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Inventory of the Composers' Forum records, 1947-1983
ARCHIVES COMPOSERS' FORUM 1  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Brief History
  • Concert seasons:
  • Remarks:
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Composers' Forum Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1947-1983
    Collection number: ARCHIVES COMPOSERS' FORUM 1
    Creator: Composers' Forum (Northern Calif.)
    Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes
    Repository: The Music Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Donor:

    The Composers' Forum.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Composers' Forum records, ARCHIVES COMPOSERS' FORUM 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Brief History

    Founded in 1947 as an independent organization called Composers' Forum by Jane Hohfeld and others, centered in Northern California, the group following their third season (1949/50) became affiliated with the International Society for Contemporary Music. It is not associated with the Composers' Forum (U.S.), which is based in New York City.

    Concert seasons:

    Season 1
    1947/1948.
    Season 2
    1948/1949.
    Season 3
    1949/1950.
    Season 4
    1950/1951.
    Season 5
    1951/1952.
    Season 6
    1952/1953.
    Season 7
    1953/1954.
    Season 8
    1954/1955.
    Season 9
    1955/1956.
    Season 10
    1956/1957.
    Season 11
    1957/1958.
    Season 12
    1958/1959.
    Season 13
    1959/1960.
    Season 14
    1960/1961.
    Season 15
    1961/1962.
    Season 16
    1962/1963.
    Season 17
    1963/1964.
    Season 18
    1964/1965.
    Season 19
    1965/1966.
    Retrospective concerts: October 19 & 23, 1983.

    Remarks:

    For a history of the Composers' Forum, see the statement by Jane Hohfeld Galante (next pages). The organization of materials in this inventory (items 31 to 53) is by calendar year, not by the concert season year. To have done otherwise would have created much confusion. It was not possible to isolate the financial materials, because much of the correspondence, reports, and agendas relate to the finances of the organization.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains Music and business papers: programs, newspaper reviews, announcements, scrapbooks, agendas of meetings, reports, membership lists, financial statements, correspondence, etc.