Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
   The library and archives service of the *English Folk Dance and Song Society. The original nucleus for the library was the collection of books bequeathed by Cecil *Sharp on his death in 1924, and the collection was renamed after Ralph *Vaughan Williams's death in 1958. The collection has continued to grow and by a gradual process of professional-ization the VWML has become the most important concentration of material on traditional song, dance, and music in the country. Address: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Parks Road, London NW1 7AY (Tel.: 0207 4582206).

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