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ALEXANDRA PALACE CONCERT SOCIETY OF GERMAN INTERNEES

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0803
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: ALEXANDRA PALACE CONCERT SOCIETY OF GERMAN INTERNEES
Date(s): 1915-1916
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Alexandra Palace Concert Society of German Internees

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

On the outbreak of war with Germany in 1914, some 50,000 Germans, Austrians, Hungarians and Turks living in Britain were arrested and detained in internment camps for 'male enemy aliens of military age'. Entertainments venue Alexandra Palace in North London was converted into a camp housing around 3,000 men, sleeping in rows in the Great Hall. The inmates formed various clubs including a football club, gardening society and amateur theatrical society as well as the concert society.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Alexandra Palace Concert Society of German Internees, including concert programmes, retrospect of the Concert Society including names of musicians, lists and analysis of works performed, and watercolour portrait by a prisoner.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

ACC/0803/001-003: Programmes; ACC/0803/004: Portrait.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in December 1962.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

PANAYI, Panikos. "Germans in Britain during the First World War" in Historical Research vol.64 no.153, Feb 1991, pp.63-76 (LMA Library reference 60.9 INS) and PANAYI, Panikos. The enemy in our midst: Germans in Britain during the First World War. Berg Publishers, Ltd., 1991 (LMA Library reference 20.173 PAN).

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
June to August 2010.

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