10 archival boxes of sheet music, textual documents, audio material and 70 MB of electronic documents.
Immediate source of acquisition
Jill Waterson & Steve Randall, Executive Committee Members WMA
John Leslie Jordan died on 22 April 2018. He grew up in a working-class family in Birmingham and came to music during his late teens in the 1940s. He gained an MA in music from the University of Leeds and was a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. This collection was amassed throughout his life and reflects his involvement with the W.M.A. as President and Vice President, as well as his own musical achievements. Some material was added to the Collection from Mavis Cook, WMA Executive Committee Member, when the John Jordan material was temporarily stored in her house after his death.
Scope and content
The collection includes a comprehensive set of records reflecting the activities of the WMA
Further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
Series arranged into 10 Sub-series: Sheet Music; WMA Bulletin (and it’s forerunner Vox Pop); Administrative Papers; WMA Singers; Correspondence; Concerts; Summer School; Publications (catalogued using AACR2); Ephemera: Miscellaneous.