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  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: American Guild of Organists records
    creator: American Guild of Organists. Southern California Chapter
    creator: American Guild of Organists. Los Angeles Chapter
    creator: American Guild of Organists. Pasadena Chapter
    Identifier/Call Number: 0019
    Identifier/Call Number: 11
    Physical Description: 34.66 Linear Feet 34 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1908-2004
    Date (bulk): 1950-2000
    Abstract: Established in 1908, the Southern California Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is a local chapter of the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. This collection contains the records of the Los Angeles and Pasadena chapters of the American Guild of Organists, including administrative files, publications, and annual scrapbooks.

    Historical Note

    The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 20,000 members throughout the United States, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the Guild, headquartered in New York City, seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote the understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music. Each AGO year runs from October 1 to September 30. In any given year, a chapter may host concerts, educational events and social gatherings, have regular monthly meetings, and participate in either a regional or a national convention.
    The Association of Organists of Southern California was established in 1908 and in 1910, it became the Southern California Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. As other chapters were founded around California, the chapter changed its name to the Los Angeles Chapter. In 1936, the Pasadena Chapter split off from the Los Angeles one; in 1999, they recombined.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of the records of the Los Angeles and Pasadena chapters of the American Guild of Organists, including the chapters' administrative files, publications, scrapbooks and a few audio and visual recordings. Most of the material present is from the Los Angeles Chapter. Please see the Scope and Content notes of individual series for more information.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], American Guild of Organists records, Collection no. 0019, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Photographs
    Scrapbooks
    Contracts
    Magnetic tapes
    Organists -- Societies, etc. -- Archival resources
    Music -- Performance -- Societies, etc. -- Archival resources
    Minutes
    Periodicals
    Yearbooks
    Programs (documents)
    Financial records
    Correspondence
    American Guild of Organists. Southern California Chapter -- Archives
    American Guild of Organists -- Archives
    American Guild of Organists. Los Angeles Chapter -- Archives
    American Guild of Organists. Pasadena Chapter -- Archives