The Screen Composers Association records span the years 1942-1974 (bulk 1940s-1950s) and encompass 3
linear feet. The collection contains oganization records, including bulletins, minutes of meetings,
membership records, financial reports and records, press releases and publicity, and correspondence.
The Screen Composers Association (SCA) was a Hollywood film composers organization that first met in
1945, though its roots extend back to 1942. The group sought to form a guild as well as increase royalty
payments from performing rights societies. The association's strongest years were from 1945 to 1959
before membership began to wane. There was some resurgence of activity in the early seventies but the
organization never recaptured its earlier energy.
3 linear feet of papers.
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