The Maurice J Summerfield Collection

The Maurice J Summerfield Collection

In 2016 the IGRC opened the Maurice J Summerfield Collection which is now part of the University Archives & Special Collections.

This collection of published materials was gathered and curated by Maurice J Summerfield, a British guitarist, author and publisher who founded Classical Guitar magazine.

The collection focuses primarily on the guitar, its history and craftsmanship; guitarists and guitar playing; and lutes and mandolins. A variety of music genres are covered including classical, rock, flamenco, Latin, American and jazz.

The catalogued material comprises books, music scores, programmes, magazines and periodicals, many of these being obscure or rare titles.

Browse the collection here