McCoy (Frank Milton) papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
Coll2014-002
Finding Aid Author
Loni Shibuyama
Finding Aid Date
(c) 2014
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
Description is in <language langcode="eng" scriptcode="Latn">English.</language>
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Dates

  • 1946 – 1997 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.8 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 archive cartons.

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Notes

  • Abstract

    Writings, correspondence, clippings, photographs, organizational records, flyers, notes, and other personal papers, 1946-1997, from African-American writer, musician, and educator Frank Milton McCoy. Materials in the collection document his career as a concert pianist and music educator in Los Angeles. Included is McCoy's book, Black Tomorrow (Vantage Press, 1976), which examines the evolution and influence of music in African-American culture.

  • Biography

    Frank Milton McCoy was born in El Centro, California, and received a bachelor's and master's degree in Education and Music from San Francisco State University, and a doctorate from the University of California in Higher Education. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, McCoy studied and toured as a concert pianist in numerous countries and was the first American to present a solo concert on the French islands of St. Pierre et Miquelon. McCoy later worked as a public school music and English teacher in various Los Angeles Unified schools, and he joined the board of the Education Guild of the Los Angeles Music Center. In 1976, McCoy wrote his published book, Black Tomorrow, examining the evolution and influence of African-American music and culture.

    In the 1980s, McCoy served as music and drama critic for the Los Angeles Sentinel, and he became the first African-American member of the National Association of Music Critics. He also served on the board of the Southeast Symphony Association and was involved with the Church of Religious Science and the National Negro Musicians Association. McCoy died in Los Angeles in 1998.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

  • Acquisition

    Donor and date of acquisition unknown. Received by John O'Brien.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Frank Milton McCoy Papers, Coll2014-002, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

  • Processing Information

    Collection processed by Katrina Sire, March 2014.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection comprises writings, correspondence, clippings, photographs, organizational records, flyers, notes, and other personal papers, 1946-1997, from African-American writer, musician, and educator Frank Milton McCoy. Materials in the collection document his career teaching for various Los Angeles Unified public schools, serving on the boards of the Southeast Symphony Association and the Education Guild of the Los Angeles Music Center, and touring as a concert pianist to numerous countries. The collection also includes his dissertation regarding a historical analysis of counseling programs in higher education for African-Americans; as well as his book, Black Tomorrow, published by Vantage Press in 1976. Also included are production materials and photographs for an untitled high school theatrical production (with a mostly African-American cast) for which McCoy was the instructor.

  • Arrangement

    This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1

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