
ACGB/53/33 Planning Board
1 file
Previous ref: 46
1987-1988
ACGB/53/11 British Council
2 files
Previous ref: 47, 54
1987-1989
ACGB/53/9 C.O.R.A.A.
2 files
Previous ref: 47, 54
1987-1989
ACGB/53/13 Regional/Joint Directorate
1 file
Previous ref: 49
1987-1989
ACGB/53/20 Advisory Board: Planning and Development
2 files
Previous ref: 40, 53
1986-1989
ACGB/53/27 Arts Co-ordination and Arts Directorate
1 transfer case
Previous ref: 59
1987-1989
ACGB/53/28 Internal Memoranda
1 box
Previous ref: 60-61
1988-1989
ACGB/53/26 Office of Arts & Libraries
1 file
Previous ref: 54
1988-1989
ACGB/53/8 Scottish Arts Council
1 file
Previous ref: 55
1988-1989
ACGB/53/12 Music Officers' Meetings (MOM)
1 file
Previous ref: 53
1989