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Sylvia Goldstein Became a Member of the Joint Committee of the Music Library Association and the Music Publishers Association. (Notes for Notes)

Academic journal article Notes

Sylvia Goldstein Became a Member of the Joint Committee of the Music Library Association and the Music Publishers Association. (Notes for Notes)

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Sylvia Goldstein became a member of the Joint Committee of the Music Library Association and the Music Publishers Association in 1985, and a personal member of the Music Library Association in 1991. That same year she also became part of the newly created MLA-MPA Task Force on Music Publishers Archives, a cause she had long advocated as she watched historical records of several music publishers being dumped by new corporate owners. (The Task Force was dissolved in 1996, upon the publication of Kent Underwood, et al., "Archival Guidelines for the Music Publishing Industry," Notes 52, no. 4 [June 1996]:1112-18.) She was particularly anxious that an oral history project be undertaken with retirees who knew the often unwritten history of the music print publishing industry, and indeed, her own interview, completed in June 2000, is now being transcribed for such a project, inaugurated by the Music Publishers Association in 1999.

Daughter of Max and Lillian Weitzman, Sylvia was born on 21 February 1919 in Harlem. At the age of five, she moved with her family to the house in Baldwin, New York, where she died of lymphoma on 21 January 2002. …

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