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Special Collections: Rainbow

History of Education Sources

About the Collection

Bernarr Rainbow (1914-1998) had a distinguished career as a music teacher in High Wycombe and then later at the College of St. Mark and St. John in Chelsea, Gypsy Hill College of Education and finally at Kingston Polytechnic. He wrote extensively on music education and had a special interest in the tonic sol-fa method of singing. On his death, many of his books and papers came to the Institute.

This collection consists of material on music education; it is mainly books, with a few unbound issues of periodicals, and several microfilms.

Size: 8 metres of shelving

Type/format: Mostly books - see above

Dates: Mainly 20th century

Accrual policy: Closed

Off-site (ES)

Reference only. By prior arrangement with the Special Collections Librarian. Contact the Library Enquiry Desk in the first instance.

Unlisted. Books by Rainbow and literature on him are listed in the Library Catalogue.

Books by Bernarr Rainbow in the Library

The complete list of books held in the Newsam Library by Rainbow can be found on the Library Catalogue.  Below are a selection of titles: