American Guild of Organists, Eastern New York Chapter
Records, 1920-1999

SC23222

Quantity: 3 boxes (1.0 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Gift: American Guild of Organists, Eastern New York Chapter, June 2011
Processed By: Manuscripts and Special Collections, July 2011

 

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Historical Note:

The American Guild of Organists (A.G.O.) was founded by a group of English and American church musicians. Most of the finest musicians in the United States, both organists and composers, are members of the guild. In 1896 the guild was chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, and was given the authority to grant titles of associate and fellow to those of its members who successfully passed the required examinations. The Eastern New York Chapter was organized in 1920.

Scope and Content Note:

The records of this organization include minutes of meetings (1920-1946), a secretary’s book (1939-1946), a treasurer’s book (1921-1929), membership directories (1957-1991), correspondence (1970-1983), and copies of its periodic newsletter, The Clarion, 1957-1999.

Box and Folder List:


Box Folder Description
1 1 History of the Eastern New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, 1974 (2 copies)
1 2 Minutes of meetings and rosters of officers and members, 1920-1922
1 3
  1. Membership Rosters, 1925, 1931, 1934
  2. Financial report, 1935
  3. Minutes, 1938
1 4 Secretary’s book: minutes of meeting, October 1939-May 1946 (150 p..; 27 cm.)
1 5 Treasurer’ book, 1920-1938 (ca. 150 p.; 25 x 32 cm.); provides record of receipts and disbursements
1 6 Constitution and by-laws; tax exempt status, ca. 1977-1985
1 7 Membership directories, 1957-1967
1 8 Membership directories, 1968-1976
1 9 Membership directories, 1982-1987
1 10 Membership directories, 1987-1991
1 11 Job description, 1962-1968; information regarding the duties and responsibilities of club officers
1 13 Correspondence, 1970-1982
2 1 The Clarion, 1957, 1965
2 2 The Clarion, 1966-1970
2 3 The Clarion, 1971-1976
2 4 The Clarion, 1977-1983
2 5 The Clarion, 1984-1989
2 6 The Clarion, 1990-1994
2 7 The Clarion, 1995-1999
3 1 Workbook for Region IX Convention of American Guild of Organists, 1985; includes membership survey, 1981-1982
3 2 “King of Instruments Series”: concert programs and other papers related to a series of recitals by prominent organists, 1982-1983
3 3 Manual of examination procedure, ca. 1978
3 4 Examination booklets, 1979
3 5 Examination booklets, 1980
3 6 Exam application and other forms, 1980-1983
3 7 Information brochures, handbooks, manuals, etc., ca. 1980-1985
3 8 The Diapason, April 1, 1937, and December 1, 1959
3 9 Miscellaneous chapter papers, 1980-1988
3 10 Microfilm rolls
  1. Minutes 1920-1946 to 1979 Regional Convention held at Albany
  2. Concert programs, 1931-1937; Directory, 1979-1997
Last Updated: October 17, 2013