30 archival boxes of textual documents; 5 archival boxes of vinyl records; 2 archival boxes of CDs.
Immediate source of acquisition
Long-term loan from Janey Buchan while collection under the care of John Powles.
Scope and content
The collection includes a diverse range of material which ranges from song sheets to vinyl records to political journals and pamphlets. There are over 7000 items in the collection, of which over 750 are song sheets and over 250 are vinyl records and CDs. There is an extensive collection of song journals and publications on political song including a near complete run of Sing volumes 1 to 10. There is also a large collection of material relating to the Workers' Music Association.
No further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
Organised into 5 series: Recordings; WMA; Sheet Music; Publications and Papers.