The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103983 Message #2125790
Posted By: GUEST,Jim Carroll
15-Aug-07 - 03:10 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Blantyre Explosion
Subject: RE: Blantyre Explosion - the song
Do you know what happened to Bert's collection finally?
I know it went to Goldsmiths, but was horrified to learn that shortly after his death it was possible to find some of the more esoteric stuff in the bargain box of a local second-hand paperback-bookshop. Did anything ever come of the work that Dave Arthur embarked on regarding Bert?
There is now talk of the MacColl/Seeger collection at Ruskin ending up in a store-cupboard as the new management has no interest in traditional song; hope this is just another tale, as there is a great deal of important material there also.