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Finding Aid of the Charles Leland Bagley papers

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch, 2010

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Bagley, Charles Leland, 1873-1965
Title
Charles Leland Bagley papers
Collection no.
0016
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1890-1962
Date [inclusive]
1865-1965
Extent
20.46 Linear feet, 23 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains the personal papers of Charles Leland Bagley, along with records pertaining to the American Federation of Musicians. Bagley was a musician and lawyer who lived in Los Angeles and who was active in the AFM Local 47 until his retirement in 1959. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, union publications, and ephemera.

Preferrred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Charles Leland Bagley papers, Collection no. 0016, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biographical Note

Charles Leland Bagley was born in Tipton, Iowa in 1873, where he lived until moving to Southern California in 1887. He was a band and orchestra musician who was also a charter member of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 47. Bagley received law degrees from USC in 1910 and 1911 and was active as a labor organizer with the American Federation of Musicians and its predecessor, the National League of Musicians. He served as the Vice-President of the AFM from 1931 until his retirement in 1959. He passed away in 1965.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains the personal papers of Charles Leland Bagley and records pertaining to the American Federation of Musicians and other labor organizations for musicians. Union records include publications, photographs, pre-1900 documents, correspondence, clippings and financial records. The collection also includes sheet music and Bagley's personal and legal correspondence, ephemera, diplomas and personal photographs. Please see the Scope and Content notes of individual series for more information.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2010
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Acquisition

Donated by Mrs. Charles Leland Bagley.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. Musicians' Union, Local 47 (Los Angeles, Calif.). -- Archives
  • American Federation of Musicians. -- Archives
  • National League of Musicians of the United States. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Financial records
  • Photographs
  • Sheet music

Personal Name(s)

  • Bagley, Charles Leland, 1873-1965 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Labor unions--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Musicians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Musicians--Labor unions--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Personal Papers 

Scope and Content

Series contains personal correspondence and ephemera of Charles Leland Bagley. Topics documented by correspondence include USC Law School reunions, legal matters, and the organization of events celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the AFM Local 47 in October 1944. Also included in this series are funeral tributes for Bagley, a plaque celebrating his 70th birthday and an article on the history of music in Cincinnati, Ohio, written by Bagley.

Box
20
Box
1-2
Map-case
5
Drawer
4

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Series 2:  Pre-1900 Union Records 

Scope and Content

Series contains records from the National League of Musicians, the Musicians' Protective Association, and the American Federation of Musicians dating before 1900. Records include correspondence on union matters, event programs, souvenir publications from national conventions, newspaper clippings on union disputes, convention proceedings, by-laws, newsletters and financial documents and ledgers.

 Papers 

Box
2-3

 Financial Records 

Box
3-4

 Publications 

Box
5-6

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Series 3:  Local Newsletters 

Scope and Content

Series contains Overture, the monthly newsletter published by the AFM Local 47, and  Allegro, the monthly newsletter published by the AFM Local 802 (local for greater New York).

 Allegro 

Box
6

 Overture 

Box
7-12

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Series 4:  Meeting Proceedings 

Scope and Content

Series contains the published proceedings for national meetings of various union bodies, including the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATES).

 American Federation of Musicians Annual Convention 

Box
13-14

 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees 

Box
14

 Other Unions 

Box
14

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Series 5:  Constitutions and By-laws 

Scope and Content

Series contains published constitutions and by-laws for various union bodies, including the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), AFM Local 47, other AFM locals, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATES), and other musicians' unions and associations.

 American Federation of Musicians (National) 

Box
15-16

 American Federation of Musicians (Local 47) 

Box
16

 Musician's Mutual Protective Association of Local 47 

Box
16-17

 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees 

Box
17

 Other Unions/Locals 

Box
17

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Series 6:  Price Lists 

Scope and Content

Series contains published price lists for various union bodies, including the AFM Local 47, other AFM locals, the Musicians' Mutual Protective Association, and other musicians' unions and associations.

 American Federation of Musicians Local 47 

Box
17

 Musicians' Mutual Protective Association 

Box
17

 Other Unions/Locals 

Box
17

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Series 7:  Directories 

Scope and Content

Series contains published directories for various union bodies, including the AFM Local 47, other AFM locals, the Musicians' Mutual Protective Association, and other musicians' unions and associations.

Box
17-18

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Series 8:  Other Union-Related Publications 

Scope and Content

Series contains all other publications either produced by a union or pertaining to union matters, including reports on the AFM Local 47's trust fund investments, union labor agreeements, transcripts of Congressional hearings invovling the AFM from the 1940s, and other miscellaneous publications.

 Agreements 

Box
19

 Congressional Hearings 

Box
19

 Miscellaneous 

Box
19-20

 Trust Fund 

Box
20

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Series 9:  Photographs 

Scope and Content

Series contains Bagley family photographs and photographs of AFM events. Series includes photograph albums for each national AFM convention between 1951 and 1957.

Box
6, 21

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Series 10:  Sheet Music 

Scope and Content

Series contains sheet music owned by Bagley.

Box
22

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