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National Association of Composers, U.S.A. records, 1933-1988
PASC-M 80  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Material

  • Title: National Association of Composers, U.S.A. records
    Collection number: PASC-M 80
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 9.0 linear ft. (6 document boxes, 14 flat boxes, and 1 oversize flat box)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1958-1980
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1988, 1958-1980 bulk
    Abstract: This collection contains the records of the National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA) and those of its preceding body, the National Association of American Composers and Conductors (NAACC). Records include minutes, correspondence, treasurer's reports, chapter information, concert programs and announcements, clippings, and other material; and cover the transition from the NAACC to NACUSA. Also included are musical scores contributed by approximately 110 of its member composers.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: National Association of Composers, U.S.A..

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Audio materials in this collection are restricted and require production of listening copies. To access materials, notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], National Association of Composers, U.S.A. Records (Collection PASC 80-M). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2470329 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1988.

    Biography/History

    The National Association of American Composers and Conductors (NAACC) was a non-profit and volunteer- run organization founded in 1933, in New York, by Henry K. Hadley. The NAACC was one of the longest standing organizations in the United States devoted to the promotion and performance of American concert hall music. The organization maintained chapters in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Colorado, Indiana, and the District of Columbia, and included its members in annual concerts, given to the public free of charge. The NAACC was led by Henry Hadley until his death in 1937, after which his wife, Inez Barbour Hadley, took over and ran the association until her death in 1971. After a period of inactivity, UCLA professor and conductor John Vincent took on the leadership of the NAACC in 1975 and changed the association’s name to National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA) and moved the headquarters from New York City to Los Angeles. By 2015, NACUSA was presenting several chamber concerts each year featuring music by its members, publishing a newsletter, and holding a national contest for young composers aged 18-30. Over the course of its existence, the organization has included many well-known American composers as members.
    Source: National Association of American Composers and Conductors Papers, JPB 03-15

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains the records of the National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA) and those of its preceding body, the National Association of American Composers and Conductors (NAACC). Records include meeting minutes, financial reports, chapter records, newsletters, correspondence, concert programs and calendars, competition and other event announcements, clippings, scrapbooks, and notes belonging to its recording secretary. A large part of the collection contains musical scores by approximately 110 member composers, submitted for performances and competitions, and collected by the organization.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection has been arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1. Scores
      • Subseries 1.1. Numbered scores
      • Subseries 1.2. Unnumbered scores
    • Series 2. Organizational records.

    Related Material

    NACUSA online archive: http://www.music-usa.org/nacusa/ 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    National Association for American Composers and Conductors.
    Vincent, John, 1902-1977
    Instrumental music--Scores.
    Music--Societies, etc.
    Scores.
    Vocal music--Scores.