In the project I was making with the memoir class, I made a page style named CCSL derived from plain pagestyle.

\documentclass[extrafontsizes,11pt,twocolumn,openany,openbib]{memoir}
\copypagestyle{CCSL}{plain}
\makeevenfoot{plain}{}{}{}
\makeoddfoot{plain}{}{}{}

\begin{document}
\onecolumn
\pagestyle{empty}{\color{white}a}
\par\vspace{0.35\textheight}
{\centering\noindent{\scshape\HUGE\textbf{DOCUMENT TITLE}}\linebreak
\large{SOME TEXT}\\
\large{SOME TEXT}
\par\vspace{3\baselineskip}
\noindent\LARGE\bfseries {SOME TEXT}\\}
\clearpage
\tableofcontents
\twocolumn

\pagestyle{CCSL}
\chapter*[SOME CHAPTER]{SOME CHAPTER}
.
.
.
\end{document}


As you can see from my code, I used the empty pagestyle for the self-made title page and the table of contents page, and then I applied the CCSL pagestyle to the rest of the document. However, the setting of empty pagestyle only worked to the self-made title page and not with the ToC page, and weirdly, it adapted the pagestyle that was set after \tableofcontents. I tried using \thispagestyle{empty} for the ToC page but it did nothing. I also tried putting \pagestyle{empty} immediately before the \tableofcontents, but it had the same effect.

You could redefine memoir's \aftertoctitle macro as follows:

\renewcommand{\aftertoctitle}{%
\thispagestyle{empty}
\afterchaptertitle}


Repeat, if needed, for \afterloftitle and \afterlottitle.

\addtocontents{toc}{\protect\thispagestyle{empty}}


Aside: why did you use {\color{white}a}?

This works for me:

\documentclass[extrafontsizes,11pt,twocolumn,openany,openbib]{memoir}
\copypagestyle{CCSL}{plain}
\makeevenfoot{plain}{}{}{}
\makeoddfoot{plain}{}{}{}

\begin{document}
\onecolumn
\pagestyle{empty}
\par\vspace{0.35\textheight}
{\centering\noindent{\scshape\HUGE\textbf{DOCUMENT TITLE}}\linebreak
\large{SOME TEXT}\\
\large{SOME TEXT}
\par\vspace{3\baselineskip}
\noindent\LARGE\bfseries {SOME TEXT}\\}
\clearpage
\tableofcontents
\twocolumn

\pagestyle{CCSL}
\chapter*[SOME CHAPTER]{SOME CHAPTER}

\end{document}

• To a casual observer, the difference from Acnologia's MWE is not obvious. Perhaps you could add a small description of what you changed. – ChrisS May 25 '14 at 8:40
• I've edited my answer. – SLx64 May 25 '14 at 9:29
• @SLx64 - Thanks for the answer! I did not thought of the \addtocontents command! For the other question, I used {\color{white}a} to center the document title and the following texts, because I found out that without a preceding text, all the spaces I try to implement will not take into effect. As a follow-up question, can I ask why is it that the ToC is not affected by the pagestyle I had set? – Acnologia May 25 '14 at 13:14