Collecting StrandSpecial Collections
TitleMaurice J Summerfield Collection
Extent29 linear metres
Name of CreatorSummerfield; Maurice J
DescriptionCollection of published materials gathered and curated by Maurice J Summerfield, a British guitarist, author and publisher and founder of Classical Guitar magazine.

The collection focuses primarily on the guitar, its history and craftmanship; guitarists and guitar playing; and lutes and madolins. A variety of music genres are covered including classical, rock, flamenco, Latin American and baroque.

The catalogued collection to date comprises books, music scores and magazines/periodicals. In addition, cataloguing of programmes and guitar manufactuers' catalogues is underway and it is anticipated the catalogue records will be released in 2019. A further accrual of 10m of predominantly photographic material has also been received. If you require further information regarding the uncatalogued material, please email
Custodial HistoryTransferred to the University of Surrey in 2014 in order to support the International Guitar Research Centre which was launched in March 2014.
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