Collecting StrandSpecial Collections
LevelCollection
Ref NoMJS
TitleMaurice J Summerfield Collection
Date1923-2014
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 archives@surrey.ac.uk.
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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