Collection: Manuscripts

Archives and Research Centre of the Lutheran Church of Australia
Parish records (births, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths, burials of people associated with Lutheran Church; Adelaide Liedertafel minutes 1859 - 62; various concert programs eg Liedertafel; collection of miscellanea (programs etc); General Synod documents; Organ Historical Society records and correspondence; minutes of various hymn book committees and litury committees; hymn book copyright stages of development and publishing of new hymn book over the years; Adelaide Lutheran Singers 1950 - 1982; Inventory of music for financial statements; correspondence, orders of service; Victorian Choral Union (Lutheran); Litury book collection (some of which includes music), including handlist catalogue of German and English liturgy books and service books published in Germany, Australia or Europe, includes some German handwritten liturgies (19th c.), includes musical ettings for Holy Communion by Australian composers 1997.

Australian War Memorial (Research Centre)
The Private Records collection consists of over 7,000 collections of personal papers from all ranks and services,including privately donated papers, letters, diaries, manuscripts and microfilm. The oldest items date back to the 1860s.An online private records database is now available on the Memorial's web site and at the Research Centre. Internet access is also available through the RAAM database (Register of Australian Archives and Manuscripts) at the National Library of Australia's web site.

Geelong Historical Records Centre
Material of Geelong Historical society, Geelong Association of Music and Art. All material catalogued online internally, by card index and by list. No restrictions on material

Gladys Moncrieff Library of the Performing Arts
Archival material from Queensland Arts Division of the Qld. Public Service, archives relating to performances in Brisbane or Queensland dating back to 1890s, although its strength is the period 1930-1960. All this is being indexed on Inmagic.

Good Samaritan Archives
Music for Good Samaritan Centenary, Frank Hutchens 1957; "Wychwood" Music House at St Scholastica's Glebe, Miriam Hyde 1960; Letter from Dom Moreno, OSB, regarding the installation of organ at Glebe 1930. School and Church music.

National Library of Australia
The Library has manuscript collections (that may consist of both compositions and personal papers such as diaries and letters) for various composers, performers, theatre companies and stage entrepreneurs. They include Don Banks, Larry Sitsky, George Dreyfus, John Antill, Margaret Sutherland, Rex Hobcroft, J.C. Williamson (1974-1973) and the Australian Musical Association Music critics include Kenneth Hince. Musical organisations and institutions include the MS of the Royal Philharmonic Society of Sydney.Kenneth Hince, Manuscript papers from 1855-1969, 23 boxes. Music critic from 1964 for the Australian. Almost all the collection relates to music, primarily to Australian music. It includes manuscript and printed scores, manuscript and printed articles, correspondence, programs, the constitution of Australian musical organisations, biographical material, newspaper cuttings and photographs. Includes files on Hector Berlioz, Dreyfus, Grainger, Sir James Barrett, Sir Bernard Heinze, Franz Holford, Marshall-Hall, Henry Tate. Correspondence includes Edward Grieg, Fritz Hart. Charles Tait, MS2434 includes his compilation Actors, plays, musicians and concerts 1885-1932 in alphabetical and chronological order.Royal Philharmonic Society of Sydney. Records 1887-1971. Concert programs from 1887-1971, minutes of committee meetings, notices to members of the society, photographs, sheet music, newspaper clippings. Patrick Thomas, flautist, choirmaster, conductor involved with the Australian Ballet, ABC, QLD Symphony Orchestra, SA Symphony Orchestra. Papers from 1944-1988. Chronologically arranged news cuttings, correspondence, programs, photographs, publicity material, contracts, itineraries and other papers documenting his career.

Noel Butlin Archive of Business and Labor
The earliest records held are those of the NSW Branch in two deposits T7 and Z401. The principal series included are Minute Books 1899-1977 (the first volume is missing) T7 and Z401; rough Minute Books 1924-1954 (T7); correspondence 1914-16 and 1946-1956 and in the later deposit ca 1947-1987 (T7 and Z401); Minutes of the Professional Musicians Band Committee 1921-1953 (T7); considerable quantities of industrial arbitration material ca 1913-ca 1976 (T7 and Z401); and Press Cuttings 1927-1952 (T7). In addition one should note such interesting sidelights as the Programme Book of the Professional Musicians' Band 1910-1923 (T7/18) and the copy of the Union constitution dated 1907 which includes a list of members of the NSW Local No.1 branch 1914-1915.
Records of the South Australian Branch (E111 and Z119) are less cohesive. The Minutes series covers 1923-1926, 1936-1941 and 1946-1982. There is some correspondence 1932-1962 but mainly dating from the 1950s. There are several items relating to the Adelaide Philharmonic Orchestra from 1931 (Minutes of the committee, newspaper cuttings and a concert programme). Also from 1931: Rules of Heinicke's Concert Orchestra.
The records of the Federal Office are much more voluminous, the three deposits (E156, N93, Z391) amount to approximately 26 linear metres. Principal series are: Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1915-1977 (with some gaps); General Secretary's Correspondence, 1922-1988; Membership Records, 1921-1955; Financial Records, 1911-1963; Arbitration Records, 1916-1986; Rules of the MUA 1914-1982 (Federal) and 1900-1962 (branches).
Note that there are no Federal minutes apart from those of the conferences. These presumably remain with the Federal Office in Melbourne.

Royal Australian Historical Society
Catts-Vitnell, Irene. "'Austral diadem': songs. Words and music by Irene Catts-Vitnell". 1953; Park, George Gethin. "Budgeree corroboree: a jolly Australian song," by George Gethin Park. Published by Nicholson's, Sydney (also with parody to be sung at 25th anniversay dinner of the RAHS, 12th March 1926 MS); Ward, Russell. "Felons and folk songs", by Russell Ward, based on 2 lectures given at the University of Melbourne, October, 1954.

Scone & Upper Hunter Historical Society
Scone Choral Society minute book 17th Oct 1957 - 6 April 1967; Scone Musical & Dramatic Society bank pass book, July 1913 - Jan 1920; Scone Amateur Dramatic Society scrapbooks 1960 - 1984 (mainly plays but some musical performances). Card Indes approx. 80% catalogued.

St John's Cathedral
Choral material including MS by Percy Brier, and sacred and secular works by George Samson. The library holdings are on computerised index.

State Library of Victoria
The Australian Manuscripts Collection seeks to gather together material which reflects all aspects of Victorian life, from the beginnings of European settlement to the present. The Collection contains private papers of men and women which reflect the full range of human endeavour in the State.

State Records (NSW)
See our Concise Guide on our website site for details

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Library.
Manuscripts of Raymond Hanson or copies of manuscripts. Most catalogued.


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