Records of the Union of Graduates in Music, 1893-1972, including: minute books; copies of the annual report; correspondence relating to Edward Elgar's presidency of the Union, the honorary membership of Princess Elizabeth and various institutions; miscellaneous papers, including a printed copy of the Constitution of the Union and a printed history of the Union written in 1972.
Union of Graduates in Music
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 841
- Dates of Creation1893-1972
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description271 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Founded in 1892, the Union of Graduates in Music aimed to oppose the granting of spurious music degrees by 'Universities' which were not bona-fide. Its presidents included Sir Frederick Bridge (1844-1924), Sir Charles Parry (1848-1918), Sir Charles Stanford (1852-1924), Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) and Sir Donald Tovey (1875-1940). The Union was dissolved in 1972.
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Deposited by the Trinity College of Music, on the liquidation of the Union of Graduates in Music, in 1975.
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Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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