December 1994 Number 61
ISSN 1549-8948 (online)
Note: The online and printed editions of this newsletter may differ in content.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Greetings from the Chapter Chair
New MLA/SCC Non-Regional Membership
MLA/SCC FALL MEETING: Music of the Western Pacific Rim
News About MLA/SCC Members
News from the Claremont Colleges
InfoPeople Project Underway in California
Changing Numbers at UCLA
1994 Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting Report
1994 AMS Annual Meeting Report
International Hispanic Study Group
AMS Pacific Southwest Chapter Fall Meeting Report
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Kevin Freeman Travel Grant
GREETINGS FROM THE CHAPTER CHAIR
I don't know about all of you, but I can't believe we're already at the end of December and 1994! The last time I checked, it was August! I hope that everything is going well for all of you, and that all of your libraries have lots of money! (Ha! Ha!) We finally got a "real" budget for the County of Los Angeles Public Library; but, alas, it is only for this year, and we wonder if the rug will be pulled out from under us again come July 1st. We keep our fingers crossed.
Our fall meeting on November 4th was terrific. Once again I want to extend a BIG THANK YOU to program chair Don Brown for setting up an excellent event. We had a leisurely afternoon and evening, with a visit to the exhibits at the Pacific Asia Museum, three great presentations, and a fantastic dinner. Personally, I liked this change of our meeting time, particularly the increased opportunities it allowed for socializing. Perhaps we should try an afternoon/evening event again sometime.
There are several exciting happenings underway in our Chapter . . . .
Thanks to the efforts of Kathy Glennan, we shall soon have our own chapter Gopher. Members will access it through the USC system for perusing such documents as our bylaws, Board minutes, membership directory, and other pertinent chapter information. The Board is presently working out the logistics of maintaining this Gopher-who will be responsible for it, what types of information will be included, etc.-and it should be accessible after the first of the year. I know that I speak for the entire chapter in thanking Kathy for making this valuable resource available to us.
Soon we shall also have our own membership brochure. Blair Whittington is to be commended for his diligent work in editing the text, desktop publishing, and "paper" finding. We can be really proud of this brochure, which provides us with an important recruiting tool for both the Chapter and the National organizations. If you have a library school, career center, or music department nearby, please contact Blair for a supply of these brochures to make available to prospective members.
Joe Fuchs and Jeff Earnest have been working with Mimi Tashiro and Judy Tsou of the Northern California Chapter to finalize plans for the endowed fund in memory of Kevin Freeman. This is an important and worthwhile project for both Chapters that will provide funding for new music librarians and library school students to attend their first national meeting. Kevin will be memorialized both in our minds and our hearts through these efforts. Please make a donation and/or volunteer to help in the campaign. You'll find a full description of the endowment plus a donation form in this issue of the Newsletter.
We currently have about 75 members in the Chapter-one of the largest chapters in MLA. We are indeed lucky to have so many people in the Southern California area interested in MLA. So . . . where are you? We always need volunteers for committees, projects, etc. Please indicate your interest in participating on your membership renewal form or by contacting me personally (310-868- 0775, ext. 245). By the way, I'm now seeking a program chair for the upcoming spring meeting. Are you the one?
Lastly, I wish all of you a very warm and wonderful holiday season and the happiest of New Years!
NEW MLA/SCC NON-REGIONAL MEMBERSHIP
MLA/SCC has added a non-regional membership category for those who are interested in joining the Chapter but live outside of the Southern California region. Supporting members are eligible to attend meetings and will receive the MLA/SCC Newsletter and the annual MLA/SCC Membership Directory. The cost of the supporting membership is $6.00 per year. For more information, write or call the current membership chair:
713 Flores de Oro
South Pasadena, CA 91030
MLA/SCC FALL MEETING: Music of the Western Pacific Rim
Centered around the theme Music of the Western Pacific Rim, the Southern California Chapter of the Music Library Association held its fall meeting on Friday, 4 November 1994, at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. In contrast to previous meetings, this gathering commenced in the afternoon to allow an easier commute for members driving long distances. This alteration of the usual schedule proved most successful.
After an introduction by program chair Don Brown, Joel Jacinto, executive director of Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, Inc. (SIPA), presented an enlightening and entertaining interactive overview of Philippine ethnic music. With a stage full of indigenous instruments and various electronic devices, Joel and a skilled colleague demonstrated and contrasted the many varieties of Pilipino music, ranging from the flat gongs and distinctive styles of the north (with strong ties to the hill peoples of Indochina), to the traditional music of Mindanao and to the kulintang music of the Moslem south. Hidden talents in Messrs. Earnest, Fuchs, and Whittington came to light when they volunteered to participate in some improvised live performances. Joel stressed the vital role played by academia in the United States to preserve musical traditions that are dying in the Philippines. Other local advocates, such as SIPA and the World Kulintang Institute in Reseda, seek to promote continued awareness of and appreciation for traditional music among the very large Pilipino community now residing in Southern California.
Prof. Sue Carole DeVale (Claremont Graduate School) then followed with a challenging academic discourse entitled "Architectonics and Organology: Analogies within Fang and Balinese Ritual Contexts." By contrasting both the shape of the ngombi (folk harp) and the Bwiti rituals of Equatorial Africa with the form of Balinese gamelan instruments and the temple festivals they accompany, Sue demonstrated the importance of cross-cultural comparisons made within the fluctuating contexts of gender, social, and community interactions. Sue's fascinating "home" video of a Balinese temple festival was particularly helpful in showing the cultural context of its accompanying music. Her explanation of the symbolism contained within the shapes of the instruments also proved informative.
An hour break followed during which the members could take self-guided tours of Pacific Asia Museum's many galleries designed to preserve, present, and promote a better understanding of the art and cultural heritage of Asian and Pacific peoples. The featured exhibit, "The Evolving Dreamtime: Contemporary Art by Indigenous Australians from the Kelton Foundation Collection,"presented he works of traditional Aboriginal artists, while the permanent exhibits revealed a wide range of Asian and Pacific artworks attractively displayed by geographical area in numerous alcoves.
After the leisurely tours, longtime MLA/SCC member Gloria Rogers (CSUSD) presented an overview of Peking opera aimed at demystifying some of the strangeness of Chinese opera for those unfamiliar with its unique combination of singing, recitation, gestures, accompaniments, choreography, and costumes. Gloria reviewed the instruments that commonly comprise the Peking opera orchestra and explained the four main role types and their subcategories (including the stunning masks and their symbolic colors). Gloria's explanations of the staging and costuming conventions were particularly helpful as was her ongoing commentary that enhanced the viewing of several videotaped scenes from an authoritative Peking opera performance.
A very brief business meeting ensued, after which many of the members joined for a spectacular dinner at McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant located near the museum. This venue proved perfect for stimulating lively conversation among the members and provided an opportunity to experience the attractiveness of the area as a possible site for the 1999 MLA Convention. After dinner, members could take in jazz and other night music performed in Old Town Pasadena.
Offered as the second installment in MLA/SCC's Diversity in California Series, the fall meeting expanded upon last May's groundbreaking multiculturalism meeting and revealed to MLA/SCC members even more aspects of the diverse musical traditions that thrive in Southern California.
-Darwin Scott, UCLA
NEWS ABOUT MLA/SCC MEMBERS
Congratulations to Stephen Fry on his recent election to the Music Library Association's Board of Directors as one of the 1995-97 members-at-large!
Linda Barnhart was recently named Head of the Cataloging Department at the University of California, San Diego. Linda had been serving as Acting Head during the past year. UCSD's Jerry Lowell notes that "Linda is well-known and respected throughout the library system. Her extensive background in cataloging and authority control will be of particular value as we continue to build the electronic library. Please join me in congratulating Linda on her appointment." Indeed-congratulations, Linda!
Victor Cardell resigned from the UCLA Music Library in October to take the position of Bibliographer for Music and Curator of the Chicago Jazz Archive at the University of Chicago.
An article by Graydon Beeks, "William Boyce's Adaptations of Handel's Works for Use in the English Chapel Royal," appears on pp. 42-59 of the recently published 1993 volume of the Handel- Jahrbuch.
The second edition of Women in Music: An Encyclopedic Bibliography by Don L. Hixon and Don A. Hennessee was published by the Scarecrow Press in 1993. This greatly expanded edition serves as an index to the biographies of women musicians of all periods and countries, as found in a representative selection of significant music dictionaries and encyclopedias. This update also includes non-musical sources, such as general biographical sets, as well as references to obituaries from significant newspapers and trade publications. The scope has been expanded to include such ancillary occupations as music therapists, folklorists, librettists, etc.
The October 1994 issue of the ILWC Journal includes excerpts (pp. 8-14) from an interview conducted by Jeannie Pool with Althea Waites (entitled "A Conversation with Pianist Althea Waites: Sexism, Racism, and Music") about the release of her new compact disc, Black Diamonds: Althea Waites Plays Piano Music by African- American Composers (Cambria Master Recordings CD-1097).
Darwin Scott reviews volume B III 4 of RISM, The Theory of Music: Manuscripts from the Carolingian Era up to c. 1500 in Great Britain and in the United States of America in Notes 51/1 (Sept. 1994): 105-108.
NEWS FROM THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES
The Honnold Library, Claremont Colleges, was the first institution to exhibit the Music Publishers' Association Paul Revere Awards 1994. This traveling exhibit of music scores selected for graphic excellence was first displayed at the MLA convention in Kansas City. The awards were established to honor the year's best publications from the perspective of graphic arts, music engraving, design, and materials. The exhibit continued through October 4th, after which it traveled to Illinois State University.
Several important scores were recently acquired for the Honnold Library Seymour Opera Collection. Purchased at a Sotheby auction in May were the following:Giovanni Paisiello: Il Barbiere di Siviglia. An early manuscript copy of the full score dating from the late 18th century.-Elizabeth Roleder, The Claremont Colleges
Giovanni Paisiello: I Zingari. An early manuscript copy of the full score dating from the first years of the 19th century. The full score has never been published.
Gioacchino Rossini: Le Barbier de Seville. First edition of the full score, dating before 1821.
Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele. Vocal score, 1880. Annotated by the composer for performance.
Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos. First edition of the piano score, signed and inscribed by the composer, 1916. This is a prompter's copy, important for studying performance practice.
INFOPEOPLE PROJECT UNDERWAY IN CALIFORNIA
Project "Internet for People (InfoPeople): Connecting People through California's Libraries" is now underway. The purpose of this project is to encourage the development of public access to the Internet at public library sites throughout the State of California. Approximately 200 public libraries applied for Internet workstations under an initiative supported by the Library Services and Construction Act, and 182 workstations will be installed throughout the state in March. A training series and partial support of telecommunications costs for the successful applicants are part of this program, as libraries work with their communities to identify what is valuable to them on the Internet and to design local plans and policies for direct public access. In each library, a lead staff member and community partner are responsible for experimenting with a variety of public uses of the Internet, training others, sharing their experiences with one another and other libraries, and making recommendations for long- term community planning for public Internet access and use.
The project's statement of purpose includes these goals: to enhance public library services by providing Internet access for public use; to position public libraries for telecommunications access; to experiment with Internet technologies and to provide guidance for the development of the network service program; and, to build partnerships among public libraries, among public libraries and other local institutions or organizations, and among public libraries and other types of libraries on a regional basis.
The State Librarian especially commended those public libraries that applied for this program, noting how difficult it was to be caught between the dilemma of the need to keep the doors open and the need to redefine libraries as part of the information superhighway before libraries are redefined by others as "reading rooms." Quoting from a letter from Helen Nelson, Director of the Oceanside Public Library, he stated that "if we don't master and offer Internet, we (and all libraries) will surely become the 'road kill on the information superhighway.' We simply cannot afford to let Internet pass us by."
Participating libraries in the Southern California area include:
Alhambra Public Library
Cerritos Public Library
Commerce Public Library
Corona Public Library
El Centro Public Library
Fullerton Public Library
Glendale Public Library
Glendora Public Library
Inglewood Public Library
Kern County Library
Long Beach Public Library
County of Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library
National City Public Library
Newport Beach Public Library
Oceanside Public Library
Palmdale City Library
Riverside City and County Public Library
San Bernardino County Library
San Bernardino Public Library
San Diego Public Library
South Pasadena Public Library
Thousand Oaks Library
Upland Public Library
Whittier Public Library
CHANGING NUMBERS AT UCLA
The UCLA Music Library recently connected to VoiceNet, UCLA's voice mail telephone system, resulting in additional access lines and improved phone service. Gordon Theil (Head) and Stephen Fry (Librarian for Collection Development and Instructional Services) now share a new, direct-access telephone number (310) 825-3369 that also records messages. Gordon and Steve's old number, 825- 4882, now serves as the public access number, informing callers about library hours, services, and how to contact members of the library staff. Gordon and Steve's old alternate number, 825-2317, now connects only to technical services and reserves/billing.
Beginning on 1 January 1995, UCLA will acquire its own unique zip code-90095. The campus ZIP+4 extensions will remain unchanged. So, the UCLA Music Library's new zip code will be 90095-1490. Implementation of the new code will be phased in over a two-year period.
More number changes loom in the Music Library's near future. There should be a direct fax number to the library early in the new year, and all e-mail addresses will undergo radical change some time in 1995. Stay tuned!
1994 SOCIETY FOR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING REPORT
The Society for Ethnomusicology held a joint annual meeting with the American Folklore Society on 19-23 October in Milwaukee. A large number of Southern Californians presented papers on a variety of musical subjects. From California Polytechnic State University: Frederick Lau, "Local Sounds and Regional Identity in Contemporary China"; from UC Irvine: Maria Herrera-Sobek, "Nation, Nationalism, and Nationality: The Mexican Corrido Imagines the Mexican Nation"; from UCLA: Wanda Bryant and Maureen Russell, "The Internet as a Research Tool"; Roberto Catalano, "The Killer 'Wham!': Meanings and Symbols in the Culture of the Sardinian Friction Drum"; Paulette Gershen, "Innovation and Meaning in Irish Traditional Tin Whistle Style"; Janet Herman, "'Now Shall My Inward Joys Arise and Burst into a Song': Singing Experience among Sacred Harpers in Los Angeles"; Richard Keeling: "A Speculative History of Music among the Yurok, Hupa, and Karok Indians of Northwestern California"; Jay Keister, "Japanese Mi-Kagura Ritual as Embodied Performance"; Jean Kidula, "The Appropriation of Western-Derived Music Styles into Kenyan Traditions: Case Study of Some Nairobi Christian Musics"; Kaye Lubach, "Shiva, Dancing: An Approach to the Analysis of North Indian Tabla Percussion"; Timothy Rice, "Absorbing and Producing the Variability of Aural Tradition: Learning from a Bulgarian Bagpiper"; Angeles Sancho- Velazquez, "Ethnomusicological Discourse and the Other: Beyond Ethnocentric Subjects and Decentered Selves"; Roger Savage, "Music as Cultural Poetics"; Sonia Tamar Seeman, "Metaphor and Mimesis in the Production of Narrative Identity in Skopje Rom Wedding Music"; Helena Simonett, "Banda Boom: Los Angeles' Mexicans in Search of a New Identity"; Shannon Thormton, "Reading the Record Bins: Constructing Celtic Musical Identity in the American Recording Industry"; Sarah Truher, "Degg-degg mooy sa doole: Power and Imagination in West African Mballax"; and, Wen-Hsiung Yen, "Chinese Instrumental Symbolism and Its Meanings"; from UC San Diego: Margaret Walker Dilling, "Gospel Music, Message, and Medium: Does it Matter Who Sings the Song?"; and, Stephen Elster, "Changing Contexts for Night-Long Song Cycles among the Cahuilla and Kumeyaay"; and, from UC Santa Barbara: Evan Conlee, "Verbalizing about Music, Identity, and Ideology: The Sex Pistols and the Media in the British Punk Rock Era"; and, Scott Marcus, "An 1840 A.D. Snapshot of the Egyptian Maqam System: What Can We Learn from Shihab al-Din's Safinat al-Mulk?".
Louise Spear discussed CD-R (recordable compact disk) technology with the SEM Archives Committee, and, as Treasurer of the Society, attended several Board meetings. There were many opportunities to hear local music. One of the highlights was the Friday night all-you-can-eat fish fry and polka dance-a popular tradition in Wisconsin-held at Milwaukee's famous Turner Hall.
-Louise Spear and Darwin Scott, UCLA
1994 AMS ANNUAL MEETING REPORT
The 60th Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society took place on 27-30 October at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis. Southern Californians participated in the many paper and study sessions considerably less than usual. Craig Russell and Alyson McLamore (both from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo) presented papers respectively entitled "Not Guilty: George Harrison and the 'Lost' Beatles Album" and "'Led by a Woman!': Women Concert Organizers in Eighteenth-Century London"; Robert Walser (UCLA) read a paper on "The Harmony of Our Sphere: Nations, Peoples, and John Philip Sousa"; and, Rae Linda Brown (UC Irvine) chaired the paper session "Alternative Visions of American Nationalism," which included a paper by Michael Beckerman (UC Santa Barbara) on "Dvorak's Hiawatha Opera."
Certainly one of the most controversial events in the program was the Friday evening study session "Retheorizing Music" that included panelists Jann Pasler (UC San Diego), Susan McClary, Robert Walser, and Robert Winter (all of UCLA). These faculty members presented an interim report on their fall-quarter colloquium sponsored by the University of California's Humanities Research Institute and dedicated to examining issues pertinent to the "new musicology," including the integration of critical theory, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies, computer technology, and other areas regarded by some as challenges to the boundaries of traditional musicology. A lively, sometimes chaotic, and often critical exchange with members from the audience followed. To this observer (who tried to keep an open mind during the session), the summations and responses by the panelists often seemed unfocused, self-applauding, and overly saturated with the "new musicology's" buzzwords. I suspect the presenters had anticipated an imprimatur for their views and were left scrambling by the negative reactions from several members of the audience. This study session highlighted the tension between musicology's radicals and its establishment (and between the frequently dissimilar approaches of critical theory and research) that pervaded much of the convention. Parting AMS President Ellen Rosand honed in on these potentially divisive issues in her address at the business meeting-the text of which is to appear in the next issue of the AMS Newsletter. This will must reading for music librarians wanting to keep up with the new trends starting to convulse musicology.
I was more directly involved in a much more harmonious but no less radical meeting during the first morning of the convention. Chaired by John Howard of Harvard University, members of the Publications Committee of the Society for 17th-Century Music (SSCM) met to formulate the groundwork for establishing an online, rather than printed, journal for the Society. If all goes to plan, this will be a fully refereed, scholarly journal that will include not only text, but also musical examples (both visual and aural), tables, and illustrations, made available on the World Wide Web via a browser such as Mosaic Netscape. At the Society's subsequent membership meeting, the committee was charged with designing by the next annual AMS meeting a prototype issue built around a suitable article already published by a Society member (John Walter Hill offered his article in Early Music as a test piece). Some intriguing challenges face the committee in the coming months. How is access to the electronic journal to be handled-will it be open to anyone or only to a list of subscribers? How is access to the journal provided to those without suitable network connectivity? Is it possible to adopt guides for style that make sense in an electronic publication and its printed manifestation? World-Wide-Web documents are probably best structured idiomatically, using hypertext links rather the usual linear arrangement of pages. But this poses some problems: how do scholars cite articles (volume and year are clear, but there are no pages to reference-what does one refer to instead?); how do we avoid conflict among those who cite the electronic version of the journal and those who reference its printed manifestation? What are the copyright issues for electronic journals? How will citations be handled in the Music Index and RILM? The electronic journals Music Theory Online and Ethnomusicology Research Digest will provide some guidance, but the online journal of the Society for 17th-Century Music looks to be the first (and thus groundbreaking) online journal in mainstream musicology.
-Darwin Scott, UCLA
INTERNATIONAL HISPANIC STUDY GROUP
The second meeting of the International Hispanic Music Study Group (IHMSG) also convened on Friday evening during the annual meeting of the AMS in Minneapolis. A group of scholars interested in various aspects of Hispanic and Iberian music formed the IHMSG in 1993. Presently Prof. William J. Summers of Dartmouth College coordinates the activities of the study group.
Speakers at the 1994 AMS Special Session included Eugene Cramer (University of Calgary) addressing sources of music by Victoria; Kenneth Kreitner (Memphis State University) discussing 15th-century Spanish sacred music; Emilio Ros-Fabregas (Boston University) speaking on the Cardona coat of arms in the Chigi Codex; and Elizabeth Seitz (Boston). Papers by Tess Knighton (editor of Early Music) on the music at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella, and Wolfgang Freis on music theory in 16th-century Spain were read for the authors, who were unable to attend in person.
The first issue of the newsletter of the IHMSG recently appeared and is available upon request from William Summers, Dept. of Music, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755 (e-mail: William.Summers@Darmouth.EDU). Future issues of the newsletter will be published in English and Spanish (and possibly Portuguese) for distribution in the United States and Canada, as well as in Central and South America, Spain, and Portugal.
Proposals for the third session to be held during the 1995 annual meeting of the AMS in New York should be submitted before 15 January to Prof. Paul Laird, Dept. of Music and Dance, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045.
-John Koegel, Saddleback College/The Claremont Graduate School
AMS PACIFIC SOUTHWEST CHAPTER FALL MEETING REPORT
The fall 1994 meeting of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society took place at the Saddleback College Music Department on 19 November. Papers covering a wide array of topics made for a most informative meeting. In the opening paper, Patrick Rogers (Claremont) examined Samuel Arnold's edition of Handel's works in "Correct, Uniform, Complete? A Bibliographic Survey of the First Gesamtausgabe." Frederick Lau (California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo) shifted directions far eastward with an intriguing look at indigenous styles of Chinese music in "Local Sounds and Regional Identity in Contemporary China"; John Koegel (Saddleback College) revealed the fascinating world of German emigre composers on the East Coast in "Klein Deutschland: Adolf Philipp and German-American Musical Theater in Turn-of-the-Century New York," followed by a live performance by Saddleback College faculty members Alvin Brightbill (tenor) and Rebecca Rollins (piano) of three songs from Philipp's light operas Alma, wo wohnst du; Auction Pinochle; and, Der Corner Grocer aus der Avenue A. A mini-concert by Rebecca Rollins and Norman Weston (chair, Saddleback College Music Dept.) of two-piano music then ensued, featuring Westons's Baguette Music and Stravinsky's Sonata for Two Pianos. Following lunch and a brief business meeting, the afternoon session resumed with Michael Arshagouni (UCLA) presenting a paper entitled "Reassessing Mozart's Donna Elvira: The Marriage of Opera seria and 'Ah! chi mi dice mai'"; followed by Craig Russell (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) shifting gears radically with a local reprise of his paper "Not Guilty: George Harrison and the 'Lost' Beatles Album"; and, concluding with an outstanding presentation by visiting scholar Noel O'Regan (University of Edinburgh): "Music as Bait in Post-Tridentine Rome."
-Darwin Scott, UCLA
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Feb. 6-7: Annual Meeting of the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG), Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta, GA
Feb. 6-12: 64th Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association, Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta, GA
Feb. 18: Winter meeting of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society, University of San Diego
Feb. 28: copy for issue no. 62 due to MLA/SCC Newsletter editor
Mar. 8-12: William Grant Still Centennial Week: Concerts, Symposium, and Exhibit, Dept. of Music, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Apr. 6-9: 21st National Conference of the Sonneck Society for American Music, Madison, WI
Apr. 22-23: Joint spring meeting of the Pacific Southwest and the Northern California Chapters of the American Musicological Society, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Apr. 27-29: Annual Conference of the Society for Seventeenth- Century Music, Centre College, Danville, KY
May 4-7: Gabriel Faure: His Poets and His Critics, Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada
May 17-21: 24th Annual Meeting of the American Musical Instrument Society, LDS Museum of Church History and Art, Temple Square, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 18-22: Rewriting the Pacific: Cultures, Frontiers, and the Migration of Metaphors, Davis Humanities Institute, University of California, Davis, CA
FUND RAISING BEGINS FOR FREEMAN TRAVEL GRANT
Since last fall, the Northern and Southern California Chapters have been working toward establishing an endowed fund in memory of Kevin Freeman, who died on September 18, 1993. At the MLA convention in Kansas City, it was proposed that NCC and SCC together raise $5000 of the $10,000 needed to establish an endowment and that the other $5000 be the responsibility of MLA. The MLA Board approved this idea in principle but could not officially approve it until both Chapters were committed to the proposal. The proposal was unanimously endorsed by both Chapters at their spring 1994 meetings. A joint committee has been formed, with Mimi Tashiro and Judy Tsou from NCC and Joe Fuchs and Jeff Earnest from SCC.
Mimi notified MLA President Michael Ochs of the Chapters' endorsement and the proposal was revisited at the Board's June meeting and officially approved. The following guidelines for the Fund were established:
Both Chapters are beginning fund raising in conjunction with our fall 1994 meetings. This is especially fitting since the first anniversary of Kevin's death has just passed. This is our opportunity to get the effort off to a good start, to contribute to a worthy cause, and to remember our colleague and friend.
- The interest from the endowment is to be used to award travel grants to library school students and new music librarians, to help them to attend a national MLA meeting.
- Applicants need not be a member of MLA.
- A member of the Northern or Southern California Chapter will sit on the annual awards committee.
- The California Chapters may conduct a full national fundraising campaign to raise the initial $5000. MLA will offer support such as a free table at the annual national conference.
-Joe Fuchs/Jeff Earnest
Freeman Travel Grant Committee
November 4, 1994
MLA/SCC EXECUTIVE BOARD
Chair: Leslie Andersen, LACPL, Norwalk
Vice Chair: Deborah Smith, Occidental College
Secretary/Treasurer: Susan Annett, Santa Monica Public Library
Members-At-Large: Louise Spear, UCLA
Blair Whittington, Brand Library
Past Chair: Joe Fuchs, Brand Library
The MLA/SCC Newsletter is published three times a year. Please send via U.S. or electronic mail articles, reviews, conference summaries, communications, and membership news to the newsletter editor: Darwin Scott, Music Library, 1102 Schoenberg Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1490; phone: (310) 825-2317, (310) 412-5739; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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