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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.