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Society of Black Composers Collection

Society of Black Composers Collection


Papers, 1968-73 and 1978, including membership lists, minutes, financial records and documents, concert programs, correspondence and other materials.

1 Box

Received from Carman Moore, 1995.

Scope Note:

The Society of Black Composers was founded in 1968 by a group of composers in the New York City area. The aim of the Society was to promote the works of contemporary black composers in order to educate the community at large. The Society held several concerts and residencies before financial problems forced it to become inactive around 1973. The papers in this collection were compiled by composer Carman Moore, who served the Society as Secretary-Treasurer through most of its short existence. They include not only financial materials and formal documents, concert programs, etc., but also Moore's notes on meetings, financial planning, concerts, and fundraising, most of which are undated.