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Anthony Baines Archives

Anthony Baines Archives


Anthony Baines (1912-1997) was the first Lecturer-Curator at Oxford’s Bate Collection. He was one of the most prominent organologists of the twentieth century, making a significant and enduring contribution to the study of musical instruments.


The Anthony Baines Archive contains Baines’s research notes on a wide range of musical subjects as well as historical documents relating to his life, such as correspondence, and compositions from his time as a prisoner of war. 


This catalogue combines a biography of Anthony Baines with images of archive highlights. It includes a summary of the archive’s contents, and an extensive bibliography of publications by Baines.

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