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Schubert Institute

SIRC – The Schubert Institute Research Centre

A primary aim of the founders of the SIUK was for the establishment of a centre dedicated to Schubert research. In Schubert’s bicentenary year - 1997 - this aim was realised by the establishment of the Schubert Institute Research Centre as a joint venture between SIUK and the University of Leeds.

The core of the holding is the collection of the celebrated Schubert scholar Maurice J E Brown, author of  Schubert: A Critical Biography, Essays on Schubert and many articles. The collection includes extensive correspondence, including some 750 letters from Otto Erich Deutsch, the cataloguer of the works of Schubert celebrated in the "D" numbering. A recent addition is the research papers of the noted Schubert scholar Elizabeth Norman McKay.

The collection is housed in the special collections area of the Brotherton Library at Leeds University where it is being catalogued and made available for study. The collection continues to grow with further donations from members, authors, and publishers and, when funds are available, purchases by the Institute.

SIUK members are entitled to membership of Leeds University Library, with rights to study and borrow books.