This collection contains the personal papers of Charles Leland Bagley, along with records pertaining to the American Federation
of Musicians. Bagley was a musician and lawyer who lived in Los Angeles and who was active in the AFM Local 47 until his retirement
in 1959. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, union publications, and ephemera.
Charles Leland Bagley was born in Tipton, Iowa in 1873, where he lived until moving to Southern California in 1887. He was
a band and orchestra musician who was also a charter member of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 47. Bagley
received law degrees from USC in 1910 and 1911 and was active as a labor organizer with the American Federation of Musicians
and its predecessor, the National League of Musicians. He served as the Vice-President of the AFM from 1931 until his retirement
in 1959. He passed away in 1965.
20.46 Linear feet
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