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Information for this list was obtained from Marian Anderson's General
Correspondence; minutes and memos from some of the organizations below are in Boxes
438-481, in some cases exact dates for Marian Anderson's tenure with some of these
organizations is not available.
Last update: Friday, 31-Jan-2003 20:55:52 EST
- Adlai Stevenson Institute of International
Affairs. Invited by Adlai E. Stevenson III to be a Member of the National Committee, 1965-ca.
- American Council for Nationalities Service. Board of Directors, 24 May
- American Freedom from Hunger Foundation. Appointed a trustee by
President John F. Kennedy, foundation headed by George McGovern, 30 October 1961.
- American Food for Peace Council. Member, 1962.
- American Hall of Fame
Library. Honorary Board of Governors 2 June 1969.
- American National Red
Cross. Board of Governors, Member-at-large, 1961-1964. Invited to become a member of the
Board by E. Roland Harriman.
- American-Korean Foundation. Member Board of
Directors at the request of Howard A. Rusk, chairman, 1966-ca. 1976.
Society. Invited to become a Trustee by John D. Rockefeller III on 20 June 1958. Marian
Anderson declined because of her performing schedule; she became a member of the Society;
accepted an invitation to be on the Performing Arts Advisory Committee in December 1960.
- American Symphony Orchestra. Became a member of the Advisory Board at the
request of Leopold Stokowski, 1962.
- Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences.
- Carnegie Hall Corporation. Nominated Trustee by Mayor
Wagner of New York City on 23 May 1960. Also nominated to the Vice-Presidency, 23 May
1960 (see Correspondence with Isaac Stern and Vera Stern). Served on Board of Trustees
through the 1960s, was an Honorary Trustee in 1971-1972.
- Concert Opera
Association (New York, N.Y.). Member of the Committee for the Concert Opera Association,
- Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Appointed Commissioner by
Governor John Dempsey, 1963.
- Connecticut Hospital Research and Education
Foundation. Member of the Coordinating Council. 1969-1971.
- Connecticut Opera
Association. Honorary Member, Board of Trustees, 13 May 1966.
- Creative Arts
Center of New Milford (Conn.). Member Board of Governors, 1969.
Cultural Commission. Appointed Commissioner, ca. 1968-ca. 1980.
Hospital. Trustee. Retired 2 December 1974 after serving as Trustee for eleven years.
- Danbury Music Centre. Member of the Board of Directors. Invited to become a member
of the Board 26 November 1969, served 1970 - ca.1984.
- Danbury Regional
Theatre Association. Member Board of Directors, ca. 1971-1973.
- Delaware State
College (Dover, Del.). Through contact with Marjorie Speakman, became a member of the
steering committee for the Restoration of Loockerman Hall, 1969-1971.
Mitropoulos International Music Competition. Member of music committee, 1961.
- Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation. Appointed Trustee in 1963. In 1964 she was a
Vice-Chair of the Trustees. See correspondence with Adlai E. Stevenson.
- Experiment in International Living. Accepted position as Member of the Board of
- Franklin Concerts (Philadelphia, Pa.). Invited by Jim McClelland
to be Honorary Trustee, 1970-1974.
- Freedom House (New York, N.Y.). Member
Board of Trustees, 1967-1969.
- Girl Scout Council of Greater New York. At the
invitation of Dorothy Fields became a member of Business and Professional Women's
- Grand Rapids Festival Foundation. Became a Member of the Advisory
Board at the invitation of Carl Karpetian, conductor Grand Rapids Symphony.
- Harlem Theatre and Workshop (founded by Gian-Carlo Menotti as Harlem Opera
Member Board of Directors, 1968.
- International Gimbel Award. Member of the
Award Committee (Eleanor Roosevelt was the Chairman of the Committee), 1961-1962.
- International Human Assistance Programs. Member of the Corporation, ca.
- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Member of the Advisory
Committee on the Arts, appointed by President Eisenhower, 8 April 1959, to consult on original
plans for the National Cultural Center, later renamed the John F. Kennedy Center for the
- Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home. Board of Directors, 1973.
Resigned in 1975 due to Orpheus Fisher's illness.
- Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Member, National Board.
- National Citizens' Commission (U.S.) on International
Cooperation (United Nations Association). Member of the commission, 1965.
- National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. 1960.
Member of the
Committee of 75 to sponsor the 75th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer in 1961.
- National Council on the Arts. Appointed by President Johnson, 1966.
- National Endowment for the Arts. Member of the 20th Anniversary Committee,
- National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students. Founding member of the
Committee to Salvage Talent, 1959.
- National Symphony Orchestra. Served as
National Trustee, 1973- 1981.
- New Haven Opera Society. Honorary Member,
Board of Directors, 1966.
- New York (N.Y.). Dept. Of Cultural Affairs. Member
Citizen's Advisory Committee for Mayor Robert F. Wagner, 1963.
- New York
(N.Y.). Office of the Mayor. Member of the Mayor's Civic Committee for the 25th Anniversary
of the United Nations for Mayor John V. Lindsay, 1970.
- New York University.
Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Member of the College of Electors, ca. 1960-1977.
- Play Schools Association. Elected to the Board of Trustees, Sept. 29, 1965. Became
involved at the request of Ruth Bunche (Mrs. Ralph Bunche), a member of the Board of
Directors. Served on the Board until at least 1977.
- Professional Children's School.
Became a Member, Board of Trustees in October 1959, her name proposed to the Board by
Emily Kimbrough. Anderson resigned on Dec. 16, 1963 to become an Honorary
- Putnam Arts Council (Mahopac, N.Y.). Member Honorary Board of Trustees,
- Roosevelt University. Elected an Adviser of Roosevelt University by the Board of
- Riverdale Children's Association (New York, N.Y.). Member
Board of Trustees, 1954.
- Spence-Chapin Adoption Service (New York, N.Y.).
Member of the Board of Directors, 1967-1973, perhaps later.
- Stanley L. Richter Association for the Arts (Danbury, Ct.). Member Advisory Council. ca. 1971-1973.
- Symphony of the New World. Asked to become president in 1965, Marian Anderson
declined; she was asked to become chairman of the Board in April 1970, Anderson declined;
became Member Board of Directors, 1971-1972. James De Preist was the principal guest
conductor from 1969-1972.
- University of Hartford (Hartt College of Music).
Board of Regents, elected 6 November 1963. Her term ended December 1966.
- United Nations General Assembly. Appointed an alternate delegate by President Dwight D.
Eisenhower, July 1958.
- United States Committee for Refugees. Member of the Board of Directors, 1963-1967.
- Wiltwyck School for Boys (Esopus, N.Y.), a
Roosevelt family charity. Financial contributor, wrote fundraising letters.
Audiences. Accepted membership on the National Board of Young Audiences on 23 March,
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