American Guild of Organists records
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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.
- Creation: 1908 - 2004
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1950 - 2000
- American Guild of Organists. Southern California Chapter (Corporate Entity)
- American Guild of Organists. Los Angeles Chapter (Corporate Entity)
- American Guild of Organists. Pasadena Chapter (Corporate Entity)
Conditions Governing Access
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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 The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers.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.
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.
40 Linear Feet (40 boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
- American Guild of Organists. Southern California Chapter -- Archives (Corporate Entity)
- American Guild of Organists -- Archives (Corporate Entity)
- American Guild of Organists. Los Angeles Chapter -- Archives (Corporate Entity)
- American Guild of Organists. Pasadena Chapter -- Archives (Corporate Entity)
- Finding Aid of the American Guild of Organists records
- Rebecca Hirsch
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.
- 2019 January: Finding aid updated by Bo Doub after re-boxing scrapbooks in the collection.
- 2020 November: Finding aid updated by Bo Doub to include an accrual of four boxes of material added to the collection (housed in box nos. 37-40).