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Edward Bailey Birge Papers


Edward Bailey Birge Papers
Birge, Edward Bailey
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2.00 Linear Feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

Edward Bailey Birge (1868-1952) was a music educator and author who taught in public schools, universities, and teacher training colleges. He was a founding member and later president of the Music Supervisors National Conference, which would later become the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) and then the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The Birge Papers cover the period from 1890 to 1966; the bulk of the materials date from 1890 to 1952. The collection consists of writings, correspondence, business agreements, programs, certificates, news clippings, photographs, and music.

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Edward Bailey Birge Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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