GB 0210 UCWMUS
UW Aberystwyth Department of Music Archives,
- 1883-1986 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.311 cubic metres (27 boxes, 5 volumes)
Name of creator
The Department of Music f the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (later University of Wales Aberystwyth), established in the late 19th century, was one of the first university music departments set up in Britain. Members of the department ran the UCW Aberystwyth Musical Club, 1920-1927, and the Aberystwyth Music Festival, 1925-1927. Charles Clements (1898-1983) was lecturer and then senior lecturer between 1926 and 1963. Griff Williams (d. 1958), of Ponthenri, Carmarthenshire, and his wife, were music teachers and accompanists. They often performed or adjudicated at concerts, eisteddfodau, and singing festivals. In the late 1980s, the University decided to cease offering degrees in music, and closed the Department, although the University Music Centre continues to hold concerts and events.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by the Department of Music, University of Wales, Aberystwyth per Dr David Evans, 1989, 1990 and per Dr David Wulstan, Gregynog Professor of Music, 1991. The 1989 deposit, originally received on deposit, was converted into a donation when the remaining papers were acquired in 1991.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers of the Department of Music of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1883-1986, including concert programmes, 1898-1988, posters for concerts, 1961-[c. 1983]; minute book of the UCW Aberystwyth Musical Club, 1920-1927; student record cards, 1922-1929; attendance registers, 1933-1981; staff notes and reports, 1951-1983; miscellaneous papers and correspondence relating to the Department, 1921-1984; minute book of the Aberystwyth Music Festival, 1925-1927; papers relating to Aberystwyth and Gregynog music festivals, 1922-1969; music manuscripts and facsimiles by individual composers, including Arthur Charles Edwards, Ian Parrott, and David Wynne, 1916-1982; miscellaneous music papers, 1883-1904; papers of Charles Clements, 1909-1973; and papers of Griff Williams and his wife, 1916-[1980s].
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: music manuscripts: individual composers; and miscellaneous music; papers of Charles Clements; papers of Griff Williams and his wife; departmental records; and music festivals.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1992, pp. 119-125, at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds
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Place access points
Name access points
- University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Dept. of Music. (Creator)
- University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Dept. of Music -- Archives (Subject)
- University College of Wales (Aberystwyth, Wales). Musical Club. (Subject)
- Clements, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1898-1983 (Subject)
- Williams, Griff, d. 1958 (Subject)
- Edwards, Arthur Charles, [alive 1898-1925] (Subject)
- Parrott, Ian (Subject)
- Wynne, David, 1900-1983 (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1992;