50 single sheet and booklet programmes for musical concerts or theatrical productions at York Theatre Royal, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, the Odeon cinema and the Rialto cinema; and by York Musical Society, Queen Street Choral Society and the York Co-operative Society Education Department.
Papers of Maurice Kirk
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Administrative / Biographical History
Several of the concerts and productions were in the aid of charities, including the St. John Ambulance (Acomb Branch) and the Russia Today Fund.
Material is available subject to the usual terms and conditions of access to Archives and Local History collections.
The programmes belonged to the late Maurice Kirk, who was born in York in the 1920s and educated at Nunthorpe Boys School. He served during the Second World War, and subsequently worked for the University of Leeds. Maurice Kirk's family continued to live in York and his father, Archibald Kirk, was Lord Mayor in 1963. The depositor, James Kirk, is the son of Maurice Kirk and found the programmes amongst his father's papers. He believes they relate to concerts his father attended as a young man.