This collection comprises papers relating to the life and career of English soprano Joan Cross. There are items covering her whole career as singer, director, producer and teacher with Sadler's Well's Theatre, the English Opera Group and the Norwegian National Opera.
The material includes scrapbooks, programmes, correspondence, writings, publications, press cuttings, scores and photographs.
The collection includes a draft autobiography and performance diary.
Sections CRS/1-17 are material received from Joan Cross; section CRS/18 is material relating to Joan Cross received from other sources.