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Papers of Kenneth Snell, 1971-1993 [manuscript]
Bib ID 788516
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Snell, Kenneth R. (Kenneth Richard), 1940-1993
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1971-1993 
10.9 m. (64 boxes) + 1 folio. 
Summary

Collection consists of 18 series, including: 1. Personal correspondence, 1971-1993. 2. Business papers 1987-1993. 3. Research material on Australian composers, lyricists, musicians, music publishers, 19th and 20th century printers, publishers and engravers. 4. Research printouts for composers, lyricists, musicians, printers, publishers and engravers. 5. Research material on the topography and businesses of Colonial Sydney. 6. Popular music. 7. Bands. 8. Book labels. 9. Extracts from 19th and early 20th century magazines. 10. Photocopies of album covers, title pages of sheet music, and first pages of music.

Biography/History

Bookseller, music seller, and bibliographer. Snell's great interest was the history of music publishing, particularly music published in 19th century Australia. Many years of meticulous research culminated in the publishing, between 1987 and 1991, of his three Australian popular music indexes, arranged by title, author, and lyricist.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 4932.

Related Material Other papers are held by the National Library of Australia at MS 6940. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (14 p.) 
Subjects Snell, Kenneth R. (Kenneth Richard), 1940-1993 -- Archives.  |  Waltzing Matilda (Song)  |  Music publishing -- Australia.  |  Booksellers and bookselling -- Labels -- Australia.  |  Band music.  |  Publishers and publishing -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Booksellers and bookselling -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Bibliographers -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1971-1993 
Occupation Publishers.  |  Booksellers.  |  Bibliographers.

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