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Guide to the American Guild of Musical Artists Records WAG.209

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Annie Grunow, 2007

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 02, 2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Guild of Musical Artists
Source: American Guild of Musical Artists
Source - dnr: Mays, Linda
Title: American Guild of Musical Artists Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1918-1993, (Bulk 1935-1965)
Dates [bulk]: 1935-1965
Abstract: The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) was founded in 1936 in New York City to protect the interests of solo musical artists in the field of opera and later expanded to include dancers, choreographers and some categories of stage managers. The union became affiliated with the Associated Actors and Artistes of America (known as the 4A's) and established regional offices throughout the United States in addition to the main New York office. The records of two predecessor organizations, the Grand Opera Artists Association and the Grand Opera Choral Alliance comprise the earliest material in the collection. The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of AGMA's New York office, including correspondence, bargaining files and agreements, arbitration files, internal structure, member correspondence, an early membership ledger, clippings, convention Proceedings, scrapbooks, and records of guest status fees paid by artists from abroad. There are also a number of files documenting AGMA's relations with other theatrical unions, and many failed attempts at mergers between members of the 4A's.
Quantity: 15 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Call Phrase: WAG.209

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Historical/Biographical Note

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) was founded March 11, 1936 by a prominent group of solo musical artists including Lawrence Tibbett, Alma Gluck and Jascha Heifetz. Tibbett was to serve as AGMA's president and Heifetz and Gluck as vice-presidents. Among the founding members were Kirsten Flagstad, John McCormack, Andres Segovia, George Gershwin, Fred Waring and Paul Whiteman. The advisory board included Walter Damrosch, Lauritz Melchoir, Ezio Pinza, and Lily Pons, among others. By joining together, these pioneers hoped to eliminate unfair practices and abuses that were all too prevalent in their profession. Often artists would perform without being paid, or would play out of town and be stranded without transportation back home; rehearsal time was unpaid and there was no limitation on the number of performances an artist could be called upon to give each week. AGMA negotiations came to include pay, terms of employment and workplace conditions, as well as the efforts by the union to promote common aims and interests of the artists, and to foster the musical arts and musical culture in general.

In August 1937, AGMA became an affiliate of the Associated Actors and Artistes of America (known as the 4A's), a federation of AFL-CIO theatrical unions. At that time, the organization merged with an older union, the Grand Opera Artists Association, which previously had held the 4A's charter. In the spring of 1938, AGMA also incorporated the Grand Opera Choral Alliance, an organization that represented opera choristers and had already established a bargaining relationship with the Metropolitan Opera. Thus strengthened, AGMA signed its first collective bargaining agreement with the Metropolitan Opera in August 1938 and became the Met artists' sole bargaining agent.

During the 1940s, AGMA expanded its jurisdiction, negotiating contracts with numerous opera companies throughout the United States. Sick leave and social security benefits were among the goals of the organization, and the union established its own Relief Fund to assist aged and disabled members; the Fund was financed by the Theatre Authority, for many years a clearing house for theatrica benefit performances and other fund-raising. With solid gains having been made in larger opera companies, AGMA turned in the 1950s to the growing field of regional opera as well as to popular professional touring choral groups.

During the 1960s, AGMA was highly visible in lobbying efforts for federal support for the arts, an important feature of both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. To accommodate performers at the New York World's Fair a "guest status" category was developed and later offered to foreign touring companies like the Moiseyev Dance Company. In 1964 a landmark agreement was negotiated with the Metropolitan Opera guaranteeing 52 weeks for the entire shop. Union contracts were also designed for summer apprentice programs with companies like the Lake George Summer Festival, the Santa Fe Opera, the Chautauqua Institute, and the Central City Festival.

With ballet emerging as a popular entertainment form during the early 1960s, dancers in smaller touring and regional dance companies sought union protection. By the late 1960s the importance of dance to AGMA's jurisdiction was growing, as new dance companies (some representing innovative, non-traditional forms of dance) were being organized in many locales across the country. By the 1980s, ballet dancers comprised about 50 per cent of AGMA's membership and the ballet and dance fields have continued to expand steadily. In 1986 AGMA had 5,500 members, 3,000 of whom were based in New York City. There were ten area offices located throughout the United States, negotiating contracts and handling local problems within their regions. Although AGMA's jurisdiction did not extend to Canada, the association has maintained an office in Toronto to serve as a liaison with Canadian Equity.

Performing arts administration in both opera and dance has becoming increasingly corporate in its outlook and goals in recent years, with less professional theater experience represented in management. By 1990 there were fewer than ten opera companies in the United States that presented more than twelve productions a year; the rest staged from one to six productions.

Membership in AGMA is open to all interested parties, regardless of prior experience, affiliation or nationality. Many performers hold joint membership in other 4As-affiliated unions such as AFTRA, SAG, and Actors' Equity.

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Scope and Content Note

Series I: Convention Proceedings, 1948-1962. This series is available on microfilm (R-7427, reels 46-49). Researchers must use microfilm.

Series II: General Files, 1918-1993, comprises the bulk of the collection. The vast majority of General Files contain material from the New York AGMA office, including bargaining files, arbitrations, member correspondence, and communications with regional offices, with managers, with venues and companies, and with other unions. They also contain background or research material on related organizations, events, and notable individuals. There is a small amount of Board of Governors meeting minutes, 1938-1944 (partially duplicating minutes available on microfilm; see note under Series I), as well as agendas for board meetings, 1947-1955. General correspondence is filed by year and includes incoming and outgoing letters; these files document the administrations of AGMA presidents Lawrence Tibbett, John Brownlee, George London, Cornell MacNeil and Gene Boucher, with a few files dating from a later period. The records of two predecessor organizations, the Grand Opera Choral Alliance and the Grand Opera Artists Association of America, are located alphabetically within the General Files and represent some of the earliest material in the collection.

Series III: Guest Status Fees, c.1965-1991 (mostly 1970s), contains standard paperwork required of foreign dance companies wishing to perform in AGMA's jurisdiction.

Series IV: Oversize Scrapbooks and Ledger, 1936-1951, consists of a scrapbook of publicity clippings, 1936 and 1950-1951; a ledger of cash receipts (dues), 1938-1940; and a scrapbook containing dues cards, c.1936-1940, filed alphabetically.

Arrangement

Series I and IV are arranged chronologically; series II and III are arranged alphabetically.

Organized into four series:

Missing Title

  1. I, Convention Proceedings (These files have been microfilmed.)
  2. II, General Files
  3. III, Guest Status Fees
  4. IV, Oversize Scrapbooks and Ledger

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Gluck, Alma, 1884-1938
  • Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987
  • Boucher, Gene
  • Tibbett, Lawrence, 1896-1960
  • Mays, Linda

Document Type

  • Reports.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence.
  • Agreements.
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Legal documents.

Subject Organizations

  • Associated Actors and Artistes of America
  • American Federation of Musicians
  • Actors' Equity Association
  • Grand Opera Choral Alliance
  • Grand Opera Artists Association
  • American Guild of Variety Artists
  • American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
  • American Guild of Musical Artists

Subject Topics

  • Musicians -x Labor unions -- United States.
  • Performing arts -- United States.
  • Ballet -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Collective labor agreements -x Singers -- United States.
  • Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York -x Jurisdictional disputes.
  • Opera -- United States -x History.
  • Opera -- New York (State) New York
  • Choral singing -- New York (State) -- New York.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the American Guild of Musical Artists were transferred to New York University in 2002 by the American Guild of Musical Artists and Linda Mays. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu, (212) 998-2630.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Records of the American Guild of Variety Artists. (Wagner #95)

Records of Actors' Equity Association. (Wagner #11)

Records of Associated Actors and Artistes of America. (Wagner #110 )

Separated Material

A few photographs and graphic items were separated to the Non-Print Department of the Tamiment Library.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to the fragile nature of the original materials, researchers must use the microfilmed version of Series I: Convention Records; microfilm call number is R-7427, reels 46-49.

In addition, a small amount of Board of Governors meeting minutes, 1938-1944, in Series II: General Files are also available on microfilm. Microfilm call number is R-7427, reels 1-46.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the American Guild of Musical Artists, via an agreement with president Linda Mays, in 2002. The accession number associated with this gift is 2002.008.

Processing Information

In 2014, the archived websites were added as Series V.

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Container List

Series I: Convention Records, 1948-1962

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Convention Proceedings (a.m.)
Jan 8, 1948
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jan 8, 1948
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jan 8, 1948
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Convention Proceedings (a.m.)
Jan 9, 1948
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jan 9, 1948
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jan 9, 1948
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Convention Proceedings (a.m.)
Jan 10, 1948
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jan 10, 1948
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Convention Proceedings
Jan 10, 1948-Jan 11, 1948
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Convention Proceedings (a.m.)
Jan 20, 1949
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jan 20, 1949
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jan 20, 1949
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Convention Proceedings (a.m.)
Jan 21, 1949
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jan 21, 1949
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jan 21, 1949
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Convention Proceedings (a.m.)
Jan 22, 1949
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jan 22, 1949
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Convention Proceedings (a.m.)
Jun 16, 1950
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jun 16, 1950
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jun 16, 1950
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Convention Proceedings (a.m.)
Jun 17, 1950
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jun 17, 1950
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jun 17, 1950
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Convention Proceedings (a.m.)
Jun 18, 1950
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Jun 18, 1950
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Convention Proceedings
Dec 1, 1962
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Convention Proceedings (a.m.)
Dec 2, 1962
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Convention Proceedings (p.m.)
Dec 2, 1962
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Convention Proceedings: Exhibits
Dec 1, 1962-Dec 2, 1962
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Convention Proceedings: Minutes
Dec 1, 1962-Dec 2, 1962

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Series II: General Files, 1918-1993

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Actors' Equity Association
1937-1937
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Actors' Equity Association
1943
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Actors' Equity Association//AGMA Agreement: Committee data, correspondence
1939-1952
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Actors' Equity Association: Correspondence
1992-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Actors' Equity Association: Jurisdiction
1939
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Actors' Equity Association: Re: AGMA organizing in the Bay Area
1992
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Affiliation with foreign unions
1953
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Agency fees
1987-1991
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Agreement re: Foreign attractions
1961
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Airlines anti-trust litigation
1992
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Air quality solutions: Green Circle Solutions
1992-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Agmagazine
1946-1947
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Agreements
1937-1938
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Agreements
1939
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Agreements
1940
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Agreements
1943
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Agreements: AEA, Canadian AEA, AGMA, and FAAC
1965
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Agreements: Impresario contract
1938-1939
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Agreements: Managers' contract
1944-1949
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Agreements: Metropolitan Opera
1940-1950
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Agreements: Metropolitan Opera
1952-1958
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Agreements: Metropolitan Opera
1961-1968
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Agreements: Metropolitan Opera
1969-1971
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Agreements: Metropolitan Opera Association
1990-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Agreements: Metropolitan Opera: Trust agreement
1962
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Agreements: Robin Hood Dell Concerts
1939-1940
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Agreements: National Educational Television and Radio Center and AFTRA
1964
Box: 2 Folder : 28 American Ballet Theatre
1991
Box: 2 Folder : 29 American Ballet Theatre: Overseas riders
1954-1980
Box: 2 Folder : 30 American Federation of Actors
1937-1939
Box: 3 Folder : 1 American Federation of Labor
1939
Box: 3 Folder : 2 American Federation of Labor: Convention Proceedings
1943
Box: 3 Folder : 3 American Federation of Labor: Four A's International Board
1938
Box: 3 Folder : 4 American Federation of Musicians
1942-1944 , 1949-1953
Box: 3 Folder : 5 American Federation of Musicians/AGMA: Agreement
1941-1942
Box: 3 Folder : 6 American Federation of Musicians: AGMA, et al. v. James Petrillo and AFM
1940
Box: 3 Folder : 7 American Federation of Musicians: James Petrillo
1940-1942
Box: 3 Folder : 8 American Federation of Musicians: James Petrillo: Clippings
1940-1942
Box: 3 Folder : 9 American Federation of Radio Artists
1943
Box: 3 Folder : 10 American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
1983-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 11 AGMA-AFTRA merger
1981-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 12 AGMA-AFTRA merger
1981-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 13 AGMA-AFTRA merger: Drafts of memoranda, etc.
1982
Box: 3 Folder : 14 AGMA-AFTRA merger: Dues and finances
1977-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 15 AGMA-AFTRA merger: Gene Boucher
1980-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 16 AGMA-AFTRA merger: Negotiations and correspondence
1977-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 17 AGMA-AFTRA merger: Proposals and draft agreements
1981
Box: 3 Folder : 18 AGMA-Equity agreement re: Equity League Pension Trust
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 19 AGMA-Equity radio program: List of potential sponsors
1939
Box: 3 Folder : 20 AGMA Handbook changes: Work copies and proofs
1974
Box: 3 Folder : 21 AGMA Merit Awards (Listings, etc.)
1960-1978
Box: 3 Folder : 22 AGMA Pension and Welfare Funds: Agreement and Declaration of Trust
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 23 American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA)
1939 , 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 24 American Lyric Theatre
1939
Box: 3 Folder : 25 American Society of Composers, Artists, and Publishers (ASCAP)
1982
Box: 4 Folder : 1 ASCAP
1961-1966
Box: 4 Folder : 2 ASCAP
1973-1976
Box: 4 Folder : 3 ASCAP
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 4 American Theatre Wing
1943
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Annual Meeting
1943-1975
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Anti-trust suit against CAMI, NCA, et al.: Consent decree
1955
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Application forms
1982
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Arbitration
1954 , 1990
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Arbitration
1981
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Arbitration: AGVA v. American Pop'ra Company and Adele Holzer
1989
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Arbitration: AGMA v. Artists International (Claims re: Harrison, Ruffino, Englebright)
1976-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Arbitration: AGMA v. Connecticut Opera (Grado and Campora)
1980-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Arbitration: AGMA v. Metropolitan Opera Association (Knie)
1985
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Arbitration: AGMA v. New York City Opera
1982-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Arbitration: AGMA v. Palm Beach Opera (Campora and Grado)
1981-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Arbitration: AGMA v. Palm Beach Opera (Farley and Kusiak)
1982-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Arbitration: AGMA v. Providence Opera Theatre
1980-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Arbitration: AGMA v. Providence Opera Theatre (DiGiuseppe and Lambrinos)
1981-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Arbitration: AGMA v. Providence Opera Theatre (dues deductions)
1979-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Arbitration: AGMA v. Providence Opera Theatre (Dworchak and Bilbao)
1980-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Arbitration: AGMA v. Providence Opera Theatre (Powell)
1980-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Arbitration: AGMA v. Tulsa Opera (Maralin Niska)
1980-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Arbitration: Metropolitan Opera (Shinall)
1979-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Arbitration: NYC Opera: "Force Majeure" case
1979-1980
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Arbitration: Plowright, R. v. Los Angeles Music Center Opera
1985-1988
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Arbitration: Robertson, Toby
1983-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Arbitration: San Francisco Opera
1981-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Arbitration: Schell, W.
1981-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Assad, James: Grievance against Opera Company of Philadelphia
1981-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Assessment Committee
1939
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Associated Actors and Artistes of America
1937-1939
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Associated Actors and Artistes of America
1943
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Associated Actors and Artistes of America
1959 , 1963
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Associated Actors and Artistes of America: Correspondence
1939
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Associated Actors and Artistes of America: Jurisdiction Committee
1949-1950
Box: 5 Folder : 1A Associated Actors and Artistes of America: Merger proposals
1948-1952
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Associated Actors and Artistes of America: Minutes
1938
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Associated Actors and Artistes of America: Minutes
1939
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Associated Actors and Artistes of America: Report on Consolidation
1940
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Associated Actors and Artistes of America: Television Committee
1949-1952
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Associated Actors and Artistes of America vs. IATSE
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Association of Theatrical Agents and Managers
1942-1943
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Audition notices
1977 , 1982
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Auditions: Chicago
1943
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo: Denham matter
1943
Box: 5 Folder : 10A Ballet: Special Committee on
1962
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Ballet Theatre
1943
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Ballet Theatre: Delegates
1943
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Becker and London: Dues letters
1981-1992
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Becker, London, Russow: Legal
1991-1993
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Bernard Reis and Company
1943-1944
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Board Entitlement
1973
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Board Entitlement Study: AGMA election count
1967-1978
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Board of Governors
1940-1941
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Board of Governors
1943
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Board of Governors
1944 , 1964
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Board of Governors
1969-1983
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Board of Governors: Hearings
1959-1982
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Board Resolution: Maria Callas
1958
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Board Resolutions: Charges against members
1960-1962
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Board Resolutions: Charges against Frederick Foster
1975-1976
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Board resumes
1947
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Board resumes
1949
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Board resumes
1952
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Board resumes
1953
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Board resumes
1954
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Board resumes
1955
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Board resumes: Faine
1950
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Board resumes: Faine
1951
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Boosey and Hawkes
1943
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Boucher, Gene
1980
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Brands Mart
1978
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Brooklyn Opera Company
1943
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Bulletins
1936-1938
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Bulletins
1940
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Bulletins
1941
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Campaign Literature
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Canadian Actors' Equity Association
1975-1976
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Casei, Nedda
1991-1993
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Certificate of Incorporation
1936
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Charters
1937-1939
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Chicago Opera Company
1943
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Choral Auditions
1943-1944
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Choral Committee: Minutes
1942-1943
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Choral Committee: Minutes
1944-1948
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Choral Division
1938
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Chorus Equity Association
1939
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Chorus Equity Association
1943
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Chorus School
1939
Box: 6 Folder : 21 Chorus School
1939
Box: 6 Folder : 22 Chorus School
1939
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Christmas Parties
1947-1949
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Cincinnati Summer Opera Association
1943
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Cincinnati Summer Opera Association: Agreements
1943
Box: 6 Folder : 26 City Center Joffrey Ballet
1970-1972
Box: 6 Folder : 27 City Center of Music and Drama, Inc.
1943
Box: 6 Folder : 28 City Center of Music and Drama, Inc.
1947-1950 , 1971-1976
Box: 6 Folder : 29 Classification of roles: Exhibit "C"
Undated
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Clippings
1936-1937
Box: 6 Folder : 31 Clippings
1940
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Clippings
1946-1947 , 1950
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Clippings: Frederick Huber
1942
Box: 6 Folder : 34 Columbia Artists Management: Kurt Link case
1954 , 1987-1990
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Columbia Artists Management: Spoleto Festival
1991
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Columbia Concerts Corporation
1939
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Columbia Concerts, Inc.
1943
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Columbia Opera Company
1942-1943
Box: 6 Folder : 39 Committee I: Chorus, Operatic and Concert
1969
Box: 6 Folder : 40 Committee II: Dance and Dancers
1969
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Committee III: Soloists, Operatic and Concert
1969
Box: 6 Folder : 42 Committee IV: Membership Education
1969
Box: 6 Folder : 43 Committee V: Office Administration and Policy
1969
Box: 6 Folder : 44 Committee VI: Program and Development
1969
Box: 6 Folder : 45 Committee on Conflicts of Interest
1964
Box: 6 Folder : 46 Committee Report
1969
Box: 6 Folder : 47 Committees Revisited
1975
Box: 6 Folder : 48 Concert Commission Fee
1973
Box: 6 Folder : 49 Concert Management: History and queries
1939
Box: 6 Folder : 50 Concert of the Year
1950-1951
Box: 6 Folder : 51 Concert versions of operas
1957
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Constitution and By-laws
1936 , 1938 , 1947
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Constitutional amendments
1979
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Convention
1939?
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Convention
1948
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Convention
1950
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Convention
1962
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Correspondence: C
1943
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Fischer, Leo
1937
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Correspondence: General
1936
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Correspondence: General
1937
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Correspondence: General
1938
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Correspondence: General
1939
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Correspondence: General
1940
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Correspondence: General
1941-1942
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Correspondence: General
Jan 1943-Jun 1943
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Correspondence: General
Jul 1943-Dec 1943
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Correspondence: General
1944-1945
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Correspondence: General
1946
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Correspondence: General
1947-1949
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Correspondence: General
1950-1951
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Correspondence: General
1957 , 1969 , 1971
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Correspondence: General
1983-1984 , 1993
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Correspondence: Jaffe, Henry
1936
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Correspondence: Jaffe, Henry
1938
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Correspondence: Jaffe, Henry
1939
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Correspondence: Jaffe, Henry
1943
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Correspondence: L
1943
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Correspondence: M
1943-1944
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Managers
1943
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Members
1936 , 1939
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Members
1940-1941
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Members
1943
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Correspondence: N
1943-1944
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Correspondence: O
1943
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Correspondence: P
1943-1944
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Tibbett, Lawrence
1936-1937
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Tibbett, Lawrence
1938
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Tibbett, Lawrence
1939
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Tibbett, Lawrence
1940
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Tibbett, Lawrence
1941
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Tibbett, Lawrence
1942-1943
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Tibbett, Lawrence
1944-1945
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Tibbett, Lawrence
1946
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Tibbett, Lawrence
1947-1951
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Counsel (AGMA)
1944-1946
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Creatore, Guiseppe
1939-1940
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Crooks, Richards: USO, Camp Shows
1943
Box: 8 Folder : 24 Dance collection: NY Public Library, Lincoln Center
1983
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Dance contract, revised
1983
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Dance Films Association
1973
Box: 8 Folder : 27 Dance floor specifications
1970
Box: 8 Folder : 28 Dance Theatre Foundation
1990-1991
Box: 8 Folder : 29 Davidson, James (Artist Representative)
1943
Box: 8 Folder : 30 Dayton Opera Festival
1943
Box: 8 Folder : 31 Dell'Orefice, Enzo
1938
Box: 8 Folder : 32 Disciplinary actions re: strike or picket line activities
1972
Box: 8 Folder : 33 Earnings of performing artists: Ruttenberg report for AGMA
1978
Box: 8 Folder : 34 Dubinsky, David
1940
Box: 8 Folder : 35 Educational Opera Association, Inc.
1978 , 1980
Box: 8 Folder : 36 Election procedures (AGMA)
1966
Box: 8 Folder : 37 Energy Crisis Committee and AGMA Ruling: Action of Board
1974
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Equal Opportunity Employment reports
1968-1980
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Equity Library Theatre
1967-1970
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Eric Semon Associates
1943
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Fact Finding Committee
1978 , 1983
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Finance Committee
1971-1983
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Finances
1937-1939
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Finances: Los Angeles
1943
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Finances: Retainers
1977-1981
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Financial Estimates
1936-1937
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Financial reports
1940-1942
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Financial reports
1945-1947
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Financial reports
1948-1951
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Financial reports
1952-1958
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Financial reports
1959-1960
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Financial reports
1961-1965
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Financial reports
1966-1970
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Foreign Artists Committee
1946-1947
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Foreign Travel Per Diem Rates
1973
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Future of AGMA (typescript)
1946
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Golden Jubilee Gala
1986
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Grand Opera Artists Association of America
1936-1937
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Grand Opera Artists Association of America
1936-1937
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Grand Opera Artists Association of America
1936-1938
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Grand Opera Choral Alliance
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 25 Grand Opera Choral Alliance
1919-1923
Box: 9 Folder : 26 Grand Opera Choral Alliance
1924-1927
Box: 9 Folder : 27 Grand Opera Choral Alliance
1928-1930
Box: 9 Folder : 28 Grand Opera Choral Alliance
1931-1933
Box: 9 Folder : 29 Grand Opera Choral Alliance
1935-1937
Box: 9 Folder : 30 Grand Opera Choral Alliance
1938
Box: 9 Folder : 31 Grand Opera Choral Alliance
1938
Box: 9 Folder : 32 Grand Opera Choral Alliance
1938
Box: 9 Folder : 33 Grand Opera Choral Alliance
1939
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Grand Opera Choral Alliance
1940-1941
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Agreements
1918-1927
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Agreements
1928-1940
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Agreements: Cincinnati Zoological Park Association
1926-1931
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Agreements: German Chorus and Ballet Union
1922-1923
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Agreements: Metropolitan Opera Company
1921-1939
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Agreements: San Carlo Grand Opera Company
1922-1936
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Agreements: Scotti Grand Opera Company
1921
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Agreements: Wagnerian Opera Company and Festival
1923
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Ballots
1918-1939
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Clippings
Undated , 1938-1939
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Executive Board
1919-1924
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Executive Board
1925-1929
Box: 10 Folder : 14 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Executive Board
1930-1934
Box: 10 Folder : 15 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Executive Board
1935-1939
Box: 10 Folder : 16 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Finances
1940-1941
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Grand Opera Choral Alliance: Metropolitan Opera Company, NY State Labor Relations Board Brief of AGMA
1939
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Grievance Committee: Choral
1943
Box: 10 Folder : 19 Handbook for AGMA Delegates
1981
Box: 10 Folder : 20 Handbook for Members
1961-1974
Box: 10 Folder : 21 Handbook: Prelim to Final
1983
Box: 10 Folder : 22 Hartley Bill data
1947
Box: 10 Folder : 23 Heifetz, Jascha
1980
Box: 10 Folder : 24 History of AGMA
1957 , 1981
Box: 10 Folder : 25 Hollywood Victory Committee
1942
Box: 10 Folder : 26 Hull, Cordell
1939
Box: 10 Folder : 27 Immigration legislation
1936
Box: 10 Folder : 28 Inauguration of President Johnson: Invitation to Hy Faine
1965
Box: 10 Folder : 29 Income
1946
Box: 10 Folder : 30 Income Tax Bureau ruling
1937
Box: 10 Folder : 31 Insurance, Professional liability
1983
Box: 10 Folder : 32 Inter-American Federation of Entertainment Workers
1962
Box: 10 Folder : 33 International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
1965-1976
Box: 10 Folder : 34 Instrumentalists' Meeting
1943
Box: 10 Folder : 35 Interoffice Memorandum
1949
Box: 10 Folder : 36 Iturbi, José
1943
Box: 10 Folder : 37 Joffrey Ballet: Agreements
1984
Box: 10 Folder : 38 Joffrey Ballet: Negotiations
1984-1985
Box: 10 Folder : 39 Kennedy, John F.
1959-1964
Box: 10 Folder : 40 Kennedy Center
ca.1970
Box: 10 Folder : 41 La Guardia, Fiorello
1943
Box: 10 Folder : 42 Letterheads
1937-1982
Box: 10 Folder : 43 Library and Museum of the Performing Arts: NY Public Library at Lincoln Center
1971-1975
Box: 10 Folder : 44 Life members survey
1978
Box: 10 Folder : 45 Lindsay, John V. (Mayor)
1965
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Loans
1938-1940
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Loans: Tibbett
1941-1947
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Local Executive Committee Rules (retyped 1981)
1964
Box: 11 Folder : 4 London, George: A Gala Tribute to George London
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 5 London Festival Ballet Trust Fund, Ltd.: Correspondence
1974-1980
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Los Angeles/Hollywood/West Coast office
1937
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Los Angeles/Hollywood/West Coast office
1938
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Los Angeles/Hollywood/West Coast office
1939
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Los Angeles/Hollywood/West Coast office
1940
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Madison Square Garden: Negro Freedom Rally
1943
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Managers/Agents: Correspondence, etc.
1980-1991
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Managers Basic Agreement: Research material collected by D. Tibbs
1952-1974
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Managers: Letters and memos
1956 , 1968-1973
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Managers Committee
1938
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Manetti, Eugenie
1943
Box: 11 Folder : 16 Manners, Lucille
1943-1944
Box: 11 Folder : 17 Marcelli, Dolores
1943-1944
Box: 11 Folder : 17A Mario, Queena: Speech at American Theatre Council Convention
1937
Box: 11 Folder : 18 Marks Levine (consultants)
1958
Box: 11 Folder : 19 Mayer, Margery
1943
Box: 11 Folder : 20 Mediation letters: Federal and state
1973 , 1985
Box: 11 Folder : 21 Medical leave for employees
1969
Box: 11 Folder : 22 Meetings
1941
Box: 11 Folder : 23 Melton, James
1943-1944
Box: 11 Folder : 24 Members: Admission of
1967
Box: 11 Folder : 25 Members: Ballet and choral
1939
Box: 11 Folder : 26 Membership
1942-1943
Box: 11 Folder : 27 Membership applications
1936-1939
Box: 11 Folder : 28 Membership lists
Undated , 1937
Box: 11 Folder : 29 Membership lists
1938
Box: 11 Folder : 30 Membership log
1936-1946
Box: 11 Folder : 31 Merger: Proposal (AGVA/AFRA)
1942
Box: 11 Folder : 32 Metropolitan National Company: Los Angeles Complaint
1966
Box: 11 Folder : 33 Metropolitan Opera Association
1943
Box: 11 Folder : 34 Metropolitan Opera Association
1945-1951
Box: 11 Folder : 35 Metropolitan Opera Association: Chicago Choral Auditions
1943
Box: 11 Folder : 35A Metropolitan Opera Association: Negotiations
1992-1993
Box: 11 Folder : 36 Metropolitan Opera Chorus Auditions
1943
Box: 11 Folder : 37 Metropolitan Opera Company
1938
Box: 11 Folder : 38 Metropolitan Opera Company
1943
Box: 11 Folder : 39 Metropolitan Opera Company: Ballet delegates
1943
Box: 11 Folder : 40 Metropolitan Opera Company: Choristers, lists
1942-1945
Box: 11 Folder : 41 Metropolitan Opera Company: Dues list
1939?
Box: 11 Folder : 42 Metropolitan Opera Guild
1943
Box: 11 Folder : 43 Metropolitan Opera House: Resolution on demolition
1966
Box: 11 Folder : 44 Metropolitan Opera House: Sun Yat Sen Day
1944
Box: 11 Folder : 45 Metropolitan Opera National Council: Auditions
1965 , 1975-1978
Box: 11 Folder : 46 Miller, Blanche
1943-1944
Box: 11 Folder : 47 Minutes: Board of Governors
1936-1938
Box: 11 Folder : 48 Minutes: Board of Governors
1939
Box: 11 Folder : 49 Minutes: Board of Governors
1940
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Minutes: Board of Governors
1942
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Minutes: Board of Governors
1944
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Minutes: Board of Governors: Executive Board
1941
Film: R-7427 Reel : 1 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, and Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings
Mar 1936-1939
Film: R-7427 Reel : 2 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, and Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings
1940-1942
Film: R-7427 Reel : 3 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, and Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings
1943-Aug 1944
Film: R-7427 Reel : 4 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, and Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings
Sep 1944-1945
Film: R-7427 Reel : 5 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, and Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings
Jan 1946-Aug 1946
Film: R-7427 Reel : 6 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, and Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings
Sep 1946-Jun 1947
Film: R-7427 Reel : 7 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, and Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings
Jul 1947-Dec 1947
Film: R-7427 Reel : 8 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, and Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings
Jan 1948-Jun 1948
Film: R-7427 Reel : 9 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, and Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings
Jul 1948-Dec 1948
Film: R-7427 Reel : 9 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Jan 1949-Jun 1949
Film: R-7427 Reel : 10 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Jul 1949-Jun 1950
Film: R-7427 Reel : 11 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Jul 1950-Dec 1950
Film: R-7427 Reel : 12 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1951
Film: R-7427 Reel : 13 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1952
Film: R-7427 Reel : 14 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1953
Film: R-7427 Reel : 15 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1954
Film: R-7427 Reel : 16 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1955
Film: R-7427 Reel : 17 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1956
Film: R-7427 Reel : 18 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1957
Film: R-7427 Reel : 19 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1958
Film: R-7427 Reel : 20 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Jan 1959-Aug 1959
Film: R-7427 Reel : 21 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Sep 1959-Apr 1960
Film: R-7427 Reel : 22 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
May 1960-Dec 1960
Film: R-7427 Reel : 23 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Jan 1961-Jun 1961
Film: R-7427 Reel : 24 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Jul 1961-Feb 1962
Film: R-7427 Reel : 25 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Mar 1962-Dec 1962
Film: R-7427 Reel : 26 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Jan 1963-Sep 1963
Film: R-7427 Reel : 27 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Oct 1963-Jun 1964
Film: R-7427 Reel : 28 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Jul 1964-Mar 1965
Film: R-7427 Reel : 29 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Apr 1965-Dec 1965
Film: R-7427 Reel : 30 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Jan 1966-Sep 1966
Film: R-7427 Reel : 31 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Oct 1966-Jun 1967
Film: R-7427 Reel : 32 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
Jul 1967-Dec 1967
Film: R-7427 Reel : 33 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1968
Film: R-7427 Reel : 34 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1969
Film: R-7427 Reel : 35 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1970
Film: R-7427 Reel : 36 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1971
Film: R-7427 Reel : 37 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1972
Film: R-7427 Reel : 38 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1973
Film: R-7427 Reel : 39 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1974
Film: R-7427 Reel : 40 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1975
Film: R-7427 Reel : 41 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1976
Film: R-7427 Reel : 42 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1977
Film: R-7427 Reel : 43 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1978
Film: R-7427 Reel : 44 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1979
Film: R-7427 Reel : 45 Minutes: Board of Governors, New York Area Meetings, Metropolitan Opera Shop Meetings, and Choral Committee
1980
Film: R-7427 Reel : 46 Minutes: Choral Committee
1944-1948
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Minutes: Membership meeting
1936
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Modern Dance Company: Negotiations
1966-1967
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Monona, Olivia
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Moore, Lillian (Ballet teacher)
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Morgenthau, Henry, Jr.
1948
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Munsel, Patrice
1951
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Music publications
1943-1944
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Musical Art Society of Paterson
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Musicians Emergency Fund
1939-1946
Box: 12 Folder : 13 National Arts Bill / Howell Bill Data
1954-1955
Box: 12 Folder : 14 National Concert and Artists Corporation
1942-1943
Box: 12 Folder : 15 National Foundation on Arts and Humanities: National Endowment for the Arts
1971 , 1975
Box: 12 Folder : 16 National Grand Opera Company
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 17 National Music Council
1939 , 1943
Box: 12 Folder : 18 National Negro Opera Company
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 19 National Wartime Conference
1943-1944
Box: 12 Folder : 20 New England Opera Company
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 21 Negro Labor Victory Committee
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 22 New Jersey Opera Association
1943-1944
Box: 12 Folder : 23 New Opera Company
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 24 New Opera Company: Eugene Conley dispute
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 25 New Opera Company: Rosalinda
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 26 New Opera Company: Rosalinda
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 27 New Orleans Opera House Association
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 28 Newsletter: NW Agmascore
1992-1993
Box: 12 Folder : 29 New York Grand Opera Company: Finances
1939
Box: 12 Folder : 30 New York State Federation of Labor
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 31 New York Times: Obituaries
1969-1983
Box: 12 Folder : 32 Nichols, Lillian
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 33 Occupational briefs: Dancers
1969-1973
Box: 12 Folder : 34 Occupational briefs: Instrumental musicians
1979
Box: 12 Folder : 35 Occupational/Vocational Guidance research
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 36 Officers lists
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 37 Offices, leases, etc.
1973-1983
Box: 12 Folder : 38 Opera Producers and Managers Association
1939
Box: 12 Folder : 39 Opera Workshop Committee
1958
Box: 12 Folder : 40 Organization of AGMA
1935-1936
Box: 12 Folder : 41 Pamphlet: "Questions and Answers about AGMA"
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 42 Pankey, Aubrey
1943-1944
Box: 12 Folder : 43 Pechner, Gerhard
1943-1944
Box: 12 Folder : 44 Pension and Health Funds
1983-1993
Box: 12 Folder : 45 Pension and Health Funds
1983-1993
Box: 12 Folder : 46 Pension and Health Funds: E. Wagner correspondence
1984-1994
Box: 12 Folder : 47 Pension and Welfare Funds: Agreement and Declaration of Trust
1968 , 1976
Box: 12 Folder : 48 Pension and Welfare Funds: Pension financial statements
1977-1983
Box: 12 Folder : 49 Performing Arts Committee (Committee to investigate methods to create interest in and support of performing arts)
1974-1975
Box: 12 Folder : 50 Petrill, Jack: Controversy re: Foreign Artists
1947
Box: 12 Folder : 51 Philadelphia Choral Committee
1943
Box: 12 Folder : 52 Philadelphia La Scala Opera Company
1939 , 1943
Box: 12 Folder : 53 Philadelphia office
1938
Box: 12 Folder : 54 Philadelphia office
1939
Box: 12 Folder : 55 Philadelphia office
1939
Box: 12 Folder : 56 Philadelphia office
1948-1949
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Presidential election (Kennedy vs. Nixon): Government support of arts
1960
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Presidents of AGMA: Lists
1980
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Puerto Rican artists: APATE
1974-1975
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Questionnaires
1936
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Reagan, Ronald
1981-1982
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Red Cross
1942-1944
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Redgrave, Vanessa and Redgrave Enterprises, Ltd. v. Boston Symphony Orchestra
1983-1985
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Relief Fund
1960-1993
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Relief Fund: Giovanni Millo trial
1959 , 1969
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Review Committee re: Auditor's report
1964
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Rochester Grand Opera Company
1943 , 1947
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Rockefeller Music Fund
1975-1979
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Rule re: Petitions (proposed)
1940
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Rules of the Stage (Canada)
1968
Box: 13 Folder : 15 San Carlo Opera Company
1943
Box: 13 Folder : 16 San Francisco Ballet
1943-1944
Box: 13 Folder : 17 San Francisco Opera Association
1943
Box: 13 Folder : 18 San Francisco Opera Association
1947-1949
Box: 13 Folder : 19 Sarnoff, Dorothy
Undated , 1943-1944
Box: 13 Folder : 20 Sassani, Jules
1943-1944
Box: 13 Folder : 21 Schubel, Anton: Delegate
1943
Box: 13 Folder : 22 Screen Actors Guild
1943
Box: 13 Folder : 23 Segregated audiences: AGMA position on
1964
Box: 13 Folder : 24 Sena, William
1943
Box: 13 Folder : 25 Smallens, Alexander
1939
Box: 13 Folder : 26 Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc.
1970 , 1980-1982
Box: 13 Folder : 27 Spring Tour
1943
Box: 13 Folder : 28 Staff
1942-1943
Box: 13 Folder : 29 Staff
1979-1981
Box: 13 Folder : 30 Staff memos
1969-1983
Box: 13 Folder : 31 Standard Opera Committee
1942-1943
Box: 13 Folder : 32 Study re: Admission of alien solo opera singers to the US
1968
Box: 13 Folder : 33 Symphony orchestras: Negotiations with
1953
Box: 13 Folder : 34 Theatre Authority
1940
Box: 13 Folder : 35 Theatre Authority
1960
Box: 13 Folder : 36 Theatrical employment agencies
1973
Box: 13 Folder : 37 Tibbett, Lawrence
Undated , 1936
Box: 13 Folder : 38 Tibbett, Lawrence: Plaque presented by National Music Council, AGMA, Exxon
1976-1981
Box: 13 Folder : 39 Tibbett, Lawrence: The Glory Road (privately printed)
1933
Box: 13 Folder : 40 Ticket solicitations
1950
Box: 13 Folder : 41 Treasury Department ruling re: Withholding tax
1943 , 1957
Box: 13 Folder : 42 Twentieth Anniversary of AGMA: Conference Transcript
Jun 1957
Box: 13 Folder : 43 Twentieth Anniversary of AGMA: "The Coming of Age of the American Artist"
1957
Box: 13 Folder : 44 Union des Artistes de Montréal
1981
Box: 13 Folder : 45 U.S. copyright law
1967
Box: 13 Folder : 46 W. Colston Leigh, Inc.
1943
Box: 13 Folder : 47 Wage Stabilization Act: AGMA treasury ruling
1943
Box: 13 Folder : 48 Weinstat, Hertzel: Biographer of L. Tibbett
1979-1983
Box: 13 Folder : 49 William Morris Agency
1943
Box: 13 Folder : 50 Withholding tax
1943
Box: 13 Folder : 51 Works Progress Administration
1939
Box: 13 Folder : 52 Works Progress Administration: Teachers' Union
1939
Box: 13 Folder : 53 World's Fair: Belgian Village
1964
Box: 13 Folder : 54 Photographs
1984, undated

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Series III: Guest Status Fees, ca. 1965-1991 (mostly 1970s).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Guest Status Fees (applications, filed alphabetically)
ca.1965-1991

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Series IV: Oversize Scrapbooks and Ledger, 1936-1951

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Clippings Scrapbook; Cash Receipts (Dues) Ledger
1936 , 1938-1940 , 1950-1951
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Scrapbook: Dues Cards (filed alphabetically)
ca.1936-1940
Box: 15 Folder : 2 AGMA award to Howard Laramy
1965

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Series V: Archived Website, Apr 28, 2009-ongoing

Archived Website: Apr 28, 2009-ongoing

[http://webarchives.cdlib.org/site/sw1mw28f51 ]

Scope and Content Note

The American Guild of Musical Artists, AFL-CIO (AGMA), founded in 1936, is an American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters. AGMA is a branch of Associated Actors and Artistes of America. The website contains auditions listings, agreements and contracts, news and event listings, and information on meetings and board members.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at https://archive-it.org/organizations/567.

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