Foyle Menuhin Archive

The Foyle Menuhin Archive covers the life, career and personal interests of the famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin, Lord Menuhin of Stoke d’Abernon, HonRAM (1916-99). The archive was acquired by the Academy in March 2004, with generous funding from the Foyle Foundation and other anonymous donors. The archive consists of books, printed music, manuscripts, photographs, programmes, correspondence, objets d’art, drawings, paintings, memorabilia, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings.

The artworks and objets d’art include portraits, prints and original newspaper reports relating to the violinist Nicolò Paganini; and many personal photographs of Yehudi Menuhin and other musicians; as well as playbills, posters, certificates and citations, medals, sculpture and other commemorative items. Access to the music and books is available via the Library catalogue; access to the archival material is available on application to the Librarian (library@ram.ac.uk). Other parts of the archive such as images, paintings and objects can be found by searching here.