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The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) is the most important folk music and dance research resource in England. Our unique collection contains over 20,000 printed items dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, 10,000 audio items, 15,000 photographs and 30 major manuscript collections, cine-films, ephemera and artefacts – including line drawings, paintings, phonographs and costumes.

VWML has greatly benefitted from the financial support of numerous individuals, trusts and organisations since its foundation in 1930. This funding has helped maintain and develop the library to the extent that it has now achieved a unique status within the libraries and archives sectors and continues to innovate with projects such as The Full English.

 

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Make a donation on our Charity Choice page

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To donate £5 by mobile*, text STFC14 £5 to 70070.

If you would like to donate a different amount, simply change that part of the text message. For example, for £3 text STFC14 £3, or for £10 STFC14 £10.

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Download a donation form and post a completed version back to us at:

Shape the Future,
Cecil Sharp House,
Freepost Lon12862,
London,
NW1 2YF

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We are grateful for any support, large or small to help us sustain and develop the work we do.

You can make a donation to support the day to day running and activities of the Library or you can give to a specific library project. 

If it is the latter then please contact the Library Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to first to ascertain that we will be able to use your donation for the purpose specified. 

 

Donating materials

VWML always welcomes offers of collections or individual items that would enhance its value and depth as the national repository of folk arts materials. Acceptance is largely dependent on the relevance of the materials being offered and considerations such as available space.

If you are considering donating materials, please contact the library team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Legacies

Legacies can be made to EFDSS or specifically to the Library.  You can find further information on legacies at (link) and if you are interested in making a legacy specifically for the Library, please contact the Library Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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As an EFDSS member you not only receive free entry to the library but your membership subscriptions help with our running costs too.

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