North Western Section Co-operative Music Association

Scope and Content

The collection comprises minutes, annual reports, correspondence, income and expenditure accounts and an account book.

Administrative / Biographical History

On 7 December 1951 the winding-up meeting of the North Western Co-operative Choral Association took place and it was decided to transfer funds to the new music Association. . The Choral Association was to be replaced by the North Western Co-operative Music Association, an auxiliary body of the North Western Sectional Educational Council of the Co-operative Union. The main objective of the Association was to stimulate, advise and assist the promotion of music among members of the National Co-operative Education Association.

Those who could join the NWMA were co-operative groups who took part in any form of musical work, and co-operative societies who were members of the North Western Section of the National Co-operative Education Association.

The first constitution of the Association was signed on 12 November 1953. An earlier reference to the Association can be found in the minutes of the Co-operative Union under the Education Executive section on 26 July of the same year.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

This collection was given to the National Co-operative Archive by an unknown donor

Archivist's Note

This description was completed by Natalie Rhodes, volunteer, with amendments by Sophie Stewart, Assistant Archivist, September 2010.