California Chapter of the Music Library Association

MLACC History and Archives

MLACC History

The California Chapter of the Music Library Association was originally formed in 1941. In 1946 two separate chapters, the Northern and Southern chapters were established. In 2013 the two regional chapters merged into the current California Chapter. Below is a finding aid for the Chapter archival materials with selected digitized documents. Digitized newsletter can be found here. Please send questions and comments to Callie Holmes: cholmes@library.ucla.edu

 

 Publications

Adamson, Danette Cook,and Mimi Tashiro.“Servants, Scholars, and Sleuths: Early Leaders in California Music Librarianship.” Notes, 1992, 806.

Tashiro, Mimi, and Danette Cook Adamson. 1991.A history of the Music Library Association in California. [California]: Northern and Southern California Chapters of MLA.

The Early Days: A History and Chronology by Danette Cook Adamson

The Southern California Chapter: A History and Chronology by Danette Cook Adamson

The Northern California Chapter: A History and Chronology by Mimi Tashiro.

Earnest, Jeffrey, and Kathryn P. Glennan. 1991. Directory of music collections in California. Los Angeles: Music Library Association, Northern California and Southern California Chapters.

Fry, Stephen M. 1988. California’s musical wealth: sources for the study of music in California: papers presented at the joint conference of the Northern and Southern California Chapters of the Music Library Association, May 17-18, 1985, Glendale Public Library, Brand Art and Music Library. [California]: Southern California Chapter, Music Library Association.

Fry, Stephen M. 1970. Directory and index of special music collections in Southern California libraries and in the libraries of the campuses of the University of California. [Los Angeles, Ca.]: [Southern California Chapter, Music Library Assoc.].

 

NAMM Oral Histories

Interviews with prominent California music librarians. [These are just short clips. The full interviews are not yet available.]

 

MLACC Archives

 

Series Outline

  • Series I - Publications
  • Series II - MLA SCC
  • Series III - MLA NCC
  • Series IV - MLA CC

 

Folder Inventory

Box 1 Folder 1      Publications    09-30-MLA

(Provenance: Hermine Vermeij to the University of Maryland, 2008)

permission forms from copyright owners granting the MLA-SCC permission to create digitized formats of above publication 

Tashiro, Mimi, and Danette Cook Adamson, A History of the Music Library Association in California. [California]: The Music Library Association in California, 1991.

1991-2008
Box 1 Folder 2 Publications A History of the Music Library Association in California

2 copies of A History of the Music Library Association in California by Mimi Tashiro and Danette Cook Adamson

 1991
Box 1 Folder 3      Publications    Various publications

Adamson, Danette Cook, and Mimi Tashiro, “Servants, Scholars, and Sleuths: Early Leaders in California Music Librarianship.” Notes 48, no. 3 (1992): 806-835.

Earnest, Jeffrey, and Kathryn P. Glennan, eds., Directory of Music Collections in California. Los Angeles: Music Library Association Northern California and Southern California Chapters, 1991.

Fry, Stephen M. ed., California’s Musical Wealth: Sources for the Study of Music In California: papers presented at the Joint Conference of the Northern and Southern California Chapters of the Music Library Association, May 17-18, 1985, Glendale Public Library, Brand Art and Music Library. [Los Angeles]: Southern California Chapter Music Library Association, 1988.

Fry, Stephen M., ed., Directory and Index of Special Music Collections in Southern California Libraries and in the Libraries of the Campuses of the University of California. [Los Angeles]: Southern California Chapter Music Library Association, 1970.

1970-1992
Box 1 Folder 4 Publications MLA/SCC Secretary Treasurer Notebook

2 copies of binder with executive board minutes, chapter minutes, treasurer’s reports, bank statements

 1991
Box 2 Folder 1 MLA SCC 12-28-MLA Soe-Nyun, J. Revised By-Laws 2010 
Box 2 Folder 2 MLA SCC MLA SCC Newsletter, no.5-21;23-66;69 (1 of 2) 1971-1999
Box 2 Folder 3 MLA SCC MLA SCC Newsletter, no.5-21;23-66;69 (2 of 2) 1971-1999
Box 2 Folder 4 MLA SCC MLA Newsletter 1977 
Box 2 Folder 5 MLA SCC MLA SCC Membership Directory
1998-1999 
Box 2 Folder 6 MLA SCC Meeting Programs and notes
1972-1973; 1990-1997
Box 2 Folder 7 MLA SCC MLA correspondence and brochure for MLA Annual Meeting 1975 in Puerto Rico
1974-1975
Box 2 Folder 8  MLA SCC MLA SCC-NCC Joint Meetings

Programs, program notes and supplementary materials; brief prospectus for a directory of music collections in California

1983, 1985
Box 2 Folder 9 MLA SCC MLA 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting Program
1991
Box 2 Folder 10 MLA SCC MLA in California 50th Anniversary Celebration Meeting folder

Program, list of attendees, program notes and flyers, photographs

1991 
Box 2 Folder 11 MLA SCC Executive Board Meeting Minutes and notes
2004-2008, 2011-2012 
Box 2 Folder 12 MLA SCC MLA/SCC Receipts

Includes DVD

2006-2008
Box 2 Folder 13 MLA SCC Misc.MLA/SCC
2006-2008
Box 2 Folder 14 MLA SCC MLA/SCC Receipts
2008-2010
Box 2 Folder 15  MLA SCC MLA/SCC Receipts 2010-2012
Box 2 Folder 16 MLA SCC Misc. Receipts 2003-2008
Box 2 Folder 17 MLA SCC MLA/SCC Pre-2006

includes floppy disc

2001-2004
Box 2 Folder 18 MLA SCC MLA/SCC Statements, Membership lists, etc.
2011-2013
Box 2 Folder 19  MLA SCC MLA Freeman fund receipt book, checkbook register
1995-2011
Box 2 Folder 20 MLA SCC Stamp and flash drive

flash drive includes treasurer’s reports, MLASCC stationary, MLASCC calendars, executive board meeting minutes, chapter minutes, chapter handbook & misc. docs

2006-2011 
Box 2 Folder 21 MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter History

Gladys Caldwell correspondence

1938-1941
Box 2 Folder 22 MLA SCC Membership Committee: Southern Chapter 1941-1942 
Box 2 Folder 23 MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter

correspondence, Report of the Secretary California Chapter 1941

1941
Box 2 Folder 24 MLA SCC Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Project Birthday October 30 1941-1942 
Box 2 Folder 25  MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter

minutes, correspondence

1942
Box 2 Folder 26 MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter

correspondence 

1943
Box 2 Folder 27 MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter

correspondence, minutes

1944
Box 2 Folder 28  MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter Meeting notes, Feb. 13, 1944

handwritten notes from meeting, corresponding formal notes in previous folder (the handwritten notes were moved to separate folder as they are very acidic)

1944
Box 2 Folder 29  MLA SCC MLA SCC: MLA Southern California Chapter

correspondence

1945 
Box 2 Folder 30  MLA SCC MLA SCC: MLA Southern California Chapter

correspondence, reports, California Library Association meeting program, MLA CC Membership luncheon program plus presentations for “Use of Phonograph Records in three Libraries of Southern California: Long Beach, Los Angeles Public and the University of Southern California” (presented by Mary Pearson, Olive Sprong, and Jean Meggett) (USC presentation absent?), and Music in Films: talk by Constance Purdy, ed. Film Music Notes; also notes about division of California Chapter into Northern and Southern Chapters

1946 
Box 2 Folder 31 MLA SCC MLA - Union List of Reference Sources…  1941 
Box 2 Folder 32 MLA SCC MLA-SCC Papers

reports, correspondence, programs

1947-1948 
Box 2 Folder 33 MLA SCC MLA-SCC Papers

correspondence, reports, programs

1949-1952 
Box 2 Folder 34 MLA SCC MLA - Southern California Chapter

correspondence, reports, programs (including 1953 MLA National Convention in Los Angeles and “Proposed Plan for the Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Resources”, prepared by Scott Adams)

1953-1956 
Box 2 Folder 35 MLA SCC MLA-SCC Papers

correspondence, minutes, by-laws

1964-1968 
Box 2 Folder 36 MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter Meeting, March 18, 1967  1967
Box 2 Folder 37 MLA SCC MLA - Southern California Chapter  1968-1969
Box 2 Folder 38 MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter Fall Meeting
1968
Box 2 Folder 39 MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter  ca. 1969-1973
Box 2 Folder 40 MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter Joint MLA/AMS Meeting, April 6, 1968  1968 
Box 2 Folder 41  MLA SCC MLA-AMS Joint California Chapters Meeting, May 3-4, 1969  1969
Box 2 Folder 42 MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter

newsletter, constitution and by-laws, Workshop on Record Library Problems (report by Linda Solow), Qualifications for Music Librarianship, survey of Musical Instrument Collections

1972 
Box 2 Folder 43 MLA SCC MLASCC: meetings, etc.  1977-1979
Box 2 Folder 44 MLA SCC MLASCC: meetings  1980
Box 2 Folder 45 MLA SCC MLA Papers

correspondence, reports, programs; national or other chapters (not California)

1964-1971
Box 2 Folder 46 MLA SCC MLA Summer Meeting

national meeting, held in San Francisco & Stanford

1967 
Box 2 Folder 47 MLA SCC MLA Midwinter Meeting

national, not California Chapter meeting

1968 
Box 2 Folder 48  MLA SCC MLA Meetings 1971-1979
Box 2 Folder 49  MLA SCC MLA Officers and Membership List  1971-1975 
Box 2 Folder 50  MLA SCC MLA - Old Mailing List

Southern California Membership as of 9-27-47

1946-1955
Box 2 Folder 51  MLA SCC  MLA Southern California Chapter Membership Information
1966-1967
Box 2 Folder 52  MLA SCC Current Membership Lists (uncorrected)  1969
Box 2 Folder 53 MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter: Newsletter

no.1-25(1970-1982)

1970-1982
Box 2 Folder 54  MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter Papers

Program, MLACC Spring Meeting April 27, 1984 at the American Film Institute
UCLA Music Library Guide to the Archival and TV Music Collections, April 1984 [by Stephen Fry]
Letter to James Horner

1982-1985 
Box 2 Folder 55 MLA SCC LA Times article on Arnold Schoenberg Institute, July 17, 1983

moved from previous folder due to acidic newsprint 

1983 
Box 2 Folder 56 MLA SCC Correspondence from Chair 1983-1985
Box 2 Folder 57  MLA SCC Newsletter - SCC

newsletter samples, articles, correspondence 

1983-1985 
Box 2 Folder 58  MLA SCC Board Meetings - SCC 1981-1985
Box 2 Folder 59  MLA SCC Newsletter MLA

correspondence, schedule (Marsha Berman, editor)

1983-1984 
Box 2 Folder 60  MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter Annual Reports 1983-1985 
Box 3 Folder 1 MLA SCC National Reports

Annual Reports of the Chapters, minutes, meeting program

1983-1985 
Box 3 Folder 2 MLA SCC Schoenberg Institute

correspondence reacting to LA Times article (Box 2, Folder 55)

1983
Box 3 Folder 3 MLA SCC Treasury 1982-1984
Box 3 Folder 4  MLA SCC Programs 1978-1984
Box 3 Folder 5  MLA SCC Membership

correspondence, membership directories, officer lists, brochures, mock-ups

1980-1993
Box 3 Folder 6  MLA SCC Chapters - Other Chapter

by-laws, membership lists, newsletters, reports

1979-1985 
Box 3 Folder 7  MLA SCC MLA SCC Directory - Work To Do  1982-1983
Box 3 Folder 8  MLA SCC MLA SCC Directory - Questionnaire

Directory and Index of Special Music Collections in the Southern California Libraries and in the Libraries of the Campuses of the University of California (1970) & (1976), correspondence, survey questionnaire

1970-1981
Box 3 Folder 9 MLA SCC MLA SCC Directory Questionnaire Results 1962-1981
Box 3 Folder 10 MLA SCC “Notes On the Music of St. Germain”

by Manly P. Hall, issued by The Philosophical Research Society; attached to questionnaire in Box 3 Folder 9 but removed because highly acidic

1962? 
Box 3 Folder 11  MLA SCC MLA SCC Directory - Correspondence & File  1969-1982
Box 3 Folder 12  MLA SCC MLA SCC Mailing Lists  1981-1982
Box 3 Folder 13  MLA SCC MLASCC - newsletter

not actual newsletters, production/publication notes/correspondence 

1989-1991
Box 3 Folder 14  MLA SCC LA Times article on Jimmy Dolan

Jimmy Dolan was librarian for the LA Philharmonic; removed from Box 3 Folder 13 because highly acidic

1982 
Box 3 Folder 15 MLA SCC MLASCC - other chapters
1978-1982
Box 3 Folder 16  MLA SCC MLA SCC copies of ballots  1988-1992
Box 3 Folder 17  MLA SCC MLA SCC minutes, agendas
1990-1991
Box 3 Folder 18 MLA SCC MLASCC: Correspondence
1989-1991
Box 3 Folder 19  MLA SCC MLA SCC copies of programs
1990-1993
Box 3 Folder 20 MLA SCC MLA SCC Constitution, By-Laws and Membership Directory
1969-1998
Box 3 Folder 21 MLA SCC Southern California Chapter (MLA) Newsletter

no.1-20(1970-1979),no.22-23(1979-1980),no.25-45(1982-1988),no.47-49(1989-1990),no.52(1991)

1970-1991
Box 3 Folder 22  MLA SCC MLA Southern California Chapter Newsletter

no.53-57(1991-1003),no.60-62(1994-1995),no.64(1998),no.66(1997),March[no.68](1998),no.69-70(1999)

1991-1999
Box 3 Folder 23  MLA SCC Misc. SCC Newsletters

no.71-80(2000-2004),no.82(2005)

2000-2005 
Box 3 Folder 24  MLA NCC Chapters -- Northern California: Correspondence

Edward Colby and Scott Goldthwaite correspondence

1948-1949 
Box 3 Folder 25  MLA NCC MLA California 50th Anniversary Planning 1989 01-12-MLA
1989
Box 3 Folder 26 MLA NCC MLA California 50th Anniversary Planning 1990 01-12-MLA 1990
Box 3 Folder 27 MLA NCC MLA California 50th Anniversary Planning 1991 01-12-MLA
1991
Box 3 Folder 28  MLA NCC MLA 50th Anniversary 1991 Printed Program 01-12-MLA

MLA 50th Anniversary 1991 printed Program

1991
Box 3 Folder 29 MLA NCC MLA California 50th Anniversary History of MLA in California 01-12-MLA  1991
Box 3 Folder 30  MLA NCC MLA California 50th Anniversary NCC Committee 01-12-MLA
1989-1990
Box 3 Folder 31  MLA NCC MLA California 50th Anniversary NCC Festschrift Committee 01-12-MLA
1990-1991
Box 3 Folder 32  MLA NCC MLA California 50th Anniversary NCC Chapter History Committee 01-12-MLA
1989-1991
Box 3 Folder 33  MLA NCC 01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records
1988-1989
Box 3 Folder 34  MLA NCC 01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records
1987-1988
Box 3 Folder 35  MLA NCC 01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records  1986-1987
Box 3 Folder 36  MLA NCC MLA-NCC Chapter Records, 1985/86 01-11-MLA  1985-1986
Box 3 Folder 37  MLA NCC MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1984/85 01-11-MLA 1984-1985
Box 3 Folder 38 MLA NCC MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1983/84 01-11-MLA  1983-1984
Box 3 Folder 39  MLA NCC MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1982/83 01-11-MLA

Joint Meeting: Music Library Association Northern Calif. Chapter and Art Libraries Society Northern California

Joint Meeting of the Southern and Northern California Chapters of the MLA

1982-1983 
Box 3 Folder 40  MLA NCC MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1981/82 01-11-MLA  1981-1982
Box 3 Folder 41  MLA NCC 01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1980/81
1980-1981
Box 3 Folder 42  MLA NCC  01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1979-80  1979-1980
Box 3 Folder 43  MLA NCC 01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1978/79 1978-1979 
Box 3 Folder 44  MLA NCC 01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records 77/79
1977-1979
Box 3 Folder 45  MLA NCC 01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1976/77
1976-1977
Box 3 Folder 46  MLA NCC 01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1975/76
1975-1976
Box 3 Folder 47  MLA NCC 01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1974/75
1974-1975
Box 3 Folder 48 MLA NCC 01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1973/74  1973-1974
Box 3 Folder 49  MLA NCC 01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1972/73
1972-1973
Box 3 Folder 50 MLA NCC 01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1971/72  1971-1972
Box 3 Folder 51  MLA NCC 01-11-MLA MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1970/71  1970-1971
Box 3 Folder 52  MLA NCC MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1969/70 01-11-MLA  1969-1970
Box 3 Folder 53  MLA NCC MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1968/69 01-11-MLA
1968-1969
Box 3 Folder 54  MLA NCC MLA-NCC Chapter Records 1968 through July 01-11-MLA  1968
Box 3 Folder 55  MLA NCC MLA-NCC Constitution 1975 / Amended 1978 / Revised 1985 01-11-MLA  1975-1985
Box 3 Folder 56 MLA NCC MLA-NCC Roster of Officers 1976/77-1987/88 01-11-MLA  1976-1988
Box 4 Folder 1  MLA NCC MLA-NCC List of meetings: 2/24/67-06/01/81
1967-1981
Box 4 Folder 2 MLA NCC MLA-NCC Membership records, money/receipt books 01-13-MLA 1972-1985 
Box 4 Folder 3 MLA NCC Bach to the “Boss” Workshop Planning Committee 1987/88 01-13-MLA  1987-1988
Box 4 Folder 4  MLA NCC Bach to the “Boss” Workshop - Collection Development & Acquisitions Handouts 1987/88 00-13-MLA  1987-1988
Box 4 Folder 5  MLA NCC Bach to the “Boss” Workshop - Cataloging Sessions Handouts 1987/88 01-13-MLA  1987-1988 
Box 4 Folder 6 MLA NCC Bach to the “Boss” Workshop - Reference handouts 1987/88 01-13-MLA  1987-1988
Box 4 Folder 7  MLA NCC Bach to the “Boss” Workshop Sound/Media Handouts 1987/88 01-13-MLA  1987-1988
Box 4 Folder 8  MLA NCC MLA NCC Newsletter 1986-2002 02-07-MLA

v.1-15 (1985-2001), v.17 no.1 (2002), v.18 no.1 (2003), v.20 no.2 (2006)  (3 v.3 no.1s - Fall 1987, Spring 1988, and Fall 1988)

1986-2006 
Box 4 Folder 9  MLA NCC MLA NCC Treasurer’s Report 1999-2001 02-07-MLA 1999-2001 
Box 4 Folder 10  MLA NCC MLA NCC Rosters of Membership 02-07-MLA  1990-2001
Box 4 Folder 11  MLA NCC MLA NCC Programs of Agendas (scattered) 027-07-MLA  1990-2001
Box 4 Folder 12  MLA NCC MLA NCC Minutes 02-07-MLA 1999-2000 
Box 4 Folder 13  MLA NCC NCC-MLA Bulletin for Northern California Music Libraries

v.2 no.1-5 (1949), v.3 no.4-6 (1950)

1949-1950
Box 4 Folder 14 MLA NCC NCC-MLA Meeting Announcements, Agendas & Notes

Music Library Association Southern/Northern California Chapters Joint Meeting/ Program - Spring 1989

1970-1993
Box 4 Folder 15  MLA NCC Misc. Northern CA

Constitution and By-Laws (1974-1975, drafts and final?); “Union List of Music Periodicals in Northern California” announcement; California Music Questionnaire (1972); Nominees for Offices 1995-1996

1972-1996 
Box 4 Folder 16  MLA NCC Kevin Freeman Memorial 1993-1996
Box 4 Folder 17  MLA NCC Working Group on Endowed Funds

MLA National Working Group

1994-1995
Box 4 Folder 18 MLA NCC Music Library Association Northern California Chapter Minutes
1947-1968
Box 4 Folder 19  MLA NCC Transcript of panel discussion on early years of NCC, 1.26.1990 1990
Box 4 Folder 20  MLA NCC MLA/NCC - National MLA 95-39-MLA
1985-1991
Box 4 Folder 21 MLA NCC MLA-NCC Correspondence 95-39-MLA  1985-1991
Box 4 Folder 22 MLA NCC Northern California Chapter - Hosting National Meeting 95-40-MLA

(Provenance: Judy Tsou to the University of Maryland, 1994)

1988-1991 
Box 4 Folder 23 MLA NCC Northern California Chapter - 50th Anniversary 95-40-MLA

(Provenance: Judy Tsou to the University of Maryland, 1994)

Early Days of MLA/NCC document 

1990-1992 
Box 4 Folder 24  MLA NCC 50th Anniversary Celebration Program 97-101-MLA

(Provenance: Patricia Elliott to the University of Maryland, 1997) 

1991 
Box 4 Folder 25 MLA NCC California Collections Directory mailing list source 95-32-MLA

(Provenance: Kathy Glennan to the University of Maryland, 1994)

also SCC mailing list 

1991? 
Box 4 Folder 26  MLA NCC California Collections Directory SCC Mailing 95-32-MLA

(Provenance: Kathy Glennan to the University of Maryland, 1994)  

1991 
Box 4 Folder 27  MLA NCC California Collections Directory Correspondence/Planning 95-32-MLA

(Provenance: Kathy Glennan to the University of Maryland, 1994) 

1989-1992 
Box 4 Folder 28  MLA NCC California Collections Directory Final Report 95-32-MLA

(Provenance: Kathy Glennan to the University of Maryland, 1994)

includes floppy disk: California Collections Directory (1991 ed.) files & correspondence; Programs used: Word, Excel, Hypercard;  - Macintosh version -

1991 
Box 4 Folder 29  MLA NCC California Collections Directory NCC Mailing 95-32-MLA

(Provenance: Kathy Glennan to the University of Maryland, 1994) 

1990
Box 4 Folder 30  MLA NCC Microfilm of MLA-NCC Bulletin
1948-1953