Scope and arrangement
The collection American Composers Alliance, Minutes, 1938-1962, contains minutes from regular meetings of the board of governors and the general membership of the American Composers Alliance. Meeting agendas are also included. Several sets of minutes are missing, replaced with pages that indicate the date of the meeting for which minutes are missing. Most of the minutes were signed in ink by the acting ACA secretary.
The collection also includes selected letters, proposed resolutions and regulations, and authorizations passed, as well as periodic operating statements, records of members submitting resignation and composers approved or rejected for membership.
Individuals who were active on the ACA board during the period represented in this collection include Marion Bauer, Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Vivian Fine, Miriam Gideon, Goddard Lieberson, Otto Luening, Wallingsford Riegger, Elie Siegmeister, and Robert Ward, among many others.