Scope and arrangement
The collection consists of correspondence, legal and financial statements, administrative files, and clippings. In addition to providing insight into the NAACC, the material includes personal correspondence between Henry Hadley and his family. There are extensive records of the organization’s operations, including calendars, financial expenditures, membership lists, contracts and budgets. Promotional material represented in the collection includes photographs, clippings and awards. The collection has very little material from individual concerts and programs, including a very small number of scores.
The National Association of American Composers and Conductors records are arranged in six series:
- 1894-1984, Undated21 Boxes
This series consists of correspondence regarding organizational matters, including social events and promotional materials. The Correspondence series provides historical information about the NAACC’s supporters. It also includes personal correspondence between Henry Hadley and his family. The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
- 1909 - 1971; Undated12 boxes
The Administrative Files consist of calendars, contact lists of members and guests, records of office expenditures, invitations and fliers for NAACC events, biographical sketches, telegrams, program notes, newsletters, notes and cards. This series also contains application forms and various types of membership cards. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject.
- 1904 - 1971; Undated22 boxes
The Legal & Financial Papers consist of certificates, contracts, budgets and expense reports for social events, by-laws, and a will. This series also includes bank statements, cancelled checks, receipts, invoices and tax forms. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject.
- 1894 - 1963; Undated2 boxes
The Writings series contain notes regarding NAACC events and meetings. This series also includes lyrics, poems and texts. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject.
- 1904 - 1971; Undated6 boxes
The Publicity Materials contain photographs and clippings regarding NAACC performances and events. Also included are wood block and silver medal prints, featuring such subjects as the logo of NAACC. Other highlights include awards and a notary seal, as well as Inez Hadley’s picture, Henry Hadley’s signature and his pictures. Most of the materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject, except for the clippings, which are arranged chronologically.
- 1897 - 1970; Undated2 boxes
The Oversized Materials consist of floor plans, such as those of Waldorf-Astoria hotel rooms used for the organization’s social events, and music scores by Noel Goemanne, Elliot Griffis, Henry Hadley and Bruce Levine. Plots are arranged chronologically and music scores are arranged alphabetically by the composer’s last name.