subfonds MP/1 - Administrative archive

Identity area

Reference code



Administrative archive


Level of description


Extent and medium

Context area

Name of creator


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Management records, including articles and resolutions, 1987-1990; Council of Management meeting minutes; annual general meeting papers and reports to council, 1987-2006; correspondence, 1997-2000.

Financial records, including accounts, 1987-2001, 2004-2005; papers concerning income and expenditure, 1987-1992; financial correspondence, 1998-2001.

Membership records, including register of members, directors and secretaries, 1987-2004; papers concerning changes to directors, 2001-2004.

Papers of Barry Sterndale Bennet, President of Music Preserved, including Council of Management minutes, 2002-2006; annual general meeting papers, 2004; accounts, 2002-2005; Music Preserved collection policy, c.2005; Charity Commission papers, 1987-2005; Musicians’ Union agreements, 1998-2005; papers concerning individual collections, 2004-2005; BBC agreements, 1994-2006; papers concerning digitisation work, 2005-2006; papers regarding potential move to the Borthwick Institute, c.2005; contract for Trinity College Music to become a listening centre, c.2005; contract for Barbican to become a listening centre, 2005; papers concerning Music Preserved website, n.d.

Records concerning external funding, including application for Leverhulme Trust research grant by Basil Tschaikov ‘Performance Practice and Audience Expectations 1900-2000’, c.1992; copy of ‘Performance Practice and Audience Expectations 1900-2000’ report; papers concerning Heritage Lottery Fund Award, 1995-2004; papers concerning ARHB bid, including proposal to council, 2003-2004.

Records concerning audio and video recordings, including recording agreements and related correspondence, 1987-2001; declarations, deeds of assignment and deeds of gift concerning donations of off-air recordings, 1991-2004; agreements with venues and managements, 1987-1999; oral history contracts, 1988-1989; advance notifications to MU, MCPS, ISM and Equity, 1987-1991; papers concerning BBC videos and radio recordings, 2004; papers concerning Music Preserved Royal Opera House Verdi Centenary interviews, 2001-2003; orchestra and chorus lists, with related correspondence, 1987-1994; Patrick Saul handlists, n.d; Harewood collection handlist of tapes, 2006; Euphonia tape transfer logs, c.1996-1999; monthly reports of transfer of recordings to DAT and CD, c.1997-1998; papers concerning relabelling of Music Preserved, 2004.

Press and publicity records, including 2 copies of ‘Musical Life’, the journal of the MPRC, 1990-1991; copy of ‘Reflections ’97: A Music Performance Research Centre Issue’, edited by Jon Tolansky, 1997; papers concerning press and publicity, 2003; photographs from inauguration of Music Preserved, c.2005.


Further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places